Spam Macaroni Casserole

When Myrna made a Spam recipe last week,  I remembered this recipe which I used to make regularly when we had a kid at home. 
We enjoyed it again  Saturday, it has just the right flavors!
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.  I also like the Brookdale canned luncheon meat brand from Aldi's.   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

8 comments:

  1. I have that set. I was so tickled every time a new one came.

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  2. Another Spam recipe! Keep them coming!!!


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    1. This recipe exhausts my stash of spam recipes! We often just fry a few slices...I slice and freeze what we don't eat...freezes perfectly.

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  3. That really looks delicious! My husband's away on business all week so I will make this for myself. I get to cook ONCE all week and enjoy it with salads--sounds good to me! I love casseroles and leftovers equally. :^)

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  4. I still have (and occasionally use) my BC recipe file-I remember asking my Mother to get it for me as I liked to cook in my early teens-as well as now-and also enjoyed getting that new set of cards in the mail until the set was complete, like The JR. Just can't believe how much time has passed since then! *Pot Roast with Sour Cream gravy* Yep.. Mine is avocado green...

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  5. Oh this brings back such good memories of my mom. She use to make this for us. I can just taste it now as I read the recipe. Thank You so much.

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    1. Ruby, good to hear your comments. I actually have this recipe on my menu this week! It was a favorite when my son was at home and my husband and I still like it when I'm trying to use up a whole can of spam in several ways, I just make 2 servings, as I freeze the spam I don't use the first time..

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