Sunday, June 3, 2012

"Andrew's Casserole"

This casserole doesn't really have a name because it is something I just made up.  It is my son's FAVORITE casserole I make.  Enjoy!

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 box of Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
1 small can tomato soup

Brown meat.  While meat is cooking, cook macaroni and cheese dinner according to the box or the way you normally make it.  =) 

After meat is browned and macaroni is done and cheese is mixed in, mix the macaroni and cheese and the meat together.  Add the tomato soup.  Cook on simmer until warmed together.

I usually serve this with garlic toast and a little salad.  I have also added mushrooms to this casserole as well. 


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Iler Family Meatloaf

1/4 cup Italian Dressing
2 lbs Ground Beef
3/4 cup ketchup, divided
1 pkg stuffing mix for chicken or turkey
1 cup water
2 eggs

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees.   Mix meat, Italian dressing, 1/4 cup ketchup, stuffing mix, water and eggs in a bowl.

Shape into 10x5 loaf. Spread with remaining ketchup.

Bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until cooked through. 

You can reduce the calories by using egg whites, reduced or fat-free dressing, extra lean ground beef.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Cheesy Salsa Bread


On the Back of the Bountiful Beer Bread box

Cheesy Salsa Bread

1 package of Bountiful Beer Bread
2 Tbsp Simply Salsa
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup water
14.5 can diced tomatoes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Best served while warm.


Easy Banana Bread

Easy Banana Bread

1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup applesauce
3 to 5 ripe mashed bananas
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix mashed bananas with eggs, applesauce, cake mix and nuts. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans or a Bundt pan and bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes, depending on your oven. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

NOTE: Bundt pan, bake approximately 45 minutes.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Italian Pasta Bake

Italian Pasta Bake

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
3 cups penne pasta, cooked
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, divided
1-1/2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

HEAT oven to 375°F.
BROWN meat in large skillet; drain. Add pasta, sauce and half the Parmesan; mix well.
SPOON into 13x9-inch dish; top with remaining cheeses.
BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sloppy Joe Pasta

From "Taste of Home - Busy Family Recipes" magazine

1 pound ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 envelope sloppy joe mix (I used 1/2)
1 cup water
1 can 16oz tomato sauce
1 can 6 oz tomato sauce
1 package (7 ounces) small shell pasta, cooked and drained
1 cup (8 ounces) cottage cheese

In a large saucepan, cook meat over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the sloppy joe mix, water, tomato sauce and paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in the pasta.

Spoon half into a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Top with cottage cheese and remaining pasta mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Patti's Potato Pie

1 lb ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 pouches of instant potatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In one pan, brown ground beef. Mix in cream of mushroom soup with browned meat. In separate sauce pan, make 2 pouches of instant potatoes according to the package. I used Butter, Cheddar & Garlic and a combination of the two. In a 8x8 glass baking dish, put half of the done instant potatoes on the bottom. Next put all the beef/soup combination on top. Then put the remaining potatoes on top. Top with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at
250 degrees until cheese is melted.