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Today is National Bologna Day! Kind of weird that a food like bologna has its own day, but it is actually one of the most popular luncheon meats. Most people enjoy their bologna in a sandwich with mustard, mayo, and pickles, and you can’t argue with that. But in honor of this special day, make this Fried Bologna Casserole from allrecipes and take the simple luncheon meat to a whole new level! This recipe makes four servings.
Fried Bologna Casserole
- 8 slices bologna, cut into wedges
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cups warm mashed potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the bologna slices in the hot skillet until browned on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Wipe excess grease from the skillet, reduce heat to medium, and stir in the butter and onion. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir the onions into the warm mashed potatoes.
- Spread half of the mashed potatoes into the prepared baking dish. Layer with half of the fried bologna, and sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
- Bake uncovered in the preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly, and the center is hot, about 30 minutes.
I have to be honest and say I thought this was a strange recipe, but everybody loves it! So I decided that it would be perfect for today’s Scrumptious Saturday post because it’s just too good not to share. Like many of the recipes here, you can make it your own. Add more bologna if you want to, or more onions or any other vegetables. Add any spices you think would make it better, or even some spicy mustard. And you might want to make extra, too, because the leftovers are amazing!
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