There are so many things just plain wrong about this recipe I hardly know where to start. 1. Any casserole that starts with canned ravioli is suspect. I will admit eating it occasionally when I need a very quick meal at work, but it doesn't belong in a casserole. 2. Chicken- how in the world does that go with cheese ravioli? 3. Chinese pea pods, this is where the recipe truly goes astray. How they decided to add these is beyond me. 4. Pimientos, cream and slivered almonds, enough said!
Chicken-Cheese Ravioli Casserole
3 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 broiler-fryer chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 can (6 0z) sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cans (15 oz. each) Chef Boy-Ar-Dee Cheese Ravioli in Beef and Tomato Sauce
1/4 cup chopped pimiento
1 cup light cream
Hot pepper sauce
1 package (10 oz.) Chinese pea pods
3 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds
Combine cooking oil and butter. Heat in medium sized skillet. Fry chicken parts until lightly browned. Remove browned parts to warm platter. Saute onion and pepper in remaining butter. Add drained sliced mushrooms and ravioli. Cover; simmer for 5 minutes. Add pimiento, light cream and pepper sauce. Stir gently. Cook pea pods according to package direction. Add to ravioli mixture. Arrange chicken on top; cover. Bake for 45 minutes in 350 degree oven. Garnish with toasted almonds. Serves 4 generously.
From: Favorite Casseroles & Other Exciting Recipes, 1986. All the recipes feature name brand ingredients.