“When The Bishop Comes A Knockin'” Casserole

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Make way for the bishop, folks! But worry not, this is no ordinary bishop. This is a dish of epic proportions! Our “When The Bishop Comes A Knockin’” Casserole” is a meal that truly delivers. So get those tastebuds ready, because it’s time for a feast of biblical proportions! 🍽️

This isn’t just a casserole; it’s a revelation! It’s a symphony of flavors that’ll make you see stars. With savory sausage, tender pasta, creamy cheese sauce, and a crunchy breadcrumb topping, it’s a heavenly combination that’s simply divine. 🌠

Whether it’s a casual Tuesday dinner or a special gathering, this bishop-approved dish has got you covered. It’s always ready to step in and save the day, satisfying hungry bellies and bringing smiles all around. 🎉

The Ingredients: Heaven Sent

The cast of this holy dish includes a range of pantry staples, ready to create a masterpiece. Sausage, pasta, cheese, milk, and breadcrumbs are the choir, harmonizing beautifully to create a casserole chorus that’s simply irresistible. 🎶

Tip: Opt for a quality smoked sausage to really take this casserole to the high heavens. 🌁

Preparation: Divine Intervention

Putting together this casserole is like conducting a heavenly choir. Start by browning the sausage to perfection, then cooking the pasta just right. And when it comes to the sauce, it’s all about blending that cheese into a smooth, creamy concoction. It’s a process that even angels would envy. 👼

Tip: Cook the pasta slightly al dente. It’ll continue to cook in the oven and absorb that lovely sauce. 🍝

Bake: Heavenly Heights

The final act is all about achieving that heavenly golden-brown crust. As the casserole bakes, the flavors meld together, reaching new heights. The end result is a dish that’s truly worth knocking on your door for. 🚪🎺

Tip: For an extra crunch, sprinkle a layer of breadcrumbs on top before baking. It adds a delightful textural contrast. 🍞

“When The Bishop Comes A Knockin’” Casserole

Course: DinnerCuisine: American


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A heavenly casserole of pasta, sausage and cheese that is sure to impress.


  • 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced

  • 2 cups pasta, uncooked

  • 2 cups shredded cheese

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a pan over medium heat, brown the sliced sausage. Remove and set aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pan, over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute. Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until melted.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, sausage, and cheese sauce. Mix well until all ingredients are coated with the sauce.
  • Transfer the mixture into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle the top evenly with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  • Let the casserole sit for a few minutes before serving.


  • You can use any type of pasta you prefer.
  • This casserole can be frozen. Let it cool completely, cover tightly with aluminum foil and freeze. To serve, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven.
  • Feel free to add some vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms for a twist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a different type of meat?
A: Yes, you can substitute the sausage with ground beef, chicken, or even tofu for a vegetarian option.

Q: Can I add more vegetables to this casserole?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to add any vegetables you like, such as peas, bell peppers, or broccoli. Just make sure to cook them first before adding to the casserole.

Q: Can I make this casserole gluten-free?
A: Yes, you can use gluten-free pasta and breadcrumbs to make this recipe gluten-free.

Q: How should I store leftover casserole?
A: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the casserole for up to 3 months.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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