51 BEST Casserole Recipes

From Mac&Cheese to the skillet chicken casserole, there are numerous ways to make your next meal in a casserole dish. Casseroles are great for when you’re in a pinch and need to feed a bunch of hungry mouths. It’s also nice to have leftovers for days! The best part about making these recipes is that they are easy enough for even the youngest chef in the family.

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Breakfast

Casseroles are a simple, cost-effective way to feed your family in the morning. They are perfect for any occasion. Here are examples of some great breakfast casserole recipes to try out today!

With family in mind, many people find themselves scrambling in the morning with little time to spare. Casseroles offer a simple solution by reducing cooking time and simplifying clean up.

Breakfast Fresh Corn Casserole

Fresh corn casserole is an easy breakfast. It pairs well with any summer salad or roasted sweet potatoes. It’s the perfect way to use up that leftover sweet corn and is guaranteed to impress with your next brunch!

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Sage Parmesan Breadcrumbs

This sweet potato casserole with French bread crumbs is a perfect breakfast for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday. Here a good balance between sweet and savory. The breadcrumbs add a hint of tart, which goes very well with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and sugar maple syrup.

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Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are a must-have for Mother’s Day. With this smoked salmon breakfast casserole recipe you can go all out with things like eggs, cream, chives, and smoked salmon. You can also choose to substitute for these ingredients with whatever you have on hand!

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Beef Scramble Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are a simple way to feed your family in the morning. It’s perfect for any occasion. Try this easy beef scramble casserole recipe that will leave your family feeling satisfied and ready to take on the day ahead.

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Hash Brown Casserole

This is a great recipe for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. It’s also perfect to make in bulk and serve to a large group. It’s made with hash browns, ham, and cheese with the option of adding in eggs and onions for extra flavor.

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Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Bake

Fruit and french toast go together like peanut butter and jelly, and if you love both, this dish is for you. It’s a twist on the traditional apple pie, but instead of baking it with crust, we’ve added cinnamon-y french toast. This dish is perfect for a cozy breakfast or weekend brunch. Enjoy!

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Sausage Casserole

Sausage casserole is a delicious dish that is perfect for a cold evening. Traditionally, it is a casserole of sausage and vegetables topped with thick gravy or sauce. This recipe can be altered to include just about any vegetable combination you have on hand, as long as there is enough liquid to cover the combined vegetables. The dish can be made from scratch or from a boxed mix.

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Croissant Breakfast Casserole with Berries

A croissant breakfast casserole is a great way to begin the morning. The ingredients for this dish are simple and easy to find. It can be made in advance and popped in the oven when you wake up, ready for a delicious breakfast. This recipe also has the added bonus of berries, which add a nice touch of sweetness and give some antioxidants to your meal!

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Christmas Morning Wife Saver

Christmas morning can be hectic when so many people are in the kitchen cooking, but don’t worry because we have the perfect solution! A Christmas morning wife saver recipe with a few ingredients and so easy to make is sure to please even the pickiest person.

Before Christmas morning arrives, gather together your ingredients: flour, milk, vanilla extract, butter, sugar and salt. The only thing that you will need to add on-site is an egg.

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Salted Caramel Banana Nut French Toast Casserole

A recipe for Salted Caramel Banana Nut French Toast Casserole that is sure to start your day off on the right foot. The salty caramel helps balance out the sweetness of the banana and nutty slices of bread, making this dish from an otherwise delicious breakfast to a delectable masterpiece. This easy recipe starts with a simple base of eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, and sugar; all mixed together in a bowl.

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Dinner

Casserole dinners are one of the easiest ways to get a delicious, filling meal on the table in minutes. Casseroles are great for using up leftovers and stretching your grocery budget. If you’re looking for casserole dinner recipes, these are the best ones!

Yellow Squash Casserole

Who doesn’t love a good squash casserole? Yellow squash is the perfect casserole ingredient because it keeps its shape well when baked. This dish is a great way to use up all those summer squash from your CSA, or grocery store if you have one near you during the growing season. And don’t worry about the cheese—it makes everything taste better!

