Noodle Casserole Deluxe

This is a hearty noodle dish that serves a crowd. Can be made in advance and frozen.

12-16 oz of your favorite type of noodle

1lb or a lg head of fresh broccoli (can use frozen florets or pieces)
1-12.5 oz can Worthington Fri-Chik, drained and diced (reserve liquid)
Seasoned bread crumbs or corn flake crumbles

Cashew Sauce:

2 1/4 C raw cashews
3 C water
3 heaping Tbsp Brewers Yeast
3 Tbsp onion powder or dried onion flakes
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 tsp salt
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 C oil
Liquid from Fri-Chik

Cook noodles according to package instructions, rinse and drain. Put into a large mixing bowl, set aside. Prepare broccoli by cutting up into thumb nail size pieces. Add broccoli and Fri-Chik to cooked noodles. Put all the cashew sauce ingredients into a Vita-Mix or blender and run on high until liquefied. Pour over the noodle mixture and mix well. Pour into greased casserole dish and cover. Bake at 350° for one hour. Remove lid and sprinkle with bread or corn flake crumbs and return to oven until browned.

This dish can be made ahead of time and frozen before baking. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before baking.

Servings: 10-12

Submitted by Ginny Frost

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