February 1999 – As I write this, it is after New Year’s Day, and winter has finally arrived here in Toronto – and it is serious about making up for lost time, with cold and snow the likes of which have never been seen here (and which is causing no end to amusement to people in other parts of the country where this is of course perfectly normal winter weather!).
Anyways, when it is cold and snowy outside, a hot hearty casserole is just the thing to warm you up on a winter weekend. Mix it up and put it in to oven to bake while you go out skiing or skating (or if you are not a winter person, like I’m not, while you sit by the fire with a book).
Casseroles are mostly quick and easy to prepare. Most of these also freeze well, so I’ll make a big casserole on the weekend and freeze in individual servings for a quick meal during the week.
Tuna and brown rice casserole with Cheddar cheese topping.
Chicken, smoked sausage and shrimp combine in this hearty and easy stew.
Slow cooker chicken with onions and mushrooms in a hearty red wine sauce.
Chicken, vegetables and olives, cooked in the slow cooker, with a white wine sauce.
Slow cooker chili made with chunks of chicken, corn and beans. Salsa is the secret ingredient.
A classic dish combines meat and rice stuffed cabbage leaves with tomato sauce – this version is cooked in the slow cooker.
A sweet and sour pork dish made in the slow cooker.
When you get tired of turkey sandwiches after that holiday feast, give this casserole a try.
Beef roast recipe with potatoes, carrots and onions baked in a tasty tomato, beef and wine sauce.
Recipe for beef stew with carrots, mushrooms and pearl onions, baked in a beef and wine sauce.
Cubed steak makes this chili recipe extra special.
Tasty casserole with beef and tomato sauce layered with egg noodles, cream cheese and topped with a Cheddar cheese layer.
Chicken breasts baked on a bed of Spanish rice, topped with Parmesan cheese.
Seasoned pork chops baked on a bed of Spanish rice.
Quick and easy casserole with pork chops and vegetables baked in a savory tomato sauce.
pork and sweet potatoes baked together in a tasty sauce.
Tasty steak baked in a seasoned tomato sauce.
Steak slow simmered with onions and celery.
Beef and mushrooms cooked in a tomato sauce.
Hungarian style dish with beef cubes cooked in a spicy tomato sauce.
Special occasion recipe with beef cubes, mushrooms and pearl onions cooked in a red wine sauce.
Pasta layered with ground beef, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese layers.
Pasta baked with a spicy tomato and meat sauce and cheese.
Macaroni and cheese baked with a layer of ground beef filling in the middle.
Manicotti pasta filled with a spinach and cheese filling, baked with prepared pasta sauce.
A large recipe for pasta baked with tomato and ground beef sauce.
Rigatoni pasta with homemade tomato sauce and meatballs, topped with cheese and baked.
Baked macaroni and cheese recipe with ground beef and Velveeta cheese.
Chicken and rice casserole recipe uses common pantry staples for a quick to prepare meal.
Pork chops and scalloped potatoes, baked together.
Shrimp and rice baked in a mellow tomato cream sauce.
Ground beef casserole with Chow Mein noodles.
Ground beef and pasta casserole, made with a blend of tomato and mushroom soups for a mellow taste.
Party pasta recipe with tortellini, bacon, mushrooms and peas in a creamy sauce.
Quick microwave meal made with chicken breasts and packaged stuffing mix topped with a can of cream of celery soup.
Cubed pork and sweet potatoes baked in a brown sugar sherry sauce.
Pork chops baked with potatoes, carrots and onions.
Pork chops baked on a bed of rice in tomato sauce.
Chicken breasts baked on a bed of Spanish rice.
Casserole featuring a ground beef mixture layered with egg noodles and cream cheese.
Chili made with finely cubed steak in place of the usual ground beef.
Beef stew with mushrooms and pearl onions simmered in a red wine sauce.
Recipe for beef pot roast with carrots, oven roasted with a tomato wine sauce.