I was pleasantly surprised with how good this was! I might omit the cheese next time (or just put it on my husband's portion). I only added green onion (that I'm growing in my windowsill--has anyone else seen that on pinterest? awesome!). I was cutting my regular onion when I sliced my thumb, so after my neighbor bandaged me up I just put the casserole in the oven. Instead of using Italian seasoning I just did a shake each of basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme. I used a little less than 3 cups broth and there was still liquid on the bottom. Oh, and my 11 month old loved it!
Even my super picky kids liked tis!
I omitted the cheese btw.
So YUMMY! Made a half recipe and used Veggie Shreds instead of regular cheese and it came out awesome. I agree with others that this could be "jazzed up" in a lot of different ways, but great just as it is!
I've put off making this because it looks bland in the photo, but I finally made it tonight when DH is working and it's pretty good! I added a handful of chopped mushrooms, peas, and two grated carrots, more garlic powder too as suggested. Also added 1 cup of mixed italian cheese blend from Aldi which worked well with the spice. I think the mushrooms really made it. Will make this cheapy cheap, healthy meal again. Thanks!
This stuff is amazing as is. However, on a whim, I added chopped fresh basil and hit a home run. I've also, in addition to the cheddar & low moisture mozzerella mix, planted 20 or 30 fresh mozzerela bombs and topped with grated parmesan for the final 20 minute bake, ending with 5 or 6 minutes of broil on top rack to give a parm crust. I can't thank you enough, Ladypit. You're welcome at my campfire any time.
Fantastic dish, my wife couldn't stop eating it!!! Just changed a few things. I sauteed the onions and fresh pressed garlic cloves in a tablespoon of Kraft Greek Feta dressing until most of the liquid was gone. I used a full cup of lentils and a full cup of gourmet blend wild and whole grain brown rice. I then added 1/2 of a 398ml can of Aylmer fire roasted tomatoes(my wife would have liked a full can). To the entire mixture I put in a tablespoon of Kraft Fig Balsamic dressing. It adds just a very slight sweet flavour to the lentils. After I put it into a baking dish, I added a 1/4 cup of Hormel real crumbled bacon, which gives just a very slight smoky flavour. Extra fluid at the bottom when it is done? Try dipping some fresh sourdough bread into it...fantastic. Enjoy this dish!!!
So good! And so easy!
Easy and tasty! Next time I think I'll add some chopped celery and sliced mushrooms.
This was so easy and shockingly good.
I didn't have cheddar so I used feta - actually made it awesome.
Used lots of minced garlic too.
My vegetarian daughters loved it but said it didn't look that pretty!
I was looking for a vegetarian dish for when my SIL comes for a visit. After reading most of the comments, I came up with these changes. There was some concern that the dish didn't cook properly in the oven, so I cooked this in my crock pot for 3-1/2 hours on high. I addded 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper. I added about 1 cup of dried mushroom mix. I soaked the mushrooms and used some of the mushroom broth with the chicken broth. I cooked the onions in the microwave with a little bit of oil just to soften them and managed to forget about using the cheese. To me, this was comfort food and we really enjoyed this dish. I will definately keep this and use it often. Kudos on a great find!!!