Category Archives: Main Dishes

Chicken Noodle Casserole

What could be better than a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup on a chilly day? Well, if you’re a casserole lover, it could be this Chicken Noodle Casserole! It has that delicious chicken noodle soup flavor with some cheese and veggies added in and a yummy cracker crumb topping!

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Calico Beans

If you have never had Calico Beans, you’re missing out on something very tasty! There are a variety of beans in this recipe, along with ground beef and bacon for the meat lovers in your life! This recipe has a rich, baked bean-type flavor too, thanks to the ketchup, molasses, and brown sugar that are part of the saucy mixture.

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Turkey Tetrazzini

I think of the cooler weather seasons as comfort food seasons and this Turkey Tetrazzini is definitely comfort food! It’s also a great way to use that leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving meal! This pasta dish has a creamy sauce made of condensed cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, a little butter, and some chicken broth. And then some mushrooms, onion, cheese, and chopped turkey are added into the mix to create a delicious meal that bakes up in just over a half hour!

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Very Cheesy Veggie Pasta

On chilly days like today, a nice hot pasta dish makes a great meal! And since this Very Cheesy Veggie Pasta is particularly cheesy, I would even say it qualifies as comfort food! 🙂 And the bonus in this dish is that there are some veggies in it too! Win win win! 🙂

This pasta dish was kind of an experiment. I had some extra rotini pasta and wanted to make a casserole with it…something cheesy, but with some veggies in it, too. I also like crumbly toppings. So I tried combining all of that into this pasta dish. This works great as a main dish or side dish for lunch or dinner. And your kids may actually eat this, since all that cheese somewhat disguises the veggies! 🙂

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Easy Cheesy Lasagna

I first found the original version of this recipe years ago in a Real Simple magazine. Not only is it super easy, it’s super cheesy…and a great way to make lasagna when you don’t have a lot of time! It’s actually made with frozen cheese ravioli instead of lasagna noodles. And there’s some chopped spinach in it, too. I use a little less ravioli and a little more Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese than the original recipe calls for, since I’m such a cheese-lover—I love all that extra cheesiness! 🙂

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