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Potluck Casserole Recipe

Potluck Casserole Recipe

Whenever I take this dish to picnics and potlucks—which is quite often—everyone compares it to tuna noodle casserole. It reminds folks of Mom.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook:: 45 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless pork, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups cooked noodles
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned or plain dry bread crumbs

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork over medium-high heat on all sides 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add celery, onion and water; cover and simmer 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Remove skillet from heat; add noodles, soup, peas, salt if desired and pepper.
  • 3. Transfer to an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until meat is tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One 1-cup serving (prepared with yolk-free noodles, low-fat soup and plain bread crumbs and without salt) equals 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable; also, 244 calories, 440 mg sodium, 51 mg cholesterol, 26 gm carbohydrate, 22 gm protein, 5 gm fat.