No one loves slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end to create meals that will leave you with a load of dishes to scrub away at later. That’s where casseroles come to the rescue! These make-ahead meals are nutritious, filling, and don’t make any compromises on flavor!
From pot pies and enchiladas to mac and cheese and green bean casseroles — with this list of the 29 best casserole recipes, you will always have something new and exciting to try for your meals.
This creamy, cheesy, and cozy recipe sports a deliciously gooey homemade sauce with a special ingredient (condensed cheddar cheese soup!) that adds a unique flavor to the dish. To garnish it, sprinkle it with some crushed black pepper and shredded cheese and serve.
Made with eggs, sausage, sauteed veggies, and cheesy shredded cheese, this tasty and protein-rich comforting breakfast sports a unique flavor that will have you coming back for more. Pair it with yogurt, a bowl of fruit, a strawberry spinach salad, or pumpkin scones, and enjoy!
Crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside, this creamy, cheesy, and savory casserole recipe made with broccoli florets mixed with a combination of different types of cheese, sour cream, minced garlic, and seasonings is the perfect easy-to-make recipe that minimizes prep-time effortlessly.
Made with macaroni, applewood smoked bacon, cheese, and ranch chicken, this filling recipe with dry ranch seasoning and cream of chicken soup is perfect for family dinners and parties. Sprinkle some super crispy bacon on top before serving to add crunch and texture to this delicious meal.
This saucy, spicy, and savory authentic Mexican recipe made with corn tortillas stuffed to the brim with shredded chicken and cheese and topped with a delicious red enchilada sauce will make Mexican nights all the more exciting. Garnish it with avocado slices, diced tomatoes, and shredded lettuce to enjoy.
#6. Chicken Pot Pie
Loaded with chicken, potatoes, peas, and corn, this mouthwatering and aesthetically-appealing recipe is made by cooking the veggie and chicken mixture to your desired consistency and pouring it into a dish that’s lined with a beautiful crust. And there you have it — a sure-fire crowd-pleaser!
Pairing the goodness of creamy spinach alfredo white sauce, tender shredded chicken, and gooey shredded cheese, this recipe offers a tantalizing meal full of mouthwatering flavors — sure to find a spot in your family cookbook. To make the meal healthier, consider adding some vegetables to the mix.
A Christmas tradition across Canada, this incredible casserole makes holiday mornings a breeze. Simply assemble the casserole with ingredients like ham, cheese, bread, and milk and top it with cornflakes and butter to enjoy a cheesy delight in the morning. Serve with your favorite side dish to enjoy.
A breakfast casserole made with flaky croissants baked with berries and cream cheese, this meal is soaked in the rich, creamy goodness of its buttery layers. Topped with a beautiful vanilla bean glaze, this casserole is bound to be a complete hit on lazy mornings.
Full of delicious flavors, this veggie-filled quiche recipe combines a healthy dose of spinach, mushrooms, and sweet onion with different types of cheese to create a savory and cheesy dish everyone will love. And if you can’t resist a flaky crust, just pile on the fillings into the crust instead of an empty plate!
This sensational casserole is made with leftover rotisserie chicken, a heady dose of seasonings, cheese, and has customizable spice levels. Top it with diced tomatoes, lime wedges, cilantro, green onions, and avocado and serve with corn and black beans or over rice to soak up all the yummy flavors.
#12. Green Bean Casserole
Made with green beans, crispy fried onions, milk, ground black pepper, and condensed cream of mushroom soup, this is a casserole you’ll want to keep coming back to. It’s also a customizable recipe, so tweak the ingredients according to your taste and spice preferences.
All your fall favorites including chicken, cranberries, fresh herbs and spices, and a healthy dose of veggies come together in this harvest chicken casserole. Cooked in rice and topped with almonds before being baked, this filling dish makes for the perfect healthy meal that your family is destined to love.
#14. Hash Brown Casserole
This copycat Cracker Barrel recipe is made with a combination of thick hash browns, loads of cheese, and sour cream along with meats, veggies, and crispy fried onions (optional) to deliver a creamy, rich casserole that will have you going back for seconds and thirds!
