Saturday, November 15, 2014

Broccoli Casserole and Green Bean Casserole Thanksgiving Recipes

While the choice of vegetable sides and casseroles for Thanksgiving dinner are endless, the two mainstay vegetable casserole dishes that are often brought by guests to a Thanksgiving dinner are broccoli and rice casserole or green bean casserole. 


Perhaps the popularity in these dishes lie in the fact that, after enduring some travel to the family-designated Thanksgiving dinner home, both can be quickly reheated without tasting as though they were reheated.


Here are two quick and easy recipes for Broccoli & Rice Casserole and Green Bean Casserole:




15 Minute Broccoli & Rice Casserole Recipe:



 
Ingredients:

1 Head of fresh broccoli or 1 bag/box of frozen broccoli florets

2 Cans of Campbell's Chicken and Rice Condensed Soup (original, not fat free or low sodium)

1 Can of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese

1 lb Block of Sharp Cheddar

 

Directions:

Cut the spears off the fresh head of broccoli, discard the thick stalk.

Place the fresh broccoli spears or frozen broccoli florets in a (1 1/2 - 2 qt) microwave safe casserole dish.

Pour just enough water into the casserole dish to cover the broccoli.

Cook in the microwave until the water comes to a boil.  Continue cooking at a boil for 5 minutes.

Let the broccoli stand in the hot water until the water cools down enough to safely handle.

Slice the block of cheddar cheese into flat rectangles while broccoli is cooling.

Poor out as much water as you can without losing any broccoli - DO NOT USE A COLANDER.

Poor in the two cans of Chicken and Rice Soup and can of Cheddar Cheese. 

Stir ingredients until even.

Place back in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes.
Stir ingredients again.

Place cheddar cheese rectangles on top of the mixed ingredients.

Microwave for 2 minutes or until cheese begins to melt.



15 Minute Green Bean Casserole:

Ingredients:

1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/2 Cup Milk

1 lb Fresh Green Beans or Frozen Cut Green Beans (let thaw)

1 Cup French Fried Onions

 
Directions:

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees

Cut the ends off the fresh green beans

Place the fresh green beans or frozen cut green beans in a (1 1/2 - 2 qt) microwave safe casserole dish.

Pour just enough water into the casserole dish to cover the green beans.

Cook in the microwave until the water comes to a boil.

Drain in a colander.  Return green beans to casserole dish.

Poor in the can of Cream of Mushroom soup and milk.

Stir ingredients until even.

Place back in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes.

Add 1/2 cup french fried onions.

Stir ingredients again.

Place 1/2 cup french fried onions on top of casserole.

Place casserole in oven for 3 minutes.