It’s Casserole Season! Easy One-Pan Recipes
Casseroles are one of the easiest one-pan recipes to experiment with! The fall season is a great time of year to cook up comforting meals in a deep dish in the oven. And when it comes to making your own recipes, the options are endless! All you need is kitchen staples such as grains, protein like meat, cheese, and vegetables.
Casseroles are generally one-pan recipes that are cooked in a casserole pan or baking dish. They’re easy to prepare, simple to cook, and quick to clean up. While the word casserole can refer to the baking dish as well as the recipe, one-pan recipes are easy to make in any container. This includes trendy one pot pasta, too. Some examples of classic casseroles and one-pan baked recipes include:
- Baked ziti
- Green bean casserole
- Broccoli cheddar casserole
- Enchilada casserole
- Chicken and rice casserole
There are so many more to try and hundreds of recipes on the internet and more! Most of these are easy as mixing everything together and baking for at least half an hour.
How to Make One Pot Recipes
It’s helpful to have a nice ratio of wet ingredients to other dryer ingredients. That means stirring in a splash of vegetable broth to a rice casserole or adding a good amount of marinara sauce to a baked pasta. Similar to soup and other one pot recipes, it’s up to you what ingredients you want to add. It’s all about your preference and using whatever is available! Sometimes it’s nice to make an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink casserole or soup to use leftover vegetables, meat, cheese, and more.
We Love Easy Casserole Recipes
Most casserole recipes can be modified depending on what you want and what food you have. When you can mix everything together and bake it as-is, casserole recipes are easy and convenient. They’re often filled with hearty nutrients, fiber, and protein.
And casseroles are so delicious and comforting on cool autumn nights! Casseroles and similar one pot recipes and soups are often associated with the fall and winter seasons. That’s because seasonal root vegetables and squash hold up well and the cozy dish is nice and hot. For even more casserole recipes to inspire, check out this list here!
Though casseroles are not always seasonal, the fall is a great time to make use of such easy recipes. Just throw it in the oven and let it bake while enjoying time with friends and family. The following recipe is an example of one that can be adjusted based on the foods you have and prefer. Sub the cauliflower for broccoli, use your favorite rice and cheese, and feel free to omit or substitute the chicken for something else.
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole Recipe
Full of cheesy flavor and creamy rice, this casserole recipe has a bit of everything. Satisfying bites of chicken, nutrient dense cauliflower, and savory cheddar goes together so well! It’s a one pot meal the whole family will appreciate.
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded or diced
- 3 cups chopped cauliflower florets
- ½ white onion, finely diced
- 2 cups Pacific Organic Chicken Broth
- 1, 14 oz can Amy’s Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 2 cups Tillamook Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- ¼ tsp salt and pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Stir all ingredients together until well combined. Transfer to a casserole dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are bubbling and the cauliflower is fork tender. Let cool for 10 minutes, then serve.
Fall Dinner Ideas
Thinking of different fall dinner ideas can feel repetitive after a while. In general, it’s a good idea to cook with whatever produce is in season and on sale and work your way through pantry staples. Meal prepping with this attention to what’s available to you is a good way to save time, money, and waste less food. For more tips and tricks on cooking with harvest season vegetables and fruit, check out our blog here. And for a guide to money saving meal prepping, go here.
Some of the most easy, nutritious, and filling fall dinner ideas come back to one pot meals like soup. Soup is great because you can incorporate a variety of produce and nutritious ingredients into one cozy meal. Tacoma Boys always boasts a wide selection of pantry staples and canned goods. This includes pre-made soups for last minute meals as well as soup staples like Field Day Organic Vegetable Broth, and Eden Organic Black Beans. Or, try Rill Food Tacoma Tortilla Soup Mix or Miner’s Minestrone Soup Mix if you want a base to get started.
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