Menu Plan – Make Your Own Casserole Night

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Menu Plan - Make Your Own Casserole Night

When I taught Foods Classes one of my favorite food labs was Make Your Own Casserole.  I always loved to see what my students would create!  Now I still carry that tradition into my menu plan at home by adding make your own casserole to our menu plan each month. It is a great way to get rid of “leftovers” and clean out your pantry!  It is fun to see what we create too!

It is so easy to Mix and Match and invent your own casserole combinations, switching ingredients for variety.  I love that you can easily experiment with different flavors and create family favorites.

Make Your Own Casserole Night:

  • Chicken Casserole: cream of chicken soup, asparagus, rice, chicken, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs
  • Ham Casserole: cream of celery soup, green beans, wide egg noodles, ham, garlic, 2 portions Swiss cheese
  • Turkey Casserole: 3 cans diced tomatoes, sweet peas, small pasta shells, turkey, onion, garlic, 2 portions mozzarella cheese, herb-seasoned stuffing mix or round buttery crackers
  • Ground Beef Casserole: Cheddar cheese soup, corn, elbow macaroni, ground beef, sliced mushrooms, green chiles, taco seasoning mix, 2 portions mozzarella cheese
  • Vegetarian Casserole: diced tomatoes, corn, rice, ripe olives, bell pepper, celery, garlic, Parmesan cheese
  • Tuna Casserole: cream of mushroom soup, sweet peas, elbow macaroni, tuna, sliced mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, breadcrumbs
Make Your Own Casserole Night
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ***Base***
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ***Choose One Sauce***
  • 10¾ ounces can cream of mushroom soup, condensed, undiluted
  • 10¾ ounces can cream of celery soup, condensed, undiluted
  • 10¾ ounces can cream of chicken soup, condensed, undiluted
  • 10¾ ounces can cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 29 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ***Choose One Vegetable***
  • 14½ ounces cut Italian green beans, drained
  • 15¼ ounces sweet peas, drained
  • 10½ ounces asparagus cuts and tips, drained
  • 15¼ ounces whole kernel corn, drained
  • 13½ ounces chopped spinach
  • ***Choose One Starch***
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup uncooked regular white rice
  • 4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 3 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cup uncooked gluten free pasta
  • ***Choose One Protein***
  • 12 ounces solid white tuna in spring water, drained and flaked
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey
  • 2 cups chopped cooked bison
  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 2 cups chick peas
  • 2 cups tofu
  • ***Extras (optional)***
  • 3 ounces canned mushroom slices, drained
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper, or green
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4½ ounces chopped green chiles
  • 1¼ ounce taco seasoning mix
  • ***Choose One or Two Toppings***
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup round buttery crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup herb-seasoned stuffing mix
  • ½ cup french onions
Instructions
  1. Combine sour cream, milk, water, salt and pepper with Sauce Maker (omit sour cream and milk when using tomatoes). Stir in Vegetable, Pasta/Rice, Meat/Fish/Poultry, and, if desired, Extras. Spoon into a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  2. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with Toppings; bake 10 more minutes.
  3. Mix and Match and invent your own casserole combinations, switching ingredients for variety. Each casserole bakes 1 hour and 20 minutes, eliminating the need to precook the pasta or rice. Experiment with different flavors and create family favorites.
  4. Chicken Casserole: cream of chicken soup, asparagus, rice, chicken, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs
  5. Ham Casserole: cream of celery soup, green beans, wide egg noodles, ham, garlic, 2 portions Swiss cheese
  6. Turkey Casserole: 3 cans diced tomatoes, sweet peas, small pasta shells, turkey, onion, garlic, 2 portions mozzarella cheese, herb-seasoned stuffing mix or round buttery crackers
  7. Ground Beef Casserole: Cheddar cheese soup, corn, elbow macaroni, ground beef, sliced mushrooms, green chiles, taco seasoning mix, 2 portions mozzarella cheese
  8. Vegetarian Casserole: diced tomatoes, corn, rice, ripe olives, bell pepper, celery, garlic, Parmesan cheese
  9. Tuna Casserole: cream of mushroom soup, sweet peas, elbow macaroni, tuna, sliced mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, breadcrumbs

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