Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Three of my favorite Casseroles

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Rice-A-Roni boxesImage via WikipediaI don't like casseroles!!! I LOVE casseroles. They are quick, easy, economical, and there is usually enough left-over for lunch the next day. The recipes this week are once more..Food fast, not fast food.

Chicken Rice-A-Roni Casserole.
It doesn't get easier than this.

1 box chicken flavor Rice-A-Roni
1 can condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup sour cream
3-4 cups cooked, chopped chicken, or 1 whole Rotisserie chicken
1 (6ounce can) French Fried Onions

Prepare Rice-A-Roni according to package instructions. Add soup, sour cream and chicken.Stir to combine. Spread rice mixture in a lightly sprayed 9-inch x 13-inch x 2-inch baking dish. Top rice and chicken with the French Fried Onions. Bake, uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and onions are browned.

Casseroles are not just for dinner. Try this......

Amish Style Breakfast Casserole
English: Bacon wrapped around cheddar cheese, ...Image via Wikipedia
1 pound sliced bacon, diced (you could substitute breakfast sausage if you prefer)
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) Cottage Cheese
1-1/4 cups shredded Swiss Cheese

In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion until bacon is crisp; drain. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir in bacon mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

This recipe is a variation of the standard Tater Tot Casserole.

Chips (BE), French fries (AE), French fried po...Image via WikipediaCheeseburger and Fries Casserole

2 pounds ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 can condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
1 can condensed Cheddar Cheese soup (may substitute Nacho Cheese soup for a little more zip)
1 package frozen french fries, any style
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef and drain excess grease. Add salt and pepper and garlic and mix well. Add both soups, undiluted, and stir until well blended. Heat on stove top until heated through, and then transfer to a 9-inch x 13-inch x 2-inch baking dish that has been coated with Pam. Top mixture with the French Fries and bake for 30 minutes, or until Fries are crispy. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and return to the oven until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

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