Broccoli & Ham Hot Dish

Debbie Says: A great old dish.  You can use plain or crinkle cut french fries for a fun variation.

Broccoli & Ham Hot Dish
Recipe type: Sides
Cook time: 
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  • 1 bag French fries, frozen
  • 1 sm. box frozen broccoli pieces, thawed & drained
  • 2 c. ham, cubed
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 c. milk
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large casserole dish or 9″x13″ baking dish.
  2. Layer frozen french fries, broccoli & cubed ham evenly on the bottom of your dish/pan.
  3. Mix soup, mayonnaise & milk together. Pour evenly over other ingredients in baking dish. Spread cheese evenly on top.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until warmed thoroughly.

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Cheesy Rice Casserole

Marilyn Says: This is a great side dish – goes well with ham.

Cheesy Rice Casserole
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cook time: 
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  • 1 c. raw long grain rice
  • ¾ lb. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ¾ lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 7 oz. green chilies, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Bring to a boil 2 c. water (½ tsp salt added). Add rice; stir well & cover. When it comes to a boil, turn to low & cover for 50 minutes without lifting the lid.
  2. Spray a 3 qt. oven-proof casserole with nonstick vegetable spray. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes uncovered. Serve hot as a side dish.


Mexican Lasagna

Submitted by Michelle Fawver
Serves 6-8


2 pkg corn tortillas (18) 1 tsp black pepper
1 lb. ground beef, browned & drained 1 tsp cumin
16 oz. chopped tomatoes, drained 1½ c. Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tbsp chili powder 1½ c. Mozzarella cheese
1 tsp red pepper 16 oz. cottage cheese
2 eggs, beaten black olives (garnish)
green onions (garnish)


  1. Line bottom of 13″x9″ pan with half the tortillas.  Combine ground beef, tomatoes, & seasonings.  Spread on top of tortillas.  
  2. Add another layer of tortillas.  Mix cottage cheese, 1 c. Cheddar, 1 c. Mozzarella, eggs; spread on top of tortillas.  
  3. Bake at 350°F for 30 – 40 minutes. Remove from oven & top with remaining cheeses. 
  4. Garnish with chopped green onions & black olives.

Fiesta Burritos

Submitted by Monica Fawver
Serves 8


4 tbsp oil 8 10″ flour tortillas
2 tbsp garlic 4 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded
3 c. cooked chicken, cubed 1½ c salsa, divided
1 can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese soup 1 box Spanish rice, prepared
16 oz. black beans


  1. In a large frying pan, saute the garlic in the oil.  Add the chicken, 1 c. salsa, Spanish rice, & black beans.  Simmer for about 5 minutes or until filling is hot.  
  2. Warm tortillas in the microwave for 1 minute.  Roll ¾ c. filling and ½ c. cheese in each tortilla. 
  3. Place the burritos in a baking dish. Combine the cheddar cheese soup & ½ c. salsa. Pour over burritos. 
  4. Bake in 350°F oven for 20 – 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Chef’s Note: You can also use Monterey Jack cheese or a blend – either work great.

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