New Baby Casserole

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Recipe by BeansnRice

I call this "New Baby Casserole" because when friends were having babies, I would make this casserole for them to eat when they got home from the hospital. I don't remember where I got it but it has such a nice blend of flavors.

Top Review by smellyvegetarian

This was yummy! I almost hate to give it a "star" review, though, because I made a pretty significant change. I used about half the amount of cheese called for (we're just not super-cheesy folks) and at the last minute I discovered what I thought was ground turkey in my freezer was actually turkey breakfast sausage. Doh! So I raided my pantry and subbed in two cans of tuna and about a cup of sliced mushrooms for bulk. It worked out great; DH and I both really enjoyed it. The crunch of the water chestnuts is especially nice! I will try this again with turkey, but in true "casserole" fashion this is obviously a very flexible recipe! Thanks for posting. Made for Healthy Choices 2008.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef and drain.
  3. Add celery, green pepper and onion and saute 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and their juice.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients except for the Cheddar cheese.
  6. Simmer 20 minutes, uncovered.
  7. Pour mixture into a 9" X 13" casserole dish and sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.

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