Ramblings of a Techno-Viking

Easy Casserole

This is an easy, tasty, and filling dish that is harder to describe than to make, since I don't measure and don't make it quite the same twice.

Sauce:

  • 1 can Condensed cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup
  • 1/2 can milk (see below for amount)

Meat:

  • 1-3 cups leftover chicken or turkey, diced or 2 cans tuna

Cheese:

  • 1/2-2 cups Cheddar, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and/or other cheese that readily melts (a small portion can be a cheese that doesn't melt easily)

Starch:

  • Several small-medium potatoes, cleaned and sliced or 2 cups elbow macaroni (increase milk to 1 can)

Optional:

  • Mushrooms, either canned or fresh
  • 1/2 cup Ham, Salami, Bacon, or Pepperoni
  • Frozen peas (add late in cooking)
  • Other vegetable
  • Diced onion
  • spice to taste (The soup and accent meat tend to be salty, so additional salt is rarely needed.)

Mix the ingredients together in slow-cooker or a 3-quart microwaveable casserole. Cover and slow cook or microwave (uncovered potato, covered macaroni) until the starch is desired consistency, stirring occasionally. 5 hours for slow cooker, 30-45 minutes for microwave.