Southern Plate’s Handy Dandy Casserole Chart
I created this chart for you all to use as inspiration. It is meant as a handy helper, giving you ideas and a formula to create your own casseroles. My Country Casserole and Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole both follow this charts guidelines.
Simply choose an ingredient from each column in the amounts specified, prepare according to directions and POOF! Dinner!
There are many ways to personalize this. Note that the toppings column is optional and any of these would be great as a meatless dish as well. I often double the vegetables and leave out the meat for a great side dish at family reunions and potlucks.
This is just a starting point to help get you going with your own casserole creations. Add your own favorite ingredients to the list and get creative! The possibilities are endless!
Casseroles are a quick, easy, and economical way to feed your family. I very rarely make just one casserole. Oftentimes it costs only slightly more to make two meals out of one effort. Casseroles are easily stored in the freezer when spooned into gallon sized ziploc bags. Simply flatten the bag to take up less room and freeze! Thaw casserole in bag overnight in the fridge before pouring into your casserole dish and baking up a fresh, hot dinner!
Please keep your own family’s personal taste in mind when creating your casseroles and HAVE FUN! Let me know what you come up with!