I can’t lay claim to this.  I have no idea where it came from.  I think the Internet…somewhere…  It has served me well (with my own modifications) over the years.



1 can cream of mushroom soup, OR
1 can cheddar cheese soup, OR
1 can cream of chicken soup, OR
1 can cream of celery soup, OR
2 14.5 oz. cans seasoned diced tomatoes
2 c. cooked cubed chicken or turkey, OR
2 c. cooked cubed roast beef, OR
2 c. cubed ham, OR
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained, OR
2 c. cubed smoked sausage, OR
12 oz. can tuna, drained and flaked, OR
1 can of beans
Vegetables – 1.5 c. of any combination of the following:
whole kernel corn,
baby peas,
cut green beans,
chopped spinach,
frozen cauliflower florets,
chopped broccoli,
grated zucchini,
frozen mixed vegetables
1 c. uncooked rice (white)
2 c. uncooked elbow macaroni (my favourite is whole wheat macaroni)
3 c. uncooked small pasta shells
4 c. uncooked wide egg noodles
Extras – choose one or more (I like to add at least two):
4 oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained (or a cup or so fresh)
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped bell pepper
8 oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained
4 oz. can green chilies
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 c. chopped olives
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1/2 c. grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan, etc.)
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1 c. crushed crackers (saltines, etc.)
1 c. stuffing mix
1 c. crushed croutons
1 c. crushed potato chips
1 c. crushed tortilla chips
1 c. Chinese fried noodles


THE Recipe!
1 c. sour cream (or yogurt)
1 c. milk
1 c. water
salt and pepper to taste
one sauce
one protein
one vegetable
one starch
one or two extras (optional)
one or two toppings


Preheat oven to 350F Grease 9 x 13″ pan.  Mix together sour cream, milk, water, sallt and pepper with sauce.  Stir in protein, vegetables, starch and extra ingredients. Pour into baking dish and slip a cookie sheet over top to cover while baking.  Bake covered, for 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Remove cover and sprinkle on topping ingredients.  Bake another 10 minutes, uncovered.

For the casserole in the photo I used:

  • 2 large diced cooked chicken breasts,
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes,
  • 1 c. water,
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt,
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning,
  • 1 1/2 c. green beans,
  • 2 c. GF macaroni,
  • 4 sliced mushrooms,
  • 1/4 c. sliced celery,
  • 1/4 c. chopped sweet pepper,
  • 1 c. crushed sweet potato crackers.

Enjoy! 🙂

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