Top Hat Supper retro dinner recipe made with Spam & mashed potatoes

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Top Hat Supper retro casserole recipe

A recipe that makes a tempting luncheon or quick family supper is made with canned luncheon meat. Called a Top Hat Supper, it consists of slices of Spam or Treet topped by a “hat” of well-seasoned instant mashed potatoes.

Baked for a mere 15 minutes, a celery soup sauce is served over the top. “Because it has a salty flavor, a fruit salad or Jell-O mold and rolls go well with this,” Diane said. This recipe is easy to make, economical and very tasty. – Excerpted from The Roselle Register (Roselle, Illinois) April 23, 1969

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Top Hat Supper retro casserole recipe

Top Hat Supper retro dinner recipe

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 can Campbell's Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 servings instant mashed potatoes 
  • 1 can (12 ounces) luncheon meat, cut in 6 slices


  1. In saucepan, cook onion, green pepper in butter; stir in soup, milk.
  2. Prepare potatoes as directed on package using 1/2 cup soup mixture for milk.
  3. Place luncheon meat on baking sheet; top with mounds of potatoes.
  4. Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve with hot soup sauce plus chopped parsley, if desired.
  6. Serve with green beans, romaine salad, orange chiffon cake for dessert.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 897mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

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Top Hat Supper recipe card from 1968

Top Hat Supper retro casserole recipe from 1968

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