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Spinach-Artichoke Tuna Noodle Casserole

This comforting casserole may look like it’s full of carbs, but in reality, it’s packed with protein thanks to the tuna and Greek yogurt! It can serve as a quick weeknight dinner or it can be prepared ahead of time for your next potluck. I recommend serving this with a salad on the side to bump up the nutrition and decrease the carb count.

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Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

I’m sure everyone has had the classic chicken pot pie, but have you ever tried it in casserole form? It’s just as delicious but much easier to make. You can prepare this dish ahead of time, freeze it for later, and bake from frozen to save even more time. This dish is even easier to make thanks to Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts. Enjoy warm with a side salad for a complete meal.

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Cowboy Casserole

This hearty casserole is full of protein and vegetables. The sauce contains a special ingredient, tomato paste, which adds a ton of flavor to the dish. The ingredient is a must-have for savory dishes and can be used in lots of recipes from pasta sauce to chili. This casserole tastes great the next day, so feel free to make it ahead of time.

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Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

This dish is an indulgence but it’s so good you won’t even feel guilty about eating it! There are four different types of cheese in the dish, which make the flavors truly pop. This casserole can serve as a side dish or a hearty entrée—it’s up to you! I recommend serving this dish with a green salad on the side.

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Johnny Marzetti

Johnny Marzetti is a Midwest classic that is sure to become an all-time favorite in your house. This dish combines macaroni noodles, tomatoes, and cheese into one delicious meal with minimal effort. The casserole can be stored in the fridge for up to three days and easily reheated when needed. Johnny Marzetti is a casserole dish consisting of macaroni noodles, tomatoes, and cheese.

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Spicy Chicken Casserole

I love dishes that pack a kick and this one certainly does. There is never a dull moment with spicy sausage, cayenne pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in the dish. This is a great dinner idea for busy weeknights because it takes less than an hour to make and can be served with a side salad or some roasted vegetables.

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Shrimp de Jonghe (Butter Garlic Shrimp Casserole)

This recipe for shrimp de Jonghe is a wonderful casserole of rice, butter, garlic and assorted seafood. Rice is the foundation for this dish. The butter and garlic provide a strong flavor element while the shrimp adds color and protein to fill out your meal.

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This mouthwatering Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe includes all of the classic ingredients you love in enchiladas but without the inconvenience of rolling tortillas. It’s an easy go-to recipe perfect for busy weeknights.

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Meatball Casserole

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good, hearty meatball casserole. It’s an easy dish to whip up for a family dinner or to take to a potluck. Plus, it tastes even better the next day.

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Tuna Casserole

Tuna casserole is a savory dish that is easy to make and contains few ingredients, yet still tastes delicious. It’s hearty and filling in the winter and spring when people crave warm flavors. Tuna casserole can be served as a meal on its own but you can also serve it alongside other dishes such as tomato soup or potato salad for an extra protein punch. The dish can be prepped ahead of time and frozen in portions.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

The classic French dish, Chicken Cordon Bleu, has been transformed into an easy-to-make casserole. This hearty meal is full of chicken, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, and eggs. The combination of ingredients not only tastes great but will fill you up for hours.

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Pizza Casserole

Pizza casserole is the ultimate kid-friendly meal. It’s packed full of cheese, sauce, spices, and all your favorite pizza toppings. If you make it ahead of time, you can freeze leftovers in portions for quick dinners later on.

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One-Pot Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole

Mexican food casseroles are delicious, savory dishes that every family should have in their recipe box. With a great blend of flavors and a variety of textures, any family member will enjoy this meal. This casserole can be served as a main dish or you can add side dishes such as salad, steamed veggies, or warm tortillas to complete the meal.

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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

So dang easy! All you have to do is mix the ingredients together, pop it in the oven, and voila! You’ve got a tasty meal that you can serve for dinner. The flavors of the dish are simple and it’s a great way to use up leftover chicken.

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Seafood Gratin Pasta Bake

Gratin pasta is a creamy dish that can be served as a side or as your main dish. The combination of seafood and cheese creates an irresistible flavor that you can’t stop eating. If you like seafood, then this is the dish for you.

