Southern Plate’s Handy Dandy Casserole Chart

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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!

*Click on the chart below to open up a printer friendly and higher resolution version of the chart.*
Click on the chart to open up a printer friendly and higher resolution version of the chart.

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!

*Please feel free to post a link to this post on your site or blog, but please do not post the actual chart without permission.

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  1. Christy, this is beautiful. I added this chart to to a mix and match soup chart I got from a cookbook a few years ago. Your chart came in over the weekend when I found myself low on money and needing to prepare a dish for church potluck. I wanted to use what I had on hand and was able to come up with some ideas thanks to the casserole chart. I took frozen mixed veggies and added a can of white corn, a can of cream of mushroom soup, cup of grated sharp cheddar, a little mayo, liberal grinding of black pepper, some garlic powder, and a dash of Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning. I topped with some French fried onions I had stashed (out of crackers). I mixed it up Saturday night and baked Sunday morning. It turned out great and everyone loved it. Thanks again for a wonderful idea.

  2. I experimented with you chart tonight. I went Mexican & used cubed chicken, Nacho Cheese soup, whole wheat penne, Mexican veggies that included black beans, corn, onions & peppers, some Velveeta chunks, & topped with some crushed tortilla chips. It was great! Also served with some sour cream dollops. Thanks. 🙂

  3. Great chart! I just found your blog and LUV it! I am a casserole ‘FREAK”! They are SO easy and that’s great on a busy night….

  4. Thanks so much for the handy dandy chart. It will come in handy when I don’t know what to fix for dinner. Enjoy your site sooo much.

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