Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (March 15 – 21)

We’re in the mood for creamy, cheesy recipes year-round. But with spring on the horizon, we’re enjoying every second of casserole season while it lasts. Here are seven bakes and casseroles to whip up this week, including our favorite main for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Shopping List

1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes
2 heads garlic
2 red onions
1 yellow onion
2 carrots
3 stalks celery
6 ounces frozen peas
3 large russet potatoes
3 sweet onions
1 pound asparagus
2 medium heads cauliflower
1 large red bell pepper
1 pound green beans
2 lemons
1 shallot
1 large butternut squash (or substitute acorn or delicata squash, carrots or sweet potato when making Sunday’s dinner)
1 large sweet potato
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch scallions
4 bunches thyme
1 bunch basil
1 sprig fresh rosemary

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 pounds ground beef
Four 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 egg

½ large ball fresh mozzarella cheese
12 ounces shredded jack cheese
3 ounces sour cream, plus more for serving
3 sticks unsalted butter
4 ounces goat cheese
12 ounces ricotta cheese
8 ounces shredded mozzarella
1 half-pint heavy cream

1 baguette
20 small corn tortillas
2 pounds ravioli, any kind

Canned and Packaged Goods
One 14-ounce can black beans
One 14-ounce can corn
One 4-ounce can green chiles
One 28-ounce can enchilada sauce
Taco seasoning
12 ounces Guinness stout
8 ounces beef broth
12 ounces marinara sauce
12 ounces French green (Puy) lentils
One 32-ounce carton low-sodium vegetable broth (or substitute water)
Miso paste
6 ounces cashews
Nutritional yeast
Pine nuts

Pantry Ingredients: olive oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, all-purpose flour, dried oregano, honey, Dijon mustard, sugar, vegetable oil, balsamic vinegar, panko breadcrumbs

Monday: Pan Con Tomate And Mozzarella Bake

Time is of the essence on Monday nights, and this 20-minute sheet-pan meal gets that. Even better, you only need seven ingredients to make it (and we’re betting you already have most of them).

Tuesday: Slow-cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Taco Tuesday is a go. Serve this with tortilla chips for dipping, or give everyone at the table a slice to fill a few taco shells with.

Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This dish is traditionally made with lamb, but we swapped in Guinness beef stew instead. We also spruced up the mashed potato topping with the tangy additions of goat cheese and sour cream.

Thursday: Ravioli Lasagna

Pasta pillows filled with cheese > lasagna noodles. Pick any variety of ravioli you like—this recipe is flexible and basically foolproof.

Friday: Honey-mustard Chicken Bake

It’s pretty epic that this recipe tackles your protein and veggies in one fell swoop, but the caramelized honey-mustard sauce on top steals the show.

Saturday: Green Bean Casserole Galette

We just want one teeny-tiny taste of Thanksgiving before spring arrives, cool?

Sunday: Creamy Vegan Lentil And Roasted Vegetable Bake

Behold, the ultimate plant-based comfort food. Think caramelized cauliflower, squash and sweet potato and hearty lentils swimming in rich cashew cream, finished with a crispy pine nut topping.

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