3 Casseroles for the Freezer

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Susan Feliciano

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@frenchtutor

My friend just had surgery on her right arm - and she also has 5 children all under 11 years old! So I decided to fix her some casseroles that her kids can heat up in the microwave. These are easy to make and reheat well. I used the Chinette one-time-use baking containers so she would not have to return dishes.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1 large family
Prep:
55 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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CHICKEN POT PIE

3 c
cooked chicken
1 small
package frozen vegetables
2 jar(s)
chicken gravy (or make your own)
1 c
cream
1 tube(s)
crescent rolls

TACO CASSEROLE

1 can(s)
corn kernels, drained well
1 can(s)
black or pinto beans, drained well
1 1/2 lb
ground meat
1 can(s)
tomatoes with green chilies
2 pkg
goya seasoning mix
1 Tbsp
chili powder
2 c
shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 c
crushed fritos corn chips

PIZZA CASSEROLE

4-5 c
cooked pasta (macaroni or spaghetti works well)
1 jar(s)
favorite pasta sauce (or 3 1/2 cups homemade)
1 1/2 lb
cooked and crumbled beef or sausage
2 or more c
chopped onions, green peppers, and mushrooms
2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
3 oz
sliced pepperoni

How to Make 3 Casseroles for the Freezer

Step-by-Step

  • 1Chicken Pot Pie
    Layer: chicken, vegetables, salt/pepper, cream-gravy blend in a 3 quart casserole or 9x13 dish. Cover with Crescent rolls. Bake 375° for 35-40 minutes. Cool, cover well, freeze.
  • 2Taco Casserole
    Layer: Corn kernels, beans, taco meat mixture*, 1½ cups shredded cheese. Bake 375° for 20 minutes. Add topping*, bake 10-15 minutes more. Cool, cover well, freeze.
    *Taco meat mixture: 1½ pounds browned ground meat, 1 can tomatoes/green chilies, 2 packets Goya seasoning mix, 1 tablespoon chili powder. Simmer until sauce is thickened.
    *Topping: 2/3 cup crushed Fritos, ½ cup shredded cheese.
  • 3Pizza Casserole
    Layer: cooked pasta, seasoned tomato sauce - use a little fresh garlic and dried oregano, crumbled browned sausage, onions, peppers, mushrooms. Bake 375° for 20 minutes. Top with shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and sliced pepperoni. Continue baking for 10-15 minutes longer, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cool, cover well, freeze.
  • 4Reheating Instructions
    Oven: Cover casserole with foil and bake at 350° until center registers 160°.
    Microwave: Cover with waxed paper or plastic wrap, vent. Heat on medium to medium-high power (50%-70%) for 5-10 minutes, or until center is hot.

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About 3 Casseroles for the Freezer

Course/Dish: Chicken, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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