Great recipes for one of the most friendly, soothing and convenient ways to prepare a meal.
Casseroles and one-pot meals are the ideal solution for busy home cooks who want wonderful food with a minimum of fuss and maximum taste. Convenience, easy preparation, economy and portability make this method of cooking perfect for today's busy lifestyles.
These recipes and their results are very tantalizing and many are make-ahead. The wonderful variety includes big casseroles to delight a number of friends or to freeze in small amounts for future family meals, to long-simmering stews that will warm and comfort all on cold winter nights. The skillet meals range from small and quick dinners and stir-fries that are easy for novice cooks to elegant dishes that are entertaining worthy.
Baked Tortellini with Three Cheeses, Quick Mushroom-Beef Lasagna, Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai, Pasta E Fagioli Casserole
Chicken and Turkey
Honey-Curried Chicken and Apricots, Individual Chicken Pot Pies, Quick Cassoulet, Turkey and Corn Enchiladas
Beef and Veal
Meatball Stroganoff, Osso Buco-Style Braised Veal, Skillet Shepherd's Pie, Indian Corn Stew, Classic Cabbage Rolls
Lamb, Fish and Seafood
Braised Lamb Shanks with Olives, Grilled Eggplant Moussaka, Salmon and Potato Strata, Seafood and Broccoli Lasagna
Garden Paella, Confetti Corn and Chili Pie, Squash and Bean Stew with Chipotle Cream, Roasted Summer Vegetable Lasagna.
These outstanding recipes define comfort with the huge appeal of one-dish cooking.
Rose Murray has been a food writer, cooking teacher and broadcaster for more than 30 years. She is a frequent contributor to food and lifestyle magazines and has written, co-written or contributed to more than 40 cookbooks.