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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Do you guys ever make casseroles? Susan and I were just talking about one she made today and now I'm hungry! I have never really made them. Do you guys and if so, what do you put in them?

I asked her for some of hers but she SAYS it's all gone
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I asked her for some of hers but she SAYS it's all gone

awww , susie,i'm sure she'll give you some next time.

I dont eat casserole it doesn't really appeal to me,but we have a lovely potato hash over here which is similar sorta,i'll go and dish some up for you
post #3 of 21
I make this all the time:

Chicken breasts cut up - mixed in 1 can of creme of chicken soup - 1 bag of shredded cheese - poured in a pan - pour Chicken Stove Top on top of that, with melted butter on top of the Stove Top - cook until chicken is done and Stove Top is crunchy!

YUM! Its SOO good!
post #4 of 21
You can put almost anything in a casserole - the basic rule is start with some sweated onion in oil (I use olive), and garlic if you like it, then brown whatever will be your main ingredient - it can be any kind of meat, some sorts of fish, or vegetables. Caramelise everything for flavour, add enough liquid to cover (wine, beer, stock or just water) and seasoning, and simmer slowly or put in the oven. Add other ingresients like carrots, leeks, mushrooms or whatever you plan so that they cook but don't go mushy before it is time to eat it. I love chicken and mushroom casserole, with some sour cream and parsley stirred in at the end. A good vegetarian casserole is chestnuts, button mushrooms and either sweet potatoes or jerusalem artichokes, with a can of tomatoes added to the liquid.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
great ideas so far guys..........ummmmmmmmmmm
post #6 of 21
My mom has been making this new casserole, and it's pretty good.. I don't have the exact ingredients, but it has chicken breast that's cut up, some kind of peppers, and it's all baked in some kind of cheese (I think it's Velveeta). She puts tortilla chips in it, too. It sounds weird, but I like it.
post #7 of 21
Courtesy of Paula Dean of the Food Network (I made it this weekend, but this is from memory and may not be exact)

Crab Casserole

2 cans crabmeat, drained
6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 onion, chopped
handful green olives, sliced in half
1 cup breadcrumbs (I used seasoned)
1/2 fresh parsley, chopped
1 C Mayonaise
3/4 C half & half
Combine above ingredients in bowl. Transfer to greased casserole dish.

extra breadcrumbs for topping
2 T butter
extra olives for decoration, sliced in half
Mix extra breadcrumbs w/butter. Crumble over casserole. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 20 minutes.

I thought this sounded funky and said so to my DF. He said he thought it sounded good. I don't eat crab, but I made it for him and some company. It was gone that evening. All but one said they liked the olives in it. I still think it sounds wierd.

I made a really good summer squash casserole (also from Paula Dean), but I know I can't remember it all. I have it at home and will try to remember to post it. I loved that one!
post #8 of 21
I forgot to tell you A CUP OF MAYO in the Crab Casserole!!!!

You wouldn't believe what I had to go through to tell you this. I had a hard time logging on by using my home computer, so Mousersdad came over with his laptop. Thanks, Mousersdad! (This is Rockcat)
post #9 of 21
I was finally able to log on, so here I am as myself. Sorry for confusing everyone. Anyway, I edited my Crab Casserole post, so the mayo is in the recipe.

Also courtesy of Paula Dean...

Summer Squash Casserole (I love this one!)

6 lg yellow squash, chopped (7 cups) - boil in salted water 6-7 min, drain, transfer to mixing bowl.

Sautee in butter: 1 C onion, 1 clove fresh garlic clove (I use more garlic of course ) S & P, 1/2 C fresh parsley

Dunk 2 slices white bread in water, squish to drain, and crumble into sautee mixture.

Transfer sautee mixture into bowl with squash. Add 1 egg. Combine.

Spray casserole dish with non-stick spray. Transfer mixture into casserole dish. Top with crushed cracker crumbs.
Bake @ 350 for 20-25 minutes.
post #10 of 21
I cheat.

I grill sausages - pork and beef. I use a packet of casserole sauce (you can get them anywhere. Chuck in sausage chunks, chopped carrots, frozen peas, chopped onions and a tin of sweetcorn. Then heat in pan for 20-25 minutes - or for the same length of time in a casserole dish in the oven at 220C. Voila.
post #11 of 21
LilleKat - my sister makes sausage casserole all the time back home, but you can't get the mix here

Its a pity because its really good.
post #12 of 21
for some reason this thread makes my tummy turn
post #13 of 21
I love most any kind of casserole. I get a lot of recipies off bettycrocker.com
post #14 of 21
Casseroles are good food. Rob loves them, so I love them. They are also a wonderful way to use up leftovers (oops. sorry, darling -- EXPERIENCED food) My rule of thumb for this is...

Think of the meal you serve in its separate elements -- the protein, the veg, the starch. What goes together in that form goes together in a casserole, and all you need to add is a cup or two of a complementary sauce, and something to dress the top.

