This casserole is a quick and easy variation on popular classic recipe. It's a crowd pleaser, especially with kids. Freeze leftovers in single servings and you will always have a veggie available for the kids on nights when you plan to go out.
Our mac-and-cheese makeover wins raves of approval, having
all the comfort and great taste of its predecessors with a
substantially more healthful profile. It uses whole-wheat pasta
and includes a colorful layer of spinach.
Our enchilada-style casserole is made with mildly spicy
sauce but you can use medium or hot. If you want to eliminate the
heat altogether, try a green enchilada sauce (milder than red) or
substitute two 8-ounce cans of plain...
This vegetarian, kid-friendly dinner option tastes traditional but takes way less time than a classic lasagna recipe.
Topped with mashed potatoes, this easy-to-make dish is a fresh way to use Thanksgiving leftovers.
This easy recipe gives kids a chance to get more involved in the Thanksgiving kitchen. All a grown-up needs to do is melt the butter and help with the oven. Your kids can grease the baking dish, stir everything together, and spoon the pleasantly gloppy mixture into the dish.
Cheesy-green rice casserole makes a humble but delicious meal -- and a great way to showcase those enormous bunches of spinach, kale, or chard you may find at the farmer's market. Even if you usually use white rice, try short-grain brown rice here: whole grains are nutty and delicious, and they're a great, inexpensive way to add nutrients to your diet.
We make a version of lasagna that I call "Almost Lasagna" that is very versatile and easy to make ahead and heat later. Add a crusty bread and bagged salad, and dinner is complete!
My kids love macaroni and cheese…me, not so much. This baked pasta dish is the perfect compromise. I get the sophisticated flavor of a cream-based tomato sauce, they get cheesy goodness. Put together you have one outstanding casserole that pleases the whole family. This dish is also perfect for pot-luck gatherings or to bring to a friend in need.
This is an adaptation of an arroz con pollo recipe from the great Rick Bayless book 'Mexican Everyday.' The addition of zucchini makes it a more complete one-pot dinner, with less seasoning in the interest of kid-friendliness. Get Catherine Newman's terrific recipe here.