Make Your Own: Casserole


Grain + Protein + Vegetable + Seasoning + Topping

Make Your Own Casserole Recipe!

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Make My recipe

Grain – select ONE

  • 3 cups cooked whole-grain pasta (macaroni, penne, spiral, bow ties)
  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice

Protein – select ONE

  • 2 cups cooked dry beans or one can of beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cooked lean ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • 2 cups cooked and diced chicken, turkey, ham, lean beef or lean pork
  • 1½–2 cups cooked or canned fish, seafood


  • 2–3 cups sliced fresh zucchini or summer squash
  • 2–3 cups diced fresh tomatoes

Seasoning – select one or more

  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1–2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1–2 teaspoons mixed dried herbs (basil, thyme, oregano)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Topping – select one or more

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Swiss, cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup whole-grain bread or cracker crumbs


  1. Select food(s) from each category above.
  2. Combine in an oiled 2½ quart casserole dish.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° F for about 50 minutes to 1 hour OR microwave using 50% power for about 15–30 minutes, rotating or stirring as necessary. Heat until steaming hot (165°F) throughout.