30 Hearty Casseroles to Make This Week - MyRecipes (2024)

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The ultimate all-in-one meal, thesecomforting casserole recipes are sure to be a hit with your family. Perfect for busy weeknights, these casseroles are on the table quickly with minimal ingredients and very little fuss. From flavorful enchiladas to filling lasagna, these classics are sure to get rave reviews from everyone at the table.

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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce

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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce Recipe

Are you ready for the best chicken enchiladas of your life? While you could use a rotisserie chicken for this cheesy enchilada recipe, poaching chicken breasts in a delicately flavored liquid both creates succulently tender meat (that won't dry out as the casserole bakes) and adds another layer of flavor to the dish.

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Ham Biscuit Casserole

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Ham Biscuit Casserole Recipe

This may just be the perfect breakfast casserole! With savory ham, hearty eggs, and fluffy biscuits, you really can't go wrong. For holidays, lazy weekend brunches, and beyond, this casserole is a real winner.

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Hawaiian Chicken Casserole

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Hawaiian Chicken Casserole Recipe

This delicious throwback dish offers an indulgent balance of sweet and savory the whole family is sure to love. Opting for frozen, crispy breaded chicken tenders keeps this casserole fast and easy to prepare, and combats your saucy chicken from becoming soggy. Fresh bursts of flavor from pineapple and scallions brighten up the entire dish. If you want to lighten this casserole a bit, you can swap the chicken for peeled and deveined shrimp.

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Keto Shepherd's Pie

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Keto Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Swapping in a cheesy cauliflower mash for carb-rich white potatoes makes this family favorite keto-friendly, while keeping it every bit as hearty and comforting as you want a shepherd's pie to be.

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Chicken Panang Casserole

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Chicken Panang Casserole Recipe

When a Thai craving strikes, you're first instinct probably isn't to break out a casserole dish, but his streamlined take on classic chicken panang curry is a flavor-packed, one-dish dinner that's gonna have you rethinking what it means to casserole. Don't be intimidated by the seemingly lengthy ingredient list—most of the ingredients are easily found at a typical supermarket, and many may already be waiting in your pantry.

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Sausage, Egg and Biscuits Casserole

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Sausage, Egg and Biscuits Casserole Recipe

With plenty of eggs and savory sausage, this protein-packed breakfast bake is sure to make everyone at the table happy. Plus, with such a short ingredients list, you'll want to make this easy casserole all the time!

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Easy Butternut Squash Casserole

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Easy Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

This delightful twist on sweet potato casserole is sweet, warm, and comforting. If you're short on time, use Whole Foods' canned butternut squash purée instead of roasting your own. Marshmallows are optional, but recommended.

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Creamy Sausage and Zoodle Bake

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Creamy Sausage and Zoodle Bake Recipe

It may be rich, it may be cheesy, but this vibrant twist on a traditional pasta casserole is also packed with veggies. Beyond swapping out pasta for zucchini noodles (which hold up deliciously well in this creamy bake) the casserole also boasts roasted butternut squash, savory mushrooms, and caramelized onions.

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Broccoli Casserole

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Broccoli Casserole Recipe

We all know that some days you'll have better luck convincing the kids to eat their veggies if cheese is involved. This delicious, creamy, and absolutely satisfying casserole combines broccoli with cream of mushroom soup, mayonnaise, butter, sharp shredded cheddar, and a crunchy topping of crumbled crackers.

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Southwestern Chicken-Pasta Bake

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Southwestern Chicken-Pasta Bake Recipe

Southwestern Chicken-Pasta Bake incorporates all the flavors from that region. This hearty baked dish is an excellent way to use leftover chicken, and it freezes well for future meals.

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Enchiladas Suizas

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Enchiladas Suizas Recipe

These decadent enchiladas are named "Swiss" because of all the cream and cheese they contain. The recipe isgenerally credited to a Mexico City coffee shop called Sanborns. This version is from Silvana Salcido Esparza, chef-owner of Barrio Café and Barrio Queen in Tucson.

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Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Recipe

A traditional creamy chicken casserole can have more than 800 calories per serving! Try our lightened up version that offers great flavor without all the calories.

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Mexican Chicken Casserole

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Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

Zesty, creamy and loaded with chicken, it's no wonder why this Mexican chicken casserole is one of our top-rated recipes.

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Extra-Easy Lasagna

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Extra-Easy Lasagna Recipe

When we say easy, we mean easy. You don't even have to cook the noodles for this speedy yet impressive lasagna that always gets rave reviews. Lasagna is a family favorite, but this version is extra-special because it only requires 5 quick ingredients: ground beef, pasta sauce, lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, and shredded mozzarella (we don't count the water!). It's rated 5 stars for a reason. Pro tip: Make a double batch: Enjoy one now and freeze one for a quick meal on a busy weeknight.

