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Basic Leftover Casserole

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Category: Casseroles

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c Cooked pasta OR
  • -rice
  • 2 c Leftover cooked chicken OR
  • -turkey OR
  • -beef
  • 2 c Frozen vegetables (your
  • -choice)
  • -Add-ins -
  • 1 Chopped onion
  • 1 -3 minced cloves garlic
  • -frozen pearl onions
  • -minced shallots
  • -sliced leeks (1 bunch)
  • -(any of these will add a
  • -sharper taste to the
  • -casserole. Use them all
  • -you want!)
  • -Sauce:
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 2 c Milk OR
  • 1 c Milk AND
  • 1 -2 c sharp grated cheese
  • -salt and pepper to taste
  • -Nutmeg, for cheese sauce
  • -curry powder, if you add
  • -sherry,
  • -white wine, or vermouth,
  • -no more than 1/4 c.
  • -Other optional
  • -seasonings:
  • -Italian Seasoning
  • -Cajun Seasoning


Take the pasta or rice, the meat, and the veggies, and dump them into a 9x9
baking dish. Make the sauce by melting the butter in a medium saucepan
over low heat. If you want to saute the onions or garlic or whatever add-in
you're using, use one more Tbsp butter. Add the flour and stir until
completely mixed into a thick paste. Add the milk and slowly bring to a
boil. Lower heat and cook just until thick. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove the sauce from the heat. Add cheese if making a cheese sauce. Stir
until melted. Add desired seasonings to taste. Pour over top of casserole
mixture and stir gently until mixed well. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Let stand about 10 minutes before serving. This is a great way to use up
leftovers, and it's different every time you make it because you improvise.
Very easy, too, and it freezes well as long as you're not using a very hard
cheese (hard cheeses will separate and the oil will float to the top. Use a
breadcrumb topping if you've got a craving for Jarlsberg or Gruyere or

* The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627 Posted by FAYLEN


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