Oh, hotdish, why do you make me love you so much? It is wrong, but sometimes it feels so right. With your voluptuous tots and your creamy filling, I just can’t keep my hands off of you! Today, we are going to continue our hotdish love affair by taking a look at some hotdish and casserole recipes from around the internet by my fellow food bloggers! Hopefully, we can find some hotdish and casserole recipes that will make our mouths water and get our ovens going.
Why Hotdish AND Casserole Recipes?
Our series is on hotdish, but why would I include casseroles in this roundup? They are not quite the same thing. Hotdishes, in fact, are a subgenre of casseroles and fairly closely related. I thought I would include both in this recipe roundup, as casseroles need love too. Actually, I just wanted to include stuff that looked interesting and tasty, and they are closely related, so that is why I am including both. Also, some recipes labeled as casseroles might be considered hotdish by my definition. So, let’s get into it and find some tasty hotdish and casserole recipes!
Lisa makes a really tasty and good looking meal with this braised pork penne casserole. She made this with leftovers from a previous meal that also looks wonderful. One thing I really like about how she made this, is that she shows that casseroles and hotdish do not need to have cream o’ whatever soup dumped from a can. It can be fairly easy and super tasty to make your own sauce for a casserole. In fact, bechamel sauce (which is what she uses), is one of the five mother sauces of classic cuisine. A simple casserole really can be a beautiful thing when you realize you are cooking with the same sauces as the top chefs.
Alright, this recipe will feed a football team! Or it will give you a super easy and tasty recipe that gives you some extra for the freezer! It looks like this recipe will give you 16 servings, all with reasonably priced ingredients. And for the most important part, Teri makes a dish that looks really good!!
While this Jambalaya recipe has a touch of the south in it, it seems to fit into every one of the things that makes a hotdish a hotdish. So, no matter the flavors it is trying to add, it looks tasty. Additionally, it looks super easy to make and has lots of flavor going on. I give Blair credit for developing this easy dish that really has lot’s going on. What a great recipe!
Alright, technically I don’t think this would fall into the hotdish category, but it certainly is a casserole and I am including it because it looks freaking phenomenal! Really, I almost think without the cauliflower, it would be a really good buffalo dip. The cauliflower gives the dish enough body and substance to make it a full blown casserole. I love wings and buffalo flavor. This dish has it. Cheese and cream cheese? Has it. This has got to be a tasty meal.
I am not gonna lie… I am including this because it looks so dang interesting. Lisa makes low carb dishes and this is her take on a tuna noodle casserole. She substitutes traditional noodle with shiratake noodles. I don’t know if you have seen these noodles in the markets, but I have and they look pretty cool. I have bought them before and think I have made soups with this, but the idea for them as a noodle substitute in a traditional tuna noodle casserole is pretty cool.
Well that finishes up our hotdish and casserole recipes roundup. I hope you click on the links above, check out the sites, and maybe give these recipes a try. In the meantime, subscribe to get updates for Ramshackle Pantry and follow me on pinterest!