A Dinner Classic!
This recipe is low in total calories and is a great quick go-to dinner!
What's a Casserole?
A traditional casserole is a dinner that involves layering a few different food ingredients in a large baking dish, baking it, and then serving it hot. You can even find specifically made casserole dishes on the market to use. Traditionally, the same dish is used to bake the meal and then serve the meal. A casserole can be prepared with a protein layered with some veggies, starch, and topped with cheese or other sauce. Casseroles could also just be veggies and starch with cheese/sauce or just the veggies and cheese/sauce. Again, the idea is that the meal is cooked and served in the same dish, becoming a cohesive one-dish meal.
Why Make a Casserole?
Casseroles are simple and easy to make.
versatility, you can use pretty much anything in the fridge or pantry to put together a great casserole.
Casseroles can pack in a lot of veggies and protein, which helps us to obtain more nutrients.
Plus, they are just delicious! Baking everything in one dish is a great way to pack in a lot of flavors.
Inexpensive to make.
Simple and easy clean-up.
Chicken breast (optional: try other types and cuts of meat)
Canned crushed tomatoes (optional: use marinara sauce or other pasta sauce of choosing)
Salt and pepper
Provolone cheese slices (optional: try using mozzarella)