Spam Macaroni Casserole

When Myrna suggested a “Spam” week, I thought “I don’t think so”, but then I remembered this recipe which I used to make regularly when we had a kid at home. It came with a set of the cards from the 1971 Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library. You bought the box and a few sets of the recipe cards and then additional cards were sent every month or so. Of course, most of the recipes used a variety of convenience foods, really beginning to be popular in the early ‘70’s. I picked them up cheaply at a yard sale a year or two after they came out and this was one of the few recipes I kept and used.  I also make it with ham instead.  Serve it with a green vegetable or salad and fruit for dessert.
I made it in my favorite 1970's casserole dish, a covered French Arcopal (the European "Pyrex") casserole I bought from my German landlady's kitchenware shop and brought back with us to the states.  I use it often and would hate to have anything happen to it.
Spam Macaroni Casserole
4 Ounces Macaroni -- uncooked
1/2 Cup Onion -- chopped
1/3 Cup Green Pepper -- chopped
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Can Spam -- cubed
1/2 Cup Catsup
1/3 Cup Cheddar Cheese -- shredded
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cook macaroni; drain. Cook onion and green pepper in butter until tender. (This can be done in the same pan).  Stir in remaining ingredients; pour into an ungreased 1 1/2 quart casserole, bake, COVERED, 30 minutes at 400°.
6 Main Dish Servings
Cost 2010: $4.90 or 82¢ per serving

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I still have my yellow box of recipes like the one from above. I bought it in 1971 when I got married. This recipe was a favorite of our family. While I still have the box of recipes this one was missing and I have looked everywhere trying to find the recipe.This is a great casserole and it's on my menu for tomorrow night! Thanks Betsy

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  2. My Mom would make this while we were growing up in Queens NY in the 70' s and 80's. This was a favorite in our home. I can't wait to make this for my family! I have been looking for this recipe for years. Thanks so much for posting this!

    Jen L.

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  3. OH BOY, I've found this recipe again. I had this Betty Crocker collection back then when my wife was an AWFUL cook. She finally mastered this one. Thank God for Spam and, as I remember, spiral macaroni. Our four children loved is also and will prepare for their kids as soon as I get this to them.

    Tom L.

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