Bologna Casserole

Last week we said goodbye to our Nanny, she was 88yrs old and had seen so much over her many years.
She always cooked so good, she loved to feed us. She had many meals that she called “Depression Recipes” and this is one.
She called it Bologna Casserole and since it doesn’t look like a typical casserole I asked her once why it was called that… she said ” back in the day, if you were lucky enough to get cheese you could mix it through and bake it in the oven” she never did that, so this is how we eat it.

You’ll need:
Elbow Macaroni ( half cooked, reserve some water)
14.5oz can of diced tomatoes
1 green bell pepper diced small
1 pound bologna from the deli ( un-sliced and diced into bite sized pieces)
Texas Pete Hot Sauce
1 tablespoon veg oil

In a large skillet, heat oil and add bologna.
cook until just staring to brown, then add bell pepper. cook until the start to go soft, about 5-6 minutes.
add tomatoes, juice and all and stir well… add half cooked noodles and fold them in.. add a few tablespoons of the starchy water. cook on me low for about 8-10 minutes
salt an pepper to taste….
Let your family add the Texas Pete after serving.


10 thoughts on “Bologna Casserole

  1. Mary Ann says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your Gramdma.
    I am sure she was a blessing throughout your life.
    Thank you for this old fashioned recipe!

  2. Monique Korte says:

    Had gotten a few loaves of chicken bologna from the food program. I googled and wallah came across this one. I had some frozen pre chopped green peppers from the garden and a half a long hot from the garden that I put in. I used some fall shaped pasta I happened to find when I cleaned out the canned good cabinet, and added some salt, pepper, onion powder, and a scrape of the bottom of the grated cheese container in the fridge clearly destined for this occasion. I can say it is delish and even better with a little siracha sauce thrown in for the ones that prefer spicy. Thank you for sharing this family recipe!

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