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A One Pan Plan: Kicked Up Casseroles

By Charlotte Abrams | Last Updated January 01, 2015
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What we know about health and nutrition is always changing. America's love affair with the casserole, however, is as stable as ever. Casseroles are the busy mom's secret weapon, the workaholic's savior from greasy take-out, and the loving grandma's comfort food. They cheer us up, warm us up, and fill us up. But outdated recipes don't always keep up with the progress of nutrition, frequently lacking in the vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats we need to feel our best.

I modernized some classic recipes that kick up the time-honored casserole to meet today's nutrition standards. Comforting, all-in-one meals that don't require a lot of hands-on cooking and take nutrition into consideration? I’ll take seconds of that!

Thai Tofu and Rice

Thai Tofu and Rice
Tofu and coconut milk take over your typical chicken and rice casserole. This vegetarian, Thai-influenced version ditches the usual cream-based sauce and is loaded with vegetables and whole grain...

Caprese Quinoa Bake

This twist on a classic baked ziti replaces pasta with quinoa and bumps up the vegetable quota. An indulgence you can feel good about.

Bean & Kale Enchilada Casserole

Bean & Kale Enchilada Casserole
The secret to making this a speedy casserole without sacrificing authentic flavor is in the quick, homemade enchilada sauce. If your grocery store carries sprouted corn tortillas, give them a try,...
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