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Pastel de Choclo

The Chilean dish Pastel de Choclo is similar to a shepherd’s pie. The main ingredients are beef, corn, and peas but you can add cheese, olives, and more. The dish is topped with a layer of mashed potatoes for a hearty meal. It’s perfect for wintertime and makes great leftovers for lunch the next day.

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Zucchini Casserole (With Dill And Ground Beef)

Zucchini casserole, also known as zucchini boats, is a delicious side dish that’s perfect for summer. It’s lighter on calories and can be paired with your favorite salad or soup on the side. I like to add dill and ground beef for an extra kick of flavor but if you’re looking for something healthier, try adding spinach instead.

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Classic French Cassoulet

This hearty and delicious dish is perfect for cold weather months. It’s packed full of flavor from meats such as bacon, sausage, and chicken. It’s also full of beans, which makes it a great meal to stay with you through the day.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This casserole is an easy, one-pot dish. It contains tender chicken, bacon, and cream of chicken soup. The subtle flavors of the dish are accented by a crunchy top layer of seasoned bread crumbs and shredded cheese. This is a great meal to make if you want something hearty and savory to fill you up.

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Turkey Mediterranean Casserole

This dish is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving or holiday turkey. It’s full of protein and veggies and tastes even better the next day. The dish is simple to prepare and it contains a good balance of protein, carbs, and vegetables.

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Taco Casserole

Taco casserole is a quick, easy meal that consists of ground beef, veggies, cheese, and taco seasoning. It can be prepared ahead of time and frozen in portions for quick dinners later on. If you’re looking for a new spin on taco night, give this casserole a try.

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Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

Long gone are the days of heavy, breadcrumb-laden casseroles. This recipe switches it up by using eggplant in place of pasta or potatoes. Eggplant is a healthier and lighter substitution than either and will fill you up with its rich, meaty texture. Serve topped with cheese for a cheesy casserole that will remind you of the original heavy version.

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Mexican Chicken Casserole

This Mexican chicken casserole is a delicious mixture of Tex-Mex flavors that create a hearty meal for your family. This dish can be made quickly in one casserole dish, making it perfect for a weeknight meal. The addition of tortilla chips on top adds the right amount of crunch to this dish.

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Cheeseburger Casserole

A twist on the classic hamburger helper, this cheeseburger casserole recipe is quick and easy to make. It’s a great dish for a busy family with kids that need to be fed fast. The dish is very customizable too, with healthier options for those who need it or additional cheese and bacon for those who don’t.

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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole with Rice

This casserole is a simple but tasty dish that you can prepare in no time for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. It’s a great way to use up leftover rice and it makes enough for everyone in the family. If you want, you can also add in some cooked chicken for an extra protein kick.

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Pesto Alfredo Chicken Casserole

This casserole is a creamy dish that combines pasta with pesto and chicken. It’s a delicious combination of flavors that even picky eaters will love. While this casserole does require a few more steps to make it comes together quickly and yields plenty of servings.

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Green Rice Casserole

This is a simple, tasty dish that you can cook up in one pot. It’s full of flavor like garlic and onion powder as well as seasonings like thyme and sage. The dish is also full of veggies, which makes it a healthy meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Pot pie casserole is an easy, one-pot dish that’s perfect for chilly nights. It has tender veggies and pieces of rotisserie chicken that are covered in a creamy sauce. This dish is also full of flavor from onions, carrots, and thyme.

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Sausage Potato Casserole

This casserole is a meal in itself. The sausage provides savory flavor while the potatoes are full of healthy carbs and vegetables to fill you up without weighing you down. Add in some cheese and eggs and the dish becomes a baked breakfast treat. It tastes great for dinner too and can be made ahead of time to make for quick weekday meals.

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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot casserole is a kid-friendly dish that you can whip up in no time for dinner, and it makes enough to feed the whole family. What’s not to love about that? This classic casserole is cheesy and creamy, with just the right amount of crunch thanks to the addition of tater tots. It’s a great way to use up leftover ham or chicken and since it is served in such large portions, you can feed your family without having to make separate dishes.

