Mix-n-Match Skillet Meals

513kC5rETPLThis is a great recipe to keep on hand for using up your various dinner leftovers (ham, turkey, veggies, rice, etc.).

I actually keep a copy of this taped to the inside of my pantry door at all times. It’s not only easy, it also saves money by allowing you to choose ingredients already on hand without a last minute dash to the store for some forgotten item.

This recipe is adapted from my book, Mix & Match Recipes: Creative Ideas for Busy Kitchens.


Mix-n-Match Skillet Meals

Choose one (1) food from each of the following groups:

Breads and Cereals (1 cup raw)

  • Macaroni

  • Spaghetti

  • Rice (white or brown)

  • Noodles

  • Bulgar

  • Any pasta

Sauce (1 can soup plus 1.5 cans milk, broth or water)

  • Cream of Mushroom

  • Cream of Celery

  • Cream of Chicken

  • Cream of Potato

  • Tomato Soup

  • French Onion Soup

Protein (1 pound or 1 cup cooked)

  • Chopped beef

  • Chopped pork or ham

  • Ground beef or turkey

  • Chicken

  • Turkey

  • Tuna

  • Salmon

  • Mackerel

  • Cooked dry beans

  • Frankfurters

  • Keilbasa

 

Vegetables (1.5 to 2 cups canned, cooked or raw)

  • Carrots

  • Peas

  • Corn

  • Green beans

  • Lima beans

  • Broccoli

  • Spinach

  • Mixed vegetables

  • Celery

  • Green Pepper

  • Whatever you have around

1/2 to 1 cup cheese (any kind) can be stirred into sauce at the end of the cooking time.

  1. Choose one food from each of the four groups above.

  2. Stir together in skillet.

  3. Season to taste with salt, pepper, soy sauce, onion flakes, garlic, or whatever spices you enjoy.

  4. Bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce heat to lowest setting.

  6. Cover pan and simmer 30 minutes until pasta or rice is tender.

  7. Stir occasionaly to prevent rice and pasta from sticking.

  8. Stir in cheese, if desired.

  9. Serve.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

To Bake in Oven: Mix all ingredients in casserole dish and cover tightly; bake at 350 F for one hour.

~Debi

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5 responses to “Mix-n-Match Skillet Meals

  1. Nice site! Mix and Match’s casserole is an adaption of one from a book Campbell’s soup put out in the 60’s. I love it and made it a lot when my kids were growing up.

    Instead of using cheese for a topping, though, I cut the cheese up and mixed it in the casserole. Then I made a topping from either buttered crushed crackers, buttered bread crumbs or crushed potato chips. My husband especially likes the chips with tuna casseroles.

  2. I will have to paste this on my pantry door too. Great tool.

  3. I agree, love this site.

  4. The main thing i’m enjoying while reading your blog is the way you write, you are a really charismatic person and your posts are wonderful, keep it up!

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