Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this recipe at Pinchin Your Pennies. I got it from a fellow couponer on . She got it from Tightwad Gazzette. The Goodie is optional as it is useually more expensive. I love this recipe as there are many different casseroles you can make. My family really enjoys this recipe. I find that it is best to preboil the potatoes till fork tender before using them. As for the binder I've used sour cream and creamed soups together before with great success as the casserole is creamy and not dry.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Main Ingredient

  • 1 cup tuna or 1 cup chicken or 1 cup turkey or 1 cup ham or 1 cup seafood
  • Second Ingredient

  • 1 cup diced celery or 1 cup diced mushrooms or 1 cup peas or 1 cup diced hardboiled egg
  • Starchy Ingredient

  • 1 -2 cup thin sliced potatoes or 1 -2 cup cooked noodles or 1 -2 cup cooked rice
  • Binder

  • 1 12 cups cream, sauce or 1 12 cups sour cream or 1 can soup
  • Goodie

  • 14 cup pimiento or 14 cup olives or 14 cup almonds or 14 cup water chestnut
  • Topping

  • potato chips or cheese or breadcrumbs


  1. Mix all the Ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. If the casserole seems dry add 1/2 cup milk or stock.
  3. Place into a buttered casserole dish.
  4. Bake at 350 for 30 to 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

I can throw together a pretty good casserole, but it was really nice to have the measurements all written out and some new suggestions for ingredients (almonds). This is what I used for this one: 1 large cooked chicken breast (diced), 1 can whole mushrooms (cut in half), 2 cups (when dry) cooked macaroni, 1 1/2 cup sour cream, sliced almonds and some cheddar cheese mixed in with it all. I topped it with some parmesan and toasted bread crumbs. I used garlic powder, pepper and seasoning salt for seasoning, but I would recommend using a lot more. That's it! This is a TERRIFIC recipe for beginner cooks especially because you are pretty much guaranteed to have the ingredients on hand. I tagged this recipe for the "I REDommend Game".

Nif February 02, 2009

This was so easy to make because I had all the ingredients on hand and I could just use anything. I used tuna fish, peas, cream of mushroom soup (I got the inspiration from the other reviewer), potatoes, and breadcrumbs for the topping. I also put olives in there, and seasoned it with garlic powder, paprika, and salt.

Studentchef December 31, 2008

Making this was fun. I felt liberated just putting in whatever I had in my fridge. I took an extra step and just put however much of the ingredients I wanted to put in as well. This is what I added: turkey, ham, olives, broccoli, water chestnuts, canned corn--(next time I won't add this because it gives it a soft, sticky/chewy texture.), rice, 1 can cream of mushroom, milk, rosemary, paprika, salt, pepper, topped w/crushed corn flakes. It made 3 9x5 casseroles.

Heystopthatnow January 11, 2007