I did not want to give this an actual star rating because I was forced to make MANY changes due to what I had on hand. Unfortunately, I would not be able to submit my review without a rating, so I went with a "middle of the road" three! I always like to add my experience when trying new recipes, so here she goes for what it's worth! I didn't have any condensed "cream of stuff" soups on hand, so I had to make my own (butter, flour, milk, chicken broth -- you can find a recipe online). I also used a full pound of cheese, just because I had it. I only had a 14-oz can of crushed tomatoes on hand and a small can of diced green chiles. I did not have any onions on hand so I subbed with 1 diced green bell pepper and some onion powder. I had about 6 slices of leftover bacon I needed to use, so I crumbled that and threw it in as well. The homemade cream of mushroom soup wasn't bad and thickened nicely, but I wonder what the dish would have been like with the real stuff - before adding any other ingredients, I tasted the soup and it was flour-y (shocker). Another lesson learned, 1 pound of cheese was WAAAAAY too much!! Before adding the noodles, the sauce tasted very similar to velveeta-and-salsa chip dip, which is a little weird. Green onions would have been great, so IF I make this again, I'll be sure to add them. I liked the bell pepper and the bacon, so I would probably include those as well. I would not be surprised at all if I made this again (with the proper ingredien
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I did not want to give this an actual star rating because I was forced to make MANY changes...