Casseroles have always been a big part of my life. Now, this may seem silly to some, but my mom could cook like the dickens and when she made her casseroles for dinner, they were always a big hit. I have fond memories of my mom assembling them in the kitchen (and she usually put me to work too!). I remember she and I even made Chicken Tortilla Casseroles (about 4 of them!) for my brother’s wedding reception. She always loved the convenience and ease of casseroles, and although I didn’t quite “get it” back then, I certainly do now. They are one of my favorite things to make, as I LOVE preparing meals ahead of time to free me up for other things later in the day.
My family enjoys casseroles as much as I do, partly because I put an extra bit of love into them, and many times I invent new casserole creations as I go. I have several favorite casserole recipes – some are full meals (even breakfast!) and some are side dishes. The Easy Corn Casserole shown below is a recipe I featured previously on The Speedy Gourmet (Eighty MPH Mom’s sister site). It is SO quick to assemble and it can be made ahead of time. Now, the recipe calls for butter, which I have used in the past, but I cannot wait to make it with Country Crock.
Why Country Crock you might ask? Because not only does it taste good, but it has 0 grams of trans fat per serving and zero cholesterol!
To make this casserole, simply “throw” these ingredients in a large bowl – one can of creamed corn, one can of whole corn, 1 egg, 1 cup of sour cream, a box of cornbread mix (8.5 oz) and 1/4 cup Country Crock. Transfer to a casserole dish greased with Country Crock and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. YUM-O!
Show off your own casserole recipes and win!
Carla Hall has all of the important details for the Country Crock stars contest. Watch this quick video to learn more about this fun contest!
The Country Crock Stars Contest gives you a chance to win 1 of 3 trips for two to NYC AND $5,000! Twelve other winners will receive cookware. Simply share a photo of your casserole in the Country Crock Starts Contest, and tell them in 100 words how you demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in the kitchen. How fun is this?
If you are always on the lookout for casserole recipes, you just have to check out the Country Crock Facebook page, where they have oodles of amazing looking recipes.
What is your favorite casserole? Do you like to come up with new casserole creations?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.