Quick And Easy Old Fashioned Casseroles

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I have been digging out some quick and easy old-fashioned casseroles from some old cookbooks for a reason, to save money. I walk past the meat counter and just about choke looking at the cost per pound of hamburger, pork, chicken, and beef. The prices continue to go up and I have no way to raise animals on my property. Plus, I personally could not kill them. It’s who I am. I guess my husband and I will become vegetarians. I will use my canned meats and freeze-dried meats I have in storage until the prices come back down.

If they don’t come down in price, I will grow more vegetables and buy more canned vegetables.

Old Fashioned Casseroles

Stacie’s Manicotti or Large Pasta Shells Casserole

Stacie's Manicotti or Large Pasta Shells Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • Boil the pasta of choice manicotti or the very large pasta shells, drain and set aside
  • Combine the following ingredients and stuff the pasta above:
  • 4 cups grated cheese mix parmesan, mozzarella and romano combination
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tub of Ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 large jar spaghetti sauce use after the noodles are stuffed
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce in the pan, place the stuffed noodles in the pan and cover with the remainder of the sauce.   Cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle a little Mozzarella cheese on top of the casserole after baking
Recipe Notes

This is truly a casserole that will never have leftovers. People love it.

This is my favorite pan for casseroles: Norpro Stainless Steel 16 Inch Roast Lasagna Pan

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

chicken and brocooli

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • 3 packages of frozen broccoli cooked and drained
  • 5-6 cooked and diced chicken breasts or 3 cans of chicken 12.5 ounces each drained
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed frosted flakes or corn flakes sprinkle on casserole before baking
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Place the broccoli in the pan, cover with the chicken. Combine the chicken soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder and cheese in a bowl. Scoop the mixture over the chicken and cover with frosted flakes. Do not cover. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Recipe Notes

This is my husband's favorite dinner. My daughter, Heidi will send a picture of this casserole if she is making it. She knows her Dad very well!

Meatball Dinner

Meatballs

Meatball Dinner
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 pound raw hamburger
  • 1/2 cup grated potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can Golden Mushroom Soup pour over meatballs before baking
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch by 9-inch pan. Combine the hamburger, potatoes, carrots, and onion. Form into 12 meatballs and place in pan. Cover with soup. Bake for one hour covered with foil.
Recipe Notes

This recipe goes back to my husband's college days. We had hamburger, hamburger and more hamburger for every dinner. Now hamburger is so expensive! How things have changed!

I love stainless steel pans: Norpro 8-Inch Stainless Steel Cake Pan

I hope you enjoy cooking from scratch as much as I do! Please share some of your old-fashioned casseroles with me.  blessings to you, Linda

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Copyright Pictures:

Chicken and Broccoli: AdobeStock_99614932 by Ruslan Mitin

Manicotti: Dollarphotoclub_62034193

Meatball Casserole: AdobeStock_80529646 by Fabio Balbi

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