Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bonus Recipe: Bubble Up Casserole with Leftover Meat Sauce

You may have noticed that I've been absent for the past couple of weeks.  Rest assured, I'm still here!  I've just been SUPER busy studying for an certification exam for my job.  I have been cooking a few things here and there...a girl's gotta eat.  So look forward to some goodies coming soon!  But here's a sort of bonus recipe.  This is to show you one of the ways I use leftovers in my house.   Hopefully it will give you inspiration for your own leftovers. 

A few weekends ago I made a LARGE pot of Slow Simmered Meat Sauce to put over spaghetti noodles.  It was pretty darn good.  But the next day, I didn't want to have the same dinner again.  I knew there were leftover noodles, and I would get to them eventually, but I wanted to make something different with the sauce.   

You see, I have an issue with leftovers.  I can take them to work for lunch.  No problem.  But to eat the same thing for dinner day after day, it just wears on me.  I like to change up my leftovers so that they look different somehow from the original dish.  So what did I do?  I made a Bubble Up Casserole using the leftover meat sauce as the base.  It was great!  Exactly what I was wanting, with very little work involved, other than snipping the biscuits into quarters.  Here's what I did:
Bubble Up Casserole with Leftover Meat Sauce 
Servings: 4 LARGE servings  (Feel free to divide it into 6 servings if they are too big for you)
Serving size: 1/4th of casserole
Points per serving:  7

  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups meat sauce (I used leftover Slow Simmered Meat Sauce)
  • 1 can of 10 buttermilk biscuits (Not Grands...the small biscuits)
  • 1 1/4 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray bottom of an 8 x 8 baking dish with Pam.  Spread 1 cup of meat sauce in the bottom of dish. 
  3. Open can of biscuits and snip each one into 4 pieces with kitchen shears or a knife.  Plop biscuit pieces on top of sauce.  
  4. Spread the remaining sauce over top of the biscuits, making sure each one is coated with sauce and all are evenly spaced out.  
  5. Sprinkle casserole with cheese.
  6. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the biscuits have "bubbled up" (hence, the name) and are cooked through in the center.  
  7. Divide casserole into 4 servings.
  8. Enjoy. 
NOTE #!:  In case you missed it, I previously posted a wonderful recipe for Bubble Up Pizza Casserole. 
NOTE #2:  I couldn't wait to eat before I took my picture, so you'll see my serving is missing.  It was great!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is just what I was looking for.... Dinner tonight at The Trachts!!! Thanks.