If the idea of the humble casserole brings to mind heavy, retro dishes and loads of canned mushroom soup, we’re here to change your mind. Largely built on shelf-stable ingredients and made in a single pan, casseroles are a weeknight-friendly—not to mention quarantine cooking-friendly—approach to cooking that cuts down on dishes and cooking time, and doesn’t have to feel like a cop-out on dinner.
Here’s seven of our favourite easy casserole recipes to get you started.
Fire up the oven and break out the cheese: This one-pan lasagna is exactly what you need for the cold season. Get this one-pan lasagna recipe.
One-pan pizza pasta
It’s like pizza and pasta… combined! Pepperoni and a generous pinch of Italian seasoning are the keys to this one-pan pizza pasta’s delicious flavour. Get this one-pan pizza pasta recipe.
French onion macaroni and cheese
Crowned with golden-crisp breadcrumbs, these creamy noodles (think gruyère and mascarpone), gives this star comfort food an elegant update. And the best part? It’s a one-pan meal—ready to dish up in just 30 minutes. Get this French onion macaroni and cheese recipe.
Carrot and parsnip casserole
Two shelf-stable vegetables get a subtle kick from Dijon and nutmeg cream. Get this carrot and parsnip casserole recipe.
Modern tuna casserole
Harissa spice adds a modern flavour to a crowd-favourite tuna casserole. Get this tuna casserole recipe.
Meatless tortilla casserole
This casserole twist on enchiladas makes good use of pantry-friendly canned beans, jarred red peppers and tinned chipotle. Get this tortilla casserole recipe.
Finnish yellow turnip bake
This traditional Finnish mashed dish can be served as a main or a side to ham or fish. Get this turnip bake recipe.