These 30 recipe concepts for fall-flavored casseroles are nice for whipping up home made autumn-inspired dinners this month.
Cooler climate has lastly arrived—until after all you’re in L.A., and in that case, we’re sweating in sympathy with you. There’s one thing about chilly temps that makes us crave all issues carb-laden and comfy, so for our 11th installment of our 31 Days Sequence, we’re bringing you 30 days of fall casseroles to heat up with this month, as a result of nothing says cozy like a casserole. They’re the proverbial queen of consolation meals.
A longtime staple in America’s delicacies, these baked concoctions seem at household reunions, vacation gatherings, potlucks, and extra. Possibly you grew up in your mother’s tuna noodle casserole, or your grandma’s hen and rice—both approach, any time you’re taking a chunk of 1, the nostalgia reigns and meals recollections come flooding again.
With casseroles, it doesn’t matter what’s beneath, it appears the preferred have a thick blanket of melty cheese, crispy toasted bread crumbs, or some form of breaded topping, completely canceling out their usually plain Jane look. From French, to Mexican, to Cajun, to Italian, (with loads of vegetarian choices sprinkled in), we’ve received each type of casserole you may dream of.
Able to kick it old-school eatin’ type? Let’s’ dig in!
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Meals Religion Health
This carb-friendly casserole is impressed by spinach and artichoke dip, and also you’d by no means guess the extremely creamy alfredo sauce that binds all of it collectively was made with cauliflower! However imagine it, people, it’s a game-changer.
Climbing Grier Mountain
Considered one of your favourite soups simply received casseroled. Add little pillows of gnocchi into the combo, and ooh la la, issues are wanting fairly subtle. That is positively not your mama’s casserole!
A Spicy Perspective
All the flavors you like from Jambalaya make up this kickin’ Cajun casserole, which makes for a superb, crowd-pleasing celebration dish.
The Countless Meal
Pumpkin, bacon, pasta, and cheese—this recipe has all of our favourite issues, with just a little kale thrown in for good measure.
This simple baked rigatoni is studded with candy Italian sausage, roasted pink peppers, and ricotta, then topped with a blanket of golden-brown, bubbly provolone cheese. All you want is a bottle of pink, and also you’re nicely in your approach to channeling Italia.
Cooking and Beer
Hen and rice casserole will get a flowery makeover with this recipe, which options porcini mushrooms, parmesan, and a heavenly shallot-garlic-sherry sauce. It will get topped with spoonfuls of recent burrata and roasted almonds, and also you’ve received consolation meals at its best.
You’ve gotta love a home made meal that takes simply 10 minutes of prep. Italian herbs, chunks of hen, broccoli, and pink pepper all get tossed collectively and topped with grated havarti, for a low-maintenance, guilt-free, carb-free weeknight meal.
Pinch of Yum
Creamy, dreamy cauliflower sauce strikes once more on this healthified alfredo pasta bake. Meaty pan-roasted mushrooms make it further filling, recent sage makes it style like fall, and the gruyere it will get sprinkled with makes us weak within the knees.
The Italians have lasagna, however the Greeks have Moussaka. Layered with eggplant, floor beef, and tomato sauce, and topped with a creamy béchamel and crispy Panko crumbs, it’s pure heaven on a cold night time.
Tater tots, guys, TATER TOTS. The hotdish is a midwestern consolation meals basic, identified to point out up at potlucks, picnics, and church suppers, and it’s often made with a can of creamed soup (although this one trades the gunky, processed canned stuff for a more healthy home made model). This explicit hotdish is a breeze to make, and tastes similar to hen pot pie, however as a substitute of a pastry crust, it will get topped with tater tots (genius), and we’re in love.
The Recipe Critic
Taking one among our favourite Italian classics and turning it right into a casserole is at all times a good suggestion. This one is tremendous simple to make, and is nice for the entire household.
Feed Me Phoebe
Comforting shepherd’s pie will get a more healthy makeover on this Thai-inspired model, which boasts fragrant flavors of pink curry, coconut, and lime, and encompasses a creamy mashed pumpkin topping. What’s to not love?
The Roasted Root
For these nights while you’re craving pasta, however don’t need to break the weight loss program, you possibly can depend on spaghetti squash to avoid wasting the day. This hearty bolognese casserole is loaded with taste, and makes the proper for dinner for Meatless Mondays.
Hey Modest Marce
Mac and cheese is fairly excellent all by itself, however typically you simply want just a little further oomph from some aged cheddar, hen, broccoli, and Asiago cheese. This casserole is is environment friendly too, since you get your starch, veggies, and meat multi functional dish. Growth.