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Mandy's Easy Cheesy Chicken Casserole

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Mandy's Easy Cheesy Chicken Casserole Recipe

Prepared in 40 minutes, this quick and easy make ahead dish is sure to make any weeknight or holiday gathering easier.This cheesy dish is similar to the potluck classic known as poppyseed chicken casserole, or Ritz cracker chicken casserole. For even more variations, experiment with adding your favorite veggies, substituting different cheeses, or swapping in low-fat sour cream to reduce the calorie load.

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Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Give up the box mix because making Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese from scratch is easier than you think. Shredding a block of cheese adds a little more prep time but the smooth and creamy results are worth it. This dish makes for a great side dish that the family will love, or a fun casserole to bring to your next potluck dinner.

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe

Recipe variations on this Texas-favorite chicken casserole abound simply because it's delicious.

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Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine

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Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine Recipe

This casserole features the best of all worlds: carbs, meat, veggies, and cheese–three of 'em, to be exact. Gooey melted cheddar blends beautifully with sharp parmesan and ultra-creamy cottage cheese. Serve family style or portion out in individual ramekins. Either way, this is an all-in-one pasta casserole definitely worth sharing.

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Classic Lasagna

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Classic Lasagna Recipe

A classic, beefylasagna recipe perfectly matches these traditional, zestyItalianingredients and creamy homemade ricotta sauce. Tall layers of cheese, meat, and pasta will seriously satisfy your casserole cravings. Plus any leftovers for lunch the following day are always welcome. Tip: make this lasagna bake for a crowd by doubling the recipe and making ahead of time. Prep steps one through four, cover, and freeze. Thaw and bake (covered) at 350° for 55 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until bubbly.

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole Recipe

A few spoonfuls of cream cheese give this casserole a velvety texture. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley, if you like.

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Green Chile-Chicken Casserole

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Green Chile-Chicken Casserole Recipe

If Mexican is on your mind, don't look any further than this delicious recipe. Full of leftover chicken, green chiles, corn tortillas, and shredded cheddar cheese–this casserole is creamy, crunchy, and full of flavor. Canned cream of chicken soup saves you precious cooking time by giving the dish a thick and creamy consistency without the extra work of preparing a roux.

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Beef-and-Pasta Casserole

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Beef-and-Pasta Casserole Recipe

This family-favorite ground beef casserole features cooked rotini pasta combined with canned tomatoes, breadcrumbs, Cheddar cheese and Parmesan and is perfect for a busy weeknight.

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Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler

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Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler Recipe

This family-friendly dish is sure to become a new holiday staple. Use fresh herbs in the cobbler.

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Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

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Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe

Rich and filling, this pizza-meets-garlic-bread casserole is perfect for a Friday night when your kid invites over half the neighborhood. The cheese, pepperoni, and mushrooms are a match made in heaven for buttery bread, and the bottom of the casserole gets nice and crisp. Pepperoni slices have a tendency to stick together, so make sure to separate them nicely when you stick them into the pan with the marinara.

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole Recipe

This casserole is tangy and cheesy, but thanks to the tomato and mushroom mixture there's a nice richness here as well—just how shrimp and grits should be. It's perfect for a holiday potluck or buffet-style brunch, especially with a crisp green salad and a mimosa or Bloody Mary.

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Mediterranean Lamb Casserole

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Mediterranean Lamb Casserole Recipe

This easy take on Greek comfort food is rich, meaty, and tangy. The strong lamb is balanced by sweet onions and carrots, and rich eggplant that are all set off with the warm spices. Tomatoes and yogurt give it brightness and the pitas provide texture and toastiness. If you'd like to add a veggie side, try a salad or roasted asparagus or broccoli with lemon zest and olive oil.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

One glance at this tuna noodle casserole as it comes out of the oven, golden and bubbly, and your family will be sold. Although the recipe calls for egg noodles, you can use any short pasta to make this dish.

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Cheeseburger Casserole

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Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

If there's anything that says grade-A comfort food better than a bacon cheeseburger-inspired bake, we don't know what it is. This family-friendly casserole is a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to serve dinner for a crowd (the recipe is easily doubled or tripled). Feel free to swap the American cheese slices for whatever type of cheese you prefer, such as cheddar or Swiss.

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Ramen Casserole

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Ramen Casserole Recipe

If you love ramen, you'll love this casserole. It's got that rich, comfort-food vibe, all while feeling like an upgraded college microwaveable ramen. The smoke from the pork and nori, combined with rich hits of mushrooms, egg, and bamboo add a lot of depths to instant noodles. You can find smoked pork near ham cubes, which is in the meat section by the chicken, or you can get it prepared in the deli. For an upgrade, grab pulled pork from your favorite barbecue place—it'll be worth the extra deliciousness.

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Squash Casserole

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Squash Casserole Recipe

Why limit French fried onions to green beancasserole? We love them on this cheesy squash casserole, too! Plus, it's a great way to use up your seasonal stash of summer squash!

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What is the oldest known casserole? ›

Macaroni and cheese is the oldest written casserole recipe found in 1250.

