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Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cheddar Cheese


Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

12 ounces spaghetti or medium egg noodles (cooked and drained)
2 cups green peas (cooked)
2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
2 (6-ounce) cans tuna (drained and flaked)
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1 cup soft breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons butter (melted)

Directions

Heat oven to 350 F.

Grease a 2 1/2 to 3-quart casserole dish.

Combine the noodles, peas, soup, milk, cheese, and tuna. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.

Toss breadcrumbs with butter and sprinkle over the top or the casserole.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly and crumbs are browned.

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations:

Top the casserole with French fried onions, crumbled cheese crackers, or crumbled potato chips and omit the soft bread crumbs and melted butter.

Instead of peas, use 2 cups of cooked peas and carrots or mixed vegetables.

Add some sliced sauteed mushrooms to the casserole mixture.

Add a few tablespoons of diced drained pimientos to the casserole.

Use cream of celery soup instead of cream of mushroom soup. Or, if you prefer a homemade sauce, omit the soups and the 1/2 cup of milk and replace them with about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of thickened white sauce.
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Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole


servings 6

Ingredients

1 pound ground round
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
1 (10-ounce) can Rotel tomatoes
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
5 green onions, chopped
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Place a large skillet over medium heat and add ground round. Cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink.

Add both cans of tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, sugar, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Stir to mix and let simmer over low heat while you get the rest of the ingredients ready.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook egg noodles according to package directions and drain well.

In a medium bowl, stir together noodles, green onions, sour cream, and cream cheese.

Spoon noodle mixture into a greased 13X9-inch baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses.

Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray and place cooking spray side down on top of baking dish to cover.

Bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes.

– Spicy Southern Kitchen
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Turkey Tetrazzini


Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
2/3 cup milk
1 (16-ounce) jar Alfredo sauce
3 1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey, chicken, or ham
12 ounces thin spaghetti, cooked
1 (10-ounce) package frozen petite peas, thawed
1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/2 cups shredded baby Swiss cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup crushed garlic-and-onion seasoned croutons
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

Whisk together soup and milk in large mixing bowl; whisk in Alfredo sauce. Stir in chopped turkey, next 4 ingredients, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Pour into a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch baking dish.

Stir together remaining Parmesan cheese, crushed croutons, and paprika; sprinkle evenly over casserole.

Bake, covered, at 375F for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake 15 more minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Chef’s Notes

Note: Casserole may be assembled and frozen up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight; bake, covered, at 350F for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. If you prefer a smaller casserole, use 2 (11- x 7-inch) baking dishes. Proceed as directed.

By Southern Living
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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Casserole


Makes 6 to 8 Servings

Ingredients

2 pounds ground round
1 onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into pieces
1 (26-oz.) jar marinara sauce
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Cook ground round and onion in a large skillet, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain meat, and return to skillet.

Spoon half of meat mixture into a lightly greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with spaghetti. Spoon remaining half of meat mixture over top.

Combine pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup water, and Italian seasoning. Pour mixture over meat, and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

Cover and cook on Low 4 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

By Southern Living
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Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 medium to large onion
1/2 lb cheddar cheese
3-4 jalapeno peppers
1-2 Serrano peppers
1 can creamed corn
1 c milk
1 c cornmeal
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 c bacon drippings

Brown the ground beef, while that is cooking chop the onion and peppers (the peppers take some trial and error depending on how hot or not you like it. I use 3 jalapenos and 2 Serranos) Grate the cheese.

Mix the creamed corn, milk, eggs, cornmeal, salt, baking soda and bacon drippings together well.

Heat your skillet with just enough shortening or oil to coat the bottom and sides. Sprinkle a little cornmeal over the bottom and let it brown (you can see it browning in the thinner areas, but you don’t want it to brown all the way thru.)

Ladle half the batter mixture in the skillet, the spread the ground beef, then onion, peppers and cheese. Top it off with the remaining batter and cook in the oven at 350 for about an hour. When it is a nice golden brown, it’s done.

