I love bakes and casseroles. They’re not just a delicious comfort food, they are also easy to make, and leftover usually keep well and are even better the next day or two, reheated. Most casseroles are not very pretty to look at, but this egg, sausage and cheese bake is actually gorgeous, so I often serve it for brunch when we have friends over. Click for the recipe
This pizza-inspired broccoli casserole is a very reliable way to serve broccoli to picky children, but it’s also loved by adults. I love how easy it is to make – it’s ready in 20 minutes! Click for the recipe
This very flavorful spaghetti squash bake provides all the yumminess, cheesiness and gooiness of pizza or pasta, with a much healthier base of spaghetti squash. It’s very nutritious and filling, so I make it for two and serve it as the entree, alongside some tossed salad or steamed veggies. Click for the recipe
This flavorful cabbage casserole has all the flavors of stuffed cabbage, but with much less work. This lower-carb version omits the rice and adds cayenne – I added it at the last minute and I think it really enhances the dish.
I like to use the Pomi brand of chopped tomatoes because the packaging is BPA free, the tomatoes contain no added sugar or salt, and also because these Italian tomatoes are sweeter than American canned diced tomatoes. Click for the recipe
This enchilada casserole has all the flavors of enchiladas, without the ton of carbs. Simply layer cooked chicken, chile peppers, enchilada sauce and cheddar, omit the beans and the tortillas, and bake until hot and bubbly. And even though real chicken enchiladas are better, for those of us trying to limit carbs, this is a very tasty option. Click for the recipe
This low carb spinach lasagna is delicious. Warm layers of seasoned spinach, ground beef and melted cheese – truly, you won’t miss the noodles at all. I have learned that quite often, the flavors we associate with grains are in fact the flavors of the fillings and toppings, while the grains are no more than a filler or a binder that absorbs the other flavors. It’s true for pizza, and it’s true for lasagna. Click for the recipe