What makes a good casserole? ›

  1. Choose the right baking dish. If you're all about the crunchy topping, use a shallow dish. ...
  2. Undercook your pasta. ...
  3. Drain your meat. ...
  4. Beware of mushy vegetables. ...
  5. Know your cheeses. ...
  6. Master the art of casserole assembly. ...
  7. Don't skip the topping. ...
  8. Make it now, but bake it later.
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What are the main ingredients of this casserole? ›

In the United States, a casserole or hot dish is typically a baked food with three main components: pieces of meat (such as chicken or ground meat) or fish (such as tuna) or other protein (such as beans or tofu), various chopped or canned vegetables (such as green beans or peas), and a starchy binder (such as flour, ...

Is it better to bake a casserole covered or uncovered? ›

Generally, casseroles with grains, rice or pasta that will cook during the baking process are usually covered, for at least part of the time. Casseroles made of cooked ingredients are usually baked uncovered. If you like a crisper, browner top, be sure the casserole is uncovered for at least part of the bake time.

What is the oldest dish we still eat? ›

The World's 10 Oldest Dishes And Where They Are Today
  • Indian curry, circa 2200-2500 B.C. ...
  • Pancakes, circa 11650 B.C. ...
  • Linzer Torte, circa 1653. ...
  • Tamales, circa 5000 B.C. ...
  • Burgers, circa 100 century A.D. ...
  • Mesopotamian Stew, circa 2140 B.C., and bone broth, circa 400 B.C. ...
  • Rice dishes, circa 4530 B.C. ...
  • Beer, circa 3500 B.C.
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What is the oldest food still around? ›

First found in a tomb in Ancient Egypt, honey is about 5,500 years old. Revered in ancient Egypt, honey remains edible over long periods. In 2015, while excavating tombs in Egypt, the archaeologists found about 3000-year-old honey that was fully edible.

What is the best brand in casserole? ›

Our Top Casserole Dish Picks
  • Best Overall: Pyrex Basics 3-Quart Glass Baking Dish.
  • Best Ceramic Workhorse: HIC Rectangular Baking Dish.
  • Best Covered Casserole Dish: Le Creuset Heritage Rectangular Casserole.
  • Best Design: Great Jones Hot Dish.
  • Best to Register For: Revol Belle Cuisine Rectangular Roasting Dish.
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How do you make a casserole taste better? ›

Try different herbs for added flavour: sage or lemon thyme work wonderfully well. For a meatier casserole, add chopped sausage or pancetta when cooking the chicken. Stir wholegrain mustard through the casserole at the end of cooking (to taste); this is especially good if you have sausage in the casserole.

Should you cook meat before putting in casserole? ›

With this in mind, be sure to choose a dish that is the correct size for your ingredients.
  1. Par Cook Pasta and Vegetables. A common issue with casseroles is soggy overcooked pasta or vegetable components. ...
  2. Always Cook Meat Before Adding. Don't add raw meat to a casserole. ...
  3. Let It Rest.
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What are 5 components of a casserole? ›

Let's talk anatomy: A standard dinner casserole usually includes a protein, a starch, a vegetable, a sauce (or other binding ingredient), and cheese. But making a casserole is not an exact science, and you can definitely break away from this formula. Check out some fun side-dish casseroles and desserts below!

What was the original casserole? ›

Casserole history

Apparently, casseroles originated as communal pots that people shared for meals. The oldest recipe for a casserole, around 1250, consisted of pasta sheets cooked in water, layered with grated cheese and spices.

Is it better to cook casserole the day before or? ›

Make-ahead meals (especially baked casseroles) are terrific because you can completely assemble them in advance and bake them just before serving. They're the ultimate comfort food as they come bubbling hot and delicious straight from the oven to the table to the delight of family and friends.

Is it better to bake a casserole in glass or metal? ›

What Should I Bake In a Metal Baking Pan? We hate to say it – we've got nothing against glass, we promise! – but metal does an overall better job than glass of baking almost everything except for acidic desserts. It bakes evenly because it heats up so quickly.

Should you cover casserole with aluminum foil? ›

Loosely placing or tenting a sheet of foil over a dish can prevent the top from browning while the rest of your dish continues to bake. If you're looking to create more steam in the baking process, sealing the dish tightly with a foil lid will do the trick.

Who invented the first casserole? ›

And a piece by Langdon Reid in a Staunton, Virginia, newspaper says: “History tells us that a French Canadian immigrant Elmire Jolicour is credited with inventing the casserole, this wonderful dish of culinary breakthrough, in Berlin, New Hampshire, in 1866.”

What was the first food ever made? ›

Bread. Bread is one the very first foods made by mankind. It is believed that bread was first made some 30000+ years ago.

Who made the first recipe? ›

The earliest known written recipes date to 1730 BC and were recorded on cuneiform tablets found in Mesopotamia. Other early written recipes date from approximately 1600 BC and come from an Akkadian tablet from southern Babylonia. There are also works in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs depicting the preparation of food.

Why is it called a John Wayne casserole? ›

So, did John Wayne himself invent his eponymous casserole? Not exactly. The actor did submit the recipe himself, but the original dish detailed in Connery's cookbook described a more understated egg and cheese casserole than the dish folks enjoy today.

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