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casserole

Make Your Own Casserole

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

Ingredients

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)

Directions

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


Allergens: Check nutrition labels for the food items selected

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.

Source

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

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Protein Info Sheet (183 K PDF) — Explore the key nutrients in protein, how much we should consume each day, healthful tips related to protein, and more.

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