The recipe doesn’t indicate if the tomatoes are supposed to be canned or fresh, so I used a 14-1/2 oz can as well as a few freshly-chopped Campari tomatoes. Once I started cooking the chicken mixture, I knew that 16 oz of linguine would overwhelm this casserole, so I cut back to about 12 oz, and that still was plenty of pasta (you really do want to taste the chicken-tomato mixture). I added salt, pepper, and some red pepper flakes to add a little zing. One word of caution. The recipe says to cook the chicken-tomato mixture until the liquid has almost evaporated. Don’t go overboard because the pasta will absorb some of the liquid, and my casserole ended up a little dry. Honestly, had concerns about cheddar cheese (kept thinking parmesan and mozzarella), but it was good. Just be prepared to adjust the seasonings to your tastes, and you’ll be fine. I’m the first reviewer, so none of this is meant to be negative because we did enjoy this dish.
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The recipe doesn’t indicate if the tomatoes are supposed to be canned or fresh, so I used a...