Three Cheese Chicken Bake

Serves 12-15

½ c. chopped onion
½ c. chopped green pepper
3 T. butter or margarine
1 (10 ¾ oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 (8 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 (2 oz.) jar chopped pimientos, drained
½ tsp. dried basil
1 (8 oz.) pkg. noodles, cooked and drained
3 c. diced cooked chicken
2 c. Ricotta or cottage cheese
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
½ c. grated Parmesan cheese
¼ c. butter bread crumbs

In a skillet, sauté onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the soup, mushrooms, pimientos and basil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine noodles, chicken and cheeses; add mushroom sauce and mix well. Transfer to a greased 13×9 baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40-45 mins. or until bubbly. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake 15 mins. longer.

Carol Shaffer