You need to cook this casserole in a bowl-shaped dish. If you use a 9×13 or 8×8 flat dish, the noodles will dry out in about 30 minutes. Not really the texture you're looking for.
I'm going to add a bunch of fresh veggies – carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and lots of onion. Jeanne suggested that I might add more cheese, but I'm also going to try adding milk to see how that works.
You could vary the spiciness of this dish by using mild, medium, or hot salsa, or even different varieties of salsa. Joe, Jeanne, and I were brainstorming about this recipe, and all of the different things we could do with it.
Joe suggested making it like a jambalaya, with a mix of shrimp, chicken, and sausage. I thought it was good with the shrimp, but I think it would also be really nice with shredded chicken or even shredded pork.
As Jeanne prepared it (using the recipe above), 1/10 of the finished casserole contains about 350 calories.
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