When the weather outside is frightful, these comforting classics are oh so delightful. Whether it's a "set it and forget it" slow-cooker recipe or an easy casserole that keeps cleanup to a minimum, each one of these recipes is simple to prep, cook, and clean up afterward. And with this much flavor? They're bound to be a hit around the dinner table.
The great thing about stuffing is that it's almost impossible to mess up: A little more of this or less of that won't affect your results too much. The one
thing you want to have just the right amount of is liquid, to keep the stuffing moist but not soggy.
A colorful mix of vegetables takes center stage in this collection of meat-free dishes. From main courses to sides, with nods to both the decadent and virtuous, there's a vegetable casserole in here to suit any need.
When it comes to radiating warmth at the dinner table, nothing beats a meal-in-one casserole. What's more, this dish can be assembled a day ahead, goes straight from the oven to the table, and offers help-yourself allure in abundance.
The dish can be largely assembled ahead: Leave off the last portion of cheese, cover the dish with plastic wrap (pressing it directly onto the surface to prevent a skin from forming), and refrigerate it for up to one day. Remove it 30 minutes before baking, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and bake as instructed.
The base for these stuffings is the same, making it easy to serve both vegetarian and meat versions (for a full batch of meat stuffing, use an additional 1 1/2 pounds of sausage). This can accompany our Spice-Rubbed Roast Turkey.
The casserole is an underappreciated dish. It's the kind of simple, honest cooking that draws compliments not because it looks amazing, but because it’s delicious. Squash is a vegetable equivalent, simple, unassuming, and readily available. When you pair the two, the result is dinnertime dynamite. Try our summer and winter squash casserole recipes and see.