Casseroles are a great supper idea because you can make them with any ingredients you want, they are easy to throw together, and they can easily be made with leftovers. There are hundreds of different casserole recipes out there, if not thousands.
In fact, the most difficult thing about making a casserole may be deciding which ingredients you want to include. Well, we have an easy one we recommend which calls for just four simple ingredients and can be prepared in minutes.
Finding easy casserole recipes is the key to making dinner easy. Casseroles are filling and hearty, so they can satisfy your family without a lot of effort. When you have a packed schedule, the last thing you want to do is add something else to do with a difficult dinner.
This recipe, of course, still requires some effort, but at the end of the day it's a lot easier than most dinner recipes out there. Sit back and let this one cook, knowing that you're going to serve your family a nutritious and suitable dinner. They'll probably want seconds and even thirds!
Easy Supper Casserole
The casserole we have here requires ground beef, white rice, French onion soup, and French-fried onion rings.
Start by browning the beef and placing it in a buttered baking dish. The rice can go in uncooked as the addition of the onion soup and water will have it ready by the time you take it out of the oven. Once the dish is baked, sprinkle the onion rings over the top and get ready for a meal your family or guests are sure to enjoy.
This is a great dish because you can make so many variations on it. One option is to add vegetables. Green beans, peppers, and peas will all make the perfect complement to this meal. While onion rings can be bought frozen from the store, you can also make them yourself. This can be done by dipping onions into a mix that consists of flour, baking soda, breadcrumbs, egg, and various seasonings. The coated onions are then cooked to perfection in a deep fryer.
Experimenting with different types of soups, meats, and rice can also change the flavor of the dish making it completely different, but still offering the simplicity of a meal with minimal ingredients and preparation needed.
Other Casserole Ideas for Supper
When it comes to casseroles for dinner, the sky is the limit. In addition to this easy casserole recipe, here are some other dishes that can be made with the right mix of ingredients.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Bubble Up Bake: With bacon and chicken as the main ingredients, you just can’t go wrong. Biscuits and cheese are added to give this meal a hearty texture and ranch and broccoli are included to up the flavor and health quotient.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole: Why not make it spicy? This casserole is just packed with ethnic delights like avocado, beans, pepper, onion, chilis, tacos, cheese, and enchilada sauce. It makes for a dinner that is sure to pack a punch and delight your family.
Philly Cheesesteak Casserole: A takeoff on the Philly cheesesteak sandwich, this casserole includes steak, peppers, and cheese folded into a toasted hoagie and baked for the family to share.
Chicken Alfredo Bake: If you are a fan of chicken alfredo, you will love this casserole that combines all the melt in your mouth ingredients like chicken, pasta, alfredo sauce, and plenty of mozzarella.
When it comes to making a casserole for your family, you can take it in any direction you please. Start off with our simple four-ingredient recipe and make the variations that will please your family for a meal they are sure to enjoy. What will you be adding to make your dish unique?Print
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- ¼ cup uncooked white rice
- 1 (10 ounce) can French onion soup
- 1 (2.8 ounce) can french-fried onion rings
1. Brown ground beef; drain and place in a buttered 7 x 11-inch baking dish.
2. Add the rice, onion soup and ½ cup water.
3. Cover and bake at 325°F for 40 minutes.
4. Uncover and sprinkle onion rings over top.
5. Return to oven for 10 minutes.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 50 Minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: casserole ideas for supper, easy supper casserole
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