Delicious Simple Pasta Casseroles For You
By Richard Mongiovi
A casserole dish is a deep, large dish which is normally used in the oven and the food that is cooked in it is called a casserole. These are also suitable serving dishes. Pasta casseroles are extremely easy and tasty to make in this fashion.
You do not have to use an oven, you can also use a crock pot or a microwave and the effect is the same. You decide, based on the amount of time you have available.
Pasta meals are always welcomed as most people love pasta. And for those cold winters, pasta casseroles are wonderful, quick, easy meals to prepare.
Seafood Pasta Casserole.
1 lb. Egg noodles, med. Width;
2 cans cream of mushroom soup;
1 lb. Shrimp or crab meat (cooked);
8 oz. Cheddar cheese;
8 oz. Swiss cheese;
1/2 lb. French style green beans;
1 jar artichoke hearts (sub.);
1/2 lb. Carrots;
8 oz. Coarsely chopped almonds;
6 oz. Flavored bread crumbs;
1 Sm. Can pitted black olives;
2 oz. Pimentos;
Directions:Cook pasta and set aside to cool, keep in cool water. Next place a layer of artichokes or green beans on bottom of casserole dish. In separate bowl toss pasta with carrots, olives, both cheeses grated, almonds if green beans are bottom layer and add pimentos. Add seafood and continue to toss, and then add all to the casserole dish. Pour both cans of cream of mushroom soup over mixture and allow it to be soaked up. Cover top with the bread crumbs. Squeeze a little lemon on top for flavor. Place in 300 degree oven for 30-45 minutes and serve.
Macaroni Cheese (Crock Pot).
16 ounces elbow macaroni;
1/2 cup margarine - melted
2 large eggs - beaten;
12 ounces evaporated milk;
10 3/4 ounces condensed cheese soup;
1 cup milk;
16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese - divided;
1/8 teaspoon paprika.
Directions:Cook macaroni according to package direction; drain. Place in a 5-quart slow cooker; add margarine. In a bowl, combine the eggs, evaporated milk, soup, milk and 3 cups cheese. Pour over macaroni; stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cook 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with paprika.
Tuna Pasta Casserole.
1 c. Frozen peas;
1 can condensed cream of celery soup;
1/2 cup milk;
1/2 c. (2 oz) shredded Swiss cheese;
1 can (6 1/2 oz) tuna, drained and flaked;
2 c. Cooked corkscrew or other macaroni (1 cup uncooked);
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped;
1/2 c. Crumbled potato chips.
Directions:Place peas in small microwave-safe bowl. Cover with vented plastic wrap; Microwave on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside. In 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe casserole, stir soup and milk until smooth. Stir in cheese. Fold tuna, macaroni, eggs and peas into soup mixture. Cover with lid; microwave on HIGH 5-7 minutes or until hot and bubbling, stirring once during cooking. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Sprinkle potato chips over casserole. NOTE: Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom can be substituted for the Cream of Celery.
These are simple recipes and can be made quickly when you come home from a hard day's work.
Pasta casseroles are also suitable for vegetarians, so they make a very versatile dish if you have unexpected guests who happen to be vegetarian.
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