"When The Bishop Calls" Casserole


"When The Bishop Calls" Casserole

When The Bishop Calls Casserole
When The Bishop Calls Casserole

Have you ever needed to prepare a dish at the drop of a hat? This casserole recipe can be made in 30 minutes. This Amish chicken pasta casserole is comfort food at its finest. Made with delicious ingredients, that are relatively budget-friendly, this is one dish you'll want to make even when you're just feeding your own family. Make a lot or a little, this is one easy dinner recipe that people will be excited to eat all week long. Diced chicken, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, and egg noodles are the main components of this casserole -- what's not to love?


Cooking Vessel Size 3-quart casserole dish



  • 2 chicken breasts or 3 chicken thighs
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sage (or to taste)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place chicken pieces into a saucepan and cover with the water, adding celery, parsley and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Remove chicken to a cutting board, discard any skin and bones and chop into inch pieces. Strain the liquid into a measuring cup; you will need 2 cups so discard some or add water as necessary to attain that amount.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 3-quart casserole dish.

  3. Bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook noodles according to the package directions. Drain.

  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and saute the mushrooms for 3 4 minutes until they begin to brown. Sprinkle with the flour and the sage and continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the measured broth and the milk and use a whisk to stir together over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes total until the mixture is thick and smooth.

  5. Combine the drained noodles with the sauce, add the cut up chicken and toss well. Taste for seasonings (see note). Place into the prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake about 30 minutes until the top is lightly browned and the casserole is heated through and bubbly.

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I love the sound of this recipe I often have to make meals at short notice and am always looking for ideas. This is also a good idea as you mostly have these ingredients in the store cupboard. We like pasta in my house and this is a nice alternative to traditional pasta recipes so i'm quite excited to make it.

My favorite part of this "When The Bishop Calls" Casserole recipe is that it says you can use chicken thighs. ( I probably would any way, as it's my favorite part of the chicken) Don't be afraid of this recipe. It sounds like a lot of steps to prepare, but it is well written and easy to follow, and the result is a delicious casserole that your family will love. If your not sure about the sage, just go light with it, you will love even a hint of the flavor it adds.

This is such a great recipe. I made this the other day, and it was a big hit. We don't really care for sage, so I omitted it completely. It was still a wonderful meal. This is a new comfort food for me. I am definitely adding this to that list. I will be making this a lot more! Thank you for posting this.

I have had a mushroom and chicken cobbler and it was so good. It had the same flavors except for biscuits on top instead of noodles. I am going to put this on my menu for the coming week. I can't wait to try this. I normally make my own noodles and I will see how that works in this.

This is one of those get in your pajamas, marathon Netflix it's freezing outside and I just wanna stay in comfort meals. I bet with the sage it would be amazing with turkey leftovers! Do you think it could made in a crock pot? I'm definitely gonna give this recipe a try tonight...Thank you!

Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to make this! I visited a Amish/Mennonite restaurant a couple hours away from my home. This looks almost identical to what I had there and it was beyond delicious. If it were not two hours away, I would be eating it all the time. This recipe just might give me that option at home!


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