Chicken macaroni casserole recipe from 1983

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Chicken macaroni casserole retro recipe

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Chicken macaroni casserole: A retro recipe from the ’80s

Delicious “Bake it easy” casserole! Wholesome, full-flavored casseroles come easy with Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, Swanson chunk chicken, and Creamettes macaroni.

Chicken macaroni casserole retro recipe

Chicken macaroni casserole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 7 ounces Creamettes elbow macaroni
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 cans Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cans Swanson chunk chicken
  • 1 cup sliced cooked carrots
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked peas


  1. Prepare macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp; remove and crumble.
  4. Stir soup, milk, vinegar, sugar and garlic into drippings.
  5. In large bowl, combine soup mixture and remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour mixture into 2-1/2-quart casserole; cover.
  7. Bake at 350 (F) for 30 minutes or until hot; stir. Serve.


Time Saver Tip: Divide mixture evenly between two 1-1/2-quart casseroles; cover. Proceed as above or freeze. To heat frozen casserole, bake at 350 (F) for 1 hour or until hot; stirring frequently.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

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Chicken macaroni casserole 80s dinner recipe

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