I turned this recipe on it's head a little based on availability of various ingredients and what I thought would work better. I think what I did helped, but ultimately this is just kind of a boring dish. Good way to use leftover turkey after TG though.
I nixed the Mushrooms because I don't like them and added red onion, red bell pepper and diced black olives. I also used frozen spinach instead of peas. I used 1/2 cup leftover gravy and 1/2 cup chicken broth. Used about 3/4c parm and 3/4c cheddar. Used 2 3/4c milk. And 3 TBS butter. Also used full fat everything. All of this went well for flavor. I used elbow macaroni which I would not recommend simply because it kind of congealed together too much; I would, however, under cook your pasta because baking will help cook it, and that helps absorb extra moisture.
Also, biggest thing, I added tons of garlic. I don't know why the recipe didn't call for it into he first place, it seems to be screaming for it. Other than these things, I followed everything to the letter, took about 45 min to cook. The dish wasn't bland or runny because of these changes. Mushrooms would be fine in the dish, I personally don't like mushrooms and think they add little flavor anyway.
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I turned this recipe on it's head a little based on availability of various ingredients and...