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Meaty and Meatless Dump and Bake Casseroles

Simple. Fast. Delicious. That’s all you need on a busy weekday evening for dinner, isn’t it? Though we often get stuck in a rut with our tried-and-true recipes, adding a few dump-and-bake casseroles to your dinner rotation is a genius way to liven up your meal plan, without sacrificing speed or ease.

From the classic chicken and rice casserole you know and love to buffalo cauliflower chickpea casseroles, add some comfort-food dishes into your routine this week to save on time, money, and most importantly, cleanup!

Yummy Dump and Bake Casseroles

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!

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. 

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! 

Easy Vegetarian Casseroles

Whether you still plan for Meatless Monday, have a vegetarian in your family, or simply want to add more veggies into your diet, vegetarian casseroles still pack a punch without losing any flavor.

We love recreating our faves 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 football night staple.

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. 

And of course, who would we be if we forgot Baked Ziti, one of our absolutely favorite dump and bake recipes for generations. No need to wait for pasta water to boil — it’s done in less than an hour!

Dream Kitchens at Colliers Hill

Throwing together a quick meal on a busy night is easy-peasy in your very own gourmet kitchen. With dozens of options to customize the kitchen of your dreams, you can choose the latest appliances and thoughtfully designed touches like kitchen islands and walk-in pantries.

You’ll be busier than ever checking out all of the amenities in our master-planned community, Colliers Hill, one of the safest and fastest-growing communities in Northern Colorado! Choose from dozens of floor plans with ranch and two-story layouts available from Richmond American, Century Communities, and coming soon — K.B. Home with plenty of variety to suit your budget and style, starting in the high $300s.