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A Classic Casserole with a Company-Worthy Upgrade
Whether you're faced with a potluck, a dinner party or a house full of family in town, this homespun "hotdish," an update on the famous chicken-wild rice combo, is a winner. Instead of the familiar canned-cream-soup base, though, it starts with a simple leek and celery sauce, which adds worlds more flavor. However, the topping, made from Ritz or Keebler Club crackers, is unchanged, so traditionalists (or anyone who loves that crunch) will be thrilled.

Get the recipe: Classic Chicken and Wild Rice Hotdish