Spring is when vegetables are at their freshest, enabling you to make all kinds of light meals that are immensely wholesome. And nothing embodies this more perfectly than a casserole!
Casseroles are a simple way to serve up dinner in next to no time. It’s a one pot wonder that everyone loves! What’s more, it’s great for taking leftovers to work the next day.
Casseroles offer you a ton of versatility; just tweak the recipe a little bit and you can have everything from the most indulgent casserole to the healthiest one.
Here are some of our favorite casserole recipes to have when the temperatures are rising:
Healthy shepherd’s pie
Shepherd’s pie is an all-time classic. Most families indulge in this recipe on Sundays, as it can be a bit indulgent. But we’ve got a healthier option for you that you can whip up any day of the week. This pie is made with ground turkey and sweet potato.
Brown the ground turkey in some oil and season once fully cooked. You can season the meat with some Spice Enthusiast hickory smoked sea salt for a smoky flavor. For heat, you can add Spice Enthusiast Hungarian sweet paprika. Boil and grate the sweet potatoes, and mix in some milk and butter to loosen the mash up. Season with salt, pepper, and some Saigon Vietnamese cinnamon. This brings out the flavor of the sweet potato while giving it some subtle heat.
You could add frozen or fresh vegetables as a layer to get your five a day too. Always season veg with some ground cumin to give the veg an earthy flavor.
Roasted veg enchilada casserole
This Mexican-inspired casserole will replace your weekly Mexican takeout for sure! The recipe includes protein, carbs, and fats, making it a one-stop meal for all macros. It also has beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and cauliflower. Layer the beans, vegetables, tortillas and salsa to build a casserole. Top it all off with sharp cheddar cheese and bake till golden on the top.
The secret to getting that authentic Mexican flavor is some ground Chimayo chile blend.
Teriyaki chicken casserole
This Asian inspired casserole is perfect for your teriyaki chicken cravings. This casserole is easier to whip up than traditional teriyaki, rice, and steamed vegetables. You can prepare the dish in one pot and enjoy all the flavor. Chinese five spice powder is the secret to getting that authentic chicken teriyaki flavor.
Another traditional recipe that’s everyone’s favorite! Lasagna was traditionally known to be a meat sauce, béchamel, and pasta sheets layered to form a delectable dish. Our casserole version is healthier. It includes vegetables of your choice. Aubergines, zucchini, and other vegetables can be layered with the pasta sheets to add some fiber to the dish. Season the meat sauce with some sweet basil to get an authentic Italian flavor.
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