A comforting casserole is unrivalled in flavour and the ideal recipe to enjoy on a cold winter’s evening. Our favourite casserole recipes like our chicken casserole or our venison casserole need just a little preparation, so you can relax and enjoy your evening as all the flavours come together in one pot.
Whether you prefer lamb, chicken, pork, beef or even a fish stew, after a few hours the meat melts down so it’s incredibly tender and it’s become infused with the flavour of the stock and veg you’ve used. Our cod, chorizo and chickpea casserole is the perfect example for this, as cod is usually quite a bland fish, but cooked in this way it absorbs all the flavours of the sauce and becomes deliciously rich.
Our chicken and tarragon casserole is perfect for feeding a crowd, so it’s great for when you’re expecting a tableful of hungry guests and because it’s made with thigh meat which is slightly fattier than breast, it will felt in your mouth! If you want to try something a little different then our venison casserole is ideal as it’s a meat that’s often overlooked and it can be a real treat. But sometimes you just can't beat a classic, like our beef in ale casserole with mushrooms. It’s so rich in flavour, this will easily become your favourite recipe.
The general rule of thumb with cassroles is the longer you leave it, the better it becomes so once you’ve done the prep you just need to leave it to bubble away for a few hours. Also, if you’re expecting more people than the recipe caters for, then simply scale up slightly and you’ll have plenty to go round.
Whichever your preferred meat is, we’ve got some superb casserole recipes for you to choose from that are low-fuss but packed full of delicious, melt-in-the-mouth meat!
Our favourite casserole recipes need just a little preparation, then you can relax and enjoy your evening as all the flavours come together in one pot. These recipes can easily feed a crowd, so you can make a casserole to sit at the centre of your table at a family dinner or even for a dinner party on a cold evening.
This dark and delicious venison casserole recipe, which can also be made with beef, is one of our favourites.
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Delicious Casserole recipes
A creamy, mustardy pork casserole that makes a refreshing change from heavy, wintry stews. This is our most popular pork stew
A rich traditional British recipe for chicken casserole with delicious mushroom and thyme dumplings
This casserole is inspired by cassoulet, with chicken thighs and Toulouse sausages in an aromatic red wine, tomato and onion gravy
Slow-cooked pork casserole with grapes - the grapes are used here for thickening as well as flavour...
This impressive looking, Middle Eastern-style beef casserole can be made a few days ahead of entertaining guests
James Martinís Slow Cooking is packed with simple, delicious recipes for relaxed weekend cooking - the kind of food that's perfect for winter
This slow-cooked beef casserole has a distinctively sharp kick, from the tamarind paste in it
Venison is leaner than steak and beautifully tender when made into a casserole, so give this lovely recipe a go on the weekend
The chunks of pork in this fragrant casserole, are slow cooked in a sweet, spicy sauce, until meltingly tender
Taken from Pomegranates and Roses: My Persian Family Recipes, this rich Persian stew is made with tender chicken
A deliciously warming casserole recipe with meaty oxtail and tomatoes
An intensely flavoured slow-cooked stew, enriched with ale.
This easy beef casserole recipe, which can be made ahead, is full of rich, earthy flavours
An easy beef recipe to prepare ahead and freeze
This comforting casserole with cod, chorizo and chickpea is easy to make and full of warming flavours