It's not hard to transform the common, uninspired casserole into a healthier and more satisfying culinary experience. Simply replace the processed cream-of-something soup and other mundane ingredients with wholesome alternatives to reclaim the casserole as the winter meal it was intended to be: easy-prep comfort food that warms and nourishes us. And, as every pot-lucker knows, casseroles transport well, making them easy to share away from home on special occasions.
Warm up your winter with these recipes for more healthful casseroles
Here's a winning veggie taco dish that piles vegetables on the hefty texture of bulgar, adds flavor with Southwest Taco seasoning and then ramps everything up with pungent red pepper flakes.
It's a new take on Cajun with this superbly seasoned recipe that melds blackened chicken with traditional gumbo in a casserole.
This healthy casserole features quinoa, a complete protein, that in this guise is completely delicious. Sesame Ginger Crazy Awesome Veggies seasoning mix provides all of the well-built, layered flavor you want to taste in any good casserole.
The usual casserole usually gets its creamy richness from a heavy handed dose of heavy cream or sour cream. This casserole is lightened up with a healthier, but no less tasty replacement: a healthy splurge of tangy Greek yogurt and Garlic & Herb Crazy Awesome Veggies seasoning mix.
This Scottish dish was originally made with lamb or mutton, which were more readily available for sheep herders. This version uses beef but creates the same full, hearty flavor of the original recipes.
With aromatic cardamom, fresh fruit and a dollop of vanilla bean coconut cream, this recipe elevates French toast to a delicacy.