Category Archives: Casserole

Black-Eyed Peas and Collards Casserole

1 cup dried black-eyed peas
2 1/2 cups water
2 tsp canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
4 oz mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz collards, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp molasses
3 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2-3 drops hot-pepper sauce

In a large saucepan, combine the black-eyed peas and water and let them soak overnight.

When ready to cook bring the beans and the liquid to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the beans are tender, about 50 minutes.

Transfer the beans and liquid to a 3-quart no-stick baking dish.
In saucepan addd the oil and warm over medium heat. < LI>Add the onions, green peppers and mushrooms and saute for about 5 minutes
Add the garlic and collards.

Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the collards are just wilted.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

To the black-eyed peas and liquid, add the collard mixture, tomato sauce, ketchup, molasses, honey, mustard, parsley and hot-pepper sauce. Mix well. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen broccoli flowerets, thawed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
2 teaspoons butter, melted

Stir the soup, milk, mustard, broccoli and cheese in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.

Stir the bread crumbs and butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the broccoli mixture.

Bake at 350°F. for 30 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Yield: 6 servings.

Sweet Potato Casserole

4 cups sweet potatoes, cubed (or large can of cooked sweet potatoes, drained)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

(If using canned sweet potatoes, omit this step) Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.

In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In medium bowl, mix the sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.

Spinach Breakfast Casserole

1/2 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon butter
8 eggs
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese, divided
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 plum tomato, sliced, optional

Combine onion, garlic and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave about 1 minute (or saute in skillet on stovetop) until onion is tender.

In a bowl, lightly beat eggs with whisk. Stir in onion mixture, spinach, mozzarella, 3/4 cup blue cheese, and diced tomatoes.

Place in a greased shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Garnish with remaining blue cheese and sliced tomato if desired.

Hash Brown Potato Casserole

1 (2 lb.) bag of frozen hash brown potatoes
1/2 cup chopped onions
16 oz. sour cream
2 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1 can cream of celery soup

TOPPING:
2 c. crushed cornflakes mixed with 1/4 c. melted butter

Spray a 9×13 cake pan with non-stick spray. Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl, then spread in pan. Top with cornflake mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Notes:
– There is no need to thaw the hash browns as long as they are not frozen together in a clump.
– The mixture can be prepared a day ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until time to bake.
– You can substitute another soup such as cream of mushroom or cream of chicken.
– I didn’t forget to type in the salt. This tastes just fine without extra added salt. The soup and cheese add enough saltiness.

Corn Mushroom Bake

1/4 cup Flour
1/2 tsp. Onion Salt
1 (16 oz.) can Creamed Corn
1 (16 oz.) can Whole Corn
1 (3 oz.) pkg. Cream Cheese
1 (6 oz.) can sliced Mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded Swiss Cheese
1 1/2 cups soft Bread Crumbs
3 Tbsp. Butter, melted

Sift flour into creams style corn. Add cream cheese (cubed) and onion salt; heat and stir until cheese melts. Drain whole kernel corn and mushrooms. Stir in mixture along with Swiss cheese. Toss crumbs with butter and set aside. Pour mixture in 1 1/2 quart casserole, bake, covered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with bread crumbs. Bake additional 20 minutes.

Chicken Rice Casserole

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon canola oil
3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
2 cups chicken broth*
1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons minced parsley

Preheat oven to 350°.

Brown Chicken in oil in large skillet for about 4 minutes on each side; remove from pan and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the peppers, onion, mushrooms and garlic until onions are translucent. Stir in the rice, broth, corn, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

Put the rice mixture in a 9×13 baking dish, coated with non-stick spray. Top with chicken. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake a few minutes longer, making sure the chicken is done.** Sprinkle with almonds and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Notes: *Can use two bouillon cubes with 2 cups water.
**You can tell if the chicken is done by piercing it with a knife or fork. If the juice is pink, it is not done. The juice must run clear for it to be done.

Mexican Egg Casserole

4 cans chopped green chilies, drained
1 lb. Monterey Jack cheese
1 lb. Cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped Ham
10 eggs
1 c. milk
1 c. or small can picante sauce

Layer in a greased 9×12-inch or larger baking dish, 2 cans chilies, cheeses, 2 cans chilies, ham.

Beat egg whites, beat yolks/milk, then fold in whites. Pour over chilies, cheese and ham.

Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Add picante sauce. Bake 5 more minutes; cool.

Recipe submitted by Bonnie

Chicken Casserole

4 cups diced, cooked Chicken
2 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 cup Celery, chopped
1/2 cup Onion, chopped
1 (4 oz.) can mushroom pieces
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Chicken Broth

Topping:
1 small pkg. Stuffing Mix
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 stick Butter, melted

Saute the onion and celery in the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients except the topping. Mix topping and spread over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature one hour, then bake at 350 degrees ’til brown and bubbly.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Chicken Chow Mein Casserole

4-6 Chicken Breasts, boiled
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 lg. can Milnot
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
2/3 cup Milk
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1 Tbsp. Minced Onion
1 lg. can Chow Mein Noodles

Tear or cut chicken into bite size pieces. Mix soups, milnot, milk, onion and chicken together in pan, cook until creamy.

Add 2/3 can of chow mein noodles to soup mixture. Pour into 13×9 pan and cover with remaining noodles. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection