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Fabulous Fall Meals

With still-warm temps outside it’s easy to grill burgers and corn, but soon you’ll want a few quick and tasty casserole, slow cooker and instant pot recipes for fall. Check out the latest in tasty, healthy and throw-back to the 50s options.

Lovin’ from the Oven

Moms in the 70s were the original Crockpot® queens, creating recipes in the original slow cooker to serve to family and friends. Spend with Pennies recipes include all kinds of comfort food made in that essential appliance, from traditional Mac n’ Cheese and kid-friendly Cheeseburger Casserole, to Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and tender, juicy Steak with Gravy. This website is a keep-it-handy, go-to resource for fall and winter recipes, with more ideas for meals than you can shake a spatula at!

Sweet and Savory Meals has casserole options for large crowds that are easy to get together quickly and you can choose your prep weapon – air fryer, slow cooker and/or instant pot. One of the most popular recipes has been blogger Catalina’s Cheesy Crack Chicken Casserole loaded with chicken, pasta, lots of cheese and crispy bacon. Little wonder it’s so addictive! 

There are plenty of other crowd pleasing ideas from Sweet and Savory Meals, like Sausage Pesto Tortellini, Chicken Spaghetti casserole or Turkey Tetrazzini – all delicious options for busy weeknights when you only have a half hour to pull it all together. (And if you grill through the winter — you’ll find ideas for that, too, for all kinds of BBQ – pork chops, chicken wings and even salmon (skewers) on the barbie!)

Blogger Kristen at A Mindfull Mom grew up in the Midwest during the era of five-can casseroles and cream-of-something-soup sauces. She uses her Instant Pot lots more than a slow cooker and shares here top secret recipes for chicken, beef, breakfast, veggie and side dishes. Don’t miss Kristen’s Chicken Pot Pie, Healthy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole and Buffalo Chicken Bake. 

Vegetarian and Heart-Healthy Casseroles 

From her vegetarian casserole recipes like Leek Bread Pudding and a twist on the Italian favorite, Eggplant Parm, Martha Stewart gathers 40 recipes for people looking for a meatless Monday dish for the discriminating vegan. But she has a bit of both — her Potato Mushroom Pie with two cheeses is a tasty alternative to her similar but meaty Colcannon Shepherd’s Pie, whatever your preferences.

Just add dinner rolls and a leafy salad of romaine, endive and/or arugula to most of the above and you’ve rounded out your meal with a few delicious carbs and vitamin-packed greens! 

Throwback to the 50s Casseroles

An octogenarian in Iowa who taught her grandkids how to cook came up with the ultimate Bacon-Colby Lasagna – using Colby-Jack cheese instead of the traditional mozzarella. And for an appealing throwback for kids and adults, this Corn Pudding is easy to prepare with cornbread mix, corn, butter, sugar, sour cream and eggs.

Titled simply Mom’s Recipe from All Recipes, this easy-to-make casserole feeds a crowd and is also great to make ahead and freeze It takes 25 minutes to prep and another 45 to cook, with ground beef and onions, garlic and both cream cheese and cheddar. It’s full of protein AND fat, but you can make it low-fat and low-calorie by using ground turkey, fat- free sour cream and reduced-calorie cream cheese.

Leave it to Taste of Home to come up with 30 hearty, stick-to-your-ribs casseroles that grandma used to make from Oven-Baked Shrimp and Grits and Pizza Casserole to the classic-with-a-twist Tuna Noodle Bake. 

Fall Foods in Colliers Hill

The new kitchens in the master-planned community of Colliers Hill will be put to good use this fall and winter in the brand new homes from KB Home, Century Communities and Richmond American Homes – and coming soon, Boulder Creek. Priced from the $400s, this fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities to offer new home buyers, too!