Turkey Stuffing and Broccoli Hotdish

Turkey, Broccoli Stuffing Hotdish

Turkey, Broccoli Stuffing Hotdish

Instead of all of the traditional dishes and side dishes for our Christmas buffet I tried quite a few new ones.  We celebrated the holiday on Christmas Day instead of Christmas Eve.  I had an extra day to prepare foods ahead of time and that was a relief.  We had several frozen turkeys in the freezer and I wanted to use one for a cozy casserole-type dish.  It would be traditional in an informal way.
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Lasagna Casserole with Zucchini

Lasagna Zucchini Casserole

Lasagna Zucchini Casserole

I had a pound of ground beef to use up and my craving hit: I wanted lasagna.  I wanted a cheesy piece of lasagna Bolognese with slices of zucchini.  I didn’t want to use zucchini as the noodles, they’d be extra texture.  I was going to use Mafalda.  I like to make lasagna soup using Mafalda so making a pan of lasagna with the smaller noodles would be a fun change. Continue reading

Cheesy Zucchini Ham Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Zucchini Casserole

Hash Brown Zucchini Casserole

One of our family favorites for decades has been hash brown casserole.  It was often a side dish on holidays, without the ham.  Later we added diced ham and made it a one dish meal.  Regardless, we absolutely loved it.  There were never leftovers when I made this dish.  In my 5 years of blogging, I’m ashamed I’ve never posted the casserole!
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