Fish Casserole

Casseroles are a great way to stretch our grocery budget and that has become tremendously important lately with the sky rocketing cost of groceries and dining out. Fish casserole is a very filling dish and beneficial to our health in many ways, which makes it one dish you can be quite proud to serve your family. A hearty casserole is a pleasing dish to serve on a cold winter’s evening.

The following casserole recipe is easy to prepare and the dish will feed six to eight people, depending on what side dishes you serve with it. The leftovers are microwavable.

MUSHROOM FISH BAKE

INGREDIENTS:

4 Ocean Whitefish fillets

1 can Campbell’s Mushroom soup

3/4 can hot water (empty soup can)

1 3/4 Cup warm water

1 Package Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing mix

1 1/2 Cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese

4 fresh scallions, chopped

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

1/4 Cup fresh chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS:

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

* Rinse the fish fillets and pat dry with paper toweling.

* Using a pair kitchen shears, cut each fillet into bite sized pieces.

* Line a baking pan in aluminum foil and spray with Pam original cooking spray.

* Place the fish on the aluminum foil in a single layer and bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 10 minutes.

* Remove the fish from oven and place the pieces in the bottom of a 9 X 12 casserole dish.

* Sprinkle the chopped scallions over the fish.

* Lightly salt and pepper, to taste.

* Mix the can of Campbell’s mushroom soup with 3/4 of the can full of hot water. Blend until thoroughly mixed and pour evenly over the fish and scallions.

* Sprinkle evenly across the top with the shredded Cheddar cheese.

* In a medium mixing bowl, combine the contents of the Stove Top Stuffing mix pouch with 1 3/4 cup warm water. Stir mix with a fork until all the stuffing mix is moistened. Sprinkle across the top of the casserole.

* Bake the casserole at 350 degrees Farenheit for 30 minutes, or until cheese has melted and the stuffing mix and started turning a golden brown.

* Remove from the oven, garnish with the chopped parsley, and allow to cool ten minutes prior to serving.

This casserole, with the wholesome goodness of melted Cheddar cheese and the crunchy texture of the stuffing mix, is a great way to entice children into eating their fish. The casserole is delicious served with a green tossed side salad and a baked potato.