Did you know that the Campbell Soup Company has been making meals fun and delicious for 144 years? That every can of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup has 32 feet of noodles just waiting to be slurped? I grew up eating Campbell's Tomato Soup at least once a week for lunch. It is the type of soup that was perfect for toppings or dunking, and as a child I loved to dunk my grilled cheese sandwich in it. Now when I have a bowl of Campbell's Tomato Soup I sprinkle in some black pepper and add cubes of cheddar cheese on top to melt into the soup...mmm, mmm, good!
Of course, we all know that the rich creamy taste of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup gives vegetables a welcome makeover in kid-approved recipes and casseroles. I always have a few cans of Campbell's line of cooking soups in my pantry. They are easily identified by the blue banner on the label that says "Great for Cooking." I have been using many of them throughout my 39 years of marriage to make some of my family's favorite comfort foods.
I have been blessed with two very active grandsons, and they now love eating the same family comfort food favorites when they come over to my house for dinner!
My husband's, children's, and grand children's all time favorite comfort food is the Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole made with Campbell's Cream of Celery Soup.
Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole
Prep time 20 minutes * Bake time 25 minutes* Makes about 4 servings (about 1 1/4 cup each
1/2 cup milk
1 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp. chopped pimientos (optional)
2 cans ( about 6 oz. each) tuna, drained
2 cups medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 tbsp. dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp. butter, melted
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Stir soup, milk, peas, pimentos, if desired, tuna and noodles in 1 1/2 qt. baking dish. Stir bread crumbs and butter in small bowl.
2. Bake 20 minutes or until tuna mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir tuna mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
3. Bake 5 minutes or until bread crumb mixture is golden brown.
I usually double this recipe, as we gobble it up at a family meal. It is delicious, quick and easy to make, and I sometimes will sneak in other frozen vegetables, such as carrots or string beans to add to its nutrition.
My children and grandchildren can be picky eaters at times. Kids' tastes in food are one of life's great mysteries. While growing up, one week my son and daughter would love green beans and the next they had an aversion to green foods, unless I could disguise them some way. Now my grandsons are the same.
By making casseroles like this one -- Campbell's Baked Chicken, Broccoli and Rice-- using Campbell's Cream of Broccoli Soup, I can add extra chopped broccoli to the dish, that is often the only way I can get everyone to eat broccoli. The rice is very flavorful and while the adults love the spicy paprika sprinkled chicken, I leave the spice off the children's portions.
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As you all know, if you are a frequent reader of my blog, I also have a very busy week taking care of my infant granddaughter while my daughter and son-in-law are at work. She is the apple of my eye and brings me so much joy! She is now crawling and standing and exploring everything. I'm pretty sure she will be walking by the time she's one. I have to keep my eye on her every moment of the day, and that doesn't leave me much time to cook.
Therefore, I have been having fun using the Campbellskitchen.com website to give me ideas on fresh ways to delight my family with quick and easy to prepare meals. Campbell will give you inspiration just when you need it from fresh twists on classic favorites to totally new recipes! I found this recipe for Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes on the Campbellskitchen.com website, and I know it will become a new family comfort food favorite. It took only 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish. Made with a base of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, along with fresh basil and chopped sun dried tomatoes, it really made the chicken and noodles taste so tantalizing!
What is your favorite Campbell's cooking soup comfort food recipe? Check out all the web sites to find some new ideas for your family -- I know you'll be pleased!
*In full disclosure, I was compensated to purchase some Campbell's Cooking Soups and write this review. All opinions are my own, and were not influenced in any way by this compensation.