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Friday, January 7, 2011

Tomato Casserole

Kent's great-aunt, Mary Alice, has been making a wonderful tomato casserole for years.  A few years ago we finally got the ingredients from her and have been working on our own version ever since.  This is a great casserole to throw into the usual dinner rotation.  It's as easy as making a green bean casserole but has a lot more flavor.  We took this dish to some friends last week who had recently had a baby, and it reminded me that I had never posted this wonderful recipe on the blog.  So here goes...

Tomato Casserole
2 (15 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
French's fried onion rings
1 sleeve crushed Ritz crackers
1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Saute the onions and pepper in butter until the onions become clear.  Mix the tomatoes (with most of the sauce), crackers, cheese, salt, pepper, sugar, and the sauteed onions and peppers.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Add the onion rings and bake 10 minutes more.


  1. I made this about a month ago, and it is sooo good. My husband has actually requested it again for supper tonight...he never requests anything!!!!


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