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
Shortening or non-stick cooking spray
Starch (select 1)
- 2 cups dry pasta, cooked*
- 2 cups cooked long-grain brown or white rice
- 2 cups cooked potatoes, sliced, diced or mashed
Protein (select 1)
- 2 cups cooked ground beef*
- 2 cups cooked chicken, turkey, ham, beef, or pork, diced
- 2 cups chopped hardboiled egg
- 2 6-8-ounce cans fish or seafood, flaked
- 2 cups cooked or canned beans
Vegetable (select at least 1)
- 1 10-ounce package thawed and drained frozen spinach, broccoli, green beans, or green peas
- 1 16-ounce can green beans, peas, or carrots*, drained
- 2 cups sliced fresh zucchini or cooked shredded cabbage
Sauce (select 1)
- 2 cups white sauce
- 1 can "cream of" soup (celery, mushroom, etc.), mixed with milk to make 2 cups
- 1 16-ounce can tomato juice*
Flavor (select 1 or 2)
- 1/2 cup chopped celery*, 1/4 cup chopped onion, or 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- 1-2 teaspoons mixed dried herbs*
- Salt and pepper to taste
Topping (select 1)
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese*
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese (Swiss, cheddar, etc.)
- 1/4 cup corn flakes
Time needed: 15 minutes preparation; 60-70 minutes cook time
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Pick foods from each category or use your own favorites. Combine in a lightly greased 2 to 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
- Cover and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until it is 165 degrees F.
- Remove from oven and add topping. Return casserole to oven, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until topping is browned.
|Total Fat:||6 g|
|Saturated Fat:||2 g|
|Total Carbohydrate:||27 g|
|Dietary Fiber:||3 g|
|Total Sugar:||6 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.
This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.
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.
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