I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest and decided immediately that I just HAD to make it. Right away. One of the very few that I decide to make the same day I see it for the first time.
The picture looked delicious and after reading through the recipe for Amish Country Casserole, I reordered my day around going to the store to pick up two missing ingredients. And thus, we ate this for dinner the very same night.
I don’t know what hooked me on it, but simplicity is a key theme for me when it comes to cooking. Plus, it looked amazingly delicious and like something I thought my picky little toddler would try. (He started to put it in his mouth, then said “ow, no no no” and wouldn’t eat any of it. He’s so funny!)
SO HOW DID IT GO?
Mr. H actually liked the dish. I know it’s good when he willingly offers compliments without me having to ask what he thought of it. So this recipe is definitely a keeper. It actually reminds me of a potential base recipe for Johnny Machete. It also reminds me of a MUCH better version of hamburger helper.
I only made a couple of minor alterations to the recipe, neither of which hinders the outcome. The first is that I used multiple types of pasta. I had a few nearly empty boxes of different kinds of pasta. So we had a little mish-mash of different pastas. My other change was adding in mushrooms because I had some and they needed to be used.
I really loved this dish. It was hearty and filling. It made me go back for seconds, which is always a plus. And it makes a ton of food, which makes for great leftover freezer meals. Can we say win-win-win? YES WE CAN!
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