A casserole is a great low-maintenance, hands-off dish to make for a dinner party; you can finish the side or salad while it's cooking and still have time to sip a cocktail with your friends. But when you're thinking about the timing of the meal, add on at least 10 minutes for the casserole to sit when it comes out of the oven. It's just like resting meat.
This was one of the first entries in our Best Healthy Casseroles contest, and I knew right away that it was a favorite. Why? Because I wanted to cook it immediately! This simple dish from reader Nancy takes just a few ingredients, and through the magic of the oven, transforms them into an aromatic dish of perfectly cooked rice studded with chicken and shiitake mushrooms, flavored with soy, ginger, and garlic.
We always feel a lot of pressure when we agree to bake a dish for a party. Not only do we need to come up with a killer recipe, but we also need to think about how in the heck we're going to get it there in one piece. Casseroles are always tricky because even though they may come with a lid — there's a major heat element that needs to be addressed. Good thing there are reliable, creative and modern casserole carriers.
Does your heart skip a beat at the thought of cinnamon French toast with a side of bacon? This weekend, skip the middle man with this creamy, gooey, crunchy and just-slightly-savory casserole. It practically begs to be front and center at your next brunch.
Casseroles aren't usually a dish we associate with Indian cuisine, but what else would you call one-pot meal of rice, fragrant curry, vegetables, and meat? Biryani is Indian comfort food to the extreme, and it's a great dish to make on a lazy weekend afternoon. Do you have a favorite way to make it?
We've talked about our favorite casserole recipes before, but seeing as how today is the official start of Casserole Week at The Kitchn, it seemed like an important topic to revisit! What's your most-loved, must-make, can't-live-without casserole?
I am so excited to present to you the winners of our Best Healthy Casseroles recipe contest! A quick overview: we asked you to share your favorite healthy casseroles. I picked my five favorites (which was very difficult!), and each will get a new Emile Henry casserole dish, and a copy of my new book, Not Your Mother's Casseroles. Our first winner is from reader Coco of Opera Girl Cooks, and it is a delicious yet not-too-sweet breakfast casserole, made with toasty whole grain bread and a filling of apples. Read on for the recipe, and why I liked it so much.
I love casseroles! They are the perfect food for the gray days of winter — homey, comforting, simple and so nourishing. I frequently turn to a casserole idea when feeding a crowd (make–ahead is the only way to go when entertaining), and I always find myself using at least three or four of my tried and true add–ins.
Do you have any go–to additions to your casserole–making? I'd love to hear about them.
I happen to own an extensive collection of Southern community cookbooks. My library includes tomes from junior leagues, churches, and schools, and all are equally cherished. Why? Because a community cookbook is like a time capsule. Its year of publication marks what families were cooking and eating and reflects the taste and traditions of a generation.
One of the things we love about casseroles is how adaptable they are. Don't have chickpeas? Use cannelinni instead. Leftovers to use up? Throw them in! But the tricky part about veering away from the recipe is making sure those casseroles have enough salt and pepper - before you bring it to the table!