Looking for the perfect casserole recipe to serve up for your next delicious meal? The search is over, because we’ve got you covered.
Take a look below as we explore some tasty casserole recipes that are sure to make your stomach grumble. There’s really something for everyone here!
This one is super easy and quick to make when you’re looking to spice up your weeknight with very little effort!
It’s similar to a beef enchilada, but tastes much lighter. It has some summer veggies in too so you’re sure to be feeling fresh afterward.
Who doesn’t love a delicious cheesy, tomatoey pizza. You know what tastes even better?
Pizza made into a casserole. Double the cheese and pepperoni, plus pasta, bell peppers and mushrooms, you’re sure to be left feeling satisfied after this one.
Back in the 1900’s, tuna noodle casseroles were considered the in thing! Everybody loved them. It’s hard to imagine why this delicious dish fell out of fashion.
Egg, peas, mushroom soup, celery and noodles, it’s sure to please everyone at the dinner table and become a weekly staple.
This one is a fantastic choice if you want to make a delicious weeknight dish from some leftovers that you have lying around.
Creamy, tasty, and packed with vegetables, it’s great for getting your kids to eat healthily without them even realizing it.
Simply place some uncooked rice with broth and some mushroom soup in a dish, then top with some chicken thighs – Voila! You’ve got a delicious rice and chicken casserole in no time!
The rice will be super tasty too because it will have accumulated all of the juices from the chicken thighs.
If you love chicken pot pie, but want something a bit different, this one’s for you.
It’s just like your regular chicken pot pie but baked into a casserole and topped with some delicious biscuits to give it a gorgeous golden brown top. This one is absolute carb heaven!
Beef and cornbread combined, has there ever been a better match?
This Mexican casserole is deliciously tantalizing, with lots of flavor from its seasoning, along with the toppings of onions and cheese, which make it look super tasty.
This one is an absolute classic that you need to make a staple of your weekly Friday night family meals. It is easy to make and packed with flavor.
If you love a little bit of spice, then that’s good news because this one is covered in jalapenos! Serve it up and watch it disappear in a flash.
This one is a super interesting one that you might not have come across before.
It’s really nutritious and packed with vegetables, but super creamy at the same time. If you’re a seafood lover then you’re sure to like this one, as it has lots of shrimp packed in it.
This is a very hearty casserole dish and is great for when you’re feeling really hungry. It’s packed with deliciously tender chicken breasts, broccoli, cheese and onions.
It also has a tasty garlic flavor in the mix. The breadcrumbs used to top the casserole make for an incredibly satisfying crunch.
As the name of this one suggests, this is a great casserole dish to serve up for a slightly fancier breakfast!
That’s right, you don’t need to be up at the crack of dawn to make this delicious recipe, simply prepare this easy casserole the night before and place it in the oven in the morning.
Your family will be impressed when they wake up to this one!
This recipe is actually over 200 years old, if you can believe it! With this one, you’ll be serving up a piece of history as well as a delicious meal.
It originates in England and is still an incredibly popular dish there today. It consists of tender pieces of lamb, carrots, onions, and gravy.
If you’re looking for a simple lunchtime meal, but don’t care for the usual rice stuffed peppers, why not make them into a casserole?
This one uses chopped peppers, combined with some tasty minced beef, onions, and tomatoes. Add as much or as little cheese on top depending on how you prefer.
This is another one on our list that guarantees a gorgeous breakfast meal for you and your family. It is made from bisquick mix, along with some sausage and egg pieces and lots of cheese on top.
The bisquick is a great addition and makes it a really interesting breakfast option. It’s great if you have the whole family over and are looking for something that everyone is sure to enjoy.
This one is a really fun casserole that is sure to please the kids. The filling contains beef and turkey, along with a variety of different vegetables, plus some chicken and celery soup.
Top all of this with some tater tots and you’ve got a super tasty, but also healthy, weeknight dinner!
Finding something healthy that the kids also like can be tricky, but the tater tots guarantee that they’ll be feeling pleased with this one.
Many of you out there will already be lovers of the classic eggplant parm, one of the tastiest vegetarian dishes out there!
