Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole Dinner

Here's a quick and easy meal for busy families. What's easier than having your meat, potatoes, cabbage, and cheese all in one dish. That covers, meat, vegetable, salad, and dairy all in one. And that's exactly what this Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe does for you. Add a simple microwave dessert of Date-Oat Bars for the fruit and grains.


2 cups mashed potatoes
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 cups finely shredded or chopped cabbage
1 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked corned beef
1 cup shredded process cheese food
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp caraway seed, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix parsley with potatoes and spoon into a 2-qt casserole dish that has been sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Mix remaining ingredients together and spoon over potatoes. Bake 35-40 minutes or until heated through.


1 pkg (8-oz) pitted dates, chopped
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup unsweetened grated coconut
1/2 cup salt-free butter
1/3 cup Splenda granulated
2 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Vegetable non-stick cooking spray

In a large mixing bowl, combine dates with flour. Stir to coat dates. Place water in a 1 cup glass measuring cup and microwave on high until boiling, about 2-3 minutes. Pour over dates. Add coconut, butter, and Splenda to date mixture, stirring well. Microwave on high 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring at 1 minute intervals. Add oats and vanilla to date mixture. Mix well. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with vegetable spray. Spoon mixture into pan and press evenly to bottom of pan. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into 24 bars and store in an airtight container. Keep in refrigerator.

Per bar: 80 calories, 13 g carbs, 1 g protein

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