Old Fashion Casseroles That Are No Doubt Unique

There is just something comforting about sitting down to an old-fashion meal featuring a casserole. And these casseroles are always economical ways to feed a family. They also travel well for pitch-ins, church socials, reunions, etc. The recipes in this article include a Ground Beef, Corn, Noodle Casserole which has very little instruction, a common practice in these old recipes. Or how about that famous "canned" meat - Spam? Sound good? Then try this Spam and Macaroni Casserole. The prize for the Most Unique title goes to (drum roll, please), Mixed Dish Casserole!

Gotta love these old fashion recipe instructions! Personally, I like the noodles par boiled before putting them in the casserole.

1 package (small) uncooked noodles
1 grated onion, browned
1 pound hamburger, browned
1 can tomato soup
1 can cream style corn
Cheddar cheese, to taste, grated
1 can ripe olives, sliced

Place ingredients in a baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees until heated through.

1 package (7-oz) uncooked elbow macaroni
1 can cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 cup milk
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 can (12-oz) Spam or other canned luncheon meat, cubed
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

Prepare the macaroni according to package directions; drain well. Combine the cream of celery soup, milk, and cheese in a saucepan. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until the cheese is melted. Add the drained macaroni, bell pepper, and cubed meat to the mixture. Stir well to combine. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish or baking pan that has been buttered. Bakes at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

Now how is that for a name? During and coming off the great depression, many cooks had learned to just use up what they had on hand and when asked to share their recipe, they didn't know what to call it. So they just came up with whatever they could think of, thus some of these creative or not so creative names!

1 lb of hamburger meat or sausage or a combination of both
1/4 of an onion, chopped
1/2 pkg (about 4-oz) noodles, cooked
1 can creamed corn
1 can chicken rice soup
crushed cracker crumbs

Brown the meat and onion. Combine the browned meat with the other ingredients but not the cracker crumbs. Place in a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle with the cracker crumbs and bake for an hour at 325 degrees.


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