This guest blog post comes to us from Shay Shull from Mix and Match Mama.
There is nothing more comforting than an Italian casserole. Savory, hearty, spicy and topped with gooey cheese, the Italian casserole reigns supreme. They’re perfect for potlucks, perfect for freezing, can easily be doubled, and always made in advance. The only thing you need to go along with it is crusty bread, a big salad and people you love. Cozy up tonight with a warm Italian casserole.
My Mushroom Spaghetti Casserole takes an everyday favorite and adds just the tiniest twist…
With just a little cream of mushroom soup, your weeknight staple reinvents itself. This supper can be on the table in minutes…it’s spaghetti and meat sauce with a twist your family will love.
Cully’s Kitchen takes two Italian favorites and combines them into one fabulous casserole…pizza plus pasta!
Three Meat Pizza Casserole is sure to please a crowd! Kids will love how this pasta looks and tastes like a three meat pizza, and moms will love how quickly it comes together. Bake a double batch and freeze one for a later time…you’ll be so glad you have two.
Underneath the bubbly cheese is a great way to sneak in some veggies for your family. My Spinach Pesto Pasta Bake will serve up veggies hidden beneath the Italian goodness.
Spinach, pesto, garlic and pasta come together to make a lightened up version of a pasta supper. Even when the weather is warm and dining is alfresco, this pasta supper will pair perfectly with a good bottle of wine and great conversation.
And speaking of baking in veggies…
…this Baked Eggplants with Bolognese Sauce would be the perfect supper for the casserole lover in your life. It’s not a meat lasagna, it’s not a vegetarian eggplant casserole…it’s both….in one dish. The eggplant parm is perfection topped with a hearty meat sauce. This is the best of both worlds together in one dish.
Busy moms don’t have time to fuss over dinner…that’s why I love my Cheesy Ravioli Bake for busy nights. Simple, fast and delicious, this dinner will be a regular repeat at your house. This is the perfect meal to make for someone who just had a baby, just moved, or is feeling a little down. It’s warm and comforting and so quick to pull together. Plus, you can switch out the ravioli to change up the meal a variety of ways…three cheese, sausage, lobster…the sky’s the limit with the possibilities.
Italian casseroles don’t have to be fattening? No way! Gina over at Skinny Taste created this fabulous Zucchini Lasagna sure to please your family and your waste-line!
Who knew a hearty lasagna could be lightened up but maintain the fabulous flavor? This lasagna sneaks in veggies in place of noodles and keeps everything low-carb while still being absolutely flavorful and delicious. Hearty and healthy all in one meal!
Warm up tonight to a hearty casserole, sit down with the ones you love, pour the wine, toss a salad and heat up some crusty bread…dinner is made simple when you rely on an Italian casserole.