Softball Casserole Revisited

IMG_1747When Betsy was a young softball player, we had a favorite dish referred to as Softball Casserole because it could be made ahead of time and simply popped in the microwave to be heated for a quick dinner after a practice or game.

It was a layered combination of sautéed ground beef, onions and corn, spiral noodles or ziti, tomato sauce and slices of American cheese. If memory serves, it was really good!

Yesterday, I recreated that dish using spiralized roasted root vegetables (sweet potato, parsnips, butternut squash) instead of the macaroni, and shredded Jack cheese instead of the slices of American cheese. Adding a number of roasted vegetables and eliminating the pasta made the dish somewhat more nutritionally sound and surprisingly wonderful.

We didn’t miss the pasta (or the carbs!) at all.



About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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