This is a great tasting, simple casserole. The only thing I changed in the recipe was to use canned diced tomatoes (undrained) instead of fresh tomatoes, this was just to save a little time in the prep!! I also used banana peppers, olives, and mushrooms out of the optional ingredients, turned out awesome...thanks for sharing!!
Delicious kid friendly meal. I did have to leave out the green pepper, as my daughter doesn't like them. I also didn't have tomatoe juice, so I used a small can of sauce and added a small amount of water to get the juice consistency and added a small can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh. Very nice. :)
I made this recipe during my Once a Month Cooking blitz and popped the completed casserole into the freezer. I baked it right from frozen and it took about 2 hours to completely heat through. My oldest daughter had 3 helpings and she ate leftovers the next day too. I also made a smaller lunch sized casserole with banana peppers from our garden so my husband can take it for lunch on another day. I have added this to my OAMC casserole collection, thanks for sharing it.