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Make Your Own Casserole

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Create your own one-of-a kind casserole that your family will love. The possibilities are endless!

Number of servings: 6
Serving size: 1/6 of the prepared recipe


Shortening or non-stick cooking spray

Starch (select 1)

Protein (select 1)

Vegetable (select at least 1)

Sauce (select 1)

Flavor (select 1 or 2)

Topping (select 1)


Time needed: 15 minutes preparation; 60-70 minutes cook time

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pick foods from each category or use your own favorites. Combine in a lightly greased 2 to 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  3. Cover and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until it is 165 degrees F.
  4. Remove from oven and add topping. Return casserole to oven, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until topping is browned.

Nutritional information

Calories 209
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 27 mg
Sodium: 109 g
Total Carbohydrate: 27 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Total Sugar: 6 g
Protein: 13 g

This analysis is based on the listed ingredients that have a *.

Allergens: Depends on the ingredients chosen

Tips and variations

Use the microwave for a faster cooking time. Microwave at 50% power for 15-30 minutes, rotating or stirring as necessary. After adding a topping, microwave uncovered for 2 minutes at full power.

To save money, use our Cream soup mix recipe.

Try herbs like basil, thyme, marjoram, tarragon, or rosemary.


This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

Related resources

Cream soup mix —¬†Mix up a batch of this soup mix to keep on hand. It will help you make homemade soups, sauces, and meals in less time.

Ratatouille — Try cooking this French classic for your family. It is a¬†flavorful summer dish that uses vegetables commonly found at farmers markets.

Creamy golden noodles — Use canned pumpkin in this tasty pasta dish. Pumpkin is packed with vitamins and deserves a place at your table year-round!

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