If you’re still in the search of the perfect recipe for this dish, however, look no further! This one is incredibly luxurious. Filled with bread, eggplant, and lots of cheese!
This one is really great. It also takes some steps to make the dish slightly healthier, so if you’re counting the calories, this one is a great option!
This is another super hearty casserole that will leave everybody’s stomachs feeling nice and full.
Great for potlucks, it’s filled with cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, noodles and onions. It’s truly delicious and great for when you’re craving pasta.
Carbs on carbs, could there be anything better?
If it’s something comforting that you need, look no further, this recipe has got you covered.
Another delicious carb heavy dish, it combines cheese, potatoes, and sour cream to give you a classic Cracker Barrel imitation dish.
Another great thing about this dish? It only takes five minutes to prep, so you won’t be slaving away all day making this one.
Are you somebody who is hardcore keto, but struggles to find some low carb friendly casserole options out there, don’t worry, this one doesn’t require any rice or potato base.
The filling consists of lean beef (or you can use turkey), plus some tender onions and bell peppers. If you want to make it a little spicier, simply add some hot sauce.
This one is great for Fall, it has all of the seasonal goodies packed in there to give you a warming, Autumn dish.
It has everything from butternut squash to brussel sprouts, even cranberries! It’s great for when you’re cooking for a lot of people and also makes for some tasty and convenient leftovers.
Maybe you’re looking for a breakfast casserole on our list here, but you’re not a big fan of sausages. Don’t worry, this is a delicious breakfast casserole that uses ham in place of the traditional sausage.
It’s super flavorful and uses an array of different herbs, along with some dijon mustard to give it an extra little kick! It will leave everyone feeling full-up and set for the day.
This one, as you can tell from the title, is really easy and quick to make. If you’ve had a busy week and don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen, why not try this recipe?
It’s made from ramen noodles which have chicken soup added to them to make them nice and creamy.
There is lots of garlic packed in here too for all of you garlic lovers. If you have some leftover meat from the night before, just toss it in here!
Normally in a chicken casserole you would have to roll up the enchiladas into a neat package. This can sometimes be tricky though, and slow down the preparation time a little.
To avoid any fuss, this recipe simply layers everything on top of one another in the dish. It’s just as tasty and far quicker.
When we think of a traditional casserole, it normally involves a lot of cheese, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.
If you’re in the mood for something lighter, then this tangy, fresh tasting dish is the one for you.
Packed with cherry tomatoes and basil, it has a gorgeous Italian flavor that will leave you longing to make it again.
This is an easy version of the classic Mexican dish. It is packed with whole green chillies, giving the dish a big kick.
The ground beef base is topped with lots of Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, a favorite shared by many of us. It is another one which is fairly straightforward to make, with barely any preparation time required.
This casserole is great as a main course if you choose to add in some meat with it, or you can skip the meat and simply use it as a side dish.
This one will be a great compromise for fussy children who aren’t lovers of greens, as it’s topped with lots of delicious cheese. Also a great option for vegetarians, this dish is a bit of an all rounder!
This is one of the recipes on our list that requires a little more cooking time. It’s worth every second though, as you are left with a luxuriously creamy and tangy dish that will please the whole family.
It is truly indulgent, containing cream of chicken soup, white wine, mayonnaise, tarragon and onion powder. This one is a winner.
This one is perfect for those colder months where you’re looking for a deliciously filling dish to warm you up. This one has a potato base that is mixed in with basil, parsley, and lots of cheese.
It will keep you feeling toasty during the winter, and give you something to look forward to in the evenings.
Perhaps you are somebody who has a deep passion for Italian food, particularly lasagna, but you feel overwhelmed with all of the preparation and steps involved.
This recipe makes that process far easier by simply using some Barilla Marinara Sauce. It also doesn’t require making a cheese sauce, you simply combine all of your cheeses together!
This is one of the more unusual recipes on our list, but is still sure to leave you wanting more.
It teaches you how to make a homemade sweet and sour sauce that is absolutely to die for. Along with ground beef, pepper, and mushroom, this dish has a gorgeous asian twist.
For those of you who love a bagel bar, this one is a fabulous alternative. This one has all of the good stuff, cheddar, cherry tomatoes, cream cheese, onions, garlic, and black pepper.
