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Casserole recipes

Especially soothing during the cooler weather, a one-pot casserole works double magic: it's easy to put together, and wonderfully comforting when it's pulled from the oven and served with a simple side or a crusty loaf of white bread. Our casserole recipes take you on a round-the-world tour with flavours from the Mediterranean, Africa, and of course, good Kiwi classics.

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    Chicken casserole

    This intensely flavoured, French-style chicken casserole is so easy to prepare – and it’s all done in one pot. The secret is using the best Spanish sausages you can get. Pop all the ingredients in, pour yourself a drink and relax while your oven does the rest of the work. Photograph by Stephen Goodenough.

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    Sausage casserole

    This sausage casserole recipe is perfect for a hearty winter dinner. Simply serve with some creamy mashed potato and enjoy the sight of your family digging in

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    Moroccan vegetable casserole

    Pungent aromas and big flavours are the signatures for this spicy vegetable casserole. It combines well with herb and nut-sprinkled couscous.

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    Beef and mushroom casserole

    Packed full of juicy, tender beef and fresh mushrooms braised in a white wine sauce, this hearty casserole is beautiful enjoyed hot with a side of creamy mashed potato and steamed greens as a warming Winter meal.

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    Braised steak and lentil casserole

    This warming beef casserole brings out the tenderness of the cheaper-cut blade steak with slow cooking. Add the vegies and flavoursome condiments and this is the ultimate cold weather comfort food.

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    Chickpea, Ginger and Cavolo Nero Casserole

    Big-flavoured, soul-satisfying food has been the basis of European country cooking for generations. Here, Julie Biuso’s rustic recipe continue the tradition. When the mercury drops there’s nowhere better than the sanctuary of a warm kitchen with pots and pans bubbling away on the stovetop, emitting tempting wafts of spices and herbs, garlic, red wine and onions. But don’t have a fit when you see the cooking times of these dishes and think that there’s not enough hours in a day to make them. Most of the preparation times are short and they just cook along happily while you do other things. Even better, prepare or part-prepare them the day before serving.

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    Traditional beef casserole

    Enjoy this rich, wine-infused beef casserole recipe with mashed potatoes and a sprinkling of fresh parsley

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