Welcome Back to ‘Will It Casserole?’

Welcome Back to ‘Will It Casserole?’

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Will It Casserole?, the column where we see what meals, dishes, and cuisines can be re-imagined and transformed into casseroles (or hot dishes, depending on where you’re from). It has been a while — nearly two years — since I took a reader-sourced concept and turned it into a casserole, and I miss being bossed around.

The last casserole I made was this tater tot-topped shepherd’s pie, and it was good, but I need a challenge, an esoteric concept, a foodie fever dream to transform into a multi-tiered hot dish. Something like Garth’s Breakfast Bowl, a cheese plate, or an entire cookout.

Here’s where you come in. If you’ve been hanging around Skillet for a few years, you might remember the reader-sourced aspect of this column. It’s pretty simple: I suggest a few casserole ideas, and y’all comment below with your own, or add notes and make suggestions for mine. I then read the comments, pick my favourite, make it a casserole, and share the recipe.

As always, I have a few notions to get you started, most of which I thought of long ago, but never brought to fruition:

  • Grilled cheese & tomato soup casserole: There are a couple of different ways we could construct this, but I imagining lots of crusty bread, lots of different cheeses, and a tomato soup reduction.
  • French onion soup casserole: Similar to the above, but with an insane amount of caramelised onions, and a beef base instead of tomato (obviously).
  • Trader Joe’s casserole: I’d like to see what kind of casserole I could build using only Trader Joe’s products — bonus if they all come from the frozen section.
  • Taco Bell casserole: All Taco Bell items are basically a rearrangement of the same five ingredients, so I see no reason why a casserole wouldn’t work. We could build it out of actual Taco Bell items, homemade dupes, or a mix of the two.

You get the idea. Please drop your own casserole ideas below, and like your favourites. I can’t guarantee I will make the one with the most likes, but it’s a reasonably safe bet.

Have a food-related question, comment, or complaint? Email Claire at [email protected]. (And be nice.)


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