Lilly's "Dog Food"

Megan Stewart


My brother in law jokes that this casserole is "dog food" and the nickname stuck. I have no idea what it was originally called, but everyone says it's amazingly good. Lilly, my niece, tried to get the recipe from her mom, who refused to tell her what time and temperature to cook it at...something I just can't comprehend. But we figured it out without her help!


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  • 1 pkg
    kraft mac & cheese, prepared to directions (i used 2 boxes)
  • 1 lb
    hamburger, cooked and drained (i added 1 pound bob evans sausage)
  • 1 can(s)
    whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    carrots, drained
  • ·
    salt and pepper (i only had pepper)
  • ·
    chili powder (i used 2 tsp)
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato soup (see notes) (i used the family size, 23.2 oz can)
  • 6-8
    american cheese slices (i used 8, but 2 on top didn't melt so i threw them away)

How to Make Lilly's "Dog Food"


  1. Make mac & cheese, fry drain and rinse hamburger, drain veggies. Mix all but the cheese slices, using seasoning to taste. Layer half mac mix in bottom of 9x13 (I would spray with PAM). Break cheese slices in half, reserving 4 whole slices for the top. Layer slices, then rest of the mix, then the 4 slices on top. Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 min.
  2. NOTE: Sandy had everything for Lilly to make this for supper, except the tomato soup. She says they used spaghetti sauce. Also said that everyone ate it, even my father in law. So 4 kids, although 1 didn't eat it, and 2 adults, with very little left over.

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About Lilly's "Dog Food"

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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