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One of my favorite childhood meals, and a dish that my Grandma always made! It’s simple, delicious, and hearty! My Grandma’s Soup-to-Nuts Casserole comes together fast, and feeds a crowd. It’s a great weeknight dinner that’s always a hit.
WOW – where is time going? I honestly can’t believe we’re this far into 2017, or that we’re this far into summer. I almost don’t feel like summer has even started, and yet it’s mid-July. What happened?
If you’ve got kids, you’re probably thinking about back-to-school, and maybe you’re feeling like the school year is overdue to start. Haha, just kidding. 🙂 When I was at Walmart over the weekend to pick up groceries, I grabbed a few cans of Campbell’s® soups, and I threw together one of my childhood favorite meals that is going to be a life-saver for a simple weeknight dinner when your schedule changes in the fall!
A lot of my friends’ kids are heading back to school in mid-August already. You’re probably prepping for a completely different routine, much more structured than you’ve enjoyed during the summer, and my Grandma’s Soup-to-Nuts Casserole is super simple and easy, no frills, but completely hearty and filling. Also, it feeds a crowd, so if you need quick weeknight dinners that are going to feed a lot of mouths, I’ve got a good one for you.
I grew up on this stuff. Grandma’s Soup-to-Nuts Casserole was a classic for us. If my mom couldn’t get us off to school, a lot of times it was my Grandma who was helping us get on the bus, or making dinner for the evening when we got home. My cousins remember eating a lot of Soup-to-Nuts too, and our childhoods wouldn’t be the same without it.
Some foods and recipes can create such wonderful memories. I’ve made my Grandma’s Soup-to-Nuts Casserole for years now myself, and it’s perfect for a simple, complete dinner. With veggies, ground beef for protein, and egg noodles for carbs – no side dish needed! This recipes uses three different cans of Campbell’s® soup, believe it or not, and they all come together with such phenomenal flavor. I LOVE this casserole.
My best friend just returned to work after maternity leave, and I recommended this to her as well. It’s so helpful to have a repertoire of tried-and-tried, simple recipes on hand for busy schedules.
I found great deals on Campbell’s® soups at Walmart, so I stocked up on my faves – Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup, Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, Campbell’s® Cream of Mushroom Soup, and then I grabbed a can of Swanson® Premium Chicken because it’s just handy to have in the pantry. I use ground beef in this dish traditionally, but chicken would be fabulous too, so the canned chicken is nice to have on hand.
We all know and love Campbell’s® soups because they taste great and nourish the entire family, and there are so many delicious flavors to choose from. I love that they are a quick and easy option for a meal (I’m a HUGE soup person), and that you can use them with so much versatility, like in this Soup-to-Nuts Casserole.
Interested in picking up a few cans of Campbell’s®? If you hover over the photo, you can click through to Walmart.com to purchase! Pretty nifty, huh?
What favorite, classic casserole doesn’t include Campbell’s® soups? I mean, seriously. There are so many varieties, and they’re so versatile. When you’re preparing to manage a busy back-to-school schedule, and you need to plan simple meals, this is a great option.
- 1 - 12 oz. package wide egg noodles, cooked, drained
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 3 ribs celery, chopped
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 - 10.5 oz. can Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup
- 1 - 10.5 oz. can Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 - 10.5 oz. can Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
- salt & pepper, to taste
- In a large stock pot over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Add pepper, onion, celery, and ground beef, cooking until beef is browned.
- Remove from heat, and stir in the noodles, tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, cream of mushroom soup, salt, and pepper.
- Spread into a large casserole dish.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, or until heated through.
- Serve hot.
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