We have the answer to what is for dinner? It’s empty your pantry casserole!!
I love this easy casserole. It is so versatile. You can make it with almost anything. This is a great way to use your leftovers!
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Empty Your Pantry Casserole
Now with the options below, pick one from each category to add to your casserole!
Pick a Sauce:
Can of cream of mushroom soup, condensed — undiluted
Can of ounces cream of celery soup, condensed — undiluted
Can of ounces cream of chicken soup, condensed — undiluted
Can of ounces cheddar cheese soup — undiluted
Can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano — undrained
Caramelized onions or mushrooms in beef broth
1 Cup of Sour Cream
…and then your vegetable (2-3 cups worth):
Green beans, sweet peas or corn, Asparagus tips, chopped spinach, frozen veggies, even kale or cabbage will work.
Pick a meat or protein source (about 2 cups worth):
Canned white tuna in spring water — drained and flaked
Chopped cooked chicken
Diced cooked ham
Chopped cooked turkey
1 pound ground beef — browned and drained
…Add a starch of your choice:
Or… cover with mashed potatoes, hash browns, biscuits, or a pie crust for a meat pie variation.
3 ounces canned mushroom slices — drained
1/4 cup sliced black olives
4 1/2 ounces chopped green chiles
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper — or green
2 cloves garlic — minced
1 1/4 ounce taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup chopped onion or scallions
1/4 cup chopped celery
Top it off with:
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup herb-seasoned stuffing mix
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup round buttery crackers — crushed
1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
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Leave a comment: What did you add to your casserole? We’d love to hear!