9 Hearty Casseroles For Cold Fall Days
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, meaning it's the best time of year to curl up on the couch with a heavy blanket and good book, but only after you first warm your belly with some filling, delicious food. Here you'll find an entire list of hearty casserole dishes that will deliver!
1. Chicken Crêpe Bake
The wonderful thing about crêpes is the range of different options you have when it comes to eating them: sweet, savory, folded... yes, you heard correctly. That's because this innovative baked dish uses versatile folded crêpes to create little parcels of deliciousness. Honestly, there's no better way to go! Get the recipe here.
2. Meatball & Sprout Bake
"Eat your greens!" We've all heard that at the dinner table when the kids are willfully ignoring the veggies on their plates. And of all the vegetables, Brussels sprouts are usually the ones that seem to get the least love, but with this recipe, universal loathing of sprouts will soon be a thing of the past. Get the recipe here.
3. Swedish Meatball Bake
There's a light crispness in the air, and the leaves are beginning to fade into shades of yellow, orange, and red: autumn is upon us. This new season not only brings beautiful colors, but often busier schedules. Here's an idea for a filling, easy-to-prepare meal that the whole family will enjoy! Get the recipe here.
4. Meat & Potato Bake
One thing's for sure — no matter how many casseroles and bakes you've made in your life, there won't have been many that were as quick and easy to make as this one. The only step that'll take a bit of time is getting the potatoes ready. Otherwise, this really is the perfect dish for people that are either pushed for time or have little experience in the kitchen. Get the recipe here.
5. Gyros Casserole
The days are getting colder and shorter, so we've come up with a hearty recipe that'll bring some Greek sunshine into your kitchen. Simple to make and using a plethora of tasty ingredients, our Mediterranean casserole will keep you coming back for more! Get the recipe here.
6. Monte Cristo Cauliflower Casserole
In the tradition of historical adventure novels, "The Count of Monte Cristo" is one of the most popular. And though it features plenty of intrigue, betrayal, and disappointments, the hero of the novel was definitely missing some good food during his 14-year imprisonment and would have killed for this hearty dish inspired by the Monte Cristo sandwich! Get the recipe here.
7. Bacon & Potato Loaf
The carnivores among us are never slow to argue that everything tastes better if you add a little meat. That's definitely the case when it comes to this recipe. What could be a better on a cold day than cheesy potato wrapped in bacon? This classic combination works as part of a main meal or something to share at a party. Get the recipe here.
8. Bratwurst Cabbage Casserole
The bratwurst is a German culinary staple, and while it may be thought of as just a regular sausage in other countries, there are actually more than 40 different kinds of bratwurst in Germany! Pair some of these thin pork links with cabbage, potatoes, and cheese, and you're in for a true German treat! Get the recipe here.
9. Mashed Potato Casserole With Fried Eggs
Vegetarians are often faced with the same dilemma time and time again: eat a salad or something that's light, yet definitely not filling. All that is about to change with this hearty layered casserole dish made up of creamed spinach and mashed potatoes, and topped off with nutritious "fried" eggs. Get the recipe here.
Fall is a wonderful time of year, but sometimes it can get a bit cold and gloomy. Thanks to these diverse recipe ideas, you can now counteract those overcast skies and rainy weather, and you can even brighten your mood and warm your body as you watch your casserole sizzle in the oven.