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. question for “regular casserole freezing persons” 🙂
    If you’re cooking something created with this fantastic chart, and want to freeze one for later…if you’re cooking from frozen, how much extra cooking time should you add? (would be handy to have on this chart for those days when my disorganization gets to the point where I haven’t decided what’s for supper yet, and it’s 4pm!)
    I love this chart!

    1. Robin, I usually thaw mine before I cook it. But if you wanted to cook it frozen I would guess that you would need add 10 or 15 minutes to the cooking time and check the middle to make sure it is thawed and cooked.

  2. I am 100% in LOVE w/ you!! I ADORE you!! Do you KNOW how much easier you’ve made my life now that I’ve found this little handy dandy chart?!!! The only problem is figuring out which one to try first!!
    SERIOUSLY…..if you are at a book signing in Virginia anytime soon & there is a chubby short gal w/ long red hair squealing & jumping up & down w/ tears in her eyes….that’s TOTALLY ME!! (your not gonna have a restraining order ready are you?!)

  3. Just wanted you to know that I Twittered your Casserole chart. I really love, love LOVE your easy recipes! Go ahead and go to Twitter @pojeda, and see my post! You will probably get a gazillion hits from this! Keep up the really wonderful, fantastic and great work!

    Absolutely love your blog!


  4. Love the casserole chart! I made country casserole for the fam the other night. It was a big hit. I just love casseroles. They’re great to freeze and just warm up when your short on time.


  5. Girl your chart rocks! I am going to print 2 copies! This is PERFECT for my 2 daughters with little ones! Nice and easy! Thank you so much!!!

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