Easy Sausage Casserole

Abby Maxwell, Story County


1 lb. Italian sausage

1 can cream of celery soup

1 can milk

1-1/2 c. white rice

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brown sausage. Add all ingredients to a 1-1/2 quart baking dish and mix. Cover dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Mom’s Noodle Casserole

Patricia Baumler, Fayette County


2 c. egg noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained

1 lb. ground beef, 3 cans drained tuna, 2 c. cubed ham or any leftover cooked chicken or turkey

1 c. cubed Velveeta cheese

1 (10.5 oz.) cream of chicken, mushroom or celery soup

1/2 soup can milk

Soda crackers, crushed


Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all ingredients except crackers and butter in a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. Generously sprinkle crushed soda crackers over the top and then slices of butter on the cracker crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Delicious way to use leftover meat!

Easy Cheesy Burger Soup

LuAnn Petersen, Shelby County


1 tbsp. butter

1 c. diced carrot

1/2 c. diced celery

1/2 onion, chopped

4 c. chicken broth 

2 or 3 large potatoes, peeled and diced

1 tsp. dried parsley

1 lb. ground beef, browned

1 c. milk

1 c. Velveeta, cubed

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: Melt butter in a soup pot. Add carrots, celery and onion, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken broth, potatoes and dried parsley. Cook about 10 minutes. Turn heat to low.  Add ground beef, milk and cheese. Makes about 6 cups.

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