Let it sit a few minutes before serving.
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Tater Tot Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole


Serves 6

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 32-ounce package frozen tater tots
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups sour cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9-by-13 casserole dish.

Preheat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook, stirring regularly, for about 10 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl.

While the beef is cooking, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until there are no lumps.

Allow the flour to cook out for about 2 or 3 minutes. Whisk in onion powder and garlic powder.

Slowly whisk in the milk, breaking up lumps. Season milk mixture with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 ground black pepper. Whisk and continue cooking over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until it thickens slightly.

Add the tater tots, crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream and béchamel mixture to the bowl with the ground beef. Stir to mix all ingredients.

Pour the mixture into the baking dish and spread evenly. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the entire mixture is bubbly and the cheese has fully melted.
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Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Casserole


Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 (10-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1-1/2 cups chicken broth or water
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup cooked white rice
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese

Directions

In a large, oven-proof skillet or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add the chicken, cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring until the ingredients are well-combined, about 5 minutes.

Add the broccoli and cooked rice. Continue to simmer until the rice is heated through and the broccoli is bright green, about 5 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sour cream.

Top the skillet with cheddar cheese and place it under the broiler.

Broil until the cheese is melted and slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
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Cheesy Mushroom Potato Casserole


Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
1 pound assorted mushrooms, scrubbed clean and roughly chopped
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1/3 cup dry white wine
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh sage leaves, chopped
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.

Heat butter and olive oil in a large pan or skillet and saute mushrooms and shallots until softened and tender. 3-5 minutes.

Add minced garlic, thyme and sage, season with salt and pepper, and cook for another 1 minute, or until fragrant.

Pour in white wine and cook for another 3 minutes, or until liquid has mostly evaporated.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Arrange 1 layer of potato slices on the bottom, then add a layer of sauteed mushrooms.

Repeat with remaining vegetable layers.

In a small bowl, whisk the chicken stock into the cream of mushroom soup, then pour mixture over the mushrooms and potatoes, tapping the baking dish against the counter to make sure the liquid gets in between the vegetables.

Sprinkle the cheeses over the top, cover with aluminum foil and place baking dish in oven.

Bake for 40 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.
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Beef And Potato Scramble Casserole


Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 pounds potatoes (your choice), peeled and diced
8 eggs, lightly beaten
1 white onion, chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup milk or heavy cream
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.

Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and sauté potatoes until tender. 10-15 minutes.

Transfer potatoes to a separate bowl and set aside.

Add ground beef and onions to the skillet and cook until beef is browned and onions are tender. Season with garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper.

Drain fat from pan and transfer beef and onions to the same bowl as potatoes. Place beef, onions and potatoes into greased baking dish.

In a separate bowl, whisk together milk and eggs, and stir in cheddar cheese. Pour mixture over beef and vegetables and stir everything together.

Place baking dish in oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until eggs are cooked and everything is warmed through.

Remove from oven and serve hot.
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Chili Cheese Dog Bake 2

Ingredients

1 can (14 to 15 oz) chili, heated
1 can Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust
4 Cheddar cheese sticks
4 all-beef hot dogs
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes

Instructions

Heat oven to 375F. Spray 9-inch square or 11×7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Pour hot chili into dish; spread evenly.

Unroll dough; cut into 4 strips. Cut 1 cheese stick in half lengthwise; place 1 half on each side of 1 hot dog. Wrap pizza dough strip around cheese and hot dog, overlapping slightly in center. Repeat with remaining dough strips, cheese sticks and hot dogs. Place wrapped hot dogs on top of hot chili. (Chili must be hot.)

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until dough is light golden brown.

Meanwhile, in small microwavable cup, microwave butter on High until melted. Stir in garlic powder and parsley.

Remove baking dish from oven. Brush on top of each cheese dog with butter mixture. Serve immediately.
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