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What are the best ingredients to use in quick, easy casserole recipes?

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Quick and easy casseroles often include meat, rice, pasta, cheese and vegetables and vary depending on whether the dish is being served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Food Network, Kraft and Fooducate all offer recipes for a variety of simple casseroles.

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What are the best ingredients to use in quick, easy casserole recipes?
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The Food Network offers a recipe for a Chicken and Rice Casserole that uses sautéed onions, cheddar, chicken, cream of celery soup and mayonnaise, among other ingredients. Everything is combined then placed in a dish and baked until bubbly.

The Food Network also provides a recipe for the popular Green Bean Casserole. In it, the cook combines onions, mushrooms, green beans, broth and cream of mushroom soup, then tops the dish with cheese. This recipe needs a combined baking time of only 30 minutes.

Kraft's Swiss'n Chicken Casserole requires only seven ingredients. The recipe instructs the cook to combine the chicken, croutons, cheese, milk and other ingredients, then bake for 40 minutes. The site offers variations for those who wish to save time or make a healthier version.

Vegans may enjoy Fooducate's Spinach, Lentil & Wild Rice Casserole. The dish combines lentils and wild rice with several vegetables and a variety of seasonings. After sautéing the solid ingredients, the cook blends raw cashews with almond milk, soy sauce and garlic to create a cashew cream to bind the dish together.

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