Which is where casserole comes in. We're taking the loosest definition of a casserole here – if it's cooked in the oven in what you'd call a casserole dish, then it's a casserole. So as well as the more traditional Mediterranean-style stews you'll find pasta bakes, enchiladas and shepherd's pies, all designed to feel like a warming hug in an ovenproof dish.
Perfect for batch cooking and feeding you through the week or, alternatively, as a peace offering to your temperature-controlled flatmate, there's a casserole for every type of eater. Dig in before it's all gone.