Dev's Dorm Room Casserole Recipe -
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Dev's Dorm Room Casserole

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"Craving real food with a touch of home, I decided to experiment with my microwave (the only cooking implement allowed in my college dorm), and made this delectable casserole! Quick, easy, and tastes like a home cooked meal. Perfect for every college student and single non-cook."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place 4 cups water in a 2 quart microwave-safe dish. Heat on high until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Break pasta in half, and drop into heated water. Microwave on high for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside (keep warm).
  2. Cook broccoli according to microwave directions. Add cooked broccoli to noodles, reserving liquid. Stir in 1/4 cup fried onions and mushroom soup. Add reserved broccoli liquid. Toss thoroughly, and top with remaining onions. Cover, and microwave on high about 15 minutes, or until top is crunchy. Let stand for a few minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 21, 2003

I forwarded this recipe to my 19 yr. old daughter. It's her first year in college and she only has access to a microwave in her dorm. She hasn't stopped raving about it since she tried it. Very easy, very inexpensive, and very tasty. Thanks Dev, she loves it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2011

I need cheese on it! A little bland.

Apr 16, 2009

i changed the noodle type to penne rigate and added a layer of cheese. i also decided to cook the noodles and broccoli and then combine everything in a baking dish and heat it for 20 minutes at 325. it was such a great tasting meal. the broccoli and french fried onions really added great flavor. next time i am going to go heavy on the french fried onions, but you will need to decide if the ingredients are balanced to your liking. some other ideas i had were mushroom or tuna. i am also considering going with a whole grain pasta the next time. this casserole is a great idea for a quick and surprisingly tasty microwaved dish, and has great potential to be a great oven baked dish as well.

Feb 22, 2004

Surprisingly good!! I had cream of chicken soup on hand & used it. This really is comfort food. It would even make a good potluck dish.

Aug 16, 2011

Great, simple and tasty. :) Perfect for the lazy cook or people with limited appliances. Save yourself a step and put the broccoli in with the pasta. Cook it all at once -- it saves time. (I also have done this recipe with frozen peas in place of broccoli and that works well too) Also, if you want some more protein, try adding in a can of drained tuna! It's just like tuna noodle casserole. Yum yum.

Feb 12, 2003

Yummy and fast!

Jul 26, 2010

You guys!! These are tha bomb! My son said he would eat them as fast as I could make them. They are super tasty and super easy. I also make them without using the egg, just dipping the slices into milk and then into the crumb mixture. This is my favorite way because I think they turn out crispier this way. Don't undercook them. We liked them best when they were dark brown, right on the verge of burning.

Sep 21, 2011

Thanks! I am currently limited to microwave cooking and trying to make healthy meals for my family. I added some pre-cooked chicken to the recipe before I put it in the microwave for the final cooking.


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  • Calories
  • 690 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 84.9 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 31.7 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 7.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 1110 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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