Making a casserole does not have to be the same old, same old. Explore the flavorful options below to find your new favorite go-to. One major perk of casseroles is the option to make-ahead and freeze them. That is not to mention the minimal clean-up after dinner.
Caprese Quinoa Bake
Caprese Quinoa Bake takes an Italian favorite to a new level. Flavorful ingredients and lots of cheesy goodness. The recipe author points out that it is best to purchase a low-moisture fresh mozzarella. It releases less water so the recipe comes out more firm.
The preparation time of only 20 minutes makes this a weeknight favorite. If you are new to cooking quinoa, follow the link provided in the recipe for helpful tips and instructions.
The particular recipe has quite a few reviews beneath it. There are a variety of tips, to include the option to use vegetable broth instead of chicken to make the recipe vegetarian.
Loaded Cauliflower Bake
Do you love the creamy goodness of macaroni and cheese but not the carbs? This Loaded Cauliflower Bake will solve that problem. Not to mention it is a hearty side that is sure to please even your hungriest guest. Add a protein like chicken and you have a one dish dinner.
This recipe leaves room for many variations to fit your families taste buds. The many reviews below the recipe offer tips like adding broccoli or exchanging the flour for almond flour.
This one dish comfort food serves six and has a quick prep time of only 30 minutes. Chicken Tetrazzini from Cooking Light is a terrific choice on a busy weeknight. Try substitutions like fat-free cream cheese or almond flour.
If you prefer to cut down the prep time even more, prepare a dish or two on the weekend. Freeze for up to 30 days, thaw, top with Parmesan and Panko then bake. It is nice to have one on hand for those last minute guests that arrive.
King Ranch Chicken and Quinoa Casserole
Flavorful, packed with protein and cheesy are just three of the delicious qualities of King Ranch Chicken and Quinoa Casserole. Grab a rotisserie chicken on the way home or you can use leftovers from the night before. When you arrive home, prepare the quinoa, toss in additional ingredients and the dish will be in the oven in just over 20 minutes. Nice!
Quinoa has become a staple in many homes but don’t worry if you have not prepared it before. Follow the simple directions on the package. If you purchased it in bulk then you can follow these simple directions from thekitchn.com.
Dump-and-Bake Chicken Parmesan Casserole
The standard pasta noodles may not be something you prefer. No problem. There are various vegetable base noodles on the market that will work well as a substitute. Of course, a whole grain noodle works too. Whenever looking at a recipe, remember that you are the chef. Create a dish that fits your needs.
This could truly be a one-dish recipe if you dump all the raw ingredients into a baking dish and mix.
When reading a recipe blog take the time to scroll. This one provides tips just below the recipe, that are sure to make this a success.
Do not forget to look for recipe reviews whenever searching the internet for your next favorite dish. The reviews can be just as valuable as the recipe itself. There are often tips, substitutes, and other comments that will make your experience and recipe more enjoyable.