Now that the days have gotten shorter, it can feel as though dinner time comes more quickly than ever. These make-ahead casseroles bring delicious dinner to the table without the cooking or the cleanup! Perfect to prep now and enjoy later — you better make some room in the freezer.
Chicken Tortilla Casserole
Mix things up with a Tex-Mex take on layered lasagna with aromatic flavours of cumin, paprika and chile powder. Store-bought enchilada sauce and salsa verde speeds up the process or opt to make your own. Piled high with protein-heavy chicken breast, as well as pinto and kidney beans means even those with the healthiest appetites will leave satisfied.
Chile Relleno Casserole
If you’re not familiar with chile rellenos, this Mexican dish uses green chiles stuffed with cheese and rolled in egg, which is then pan-fried until golden brown. And while this authentic meal is undeniably delicious, it can be a bit more work than you’re looking to tackle on an average weeknight. Instead, try this no-fry casserole version that brings all the flavour without the fuss.
Broccoli and Orzo Casserole
Meatless Mondays are made easy thanks to creamy havarti, broccoli and orzo pasta. Serve this vegetarian casserole as a hearty side, the main dish or freeze ahead of time and bring to your next family potluck dinner!
Stuffed Mushroom Casserole
Easier than individually stuffed mushrooms and safe to freeze, this casserole combines mushrooms with cream cheese, Parmesan and mozzarella for a creamy dish made with a fraction of the prep time. Cooked in a single dish makes it portable should you choose to share!
Baked Mac and Cheese With Hidden Cauliflower
The ultimate kid-friendly dish, this mac and cheese hides plenty of healthy cauliflower under a crunchy layer of sour cream and cheddar potato chips. Creamy French onion soup dip alongside a blend of cheeses will put this drool-worthy dinner into your monthly rotation.