Easy Casserole Recipes for Winter Dinners | RMHP Blog

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Quick and Healthy Casseroles for Winter

Casseroles are a one-dish solution to your winter dinner needs... and you don't even have to revert to grandma's tuna casserole recipe.

 

Here are three delicious and easy casseroles you can make to feed the whole family this winter.

 

 

Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa is a great addition to casseroles, and this next recipe pairs it with cajun flavored shrimp for a truly unique and tasty dinner dish.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • ¾ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 seeded and chopped jalapeno
  • ½ cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • Fresh cilantro to garnish

 

Directions:

 

“Easy” is the name of the game here. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat the shrimp with 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning and set aside. Sprinkle the tomato chunks with cajun seasoning and olive oil in another bowl, then set aside. Heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in an oven-safe skillet, cook the shrimp until they’re opaque, then transfer them to a bowl. Use the rest of the olive oil to cook the onions, jalapeno, and minced garlic. Add the quinoa, tomato paste, ½ teaspoon cajun seasoning, and tomatoes to the skillet.

 

Top the mixture with the shrimp, add cheese, and then bake for 15 minutes, turning your oven to broil for the last 2 minutes. When everything is nice and melty remove the skillet and top with cilantro.

 

 

Quinoa and Kale Taco Casserole

Click the link above to get the recipe for this flavor-packed casserole. Don’t let the seemingly lengthy ingredient list deter you from making it, either — all of those spices really make this one a winner. Additions like kale will up the nutrient count, and the whole family will surely want seconds.

 

 

Chickpea Casserole with Lemon, Herbs, and Shallots

Vegetarian casseroles are versatile, easy to make, and (of course) they taste great.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 3 15-ounce cans of drained chickpeas or 5 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 4 large shallots, minced or grated
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ¾ cup plain, full-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 stalks fresh rosemary (leaves only)
  • ⅔ cup dried bread crumbs
  • Olive oil

 

Directions:

 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Use olive oil to lightly coat a 3-quart baking dish (like a 9x13-inch dish). Mix the chickpeas, rice, shallots, garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a big bowl then season the mixture with salt and pepper.

Next, mix the beaten eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, and ½ cup of Parmesan cheese together. Mince the parsley and rosemary leaves. Combine the cheese and chickpea mixtures, plus the herbs, then spread everything into the baking dish. Top with the rest of the cheese and the bread crumbs. Add some olive oil to the top, then bake for 45 minutes.

 

Which one of these winter casserole recipes are you going to try first? When you make one, be sure to let other readers know how it turned out!

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