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.

 

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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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