One dish meals are always good, and this casserole was my favorite growing up. It's cheap and cravable - the perfect growing teenager food. Here's what you need:
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can tomato soup
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup grated cheddar or American cheese
4 oz noodles (elbows are the best for this, but any will work)
1 can creamed corn
salt and pepper
optional: 1/4 cup chopped olives (I never add this, as I detest all brined foods)
- In a dutch oven, brown meat and spoon off as much grease as possible.
- Add onion, soup, water and noodles. Cook until noodles are tender. Season to taste.
- Add corn, olives, and 1/4 cup of the cheese. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. (I always add extra cheese).
- Bake (uncovered) at 350 for 45 minutes.
This recipe can easily be doubled, and there is considerable margin of error - you can't miss!