Your Blank Canvas One Dish Meal for Lent or Anytime

Deep in the heart of winter I made this one dish meal a few times using slightly different ingredients.  It's so easy to make and you just season it according to what your tastebuds prefer.  Just because it's almost Spring and Lent is almost over, doesn't mean this is too heavy to eat, not yet anyway. 

It's a little more browned than I like, but still tasted very good.

Half a bag of Frozen Shredded Potatoes (from a bag about 22 ounces or a bit larger bag)
Thawed Peas and Carrots, about a cup or however many you like  
1 or 2 tins of your preferred Tuna or Salmon, Drained
Shredded Cheese, your favorite, about 4-6 ounces, or a full 8 ounce bag if you like more.

Seasonings I Used                                                   

Minced Garlic
Onion Powder

Your Choice of Liquid  Enough to Mix all Ingredients together, but NOT make it soupy.

Cream or Half and Half or Milk    (I used Lactose Free Milk)
You'll need about 8 ounces, depending on if you use all the ingredients listed.
Add more milk if mixture is too stiff.  


Bread Crumbs

healthy cheese potato tuna hearty meal
All mixed and ready for the oven.
Preheat Oven to 400F

Take out your Casserole Dish and set it aside.
Either mix all the ingredients in the Casserole Dish or in a bowl and pour into the Casserole.
Top with breadcrumbs and Paprika.

Bake for about an hour until you see it bubbling throughout.  Check the center of the meal with a knife, if it's hot, then you're good to go, otherwise cook longer.  I found making it with all these ingredients, it took close to an hour and a half.

Some people might like to leave out the Tuna and Veg, this will make it cook quicker.  You could add diced ham or cooked and crumbled sausage, whatever strikes your fancy.  This is like a blank canvas, you have the basics, just add your own touches. 

Are you hungry yet?   What's your favorite comfort food?


Craftymoose Crafts said...

That looks yummy! I make a tuna noodle casserole that is similar to this. Favorite comfort food? Hard to say...even a hot cup of tea after lunch comforts me!


This looks so good. Anything baked with potatoes, cheese and fish gets my vote lol!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh! This gives me a comfort dish idea. Lentils would be a great substitute for the fish. I love anything with veggies that is baked with cheese!!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so yummy! My favorite comfort food is mom's homemade Mac and Cheese ;o) We just had it last week ;o)

Christine Altmiller said...

oooo, yum!!! sounds delicious and easy. my favorite comfort food? good question. probably anything with bread or cheese. or a hot drink...coffee, tea, cocoa.

Lucy said...

I love these kind of dishes, you can mix it up and do it many ways throughout the year!!!