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Comforting Casseroles

Between the dreary weather and the news lately, I think we could all use some comfort. (Well, to be fair, yesterday was quite glorious. However the majority of this spring has been cool and/or rainy.) In today's post, I'm sharing a couple of recipes- one easy, one a bit more involved- but both guaranteed to conjure warm, fuzzy feelings and make us forget the unpleasant goings-on outside.

Tuna Casserole

This is the simpler one, and has been my favorite since I was a little kid. Here's what you'll need...

Ingredients

  • 1 box mac & cheese

  • 1 can tuna

  • 1 can cream of mushroom

  • 1 can sweet peas

  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

  • Black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Prepare macaroni as directed. I only used half of the cheese packet, since I didn't want it to be overtly cheesy, but not bland either.

  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.

  3. Transfer to a casserole dish and top with croutons. Cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent croutons from burning, yet preserving their crunchy texture. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350°F.

The Croutons

Cut ~4 slices of bread into small cubes, drizzle with melted butter, sprinkle liberally with parsley, onion and garlic powder. Bake about 10 minutes or until crisp (Watch closely because these can burn in no time!)

Chicken Alfredo Casserole

I first made this recipe during the lockdown. It was a Sunday and I was missing church just horribly. Cubing the bread for the croutons reminded of communion, so I unofficially titled it "Communion Casserole." Over the course of making it and eating it, I began to feel better. Though of course, carbohydrates tend to do that. Haha!


This one is a bit more advanced... alfredo sauce is cooked from scratch, etc. Not just opening cans here ;) Use this link to access the recipe.


Bake the world a better place.

Thank you for stopping by,

Eva









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Tina Johnson
Tina Johnson
22 abr 2022

The Communion Cassarole is a winner on many levels. I will share a calorie laden and scrumptious Cordon Bleu cassarole recipe with you. Ahhh home made croutons, they have to be made in large batches here in my house, as I have a unique way of counting them out... perhaps you are familiar with my math? 1 for the cassarole, 1 for my mouth ;)

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