Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Mini Casserole Dish Recipes
Craft Warehouse fans, Michelle here sharing something a little different today. Have you seen these awesome little casserole dishes available at Craft Warehouse?
I love them, so fun, they come in a rainbow of colors and a perfect size for an individual casserole or small dessert to share. Today I want to share with you a couple of simple recipes perfect for these sweet little casserole dishes. They are also a perfect size for a hostess or house warming gift, especially when you add a little wooden spoon and attach a recipe to be used in it.
First up is an individual size Chicken Pot Pie.
Mini Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
¼ cup Carrots, chopped
¼ cup Celery, chopped
½ cup Potatoes, cut into small cubes
½ cup Cooked chicken, shredded
½ cup Cream of chicken soup, thinned slightly with water
Italian seaonsing to taste
1 Egg white, lightly beaten
Roll out your pie pastry and gently press in to line the casserole dish, I used a premade pie pastry and just rolled it out and pressed inside. Then I used kitchen shears to trim off the excess.
In a bowl combine carrots, celery, potatoes, and chicken and mix until blended. Once mixed spoon mixture into casserole dish .
Thin cream of chicken soup with a little water and stir in Italian seasoning to taste, pour over chicken and vegetable mixture in casserole dish.
Use the excess pie pastry and roll out enough to cover the top of the pie, be careful to make sure it’s not too thick or it will not cook through. Lay the pastry on top of the pie and pinch the edges of the top and bottom pastry together. If so desired use a fork to press down the edges of the pastry. Use a knife to cut a few slits in the top of the pastry. Brush the top of the pastry with a bit of egg white.
Bake in an oven preheated to 350 ° for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving and be cautious because it inside of the pie will be hot! If you’re not able to enjoy the entire pie in one sitting, simply place the lid of the casserole dish on the casserole and place in the fridge for later. These casserole dishes are oven safe and microwave safe so are great for reheating.
Now that dinner is done, let’s make some apple crisp for dessert, also made in one of these casserole dishes.
Mini Apple Crisp Recipe (Original recipe found here)
1 medium tart apple, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Quick cooking oats
2 Tablespoons Brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
½ Teaspoon cinnamon
Place sliced apples in casserole dish and sprinkle with lemon juice.
In a bowl mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter, spoon mixture over apples.
Bake, covered, in an oven preheated to 350°, for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake an additional 10 minutes or until apples are tender.
Let stand five minutes and enjoy!
Hope you enjoy these recipes and these fun mini casserole dishes. How fun would these be for a nice dinner for two? Perfect for a small baked dessert for one or two without a ton of left overs.
Thanks for looking!
* Mini Casserole Dishes your choice $10 each (reg $14.99) until September 21st, 2014