Warm Dinners: Casseroles, Soups & More

Creamy Potato and Asparagus Soup
Savor the flavors of fall with these cozy dinner recipes.

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.

White Chili

Try a new twist on white bean chili -- with mangoes! This colorful fruit adds bright flavor that pairs with savory pork and lime juice for an irresistible salty-sweet combination. Ground chipotle chili pepper adds in some heat for a hearty fall meal that's sure to warm you inside and out.

Greek-Style Mac 'n' Cheese

Ordinary macaroni and cheese gets a Mediterranean makeover with the help of Kalamata olives and feta cheese. Try this fun and easy take on a cheesy childhood favorite.

Mushroom-Garlic Pizza

Golden, flaky make-ahead dough makes all the difference in this elegant from-scratch pizza recipe. A drizzling of homemade herb oil and savory caramelized garlic pair with nutty Gruyere cheese and shiitake mushrooms for an absolutely fabulous pizza that beats anything they're serving at your neighborhood pizza joint.

Tomatillo-Chicken Soup

Tomatillos are sweet, mild green tomatoes found in many traditional Mexican recipes. Our spicy chicken soup uses tomatillos two ways -- pureed and chopped -- and also features other classic Mexican favorites, including jalapeno peppers, green chiles, lime, and cilantro. Whole, canned tomatillos work, too, and can be found in the Mexican food aisle at your local supermarket.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Mix it up with our variations on a quick and easy sweet potato casserole recipe. Going for sweet? Stir in pumpkin or apple pie spice. More of a savory fan? Top with bacon and rosemary. The featured version goes for the unexpectedly delicious combo of tart pineapple and sharp blue cheese.

Pork & Sweet Potato Stew

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

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.

Pea Soup with Ham

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

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.

Pepper-Corn Chowder

Frozen corn is pureed with chicken broth, 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.

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.

Coconut-Chicken Chili

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

Cheesy Shell-Stuffed Shells

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

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. Blue cheese adds tang.

Beer & Cheese Soup

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

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.

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.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

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

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.

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.

Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean & Beef Casserole

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

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.

Sage-Scented Pork Chops

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

Butternut Squash Bake

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

Chicken-Tortellini Toss

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

French Onion Beef Short Ribs

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

Creamy Potato & Asparagus Soup

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

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