Polish Noodle CasseroleFrom recipediva 9 years ago
- 8-10 slices rye bread (with caraway seeds) shopping list
- 1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped or dried mushrooms, that have been soaked and drained shopping list
- 1 medium onion, cubed and divided shopping list
- 1 tablespoon flour shopping list
- 3/4 cup whole milk shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream shopping list
- 1-2 cup chicken stock (or broth) shopping list
- 2 lbs sauerkraut, rinsed & very well drained shopping list
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard (I dont use this) shopping list
- 8 ounces medium wide egg noodles, parboiled & drained shopping list
- 1 1/2 lbs cooked kielbasa, cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces shopping list
- 1/2 lb ground pork shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese shopping list
- 1/2-3/4 cup rye breadcrumbs, make your own from rye bread, I use regular crumbs even though the real rye is always in the house. shopping list
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened shopping list
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted shopping list
How to make it
- Shred about 2 slices of bread, to make 1/2-3/4 cups of rye bread crumbs (set aside).
- Butter enough of the remaining rye bread to line the bottom of a large casserole, place it buttered side down.
- In a skillet, add 1 tablespoon butter and saute 1/2 the onions with the ground pork until onions are lightly browned.
- Mix onion, pork and any drippings into sauerkraut.
- In same skillet, add 2 tablespoons butter and saute remaining onions and mushrooms until onions are clear.
- In small saucepan, combine sour cream, mustard ( I do not use mustard), milk and 1 tablespoon flour, mix well and heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens.
- Gradually stir in broth, continue heating and stirring until sauce thickens again.
- Stir mushroom mixture into sauce.
- Spread sauerkraut mixture evenly over bread in casserole pan.
- Spread parboiled noodles evenly over sauerkraut.
- Pour sauce mixture evenly over noodles.
- Cover noodles with a layer of kielbasa.
- Mix melted butter with bread crumbs, and spread over kielbasa.
- Cover casserole pan tightly with tin foil.
- Bake in preheated 350°F oven for about 25-35 min.
- or until noodles are tender.
- Remove foil, cover the top of casserole with shredded cheese.
- Return to oven uncovered and bake about another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- **Shortcut: You can substitute two 10 1/2 ounce cans Cream of Mushroom soup and 1 1/2 cups of milk for the"scratch sauce" (mushrooms, milk, sour cream, flour and broth).
- Mix soup, mustard, remaining sauted onions and milk together well and use in place of"scratch sauce".
- Sometimes I layer on the mashed potatoes...so healthy huh? Yes I eat it with more sour cream.
- ** this will take longer to bake if you make it ahead of time and it is cooking from cold stage. I often use cream of mushroom soup...I love that stuff!
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