Easy One-Dish Dinners

Take the mayhem out of mealtime with these quick-and-easy casseroles.

Cheese and Nachos

A casserole is the quintessential winter supper. And a big bonus for moms: you can prepare it during your downtime, then, during the always-crazy dinner hour, just pop it in the oven. Try one, try all -- no doubt your family will find its favorite.

Easy Cheese-Ravioli Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 to 24 hours
Baking Time: 40 minutes
Standing Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 12 servings

2 9-ounce packages refrigerated four-cheese or beef ravioli
7-ounce jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (6 ounces)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups milk
1 to 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil or Italian flat-leaf parsley


  1. Grease a 3-quart rectangular or oval baking dish. Place uncooked ravioli evenly in dish. Sprinkle with tomatoes to taste. Top with cheeses; set aside.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk together until combined. Pour over layers in dish. Cover; chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, 40 minutes or until top is golden and center is set. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with basil just before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 353; Total Fat: 21g; Saturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 213mg; Sodium: 490mg; Carbs: 20g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 21g

Nacho Turkey Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

5 cups slightly crushed tortilla chips
4 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2 16-ounce jars salsa
10-ounce package frozen whole-kernel corn
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers (4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 3 cups of the tortilla chips in bottom of a lightly greased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. In a large bowl, combine turkey, salsa, corn, sour cream, and flour; spoon over tortilla chips.
  2. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 cups tortilla chips and the cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes more or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 444; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 74mg; Sodium: 1,127mg; Carbs: 46g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 29g

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