I love this meal for it's ease and down home goodness. You can make this one dish meal in less than 30 minutes. It's pretty too! You could substitute chopped carrots for the red pepper if you'd prefer. It reminds me of chicken pot pie without the 'pie'. Comfort! It makes A LOT so you can serve half of it and freeze the other half for a quick dinner some other night. From Simple & Delicious courtesy of Danette Forbes. *NOTE: this recipe does not include many spices, etc.. It is meant to be a comfort food type of recipe. If you enjoy spice, go ahead and throw some in!! This recipe is also versatile in terms of what veggies you like. Have fun with it. :)
From an America's Test Kitchen cookbook titled The Best Make-Ahead Recipe. The recipe book also included a variation for Creamy Baked Penne and Chicken with Artichokes, Tarragon, and Lemon. I've put in notes where appropriate to make the variation. In the ingredient list, use the variation ingredient in place of the original ingredient.
This is adapted from Cook's Illustrated. The original recipe calls for 3/4 pound beef and 3/4 pound bratwurst, but I adjust that to 1 pound beef and 1/2 pound bratwurst, since it's easier to buy beef in 1-pound quantities. It's very good!
I strongly recommend not to omit the wine and lemon juice as it really brings out the flavor, the complete casserole may be assembled and refrigerated until ready to bake -- reduce the fat by using low fat sour cream and mayonnaise (do not use fat free, I suggest not to add in any extra salt
This recipe is adapted from the Pillsbury Bake-off recipe. I like it because you can make it using very mild sauces (like I did) or hotter sauces. While corn tortillas work well, flour tortillas would work just as well, or perhaps even better. Serve it with some white rice on the side.
My mom has been making this since I was a kid. She says she made it up with ingredients on hand. To me it is one of my favorite comfort foods! I adjusted the number of servings based on other comments and the fact that we usually at best serve 4 with it! I will also add as one reviewer noted, the amounts for celery, peas, onion are what my mom used. I often am pretty liberal with all of those.
I found this recipe in a cook book by Sandra Lee from the Food Network. I made a dish of this and it was almost instantly inhaled by my DH and DS. Very yummy! At times I have topped this with a dollop of sour cream and fresh cilantro.
Another winner from Paula Deen! If your kids love meatballs, they should love this! Feel free to assemble ahead and then freeze. When you are ready to serve, allow to thaw in the refrigerator and then cook as directed.