11 Fall Casseroles Perfect for Sweater Weather
In terms of sheer comfort, casseroles are high on the list of our favorite autumn dishes. Double points if they have a good amount of cheese, and triple points if they also contain pasta. I am so happy that the chilly evenings of fall have brought casseroles back into my weekly meal rotation. They make the kitchen feel cozy on Sunday and then become easy lunches and dinners all week long. And if company stops by, no problem — there’s plenty to share.
Here are 11 of our favorite hearty casseroles — filling, nourishing, and all homemade — not a can of cream of chicken soup in sight.
Casseroles and other hot bakes are definitely one of the most serviceable dishes in a cook’s repertoire. They can feed a crowd, be carried to a neighbor’s house, or simply go back in the fridge after dinner for leftovers all week long.
Casseroles also don’t deserve their reputation of being overly heavy and loaded down with cream and cheese. Oh, they’re certainly delicious when they are (I’m looking at you, King Ranch casserole!), but they’re also just as warming and satisfying when we pack them with veggies and ease up on the dairy; look no further than our lighter baked mac and cheese for evidence of this.
Casseroles Just Right for Fall
Welcome the season with these cozy, not-too-heavy bakes.
Do you have a favorite casserole? What are you making right now?