American's love “Hot Dish” (a.k.a. casserole), a midwestern quintessential regional dish, invented by budget minded farm wives in the 20th century. I'm always on the lookout for a good recipe and love to follow food trends. Casseroles have gotten somewhat of a bad rap over the years, yet a quick Pinterest search reveals thousands of casserole-inspired recipe pins. So casseroles are still trendy. Modernize the traditional casserole with these exciting new foods and combinations.
Casserole vs Hot Dish
If the word 'casserole' sets your family off in the wrong direction adopt the Midwest name and call it a "Hot Dish." Keep the parts identifiable. Layer rather than mix into mush. Include protein, vegetable, starch, sauce, and crunch.