Layer the elements or mix them together, as you prefer. If you need more veg, saute some onion or mushrooms or peppers, or add a can of corn.

Make your sauce from a package, or a soup, or from scratch, or use leftover gravy. Extend the leftover gravy, if necessary, with a gob of sour cream, or a splash of wine, or the forlorn leftover of hollandaise sauce.

Bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, cheese or whatever on top. Since you are doing this with leftovers, everything is already cooked and just needs a little time together in the oven to get acquainted -- 30 minutes or so at 350, just long enough to get the sauce bubbling, and then a few minutes under the broiler, if the top hasn't browned enough -- and dinner is ready.

There isn't much in my leftovers bin right now or I'd do one tonight!
post #15 of 21
I love Sausage and mince casserole - with capsicum and onion..MM!
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Ummmmmmmmm thanks Frannie!!!




Quote:
Originally Posted by rapunzel47
Casseroles are good food. Rob loves them, so I love them. They are also a wonderful way to use up leftovers (oops. sorry, darling -- EXPERIENCED food) My rule of thumb for this is...

Think of the meal you serve in its separate elements -- the protein, the veg, the starch. What goes together in that form goes together in a casserole, and all you need to add is a cup or two of a complementary sauce, and something to dress the top.

Layer the elements or mix them together, as you prefer. If you need more veg, saute some onion or mushrooms or peppers, or add a can of corn.

Make your sauce from a package, or a soup, or from scratch, or use leftover gravy. Extend the leftover gravy, if necessary, with a gob of sour cream, or a splash of wine, or the forlorn leftover of hollandaise sauce.

Bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, cheese or whatever on top. Since you are doing this with leftovers, everything is already cooked and just needs a little time together in the oven to get acquainted -- 30 minutes or so at 350, just long enough to get the sauce bubbling, and then a few minutes under the broiler, if the top hasn't browned enough -- and dinner is ready.

There isn't much in my leftovers bin right now or I'd do one tonight!
post #17 of 21
Hey - Lasagna is just a type of casserole!

I make a lot of mexicali type casseroles. I'll use either chicken, ground beef, pork or sausage seasoned with cumin, chili powder, garlic, etc. Brown the meat in a pan with a chopped sweet onion and add some liquid (cream of mushroom soup for chicken, canned tomatoes for beef). Add a can of chili or black beans at the end and layer in the dish with flour tortillas and cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the cheese is melted.

I'm actually making this tonight for dinner. The liquid du jour is a red chili sauce and the meat this time will be pork and chorizo sausage.
post #18 of 21
Tuna Casserole.

1 can Tuna

1 can green peas, drained

1 cup of potato chip crumbs

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/4 cup of milk

Combine, Bake at 350 for 30 min.
post #19 of 21
I recently found a delicious recipe for a potato-pasta bake...At first I was like, no, that can't be tasty, potatoes and pasta... It wasn't tasty. IT WAS SOOOOOOOOO YUMMMMMMMMMYYYYY!
The original recipe had about a pound of boiled potatoes, onions and pasta in it, but we left out the onions since we both don't like them that much.
After layering that with slices of cheese (we used Gruyère and Mozzarella), we poured a mix of milk/cream and some spices over it and baked it. It was DELICIOUS!
Apart from that my bf makes a fantastic pasta casserole with tortellini, wet-cured ham, mushrooms, cheese and TONS of cream!!!!!!
(He uses like a pint of cream for the two of us, just think!)
But it's so incredibly yummy...when he first made it for the two of us, I got up *in the middle of the night* cause I was craving that stuff like mad and in the morning I had the final leftovers for *breakfast*!!!!!! He stared at me and just asked: "Are you PREGNANT!?!?!" Nope, i wasn't, but it still makes my mouth water just to remember the taste...like now I'll need a handkerchief to deal with my excessive drooling
Unfortunately we never had a lot of bakes or casseroles at home, except for lasagna, cause my dad didn't like it....a pity!!!!!!!!
post #20 of 21
Another Tuna Cassarole Recipe!!

Tuna Cassarole (Brandi Style)
1 Can tuna
1 small bag of lays regular potato chips crushed
1/2 a medium brick of Cheddar Cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 milk (use soup can to measure)
1 cup prepared small seashell noodles

Preheat over to 375
Mix all ingredients except chips in a cassorole dish
Sprinkle chips on top of cassarole to cover
Bake until sides are bubbly and chips have browned slightly!
post #21 of 21
My favorite is one my mom's been making my whole life. It doesn't have a name, but it's outrageously simple and really yummy.

No-Name Casserole
1 lb. ground beef
1 can green beans
1 can tomato soup
Salt and pepper to taste
Mashed potatoes (about 3 big potatoes or 4 servings of the boxed stuff)

Brown ground beef. Drain. Stir in green beans, tomato soup, salt and pepper. Layer mixture on bottom of casserole dish. Make mashed potatoes and spread on top of ground beef mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes brown slightly and tomato starts to seep through.

Kids just LOVE this stuff.
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