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Basic Casserole Mix

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1½ c. cooked meat, poultry or fish
  • 1 c. cooked vegetable of choice
  • 1 c. starchy ingredient such as cooked cubed potatoes, cooked rice, cooked noodles or stuffing mix
  • 2 to 2½ c. gravy, medium white sauce, tomato sauce or reduced-fat canned cream soup, thinned with skim or low-fat milk
  • Optional toppings: ½ c. bread or cracker crumbs


Preheat oven to 350 F. Put the casserole together in one of the following ways: A) Mix everything together except topping. B) Alternate layers of meat, vegetables, starchy ingredient and sauce, ending with sauce. C) Mix meat, vegetables and starchy ingredients. Pour sauce on top. Once mixed, sprinkle the bread or cracker crumbs on top, if desired. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes. Always heat casseroles to at least 165 F and only reheat once.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition information varies depending on choice of ingredients.
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