Casserole dinners are the best way to use ingredients from your pantry and freezer in a complete, one pot (or pan) meal.
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What is a Casserole?
At its core, a casserole dinner is a dish that is a complete meal in one and is typically served in the same dish it was baked or cooked in.
First, you have a protein. This can be ground meat, diced or canned chicken, any other meat chopped into bite-size pieces or even beans.
Then, you have a starch or carbohydrate. This is usually rice or noodles of some kind.
Next, you have any variety of vegetables. I love to use frozen vegetables because they hold up the the baking and they are cheaper than fresh and easy to store.
Last, you need some kind of sauce to bring it all together. This can be canned soup, broth, gravy, or even cheese. The possibilities really are endless.…