Recipes for Casseroles and One Pan Dinner Ideas have been a mainstay for busy cooks for many years.
Stews have been around since Ancient times. If you ask me, it is because we all want a short cut in the kitchen but we are not willing to sacrifice flavor in the process.
The List of 29 Recipes for Casseroles
These 29 Recipes for Casseroles and One Pan Dinners include:
Meat and potato casseroles which are the ultimate comfort food,
Casseroles with vegetables which Mom’s love to serve the kiddos,
Stick-to-the-ribs Pasta casseroles like Easy Lasagna,
Meat and veggie casseroles in the form of sheet pan meals,
A mainstay in our Fall and Winter Recipes is hearty Stews,
Chicken casserole recipes, beef and pork recipes and even a super duper popular recipe for made from scratch Sloppy Joe’s.
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Cooking From Scratch
During this new way of living we are all trying to get used to (shelter in place during Covid 19 Pandemic), it has become necessary to practice cooking from scratch. Thankfully at my age (ahem!), I learned to cook from scratch from the beginning of my cooking life. There is such a thing as a ‘cooking life’, right!?
It was later when all of those ready made mixes hit the market that we liberated ourselves in the kitchen by using these welcome short cuts. So now that we are trying to survive the 2020 health crisis by sheltering in place, it’s back to the basics, cooking from scratch. Mostly using whatever we can get our hands on.
Cooking During Extended Stay At Home
As I write this I have not personally been inside a grocery store in nearly a month. My husband has gone for us, list in hand to quickly find the basics and get out as fast as possible.
We are surviving in our new normal meaning we do not go to the grocery store on a whim for one or two particular ingredients or because a TV commercial made us want to grill something. Instead we are planning ahead.
Use A Meal Plan
Sit down with pen and paper and make a meal plan using what you have on hand. Be creative. You’d be surprised at what we can put together to make a meal if we really need to.
Visit our Meal Planning page for lots of ideas and printable meal plans.
Create your own casserole recipe
Move some things around on your pantry or cabinet shelves and see what may be hiding back there.
Chicken or beef can be cooked a plethora of different ways in a casserole. There are many ways to make a pan of lasagna using few or lots of ingredients. It all depends on what you have on hand at the time.
Dried peas and beans are important to keep on hand during times of hardship like our shelter in place orders right now. My new goal is to see how long we can make it without going into a grocery store. Those dried peas and beans are going to help us with that. Hoppin John is one of our favorite meals so we are not upset that we are eating it right now!