Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2022
With plush vegetables, spiced meat sauce, and a top coat of satiny béchamel, this iconic casserole is equal parts festive showpiece and supreme comfort food.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
This iconic casserole has it all: plush vegetables, spiced meat sauce, and a top coat of satiny béchamel. Microwaving the potatoes helped them give up their raw edge without rendering them greasy or waterlogged, and they retained enough str...