Quick and Tasty Dump and Bake Meals

November 30, 2021

After making and baking Thanksgiving dinner, sometimes what we all need are a few dump-and-bake casseroles to ease dinner doldrums and they’re everything we want in a meal. Quick. Easy. Tasty. Those three are all you need on a busy weekday evening for dinner! From a familiar feel-good chicken and rice casserole to buffalo cauliflower chickpea casseroles, add some comfort-food dishes to your week to save time, money, and the aftermath everyone dreads – clean up!

Casseroles with Veggies and Cheese

When you hear casserole, you might be thinking cream soup and lots of shredded cheese, but dump and bake dishes can actually be super healthy and nutritionally packed! Vegan Yack Attack’s Chipotle Brown Rice Bake is bursting with flavor and the best part is, you don’t even have to cook the rice first! Stuffed peppers can be time consuming, but toss all of the ingredients into a baking dish for a super easy Mexican Stuffed Pepper Casserole for a zero fuss, pantry-staple meal.

We love recreating our favorite dishes with veggies, and cauliflower seems to be a delicious addition to our vegetarian meals each and every time. Like My Bowl’s Buffalo Cauliflower Chickpea Casserole — perfect for when you’re craving wings. We can see this hot dish quickly becoming a recurring Sunday, Monday or Thursday Night Football staple.

And finally, Baked Ziti, one of our favorite dump and bake recipes and no doubt has been for generations. No need to wait for pasta water to boil — and it’s ready to serve in less than an hour!

Yummy Dump and Bake Casseroles

Add a little Tex Mex spice into your dinner with a Chicken Taco Casserole — we think it definitely still counts for Taco Tuesday, don’t you agree? A jar of salsa adds a lot of yummy flavor for The Busy Baker’s Baked Salsa Chicken and Rice, a surprisingly healthy alternative to your favorite Mexican takeout. 

We love dishes that we can make no matter what we have in the pantry. Recipe Tin Eat’s Emergency Chicken Rice Casserole hits that sweet spot between delicious and foolproof — and the best part is you don’t even have to have canned soup to make it!

If you’re craving Italian but you don’t want to eat the same old pasta and sauce meal you typically make on a busy night, a flavorful Dump and Bake casserole is just what you need! Mommy’s Fabulous Finds has the yummiest Tomato Basil Pasta with Grilled Chicken that bakes up in just 40 minutes. If you’re craving the comfort food of spaghetti and meatballs instead, try Geni Recipe’s Meatball Casserole and you’ll never again have to wait for pasta to boil! 

Quick Dinners in Your Dream Kitchen at Southshore

Meal planning, prepping, cooking and serving is a treat in the spacious kitchens being built in the master-planned community of Southshore. Check out the brand new homes from Taylor Morrison, Century Communities, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Because Life at the Lake is not just exclusive and packed with amenities – you’ll find the perfect ranch or two-story design, priced between the $400s and the $700s.