Main Dishes

Thanksgiving in a Pan

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceAmber Pifer, Main Library (2006)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time35 minutes
Total time50 minutes

Ingredients

1
stuffing mix (6 oz. box)
2 1⁄2 c
cooked turkey (cubed or pulled)
2 c
frozen cut green beans (thawed)
1
turkey gravy (12 oz. jar)
 
black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare stuffing according to package. Transfer to a greased 11x7 baking dish. Top with turkey, beans, gravy and pepper. Cover and bake for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. 

Lamb & Spinach Casserole

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceDr. Al Bishop (1990)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
diced cooked lamb
1 cn
cream of mushroom soup
1⁄4 lb
sliced cheese
2 pk
frozen chopped spinach

Instructions

(All measurements are approximate and may be changed.) Dice leftover lamb. Cook spinach and drain. Layer ingredients in baking dish in following order: spinach, meat, soup and cheese. (Any kind of cheese may be used. I have used Velveeta, Swiss cheese and colby.) Bake in 350 degree oven, uncovered, until bubbly and the cheese is melted.

Upside Down Pizza

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMildred Harkrader (1992)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 lb
ground beef
1
onion (medium)
1 cn
pizza sauce (16-oz.)
1⁄2 t
garlic salt
1⁄4 t
oregano leaves
8 oz
mozzarella cheese (shredded)
2
eggs
1 c
milk
1 T
oil
1⁄2 t
salt
1 c
flour
1⁄2 c
Parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions

In a skillet, brown ground beef and onion together. Add pizza sauce, garlic, salt and oregano leaves to meat mixture. Mix mozzarella cheese, eggs, milk, oil, salt and flour together and pour over meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan at 350° for 45 minutes. 

Upside Down Casserole

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceLeslie Massey (1982)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
hamburger
1
onion
1 cn
tomato paste
 
garlic
 
Italian seasoning
1 pk
macaroni and cheese mix (1 box)
4
eggs
 
milk

Instructions

Brown hamburger and onion. Drain grease. Add tomato paste and 1 1/2 cans water. Season with garlic and Italian seasoning to taste. Arrange in the bottom of 2-quart casserole dish. Make macaroni and cheese according to box instructions. Spread over top of hamburger mixture. Beat 4 eggs with a little milk and a dash of salt and pepper. Pour over top of casserole. Bake in 350° oven for 40 to 50 minutes. Casserole can be served in casserole dish or inverted and served on a platter.

Sausage & Squash Casserole

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceSusan Schafer (1983)
Prep time25 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
sausage
1 clv
garlic (crushed)
4 c
summer squash (2 lbs, sliced)
1⁄2 c
dry bread crumbs
1⁄2 c
Parmesan cheese (grated)
1⁄2 c
milk
1 T
parsley (snipped)
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄2 t
dried oregano (crushed)
2
eggs (beaten)

Instructions

Cook sausage and garlic until meat is brown; drain off excess fat. Cook squash, covered, in small amount of water until tender; drain. Stir squash and next 6 ingredients into meat. Fold in eggs. Put in 10 x 6 x 1 1/2-inch baking dish. Bake at 325° for 25 to 30 minutes.

Malayan Chicken

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMary Ellen Jenkins (1987)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

 
Chicken parts (enough for 4 servings)
1⁄4 c
vegetable oil
1⁄2 c
orange juice (fresh)
1 t
ground ginger
1 t
salt
1⁄8 t
garlic powder
1 cn
sliced water chestnuts (small)
1 c
olives (coarse-cut, pitted, ripe)
1 c
dry white wine
2 T
cornstarch
2 T
water (cold)

Instructions

Heat oil and brown unfloured chicken parts completely. Reduce the heat to a minimum. Add everything but cornstarch and water. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, until fork-tender. Remove the chicken to a warmed plate and thicken the pan Juice with cornstarch mixed smooth in water, stirring over medium-low heat for about 4 minutes. Pour over chicken and serve with rice.

Good & Easy Chicken Casserole

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceJane Vollrath (1992)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time1 hour, 5 minutes
Total time1 hour, 35 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
onion (chopped)
1⁄2 c
celery (chopped)
2 T
butter (or margarine)
2 c
chicken (cooked, or turkey)
1 1⁄2 c
spaghetti (uncooked, broken into pieces)
 
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 cn
cream of chicken soup
2 c
chicken broth (preferably homemade)
1 cn
mushrooms (4.5-oz)
 
Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Sauté onion and celery in butter just until no longer crisp. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray, layer onion and celery on bottom, arrange chicken on top, then sprinkle broken spaghetti on top of chicken. Mix soup and broth; add seasonings to taste. (A few drops of red pepper sauce is nice.) Stir in mushrooms. Pour this mixture over spaghetti. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over all. Bake in 350° oven, covered, for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer.

Florida Keys Fish Bake

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceMary Ann Maginnity (1974)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

2 lb
Fish fillets
1⁄3 c
lime juice
 
Salt and pepper
3 t
water
1 c
flaked coconut
3 t
butter (or margarine)

Instructions

Cut fish into 1-inch squares. Place in 1-quart buttered baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour lime juice and water on fish. Dot with butter or margarine, sprinkle with coconut. Cover and bake in slow 325° oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Lazy-Day Stew

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMarcia Schmidt (1978)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time2 hours
Total time2 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 lb
raw beef cubes (or round steak)
 
potatoes (in large chunks)
 
carrots (in large chunks)
 
onions (in large chunks)
 
celery (in large chunks)
1 cn
tomato sauce (8-oz)
1 cn
water
1 t
sugar
 
Salt and pepper (to taste)
2 t
Quick Tapioca

Instructions

Arrange 2 pounds raw beef cubes or round steak in a roaster or casserole large enough to hold them in a single layer. Do not brown meat first. Put potatoes, carrots, onions and celery in layers on top of meat. Mix tomato sauce with 1 can of water and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Pour over meat and vegetables. Salt and pepper to taste. Scatter 2 teaspoons Quick Tapioca on top. Do not stir in. Seal roaster tightly in heavy foil. Place in 325° oven at least 2 hours. Do not open oven during recommended cooking time. When foil is removed, meat will be brown with gravy.

Easy Lasagne

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceHeather Phalen (1986)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time1 hour, 15 minutes
Total time1 hour, 35 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
water
32 oz
spaghetti sauce
12
lasagne noodles (UNCOOKED)
15 oz
ricotta cheese (softened)
8 oz
mozzarella (thinly sliced)
1⁄2 c
Parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions

Combine 1 1/2 cups of water with spaghetti sauce in a bowl. Cover bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with 1 1/2 cups sauce. Arrange 4 (uncooked) noodles on top of the sauce. Spread with half of the ricotta and half the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Add another layer of sauce, repeat layer of noodles and remaining ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan. Place last 4 noodles, cover with remaining sauce, spreading to cover noodles. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of Parmesan. Cover tightly with foil, set in a jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes, let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

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