Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Chicketti (or whatever you want to call it

Hello! I know I've been absent for a whole week. Lots going on. Our daughter is finally home from the hospital after three and a half weeks there. That's too long. And there are still things that I have to help her with here at home, even though she is 25! I told her I hope she remembers all this when I'm an old lady :).

Today, I'd like to share with you one of our favorite recipes. This recipe belonged to my mother's mother (a phenomenal cook and stretcher of money). She called it "Turketti", because she used it for leftover turkey.
I've used chicken today, but either will work.

First, you take 1 1/4 cup uncooked spagetti and break it in about 2-inch pieces. Bring water to a boil, add spagetti, and then turn heat off and leave in hot water while you're preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Chop 1/4 cup green and red pepper (or whatever color you have) and 1 cup onion.

Chop your leftover chicken or turkey. I used two cups of the chopped chicken today.

Now, combine onion, peppers, chicken, drained cooked spagetti, one can cream of mushroom soup (I like to use the reduced fat variety), 1 soup can chicken broth, and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
Put it all into an ovenproof 2-quart casserole dish and stir to mix well. You can sprinkle a little more shredded cheese on top if you like. (I do!)

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. You can also cook this in the microwave on full power for about 20 minutes, a good choice on warmer days, or when you're in a hurry.

If you have any left, it also freezes very well!

Have a great evening!


Chicketti on Foodista


Tori said...

Hey that looks pretty interesting, I like the idea and anything that freezes well, I like!

Oiyi said...

Yum...this looks like comfort food. Thanks for the recipe.

Daughter of the King said...

That looks delicious to me..

christine said...

Hello! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. This is a lovely blog and awesome Turketti recipe. I love pass over recipes, they are like fashion.. classic that never goes out of style. By the way you can place more Foodista widget in your past and future blogs so that other Foodista readers can follow and see your blog too. Just search for a related recipe or food in Foodista and use its widget. I hope to read more from you. Cheers!