As a child, I remember with great fondness the casserole combos my mom would make so often for our family's dinner. And why not, everyone knows that One-Dish meals are a mom's best friend. One casserole that came into our weekly rotation quite often was Mac & Cheese, a pound of ground beef and a box of frozen spinach, all tossed together with some shredded cheese melted on top, a kind of "knock-off" Hamburger Helper.
Now, the dish below happened entirely by accident; the result of combining several random recipes all into one. The outcome: a delicious dish of comfort food that unintentionally pays tribute to the homey casserole from my childhood!
Here's how it's done... Let's go back
I have tried the Tempeh Helper from the PPK blog:
This was delicious, and truly mimicked the Hamburger Helper from a box (circa early 80s), which was a steadfast staple of my childhood. One thing I also
I cut the directions for the Mac & Cheese four (4) servings in HALF, to make the perfect portion for my casserole. To make sure the cheese sauce is extra smooth, I pureed the powder with the liquid in my blender before boiling and adding the noodles. When noodles are cooked, stir in 1 10 oz package of frozen spinach, thawed, and 4 triangles of Hot Sauce Glazed Tempeh, crumbled. Toss in a small handful (or two) of shredded Daiya cheddar, and you're good to go. ^_^