Italian Casserole

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8 oz Skinner Trio Italiano noodles, cooked and drained
2 cups Hunts Roasted Garlic and Onion Pasta Sauce
1 cup Ragu Alfredo Creamy Basil
1/4 cup ricotta
1/4 cup Kraft Italian 5 Cheese Shreds

Topping
1 cup Kraft Mozzarella shreds
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup Kraft Italian 5 Cheese Shreds
1/3 cup  Japanese style Panko bread crumbs

Mix all base ingredients well.
Can also add 1/2 lb browned Sweet Italian Sausage
Pour into casserole dish (I used 2 separate dishes since I wanted one veggie, one meat) Blend topping ingredients, reserving Panko.                                                                         Layer topping over base.
Panko bread crumbs are the final top layer.

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Copycat Recipe for Olive Garden Ziti Al Forno- several versions online, I changed a few ingredients to suit our taste. I think I will add canned mushrooms and chopped black olives next time.

Fancy Corn Pudding

1 egg

1 can reg corn, drained

1 can creamed corn

4 oz mild green chilies, drained

1/4 cup pimentos, drained

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

1/2 stick melted margarine

1/4 cup frozen onions, thawed

1/2 cup cream cheese (whipped version)

1/4 cup cottage cheese

1/4 cup sour cream

1 pkg cornbread

1/4 cup sugar

 

Mix all ingredients.

Bake in buttered  8 X 8 casserole dish at 350 for 80-90 minutes.

Allow to cool at least  15 minutes before serving.

 

 

Cornbread Veg-All Casserole

1  7oz cornbread mix package

1 stick margarine, melted

1/2  cup sour cream

1 cup mozzarella  or cheddar jack shredded cheese

2 eggs

1 small can green chilies, drained

1 can creamed corn, undrained OR 1 can  reg corn, drained

1 can Veg-all, drained

 

 

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix all ingredients , stirring well.

Pour into 2.5 qt casserole.

Cover with foil until last 10 minutes.

Bake for 75 minutes.

Let rest for 10 minutes after removing from oven.

Top each serving with dab of sour cream, with chopped tomatoes and black olives.

Can also add in 1/2 cup thawed frozen broccoli or cauliflower, etc.

 

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