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Fall is here and winter is on the way. That means it’s time to reach for those cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, and casseroles! Casseroles are perfect for these cold months because they’re easy to make, economical, and can provide a healthy alternative to take-out. To help you get started this season we’ve compiled some of our favorite Fall/Winter dishes that will satisfy any craving!
When it’s chilly outside (fall is my favorite time of year) and you can smell the leaves and neighbor’s fireplaces burning, I get the itch to prepare some fall and winter comfort foods. I love making casseroles as they are easy to make and I don’t end up using half the pans and bowls in the kitchen!
Ready? Let’s get cooking! This list of fall and winter comfort foods recipes has something for everyone!
These fall and winter comfort foods recipes couldn’t be any easier to make, or more Instagram-worthy.
This delicious recipe for tuna noodle casserole is a cheap and easy dinner for a frugal family on a budget. It’s a quick meal that is affordable when you live a tight budget, and it tastes great! This is also a great make-ahead freezer meal recipe for a new mom or for busy days. It's the perfect comfort food casserole for fall!
Southern baked macaroni and cheese, also called soul food mac and cheese, is the ultimate in comfort food. Creamy, rich, ooey-gooey, super cheesy, with those crispy browned cheese edges...no one can resist perfectly baked mac and cheese.
Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is a rich and hearty dish straight from the south of France, perfect for autumn when the weather turns cooler. Thick herby sausages and flavoursome beans in a seasoned tomato sauce create the most comforting casserole!
This classic Swedish Cabbage Casserole recipe with perfectly seasoned meat mixture and caramelized cabbage topping will have friends and family coming back for seconds (and thirds). It's the ultimate home-cooked simple meal packed with flavor!
This easy cheesy German Potato Casserole makes a delicious, cozy main dish for your family. Made of tender baby potatoes and smoked meat smothered in a creamy and cheesy sauce, it's perfectly seasoned and baked to golden perfection.
Tender seasoned chicken, onions, peppers, and loads of melty cheese. Everything you love about fajitas in a simple-to-make casserole that you can prepare in advance and toss in the oven for a quick and delicious dinner tonight.
Vegan Mexican Gnocchi casserole is an easy Italian Mexican fusion recipe! Serve it as a breakfast casserole or as a weeknight vegan dinner! This vegan Mexican Gnocchi recipe is loaded with flavors from both cuisines and can be made in a skillet!
This is not your regular Tater Tot Casserole recipe! This version is lightened up a bit by swapping canned cream soup for greek yogurt, and the addition of bacon and crisp cornflakes kicks up the flavor and crunch.
This Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole is like a Mexican Lasagna or Tortilla Casserole that is packed with vegetables, Mexican flavors, and melted cheese! It transforms vegetarian enchiladas into an easy Make-Ahead Mexican casserole dinner that freezes well and your family will love!
Johnny Marzetti is a comforting casserole, consisting of noodles, tomato sauce, ground beef, cheese, and sautéed vegetables. It's said to have originated in a restaurant run by the Marzetti family in Columbus, Ohio. It's an easy casserole recipe perfect for potlucks that everyone will love!
Zucchini Casserole is full of zucchini, fresh tomatoes, and sweet onion, all bound together with crispy crackers, butter and shredded cheese. It makes a great easy side dish to serve alongside just about any protein you like.
Cheesy hamburger and noodle casserole is an easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, noodles, tomato soup, and cheese for homemade hamburger helper kind of meal. I am always looking for new recipes for using ground beef and this easy pasta recipe is definitely a winner. The fact that this beef and pasta casserole is done in under 30 minutes is the real reason this recipe is a keeper.
All the magic of this Stuffed Pepper Casserole happens in just one pan … you don’t even have to pre-cook the quinoa! You can even prep it entirely ahead and bake it at dinnertime. It’s the kind of comfort food that makes dinnertimes special, and keeps you stress-free!
This easy Pizza Casserole recipe is a family-favorite meal that is kid tested and husband approved! It is a great main dish to feed a crowd that only uses 9 ingredients and takes 10 minutes to prepare!
Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole is a meatless meal, combining sweet potatoes and black beans with tortillas, cheese, and a homemade enchilada sauce that is key to great flavor. You are going to want this in your arsenal for healthy eating!
Mexican Chicken and Sweet Potato Casserole is a healthy Tex-Mex dish, combining sweet potatoes with shredded chicken, black beans, and Mexicorn – plus a spicy chipotle sauce and Mexican cheese. High in protein, low in calories, and it makes great left-overs!
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie is a vegetarian take on classic Irish specialty; made with hearty lentils and walnuts and topped with creamy mashed potatoes are comforting, delicious, and easy enough for weeknights. Gluten-free & vegan friendly recipe!
This delicious Carrot Casserole is really 2 dishes in one! It combines carrots and Stove top stuffing for an easy, quick and unique side dish. It's the perfect side for Thanksgiving or any holiday dinner.
This Chickpeas with Butternut Squash Casserole combines two fantastic ingredients - hearty chickpeas and tender, sweet butternut squash - for a side dish that the whole family will love! This baked butternut squash dish is perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish or a meatless family dinner any night of the year.
Shepherd’s pie is an easy, scrumptious meal the whole family loves! This easy casserole dinner is made with cooked chicken and fresh veggies in a creamy white gravy topped with mashed potatoes and baked to perfection.
This Turnip & Apple Casserole is a delicious mixture of apples, turnips, brown sugar and butter and the ultimate fall flavors casserole. It's also been lightened up to make it healthier and WW friendly. It makes a fabulous side dish for holiday dinners. I serve it at Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas!
When it comes to breakfast casseroles, the savoriest and most delicious of them all just might be this Biscuits and Gravy Casserole. Made with a homemade sausage gravy, eggs, just enough cheese, and of course, lots of soft biscuits, this easy breakfast casserole is perfect for large gatherings, lazy weekend breakfasts, and holiday brunch.
This homemade Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is adapted from the Pioneer Woman’s recipe and uses a shredded Costco rotisserie chicken to make it easy to throw together on a weeknight. Perfectly al dente pasta combine with a made-from-scratch cream of mushroom soup sauce with chopped green pepper, pimentos, diced onion, and a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese. This is a family favorite!
Who doesn’t love Ritz crackers? Give this comforting ritz chicken casserole a try this Fall and you will certainly agree that this recipe is a keeper. It is easy to make with shredded chicken in a rich and creamy sauce topped with buttery Ritz crackers. The perfect Fall comfort food dinner!
Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients, this chili cheese dog casserole will be a hit with the whole family. The combination of chili cheese hot dogs and golden brown, flakey crescent rolls is just incredible!
Wow! What a list of fall and winter comfort foods recipes for you to try this week. What are your favorites? Let us know if any of these sound good and which ones you try. Do you have a great fall casserole to add to this list?
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