Some people think the defining characteristic of authentic Cajun food is the spicy ingredients. It isn't—it's recipes that can be cooked in one pot. The early Acadians taught us the power of one-dish recipes—a rich meld of flavors combined with simplicity of preparation.
The addition of zucchini, shrimp, spinach and lemon makes for a surprisingly light—but filling—creamy one-dish supper.
Artichoke, Roasted Red Pepper and Brown Rice Casserole with Feta and Pine Nuts
Topped with rich feta and toasty pine nuts, this bright casserole is a make-ahead winner.
Zucchini and Yellow Squash “Lasagna” with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes and Basil Pesto
A low-carb vegetarian lasagna with fresh zucchini, yellow squash, fire-roasted tomatoes and zesty basil pesto.
Cauliflower and Shrimp Casserole with Mini Pasta Shells
A creamy shrimp pasta casserole with hints of parsley and oregano and delicate florets of fresh cauliflower that is both healthy and easy to make.
Cornmeal, Spinach, and Mushroom Casserole
This is a fun casserole to serve to guests, because its layers look really pretty when sliced. It’s a great way to get your spinach, too. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce (from a jar or homemade) along with a nice crisp salad.
Spicy Kale Salad with Miso-Mushroom Omelet
This baby kale salad, doused in lemon and chile oil and topped with a mini omelet, is light yet satisfying.
Butternut Squash and Spinach Curry
Looking for a creative way to serve up squash? Try this mild, low-fat and colorful curry.
Sweet Potato, PB2 and Apple Casserole
Adding PB2 to a sweet potato casserole puts an interesting twist on a comfort-food favorite
Whip up this quick Mexican chicken dish with salsa and four ingredients. Serve over rice to take advantage of the tasty southwestern sauce.
This salad from the island of Capri boasts basil, said to stimulate the sex drive, and plump ripe tomatoes (not called “love apples” for nothing).
Savory Herbed Baked Chicken with Root Vegetables and Freekeh
Need a fool-proof recipe? Just throw everything in the pot, cover it, and toss it in the oven and you’re good to go.
Homemade Chunky Fries
A healthier baked version of everyone’s favorite addition to all-American dishes!
Strawberry Muesli Smoothie
A smooth, healthy strawberry smoothie recipe that is delightfully simple!