Celebrating Casseroles and the Country Crock Stars Facebook Contest

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Celebrating Casseroles

The idea of casserole cooking as a one-dish meal became popular in America in the twentieth century, especially in the 1950s. Fast forward to today and consider the ease and versatility of the casserole, and you will find it really is a dish to be celebrated.

One of my favorite one pot casserole recipes is this Cheese Beef and Noodle Casserole. Here are five reasons why:

  1. made with just under 10 ingredients
  2. very easy to make
  3. a family friendly recipe
  4. tastes very good
  5. freezable meal

Casseroles offer such variety. There are so many types of casseroles. Staring with breakfast, there are baked egg casseroles with any combination of meats like ham and sausage. Add the hash browns and veggies and it becomes a one pot meal . With a little creativity, you can create casseroles like a Mexican egg bake by adding tomatoes, green chilies and hot pepper sauce.

Moving along to main dishes, casseroles offer a wide selection of types of fare – American, Italian, Mexican and more. For Italian casseroles you don’t have to look too far for recipes like Italian Spaghetti Bake, Lasagna and Manacotti. If youmexicanbeefandcorn prefer Mexican, casseroles like Chicken Enchilada Bake, Chili Chicken Enchiladas, and Beef Taco Bake have got you covered. Be sure to check out this Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole made with Country Crock® Spread (shown right). For American fare, there’s the Tuna Noodle Casserole, Shepherd’s Pie and good old Macaroni and Cheese.

Let’s not forget side dishes. You will find such a variety of potato casseroles like Au Gratin potatoes, scalloped potatoes and baked potatoes. In the mood for something sweet?  Sweet potato casserole dishes  like Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole and Mallow-topped Sweet Potato Casserole are more like sweet desserts. Add things like Country Crock buttered bread crumbs and vegetable casseroles like the Broccoli Cheddar Casserole and Butternut Squash Casseroles become fast favorite casserole side dishes.

If you like to make meals ahead, many types of casseroles can be frozen to save time in the kitchen on those busy nights when there is no time for cooking. Casseroles like baked Manicotti, Lasagna and Shepherd’s Pie can all be frozen for future meals – yet another great reason to celebrate the casserole!


Country Crock Stars Facebook Contest

Calling all Country Crock Stars! Visit Country Crock on Facebook and tell them why YOU are the craftiest casserole cook in town! There are lots of great prizes, with a grand prize of $5,000! There is no purchase necessary and this contest ends on 5/31.

Share a photo of your favorite casserole, and share in 100 words how you demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in the kitchen. Enter the contest by clicking here.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 10 and 13. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging, you can find her working at her son’s school, or behind the wheel of her car in the roll of “taxi driver”. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.

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  1. Vickie Couturier says

    I love to cook casseroles,they are so easy an usually a complete meal in one

  2. shelly peterson says

    This is an awesome contest! your Cheese Beef and Noodle Casserole sounds good and easy. thanks for sharing!

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