“Wholesome” and “casseroles” aren’t phrases you usually see subsequent to at least one one other, however this recipe is proof they will peacefully coexist. This filling dish is full of protein and veggies, and spiralized candy potatoes step in for pasta, making it gluten-free and simpler on the waistline. Double win!
How Candy Eats
Hardly ever would we consider including beans to mac and cheese, however this recipe is proof it’s a good suggestion (particularly once they’re creamy white beans, and particularly when bacon’s concerned, as a result of beans and bacon go hand in hand, after all). However beans aren’t the one cause why this isn’t your common mac and cheese. A spicy arrabbiata replaces cheese sauce, Parmesan and recent basil get stirred in, and every part will get topped with provolone cheese and baked till golden-brown, bubbly, and begging to be devoured by the lots.
Meals Religion Health
Not solely is that this cozy fall casserole made in only one pot, it’s full of a lot wholesome goodness. Made with brown rice, spinach, lean floor hen, and a tacky Parmesan pumpkin sauce that’s to die for.
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? This nutritious casserole is studded with a rainbow of veggies, with sausage for added protein. You may simply use a mixture of no matter greens and meat you’ve got available—it’s completely customizable.
Spoon Fork Bacon
Gnocchi is simply pretty typically, however this gnocchi is baked, so it will get all good and crispy, and takes these little pillows of heaven to a complete different degree.
Lisa G Cooks
This lightened-up casserole made with lean floor beef, cremini mushrooms, rice, broccoli, and a yummy gravy solely requires 5 minutes of prep and is made fully in a single skillet. To not point out it’s prepared in lower than 30 minutes!
Then Countless Meal
Savory flavors of sage, onion, garlic, and kale mingle with candy pumpkin, buttery toasted pecans, fusilli, and cottage cheese for a deconstructed fall lasagna you received’t be capable of cease consuming.
Actual Meals by Dad
This three-step dish is the type of casserole you possibly can effortlessly throw collectively on the fly. It’s all decked out with spinach, garlic, candy sausage, tomato sauce, and loads of mozzarella and fontina cheese. You need to use store-bought tomato sauce or make your individual, however both route you go will result in a scrumptious and comforting dinner.
You’ve received to like a casserole that tastes like Thanksgiving. This one’s received hearty wild rice and tender hen thighs, and is studded with roasted chunks of butternut squash and tart dried cranberries, then sprinkled with Parmesan and recent thyme. Simple, wholesome, and comforting, it checks all of the containers!
Desk for Two
Okay, we’ve received two phrases for you: Pumpkin and Burrata. Want we actually say extra?
This simple, tacky Mexican casserole is layered with tortillas, hen, black beans, butternut squash, and an irresistible bitter cream salsa verde sauce, and feeds a crowd. Make your individual salsa verde in case you’re feeling formidable, however jarred works simply advantageous, particularly in a pinch.
Regardless of its Italian title, Tetrazzini is definitely an American dish, and it’s been round for over 100 years. It’s a noodle casserole made with spaghetti, meat or seafood, and a buttery mushroom cream sauce, that typically will get topped with breadcrumbs or almonds for some added crunch. It’s an effective way to make use of up further roast hen or turkey (trace, trace: bookmark this to your post-Thanksgiving turkey leftovers)! This one additionally has spinach, so that you get these greens (as a result of, you understand, stability).
A Saucy Kitchen
Tangles of spiralized candy potato are combined with tons of wholesome veggies, black beans, a home made enchilada sauce, a number of cheese on this enchilada-inspired casserole. Don’t fear, the enchilada sauce is easy, however in case you are pressed for time, you possibly can positively use store-bought.
This insanely simple casserole tastes similar to the one we grew up consuming, besides it’s made fully from scratch. Not solely does it take simply 5 minutes of prep, and it’s made in a single pan, so you possibly can rejoice over fewer soiled dishes! And if that weren’t sufficient to win you over, it’s solely 350 energy per serving. Yaaas.
Espresso and Crayons
This meat-free lasagna is an superior say to get your whole veggies in. It options spinach and a butternut squash and ricotta purée, nestled in between zucchini noodles, with loads of cheese in between.
The Stay-In Kitchen
Right here’s one other casserole you possibly can really feel actually good about. Stuffed with crispy quinoa, black beans, Mexican spices, a great deal of veggies, and wholesome cheese, this dish is splendidly filling, but it received’t weigh you down.
This recipe round-up was curated and written by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam of Seven Day Weekend. Observe her foodie tastes and different flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.
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