Warm Dinners: Casseroles, Soups & More

Savor the flavors of fall with these cozy dinner recipes.


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Cinnamon Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin-Sage Grits

    Canned pumpkin and sage put a fresh fall spin on grits. Cinnamon chicken rounds out the autumnal dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Roast   18 mins  400°F 
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Pork & Sweet Potato Stew

    Nutmeg, sage, and apple-cranberry juice flavor this hearty stew.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   25 mins  to  32 mins 
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Pasta & Meatballs Meat Loaf

    With penne pasta folded into Italian-inspired mini meat loaves, these open-face sandwiches combine all the favorites of a traditional Italian supper, right down to the garlic bread.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   25 mins  375° 
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Pea Soup with Ham

    Apple juice and sauteed leeks give this hearty soup long-simmered flavor in just 25 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Spinach & Feta Casserole

    For a super easy dinner or brunch idea, combine eggs, cottage cheese, spinach, and feta cheese -- along with a few other ingredients -- and then bake until set.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   45 mins  350°F 
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Pepper-Corn Chowder

    Frozen corn is pureed with chicken broth and sauteed onions and leeks to create a silky soup without any cream. Red sweet pepper and additional corn add a crunchy bite to the smooth chowder.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 8 cups
Start to Finish   40 mins 
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Apple-Glazed Pork Loaf

    Cooked apple slices and apple jelly put a fall spin on simple pork sandwiches. Cayenne-spiced sweet potatoes make a quick and yummy side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   15 mins  425°F 
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Coconut Chicken Chili

    Spicy sauteed chicken and crisp veggies simmer in a tasty homemade peanut sauce. Serve over jasmine rice for Asian flair.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
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Circles & Squares Vegetable Pasta Soup

    Suppertime staples, such as frozen hash browns, canned tomatoes, and frozen veggies, make this satisfying soup a cinch to prepare.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Cheesy Shell-Stuffed Shells

    This meatless dish, featuring three types of cheeses, is ideal for potlucks.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   45 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
11/26
Pork & Pumpkin Noodle Bowl

    We've put a seasonal spin on this simple pasta toss with chunks of pumpkin, tender pork, fresh sage, and red onion. Tangy blue cheese adds creaminess.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
12/26
Beer & Cheese Soup

    Blended red peppers, onion, beer, and potatoes create a hearty base for this cozy soup, while American cheese adds creaminess.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Catchall Casserole

    Rice and corn bread stuffing mix make the base for this hearty casserole that tastes great with any combination of your favorite meat, veggies, and condensed soup.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   25 mins  350°F 
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Cheesy Red Pepper Pizza

    Set aside 25 minutes and you've got a classic pizza that will have everyone wanting a slice. Refrigerated pizza dough and a simple sauce of light olive oil make the recipe a cinch.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   15 mins  to  20 mins  425°F 
15/26
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

    Chicken, mushrooms, purchased Alfredo sauce, and spices make this pasta a homey, crowd-pleasing dish.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook  5 hrs  to 6 hrs (low) or 2.5-3 hours (high)
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Brisket in Onion-Ale BBQ Sauce

    The gravy for this fork-tender brisket is made from a tantalizing blend of beer, chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and seasonings.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Slow Cook  10 hrs  to 12 hrs (low) or 5 to 6 houirs (high)
17/26
Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Fill chicken breasts with thinly sliced ham and creamy Gruyere cheese, then coat with panko bread crumbs for crispiness.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Bake   40 mins  to  45 mins  350°F 
18/26
Tomato-Tortellini Soup

    With pantry-ready ingredients, such as packaged tortellini and canned tomato soup, this recipe takes just 15 minutes to make, start to finish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   15 mins 
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Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean & Beef Casserole

    "I took all the flavors we love in enchiladas and created something even fresher," says Joanne Weir, the recipe creator. "This easy casserole is topped off with fresh garden tomatoes and cilantro."

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   20 mins  375°F 
Stand   10 mins 
20/26
Fireside Beef Stew with Squash

    Chunks of beef, potatoes, sweet butternut squash, and green beans make this a hearty yet healthful stew. A tantalizing mix of mustard, allspice, and Worcestershire sauce gives the stew its unique flavor.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Slow Cook  8 hrs  to 10 hrs (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high) plus 15 minutes
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Sage-Scented Pork Chops

    Dijon-style mustard and caraway seeds boost the flavor of this aromatic pork main dish.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 servings + reserves
Prep   30 mins 
Cook  4 hrs  to 5 hrs (low) or 2 to 2 1/2 hours (high)
22/26
Butternut Squash Bake

    Filled with butternut squash, noodles, shallots, and squash, this rich casserole makes a delicious side dish with beef.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   10 mins  425°F 
Cook   3 mins  to  5 mins 
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Chicken Tortellini Toss

    For a foolproof 20-minute supper, toss packaged cheese tortellini with roast chicken, herbs, cauliflower, broccoli, and dried tomato pesto. Add a sprinkling of fresh Parmesan cheese.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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French Onion Beef Short Ribs

    These tender short ribs are simmered slowly in broth, garlic, herbs, and onions.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake  2 hrs  to 2 hrs 30 mins  325°F 
Cook   30 mins  to  40 mins 
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Creamy Potato & Asparagus Soup

    It takes only five ingredients to whip up this rich and hearty soup that's ready in about 30 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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