By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer
Casseroles are our favorite cool-weather dishes--they are affordable and require very little cooking. Just combine a few ingredients, bake and--voila!--dinner is ready. Here, we're sharing 19 of our favorite one-dish meals that require 15 minutes of prep (or less).
All the tangy and savory flavors you crave, in macaroni and cheese form to keep your fingers clean! Top with chopped green onions, parsley, or celery. Serve with additional hot sauce and a dollop of Greek yogurt. Get the recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese.
The humble cabbage is elevated to comfort food when combined with plenty of eggs and cheese.
You'll love Cabbage Casserole!
This classic casserole gets a modern makeover to make it slightly better for you. It still takes some help from supermarket staples and has all the creaminess you remember.
Make Campbell's Chicken and Stuffing Casserole tonight!
An incredibly delicious way to make cauliflower that has a kick and crunch. You'll love this unique take on a favorite vegetable. Serve over brown rice, if desired.
Try Cauliflower Cheddar Gratin with Horseradish Crumbs.
This family favorite casserole is a sure-fire way to get everyone at the table to eat their broccoli without complaints.
Cheesy Rice & Broccoli Chicken Casserole is crave-worthy!
A quick and easy dinner that is also low-fat, this is our other favorite way to serve chicken and broccoli.
Try Chicken and Broccoli Casserole this week.
This one-dish meal is great for a weeknight meal or as an appetizer for a party. Serve it with steamed broccoli or a green salad.
Get the recipe for Chicken Enchilada Casserole.
Five ingredients, five minutes of prep time, and dinner is ready! Add a teaspoon of your favorite dried herbs, such as dill, thyme or tarragon for extra flavor.
You'll love Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole.
This comfort food classic is great for a family dinner. Members turn to this meal again and again for good reason: It's easy, tasty, and ready in just 30 minutes!
Put Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole on the menu.
This easy-to-assemble casserole is a tasty twist on enchiladas. Feel free to swap in 12 ounces cooked, chopped chicken or ground turkey if you prefer meat in this meal.
A new favorite: Enchilada Casserole with Kale and Sweet Potatoes
Many casseroles use time-saving condensed soups. If you prefer a dish with less sodium, try this inexpensive and fresh version of a chicken casserole--no need for processed soups or sauces!
Get the recipe: Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
This delicious and easy Pakistani recipe is a favorite on SparkRecipes. The dish contains plenty of spices, but it isn't hot.
Get the recipes for Keema (Ground Beef Casserole).
This dish feeds a crowd and is one of the easiest meals to prepare. It's hugely popular on Pinterest--and for good reason--it's as delicious as it is simple.
Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole is not to be missed!
An experiment with leftovers yielded a delightful, filling vegetarian meal. You can use any kind of beans you have on hand, and you can swap up the cheese and salsa to change the flavor of the meal.
Make this tonight: Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
Six ingredients, five minutes of hands-on cooking, and dinner is served! The dish gets its flavor from a packet of Italian dressing mix. If you prefer less sodium, use a salt-free Italian seasoning blend.
Try Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken this week!
A comfort food favorite. Serve with steamed veggies for extra nutrients.
A comfort food classic: Tater Tot Casserole
This kid-friendly comfort food is perfect for a weeknight meal. Even better: You can use frozen veggies and leftover chicken.
A modern take on a classic: Topless Chicken Pot Pie
A lighter version of the classic holiday recipe on the fried onions can.
Good any time of year: Traditional Green Bean Casserole
Just three ingredients, and low in carbs. What could be better? This is our favorite way to eat zucchini.
Get the recipe for Zucchini Gratin.