Tender baby potatoes, crisp and smokey bacon, broccoli, and shredded cheese along with a creamy layer of savory chicken create an enticing dish that is loaded with protein and has incredible flavors. Once the topping is melted and bubbly, remove the casserole from the oven, garnish it (optional), and serve.
Packed with flavor and containing basic ingredients that can easily be found in the pantry, this no-fail recipe made with scalloped potatoes brings convenience and deliciousness to the forefront. To add color to your casserole, consider adding one red potato to the mix (optional).
This colorful, hearty casserole uses a generous helping of veggies, corn, black beans, and flavored meat mince along with a flavorful dose of spices and cheese to create an absolute showstopper. Add fresh lime juice, cilantro, and green onion (optional) to season and garnish the dish with a delightful zing.
Made with tender apples, bread cubes, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and cinnamon and topped with a delicious streusel topping and toasted pecans (optional), this casserole is perfect for super-busy weeknights. Sprinkle it with some confectioner’s sugar to add a little more sweetness before serving.
Loaded with Italian sausage and pasta immersed in a rich meat sauce, this delicious baked ziti recipe is truly one for the books. Sprinkle it with loads of mozzarella before baking to enjoy a gooey deliciousness with every bite and add some basil for color and flavor.
#20. Pizza Casserole
Made with beef, pasta, crushed tomatoes, different types of cheese, Italian seasoning, and loaded with veggies to bring in flavor by the fork-full, this recipe will make pizza nights infinitely more exciting. Feel free to include your desired toppings to give it an added boost of color and flavor.
Layered with salted caramel sauce and pecans, the overnight casserole is topped with a cinnamon streusel and toasted pecans to give it some oomph. Prep this versatile dish the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning to start your day off on a high note.
#22. Sausage Casserole
Cooked with a perfect balance of tomatoes and smoky paprika, pancetta, and pork sausages, this wonderfully warming and filling casserole sports a host of lovely umami flavors. Stir in balsamic vinegar and serve it with warm crusty bread (or rice!) to soak up all the delicious goodness.
A classic Chicago restaurant appetizer, this dish is made by lacing sizzling jumbo shrimp in butter, garlic, and sherry and garnishing it with crispy bread crumbs, fresh parsley, and chili flakes. Turn this appetizer into a meal by serving it with rice or alongside a healthy salad.
Made with chicken, loads of flavorful seasoning, and healthy veggies, and topped with shredded cheese, salsa, Greek yogurt, and green onions, this incredibly filling dish keeps it mild while topping the flavor charts. This delicious recipe will be a regular in your dinner rotation.
#25. Tater Tots Bake
Made with beef and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and topped with tater tots, this recipe is destined to be a complete hit with your kids. Top the meal with shredded cheddar cheese to give it a golden-brown finish and an added boost of flavor.
Crisp veggies, juicy chicken, and rice mixed with a homemade teriyaki sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ginger, and garlic — what’s not to like in this incredibly flavorful dish? Once it pops out of the oven, drizzle this scrumptious casserole with some more of the sauce and garnish with green onions to enjoy.
Made with white albacore tuna, flavorful seasonings, peas, egg noodles, shredded cheese, condensed cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and celery, topped with your favorite toppings (optional), and garnished with green onions, this oh-so-amazing casserole is the perfect treat for your taste buds.
#28. Turkey Casserole
An easy recipe to use up any leftover turkey, this dish has a creamy mushroom sauce made with cream of chicken soup, cheese, seasonings, and pasta. This versatile dish is then topped with a butter and bread crumb topping for added crunch and flavor — the perfect add-ons to a scrumptious meal.
#29. Vegetarian Moussaka
A veggie-packed Greek classic, this dish is made with layers of roasted vegetables and a combination of tomato sauce with black lentils and then topped with a creamy bechamel sauce. This dish sports a beautiful texture and consistency, making it look and taste absolutely divine!