Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Casserole Tips

I love church potlucks because you get to try so many different casseroles!  Church ladies are the best cooks and they really get creative with those one dish wonders.

Below are a few tips to help you shine at the next potluck.

1. The topping is my favorite part of the casserole.  Try different cheeses like pepper jack or one of the new cheese blends that they keep coming out with.  If you like a crunchy topping, try seasoned stuffing bread cubes, cheese flavored crackers, chicken flavored crackers, tortilla chips, potato chips, pretzels, bacon, French fried onions, the list is endless.

2.  Always spray your casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray for easy clean up.

3.  To save time when making a casserole, chop the vegetables up ahead of time or purchase pre-cut  vegetables at the grocery store.

4.  When freezing a casserole, leave the topping off.  Add the topping before cooking it.

5.  For food safety, defrost your casserole in the refrigerator and not on the counter. 

6.  Add 15 to 20 minutes extra cooking time if you take a casserole from the refrigerator to the oven.

7.  Make 2 casseroles at the same time.  Eat one and freeze one for later. 

Check back on Friday, for 
 my Chili Rellenos Casserole recipe! 

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  1. Church ladies definitely know how to cook! Your casserole looks delicious and the ones at our church are also, always something different!

  2. This is so beautiful and I’m sure it’s all super delicious! Looks so pretty, so good and sounds so awesome!