Casserole and One-Pot Recipes
Casseroles are a boon to the busy family. Some of these can be prepared ahead of time and frozen or refrigerated. Others are just quick and easy, like this chicken baked with rice. They don't all include vegetables so supplement with some simple green beans, peas or just some cut up vegetables with a dressing for dip if that makes your kids eat more vegetables. (I used to always have some cut up vegetables on the counter for "nibbling" while I was fixing dinner. My kids would eat carrots, celery, sliced red bell peppers, snap peas and jicama pretty regularly while they were "waiting" for dinner.)
- Chicken Baked with Rice - Chicken, paprika and rice.
- Chili Chicken Casserole - Great Mexican inspired chicken casserole with cooked chicken, rice, tomatoes, green chilies, and beans.
- Chicken Divan (Chicken and Broccoli) - Classic chicken and broccoli casserole.
- Chicken and Sour Cream Enchiladas - Chicken enchiladas with tomatillo (green) salsa.
- Chicken or Turkey Enchiladas with Red or Green Sauce - Our Thanksgiving classic way of using some of the leftover turkey.
- King Ranch Chicken Casserole: Corn tortillas, soup, cooked chicken, green chilies.
Ground Beef Casseroles
- Beef and Rice - Ground beef, rice, onion soup mix, and cream of soup. Simple but good.
- Gousash or Slumgullion: Pasta, ground beef, kidney beans and peas.
- Ground Beef Layered Casserole - A large filling casserole with ground beef, potatoes, carrots, rice, tomatoes.
- "Hamburger Helper" Mix - Use this instead of buying the mix.
- San Francisco Joe's Special - ground beef, spinach, eggs and cheese.
- Shepherd's Pie - Ground beef topped with mashed potatoes.
- Eggplant Parmesan - Definitely a bit of work but oh so good!
- Macaroni and Cheese - Family classic and so much better than the boxed stuff.
- Corn Pudding - Made with a box of Jiffy corn bread mix, canned corn, sour cream and an egg.
- Tuna Casserole - An old classic for a reason.