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Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole

Although it’s not as well known as other American casseroles, the King Ranch Casserole is one of those dishes that has been around forever. It’s a staple in many Texan households and for good reason, it’s delicious. The dish is full of ingredients commonly found in Mexican dishes like tomatoes, green chilies, and corn. The recipe is easily adaptable to your preferences so feel free to add more or less of any ingredient.

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Crack Chicken Baked Ziti

This easy casserole combines two of the most sought-after dishes in one: baked ziti and creamy, cheesy chicken. The dish is topped with breadcrumbs and melted cheese for a crispy finish that is sure to please. It’s perfect for potlucks and family gatherings and can be frozen and reheated as needed.

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Italian Stuffed Shells with Meat and Cheese

Italian stuffed shells recipe adds a bit of meat and cheese to the classic dish. The filling is hearty with ground beef, sausage, shredded cheese, and more. It makes a wonderful dinner dish that you can serve with salad and garlic bread on the side. You can also freeze portions of leftover shells for an easy weekday meal.

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Sides

Whether you are serving a hearty, winter dish or celebrating the warmer seasons, side dishes are always necessary. Casserole sides are one of the most popular types of recipes you will find for this course. They are easy to make and can be easily altered to fit your taste preferences.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel

This sweet potato casserole is the perfect dish for any holiday dinner or family gathering. The crunchy pecan streusel adds a sweet and nutty flavor to the dish while brown sugar and cinnamon add a traditional sweetness. The potatoes can be replaced with yams for an extra punch of flavor.

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Potatoes au Gratin (Dauphinoise)

Potatoes au gratin is a dish that contains thinly sliced potatoes cooked in a rich cream sauce. You can make this meal easily at home in a casserole dish and for a lot less money than you’d spend on the dish at a restaurant. It’s also great for feeding a crowd and is a must-have dish for any holiday meal.

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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower is an excellent substitute for potatoes in a casserole. It has just the right balance of sweetness and starchiness to stand up against all the other ingredients, while still retaining its own personality. You could say it’s got staying power! This dish is so good that you might not even notice the absence of meat or dairy products. But if you do want to add some protein, try adding hard-boiled eggs or tempeh bacon bits at the end of cooking time. All in all, this is one cauliflower recipe that won’t disappoint!

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Southern Squash Casserole

This squash casserole is a southern-style dish that you can whip up for dinner. The main ingredients are yellow squash, eggs, creamed corn, and cheese. You can also add meats like bacon or sausage for additional flavor. The squishy texture of the squash is sure to please.

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Loaded Corn Casserole

This cheesy corn casserole has all the components of a delicious meal. You can make it with or without meat or even add other vegetables like broccoli for a balanced meal. The dish uses corn, cheese, creamed corn, salsa, sour cream, garlic powder, chili powder and crushed tortilla chips. This is a hearty dish that will satisfy everyone at your dinner table.

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Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Fried Shallots

Green Bean Casserole, or “Hate Bean Casserole” as it’s more commonly known, is a classic dish that everyone should know how to make. The crispy fried shallots add an extra layer of crunch and texture to the casserole and help bring it from good to great.

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Cheesy Potato Casserole

This casserole is a favorite family meal for many people. The recipe can be adapted to fit your taste by changing up the cheeses you add and the meats you add. Feel free to add any other vegetables such as other kinds of cheese, broccoli, carrots, or even black beans.

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Twice Baked Potato Casserole

This dish is called “Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe” because the potatoes are first baked in the oven then mashed, mixed with sour cream and other ingredients, then baked again to create an absolutely decadent dish everyone loves to eat at holiday dinners or special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Wrap Up

This is your one-stop-shop for all of the most delicious casseroles you could ever imagine. From breakfast to dinner, there are a variety of dishes that will please any palate and satisfy even the pickiest eater in your family. We’ve compiled this list with care, so if you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to cooking up something new or just want some fresh ideas on what to prepare next week’s meal plan around, these casserole recipes should be at the top of your list.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of casserole recipes. If you want to share your favorite recipe on the blog, please leave a comment below! I appreciate any new ideas or opinions that come our way and would love to see what everyone is cooking up in their kitchens.

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