Cover & Bake gives the home cook more than 175 flavorful recipes, from one-pot or one-dish main course favorites to substantial vegetable and grain casseroles--all designed to get dinner on the table with less fuss. From classic chicken pot pie and Boston baked beans to braised short ribs and breakfast strata, these are crowd-pleasing recipes featuring fresh, easy-to-fin ingredients and unique cooking techniques. Many are easy one-dish meals, while others, like the pot pies and stuffed pastas, emphasize up-front prep time.
From American regional classics to internationally inspired favorites, these recipes are intended to be complete, well-rounded meals. Each chapter brings new life to favorite comfort foods. Dispelling the myth that casseroles and one-dish meals have to be gloppy assemblages of convenience foods topped with cheese, Cover & Bake offers a new, original take on the subject with recipes such as Coconut Rice Bake with Lime, Cashew and Scallion and Country-Style Pork Ribs with Black-eyed Peas and Pickled Red Onion. All the favorites are here, too, from Chicken Divan and Turkey Tetrazzini to Macaroni and Cheese and Pot Roast with Root Vegetables.