Invent Your Own Casserole

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Invent Your Own Casserole
Thu, 09-11-2003 - 3:36pm
This is great. I keep one taped on the inside of my pantry door. Don't know what to cook for dinner? Here ya go............

INVENT YOUR OWN CASSEROLE

DIRECTIONS:

Combine 1 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)

1 cup water

1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper with SAUCE MAKER. (omit sour cream and milk when using tomatoes).

Stir in FROZEN VEGETABLE, PASTA/RICE, MEAT/FISH/POULTRY, and if desired, EXTRAS.

Spoon into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish; sprinkle with TOPPINGS.

Bake casserole, covered, at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes; uncover and bake 10 more minutes. 6 servings

CHOOSE ONE SAUCE MAKER:

1 10-3/4 oz can cream of mushroom soup

1 10-3/4 oz cream of celery soup

1 10-3/4 oz cream of chicken soup

1 10-3/4 can cheddar cheese soup

2 14-1/2 oz cans italian style diced tomatoes, undrained

CHOOSE ONE FROZEN VEGETABLE:

1 10oz pkg frozen choppen spinach, thawed

1 10oz pkg frozen cut broccoli

1 10oz pkg frozen itallian green beans

1 10oz pkg frozen english peas

1 16oz pkg frozen sliced yellow squash

1 10oz pkg frozen corn

CHOOSE ONE PASTA/RICE:

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

1 cup uncooked rice

4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles

3 cups uncooked medium shells

CHOOSE ONE MEAT/FISH/POULTRY:

2 6oz can tuna, drained and flaked

2 cups chopped cooked chicken

2 cups chopped cooked ham

2 cups chopped cooked turkey

1 lb ground beef, browned and drained

CHOOSE ONE OR MORE EXTRAS: (Optional)

1 3oz can sliced mushrooms, drained

1/4 cup sliced ripe olives

1/4 cup chopped bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped celery

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 4.5oz can chopped green chilis

1 1-1/4oz pkg taco seasoning mix

CHOOSE ONE OR TWO TOPPINGS:

1/2 cup (2oz) shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup (2oz) shredded swiss cheese

1/2 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs

SUGGESTIONS:

Chicken casserole: cream of chicken soup, broccoli, rice, chicken, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs

Ham casserole: cream of celery soup, green beans, egg noodles, ham, garlic, 2 portions swiss cheese

Turkey casserole: Italian style diced tomatoes, spinach, medium pasta shells, turkey, onion, garlic, mozzarella cheese, breadcrumbs

Vegetarian casserole: Italian style diced tomatoes, yellow squash, rice, olives, 4 portions celery, 4 portions bell pepper, garlic, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs.