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Blueberry Crumble Recipe (Extra Blueberries)

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This blueberry crumble has layers of plump and juicy blueberries covered with a crumbly topping and piled high with vanilla ice cream (sigh…). Can you tell I’m looking at the picture, typing this?

This is my favorite blueberry crumble because: (1) it tastes incredible (2) it’s not overly sweet; a perfect balance of sweet and sour (3) this blueberry crumble is easy to prepare! You don’t have to blanch the fruit, or peel the skin, pit, or slice as with my peach and apricot crumble (although when those stone fruits come in season, you have to try that one too; trust me!).

This crumble is done in 5 easy steps. You’ll impress your family and friends and they’ll think you spent loads of time on it; your secret is safe with me ;).

Did you know cinnamon really intensifies the flavor of blueberries? Also, lemon juice and lemon zest go really well with blueberries. I knew both so I figured they could jam together. I was on to something! This blueberry crumble will knock your socks off and you’ll be running back for more.

Ingredients for the Blueberry Crumble Filling:

2 to 2 1/4 pounds (about 36 oz) fresh blueberries, rinsed and well-drained
2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tsp lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

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Ingredients for the Blueberry Crumble Topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour *measured correctly
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/8  tsp (generous pinch) of salt
8 Tbsp (1 stick) cold, unsalted butter, diced
½ cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup sliced almonds, divided

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To Serve:

Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, optional

How to Make the Best Blueberry Crumble:

1. Toss blueberries with 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon zest and set aside.

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2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp flour and 1 tsp ground cinnamon and toss with the blueberries just until evenly coated. Pour into a 9 x 13– inch baking dish.

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3. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar,  1/3 cup brown sugar, and 1/8  tsp of salt. Pulse several times to combine. Add the diced cold butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas.

4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add 1/2 cup oatmeal and use your hands to make large crumbles. Add ½ cup of the sliced almonds and mix to combine.

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5. Spread the topping over the fruit and cover evenly, then sprinkle ½ cup of almonds over the top. Bake 40 minutes at 350˚F. The blueberries should be bubbling at the edges and the topping and almonds should be golden brown.

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Here’s the hard part: let the crumble sit for at least 15 minutes before serving (it will thicken slightly as it cools). This will stay warm for a couple hours. It reheats beautifully the next day.

This blueberry crumble is a must-try recipe! Easy to make and absolutely delicious with layers of plump blueberries & crumbly topping @NatashasKitchen

This blueberry crumble is a must-try recipe! Easy to make and absolutely delicious with layers of plump blueberries & crumbly topping @NatashasKitchen

This blueberry crumble is a must-try recipe! Easy to make and absolutely delicious with layers of plump blueberries & crumbly topping @NatashasKitchen

This blueberry crumble is a must-try recipe! Easy to make and absolutely delicious with layers of plump blueberries & crumbly topping @NatashasKitchen

Blueberry Crumble Recipe

4.93 from 64 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
A plate and fork with a slice of blueberry crumble and whipped cream on it
Layers of plump and juicy blueberries covered in a crumbly, buttery, nutty topping and piled high with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (sigh...). This is my favorite crumble because: (1) it tastes incredible (2) it's not overly sweet; a perfect balance of sweet and sour (3) this blueberry crumble is so so easy to prepare! You don't have to blanch the fruit, or peel the skin, pit, or slice anything. It's done in 5 easy steps.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by season $10-$15
Keyword: Blueberry Crumble
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 2 to 2 1/4 pounds about 36 oz fresh blueberries, rinsed & well-drained
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Ingredients for the Crumble Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/8 tsp generous pinch of salt
  • 8 Tbsp 1 stick cold, unsalted butter, diced
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, divided

To Serve:

  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, optional

Instructions

  1. Toss blueberries with 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon zest and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp flour and 1 tsp ground cinnamon and toss with the blueberries just until evenly coated. Pour into a 9 x 13– inch baking dish.
  3. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and 1/8 tsp of salt. Pulse several times to combine. Add the diced cold butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add 1/2 cup oatmeal and use your hands to make large crumbles. Add ½ cup of the sliced almonds and mix to combine.
  5. Spread the topping over the fruit and cover evenly, then sprinkle ½ cup of almonds over the top. Bake 40 minutes at 350˚F. The blueberries should be bubbling at the edges and the topping and almonds should be golden brown. Here's the hard part: let the crumble sit for at least 15 minutes before serving (it will thicken slightly as it cools). This will stay warm for a couple hours. It reheats beautifully the next day.

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Why a giveaway? It’s a reader appreciation giveaway. I want you to know that I appreciate every one of you who visit my blog, take the time to comment, and share it with your friends and fam. You all inspire me to be a better cook and blogger. Thanks to all of you who follow my profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and for thinking I’m worth following even when I post weird things like garage sale hauls. I’m crazy about ya! And I wish I had a LeCreuset prize for each of you.

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Everything about Le Creuset is timeless, classic, incredible quality and beautiful. This is my first le creuset casserole dish and it’s amazing how you can tell the difference between this casserole and the one I bought at Ikea! I can see myself passing this down to the next generation. The quality is exceptional. I like holding it and when I carry it back to my buffet for storage, it feels so good in my arms. Ok, I’m totally in love with this thing! I wish I had one for each of you. It’s a 4 Qt Le Creuset covered stoneware casserole (in the color of your choice from the matte collection – subject to availability) and that lid is so convenient. No more foil over my casseroles and transporting them will be a breeze! P.S. The color of this is: Matte Collection – Cotton. It measures 11 1/2″ x 7 3/4″Blueberry Crumble Recipe-8

The medium spatula from Le Creuset is also part of this giveaway. Here’s why I love it: (1) It’s pretty (2) It feels really good in your hand (3) it’s highly lick-able – no kidding!

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  • Leela
    June 8, 2014

    I like making a savory oatmeal bake, thanks!

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  • Catherine M.
    June 8, 2014

    My favorite casserole is chicken pot pie, but my favorite EASY casserole is Chicken Dijon Divan, with broccoli, a super-easy Dijon sauce and cornflakes on top.

    Reply

  • Mimi
    June 8, 2014

    Le Creuset truly is the most wonderful dish to own. I could not be happier with my roasting pan I bought last year. Everything that touches it (really, that cooks in it) turns to gold! Also, this recipe will be perfect paired with a lemon vanilla ice cream for a refreshing summer dessert! Thank you!

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  • Amy
    June 8, 2014

    Also– fave casserole recipe is turkey tetrazzini. 🙂

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  • Amy
    June 8, 2014

    Looks good. I am a much bigger fan of blackberries than blueberries, though– do you think you would change anything else in the recipe if you tried it that way?

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  • Annmarie W.
    June 8, 2014

    I love chicken tettrazini cassarole -with chicken & broccoli & thin noodles, and bread crumbs on top! Delicious!

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  • Amy L
    June 8, 2014

    I love to make an Italian casserole recipe that comes from a La Leche League cookbook I’ve had for 30 years. It has lots of veggies, cheese, ground beef, and it makes enough for 2 meals plus leftovers.

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  • ana
    June 7, 2014

    my favorite casserole is scalloped potatoes

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  • Elizabeth
    June 7, 2014

    Mmmmmmmmm!

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  • Spencer
    June 7, 2014

    Four Bean enchiladas. Cheap and easy.

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  • Kathy Nelson
    June 7, 2014

    Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for a dessert recipe that isn’t too sweet!

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  • Amy S.
    June 7, 2014

    Hard to say but I really love a chicken and wild rice casserole. It has a very good flavor to it and it’s super easy to make!

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  • Rick
    June 7, 2014

    Great website! Looking forward to trying this blueberry crisp.

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  • Lana
    June 7, 2014

    And Chicken Pot Pie casserole has got to be my favorite!

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  • Lana
    June 7, 2014

    Oh wow, what a gorgeous recipe. Thank you!

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  • Kaitlin
    June 7, 2014

    Classic green bean casserole always takes me back to country pot lucks – yum!

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  • Elle
    June 7, 2014

    I love mac and cheese with broccoli casserole.

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  • Catalina
    June 6, 2014

    My kids love tuna casserole!!
    I love Le Creuset. Made your sparkling raspberry lemonade – it was amazing!
    Might have to pick up some blueberries cuz we love blueberries & what’s not to love about crumbles!

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  • Luda Sirosh
    June 6, 2014

    This cream chicken broccoli casserole is delicious!!

    http://www.chef-in-training.com/2011/03/creamy-chicken-broccoli-casserole/

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2014

      Thanks so much for sharing the link! 🙂

      Reply

  • Corcoran
    June 6, 2014

    I love cooking in stoneware… nothing else can compare!!! This recipe looks sooo good!

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  • Nataliya
    June 6, 2014

    I love making lasagna, or anything that has chicken meat! Defiantly gonna try this blueberry recipe! Do you have a good strawberry jam or varenie recipe?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2014

      I do to have a strawberry one yet but that’s a great suggestion. Thank you!

      Reply

  • inez
    June 6, 2014

    Love to win! Can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

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  • saroja
    June 6, 2014

    favorite casserole is spinach and cream cheese lasagna

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  • Wendy Hamilton
    June 6, 2014

    Could make this often….looks so good! New casserole dish is a great addition to my kitchen.

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  • Jamie
    June 6, 2014

    Hello Natasha,
    Thank you for the give-away opportunity! We didn’t each a lot of casseroles while I was growing up but I did discover french toast breakfast casserole a few years ago and I love it. I find that any breakfast casserole is wonderful. I know there are variations of egg, cheese, sausage, bacon and/or pepper casseroles and I’ve sampled a variety at work potlucks.

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  • Susie
    June 5, 2014

    This looks delish! I would love to try this in a new dish. :>)

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  • Natalia
    June 5, 2014

    What a wonderful recipe.Thank you for sharing. I absolutely love a good creamed corn casserole.

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  • Mona O.
    June 5, 2014

    Love the colors ofthe blueberry crumble ESPECIALLY in the Le Creuset casserole! I can’t wait to make this with or without the casserole!

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  • kaitlyn p
    June 5, 2014

    Broccoli and cheese!

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  • Cindy Gallardo
    June 5, 2014

    My Favorite Casserole is a curry roasted veggie dish

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  • Alla
    June 5, 2014

    Potatoes and Chicken….

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  • Ashley C
    June 5, 2014

    A ham hashbrown casserole is my favorite to make!

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  • Lyudmila Shved
    June 5, 2014

    I love potatoes and scalloped potatoes is one of my favorite casseroles. There are tons of different way to make it by adding different ingredients. I like the one with mushrooms. This blueberry crumble looks delicious and I will make it for my family and see what they say. “Can I have more?” tells me I did not labor in vain. =)

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  • Tanya
    June 5, 2014

    This blueberry crumble looks soo good. Will definitely be making it as soon as blueberry picking starts. The casserole dish looks gorgeous. Thank you for all of your hard work!

    Reply

  • Erina
    June 5, 2014

    I forgot to add that my favorite casseroles are mac & cheese casseroles! 🙂 yum!

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  • Erina
    June 5, 2014

    Wow Natasha! You did it again 🙂 This looks like an amazing recipe to serve at joyful family get-together. Thank you!!

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  • Laura H
    June 5, 2014

    Love Le Creuset!!

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  • maria
    June 4, 2014

    my favorite is shredded potato. mmmmmmmmm……..

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  • Liliya
    June 4, 2014

    I love the hash brown casserole :-)))

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  • Anna
    June 4, 2014

    What a great piece to have in the kitchen

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  • Irina
    June 4, 2014

    This cobbler looks delicious! What I love making in a casserole dish is a spongy apple cake. Yum Yum!!

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  • Ami@naivecookcooks
    June 4, 2014

    I love a good baked pasta dish!!

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  • Masha L
    June 4, 2014

    My favorite casserole is lasagna =)

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  • Christine
    June 4, 2014

    Yum! I wonder how this would work with other fruits – peaches, apples, etc?! Can’t wait to try!

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  • Allie H.
    June 4, 2014

    Yum! Looks so good, I love crumble

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  • Olga
    June 4, 2014

    My favorite casserole recipe is a cheesy chicken and broccoli recipe my sister taught me. It’s a sneaky way to get the kids to eat broccoli so it’s definitely a win!

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  • Oksana
    June 4, 2014

    I like the chicken and mushrooms with cream. I like that casserole dish. Most of my kitchen dishes and serve-ware are white, this would make a great addition.

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  • sheri
    June 4, 2014

    Love your recipes! i think my favorite casserole dish would be a Mexican spoon bread with cheese, chilies,a can of creamed corn, etc.. everyone seems to like it, and ask for it. Would love to have such a beautiful dish.

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  • marusha
    June 4, 2014

    lazy man’s cabbage rolls in a casserole… topped with mushroom sauce – its real easy and real good.

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  • Stephanie
    June 4, 2014

    My favorite casserole is probably organic green bean casserole, all made from scratch.

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  • nelya
    June 4, 2014

    This looks sooooooo goooooood….cant wait to make it:)

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  • Adriana
    June 4, 2014

    This casserole looks very elegant. I would use it to bake my hubby’s favourite peach cobbler.Thank you Natasha for your work posting so many delicious and trusted receipes for us. Adriana

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  • Felicia
    June 4, 2014

    I don’t think it’s technically a casserole, but I love Shepard’s Pie!

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  • kami
    June 4, 2014

    my favorite casserole dish is anything with CHEESE!

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  • Svetlana
    June 4, 2014

    Love your scalloped potatoes casserole

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  • Desi
    June 4, 2014

    My fave casserole is chicken, broccoli, parmesan casserole! So good!

    Reply

  • Svetlana
    June 4, 2014

    My favorite casserole dish are scalloped potatoes 🙂 yummy!

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  • Alla
    June 4, 2014

    Any casserole is my favorite especially tuna casserole.

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  • Allison
    June 4, 2014

    So pretty and I can’t wait to make the crumble with the last of my blueberries frozen from last summer. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  • rodica
    June 4, 2014

    I have a few casserole dishes I love, but my favorite is a potato gratin recipe with savoy cabbage, bacon and cream.

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  • Viktoriya
    June 3, 2014

    Sounds like a dish that i would love to try out :)Yammy

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  • Irina
    June 3, 2014

    This recipe looks so good! I cant wait to try it hopefully in this Le Creuset casserole dish. I already tried many of your recipes and I spend a lot of my time here.

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  • Nadia
    June 3, 2014

    I love your blog and I visit daily. Nadia

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  • mysweetiepiepie
    June 3, 2014

    I like a nice white bean casserole with kale and pancetta.

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  • Natella
    June 3, 2014

    My favorite casserole recipe is baked chicken that is marinated is different sauces, such as curry, marinara, or herbs de Provence and etc.

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  • Alina RN
    June 3, 2014

    I like a potato chicken casserole. Thank you for this giveaway, hope to win, 🙂

    Reply

  • Cheryl
    June 3, 2014

    Lasagna is still my favorite casserole dish meal – especially if it contains spinach, roasted red peppers and goat cheese!

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  • Viktoriya
    June 3, 2014

    My favorite casserole is definitely anything that relates to pizza! A pizza casserole! Or apple is always great as well!

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  • Svetlana Kiyan
    June 3, 2014

    I would bake a mean Француская Кортошка casserole in this cookware (mother-in-laws recipe)… hubs would be one happy man 🙂

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  • Larissa Melnik
    June 3, 2014

    One of my favorite casseroles would have to be Cheesy Cheddar Tuna Casserole…mmmmm love me some cheese!

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  • Rebecca A
    June 3, 2014

    I love doing casseroles. I am all about combining food into as few dishes as possible. This dish would be beautiful for that.

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  • Yuliya Peterson
    June 3, 2014

    My husband loves green beans so definitely the green been casserole:)

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  • Yuliya
    June 3, 2014

    My favorite is either chicken and mushroom or potatoe and chicken. Both are really good.

    Reply

  • Alena
    June 3, 2014

    peach cobbler is one of my favorite casserole dish, and many more:)

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  • Ilona
    June 3, 2014

    I would so love to win this. I love casseroles (- no stove top to clean. )

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 3, 2014

      Ha! So true 🙂

      Reply

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