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6 of the best... autumn one-pots for a warming (and seriously tasty) meal
Let the good times (casse)role.

IS THERE ANYTHING more comforting that a warming one-pot on a cold autumnal day? As well as being seriously tasty, most casserole recipes are easily adaptable and can use up whatever veggies you happen to have in the fridge. Casserole literally means “pan” in French, which is where this one-pot earned its name.

Usually consisting of meat, vegetables and a binding ingredient (potatoes, rice or flour) and cooked slowly, this tasty dish is best served simply with some crusty bread, mash or greens.

Casseroles are handy for batch cooking to enjoy the next day, or freezing for further ahead. Allowing the dish to settle overnight can enhance the taste and give the flavours more time to infuse. From a classic chicken casserole to a protein packed vegan one-pot, our mouth watering list proves there really is a casserole out there for everyone. Curl up and read our picks below.

1. Chicken Casserole Like Mum Used To Make, from Conor Bofin: Chicken casserole is undoubtedly the ultimate comfort food. This recipe includes sausages for extra flavour, as well as real chicken stock which packs in heaps of nutrients.

2. Sausage Casserole, from Jamie Oliver: This is one of those recipes you return to time and time again, because it’s just so tasty! Relatively cheap to make, this is idea for a speedy midweek meal. Best served with lots of crusty bread.

3. Mexican Quinoa And Black Bean Casserole, from Chocolate Covered Katie: A fragrant one pot flavoured with cumin, garlic, fresh tomatoes and a nice hint of chilli. As this dish is packed with protein, a simple green salad would serve as the perfect side.

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4. Pork Casserole With Apples, from Recipes From A Normal Mum: A delicious pork recipe using seasonal apples for a hint of natural sweetness. A simple recipe that uses slow cooking to ensure the pork is melt in the mouth tender. Comfort food at its best!

5. Roasted Vegetable And Chickpea Casserole, from Vegan Mammy: Healthy and delicious, this roasted vegetable casserole is a versatile dinner that could be easily adapted to use whatever you have on hand. Try switching the chickpeas for pasta for a quick Mediterranean-inspired one-pot.

6. Beef Casserole With Dumplings, from the Happy Foodie: The flavours in this warming beef casserole are enhanced with some dry cider. Ideal served with a dollop of mashed potato for those colder autumnal nights!

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