My MIL came across a great cookbook recently, which she kindly passed along to me (THANK YOU!!). It is a treasure chest of awesome recipes, which I will most certainly be posting for you to try. I came across one that was meatless, and sounded delightful. I made some adjustments, tweaked it a bit, and ended up creating an entirely different (but fun) casserole that is absolutely worth trying! I love that many of the ingredients were already in my pantry (begging to be used before expiring). Let me know how my twist on the recipe turns out for you!
Steph's Antipasto Casserole
- 2 cups of frozen shredded potatoes/hash browns, thawed
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 1 cup of roasted red peppers, chopped (you can either roast them yourself or use from a jar)
- 1 small can of sliced ripe black olives (or roughly 1/2 cup of whole black olives, chopped/sliced)
- 1/4 cup of grated (or shredded) parmesan cheese
- 1-1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 can of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- oil or butter
1. Preheat oven to 375º
2. Saute onions in oil or butter for about 3 minutes, until tender. Add hash browns/potatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Combine artichokes, red peppers, olives, parmesan cheese, soup and garlic in a bowl. Add hash brown/onion mixture. Mix together.
4. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon hash brown mixture into the pan. Top with bread crumbs.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
You know I'm all about the cheese - so feel free to add more Parmesan on top. Mozzarella or cheddar would also taste great, but the next time I make this, I will be topping it with either Feta or Chevre. Since many of the ingredients are of a Mediterranean influence, I have a hunch that the Feta/Chevre would be delicious on top!
This smells absolutely fantastic as it is baking. By the time it came out of the oven, I couldn't wait for it to cool down before taking my first bite (which I later regretted...burnt tongue and all...). Serve this with a salad and crusty bread. This would also make a good side dish along a larger main meal for a dinner party.
Would love to hear about YOUR Meatless Meal adventures! Don't be shy - send me your recipes!