Broccoli Casserole

Awhile back, the church my husband’s family attends in Oregon put together a recipe book as a fundraiser for the church.  It is a professionally printed and bound book, Generations of Cherished Recipes from St. Thomas Becket Parishioners.  My mother-in-law gave me a copy for Christmas because the family submitted heavily, so it was her way of passing on a lot of their family recipes to me.  So I’m going to periodically publish some of the recipes bestowed upon me and spread the love!

Submitted by Marilyn Braunger (my grandmother-in-law!)
Serves 4


10 oz. frozen broccoli (1 pkg) 1 pint cottage cheese
1 egg, beaten 1 pkg saltine crackers
1 cube butter or margarine 1 pkg Lipton Onion Soup mix


  1. Broccoli by sk8geek on FlickrMelt butter.  Mash crackers.  Mix together.  
  2. Cook broccoli as directed on package.  Do not drain the broccoli.  
  3. Mix everything together and bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes until brown on top.

Baked Eyeballs Casserole

From Favorite Brand Name Recipes, Vol. 7, No. 70, October 12, 2004.
Serves 8


1 jar (27.5 oz.) Prego© Hearty Meat Sauce – Authentic Italian Sausage 15 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese
¾ c. grated Parmesan cheese 8 c. hot cooked bow tie pasta (about 7 c. uncooked)
8 oz. small fresh mozzarella balls (about 1″) 2 tbsp sliced pitted ripe olives


  1. Spray 3 qt. shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix 1½ c. sauce, ricotta cheese, ½ c. Parmesan cheese & pasta in prepared dish.  Spread remaining sauce over pasta mixture.  Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.  Cover.
  3. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until hot.
  4. Arrange cheese balls randomly over pasta mixture.  Place sliced olive on each cheese ball.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Chef’s Note: If fresh mozzarella balls are not available, substitute 1 package (8 oz.) fresh mozzarella.  Cut crosswise into thirds.  Cut each third in 6 wedges, for triangle shaped eyes.

Chili Cheese Taco Casserole

Terrific for a large group as a main entree or a meaty side dish!

Chili Cheese Taco Casserole
Recipe type: Casseroles
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
  • 1 lb. seasoned ground beef, cooked & drained
  • 3 c. chili-cheese corn chips
  • 11 oz. mexicorn (drained)
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Heat oven to 375°F & use an 8″ square baking dish. Mix cooked beef & corn together & spread half on bottom of dish.
  2. Top that with half of the corn chips & cheese. Add another layer of the beef & corn.
  3. Cover with foil & bake about 30 minutes.
  4. Add another layer of corn chips & cheese & bake about another 5-10 minutes uncovered until cheese is melted.


Eggplant Casserole

Serves 6
5.8 effective grams of net grams of carbohydrates per serving.


4 c. eggplant, sliced thin 10 oz. provolone cheese, sliced
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded 1lb. lean ground beef
½ c. chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 c. mushrooms, sliced ½ c. celery, chopped
1 tsp Italian seasoning 16 oz. Low Carb Spaghetti sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Saute lean ground beef in frying pan with mushrooms, garlic, onion, celery & Italian seasonings. Fry until the meat is no longer pink. Drain any excess oil & remove. 
  3. Peel eggplant & slice it very thin.
  4. Grease bottom & sides of a 9″x13″ glass baking dish with olive oil on bottom & sides. Layer half the eggplant on bottom of pan. Sprinkle eggplant with additional Italian seasoning if desired. 
  5. Layer half of the meat mixture, half of the sauce & half of the provolone (lasagna style). Repeat layering with remaining eggplant, meat, sauce & provolone.
  6. Spread mozzarella over the top of the casserole, cover with foil & bake for approximately 45 minutes or until done, taking foil off last 5-10 minutes to brown.

TexMex Casserole

Submitted by Foghorn Leghorn
Serves 6


1 can enchilada sauce 1 can chopped green chilies
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 1 lb. ground beef
1 pack of taco seasoning 1 pack of Mozzarella/Cheddar Grated Cheese
1 bag of White Corn Tostitos ½ chopped onion


  1. Cook hamburger meat & onion & taco seasoning. 
  2. Drain meat & onions & place into bowl add cream of mushroom soup & enchilada sauce. 
  3. Add chilies & make sure it stirred up well. 
  4. Place tortilla chips into a casserole pan & place ingredients from bowl in on top of chips. 
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F for 10-15 minutes. 
  6. Place shredded cheese on top of meat mixture in casserole dish; place into the oven & when cheese is melted take out of oven.