With all of the bread too it’s a super filling dish for when you’re hungry. You can serve it up at dinner, lunchtime, or even as a side! It’s up to you.
This is a truly heartwarming dish, with both savory and sweet flavors to please everyone.
It uses brown sugar, apples, pecans, and butternut squash, making it the perfect recipe to try during harvest season.
One of the stranger ingredients included in this one involves using cornflakes, which give it a delicious crunch.
This one is a great lunchtime casserole that can be prepared the previous evening. It is great for when you have family or friends visiting and need to think of something to serve as a mid-day meal.
It’s super easy to make, and only has 8 ingredients. It also looks aesthetically pleasing with the circular bread cutlets!
This dish originates from Greece, and traditionally uses beef.
If you’re a vegetarian however, or just want to limit your meat intake, this recipe shows you how to use lentils and bechamel sauce in its place, creating a gorgeously rich dish. You won’t feel like you’re missing out at all.
This one has it all, it’s tasty, easy to make, and really fun to look at! It essentially takes your traditional spinach and artichoke dip (that we all know and love), and combines it with a spaghetti squash.
This one is fantastic for garden parties, and makes a great appetizer to serve your guests. They will all be amazed at how innovative you are.
Why not try and surprise your family in your next pasta evening with this spaghetti casserole pie (see also ‘28 Pie Recipes To Try Out This Christmas‘)?
With lots and lots of cheese and bacon pieces, who can resist this fun and unusual recipe.
It has a really creamy taste, containing lots of ricotta, along with eggs, milk and parmesan cheese. Who knows? Perhaps this might become a fast favorite of your family. If it does, you know who to thank!
We all know that good old Southern waffles and chicken can’t be beat, but let us give you a little twist on the usual recipe to make your life a little easier.
This one uses freezer waffles and breaded chicken to speed up the process.
Great for when you’re catering for lots of little ones who are hungry and aren’t willing to wait. We promise that they won’t be disappointed.
38. Baked Ziti
This one is an absolute classic that every family looks forward to eating at the next potluck or family BBQ. People love it and it’s an absolute dream to make, requiring very little time and effort.
If you’re still on the search for the perfect baked ziti recipe, look no further, because this is it!
With lots of tomatoey flavors and cheesy sauce on top, everyone will be asking you for this recipe at the next gathering.
39. Nacho Casserole
This one is really quick and easy, and can be made either for delicious lunches, or as a midday snack.
It uses tex mex nachos alongside some chicken that replaces the traditional beef.
This makes it a lot lighter and also great for eating on the go. With feta cheese and cilantro on the top, it has a divine flavor that will leave you feeling fresh.
Many lovers of this particular casserole claim that the first impression one gets is that it’s both sweet and tart. Rhubarb is a rather unusual ingredient to use alongside pork (see also ‘18 Classic Pork Dishes Chinese Style‘), which is traditionally paired with apple.
But, it works! It’s actually super tasty and a great way you spice up your regular family meals with something different. You might just come to love it.
41. Shepherds Pie
This is another one loved by families in England, where this dish originates from. It is fantastic to eat during the winter when the weather is chillier and you need something hearty to warm you up.
It uses lamb which is combined in a delicious gravy with peas, then topped with plenty of delicious mashed potatoes. If you don’t like lamb, replace it with beef instead which is just as tasty.
For those of you out there who love a sweet tasting dish, this one is absolutely perfect. It uses pecans and marshmallows to top a mashed sweet potato base.
In order to give it a stronger flavor, the recipe also tells you to use brown sugar instead of white, to give it a deep molasses style taste.
For those of you who don’t already know, a Reuben is a sandwich made from swiss cheese, beef, Russian dressing, and corned beef. Sound tasty? Good.
This recipe makes it into a delicious baked casserole. By adding an egg mixture to the sandwich, it gives it a deliciously moist texture. This one is fantastic as a luxury lunch.
This one is a twist on the traditional favorite dinner time meal.
This one lets you taste the creamy flavors from the bechamel sauce even better, opting to use a white sauce instead of a tomato based one.
It has chopped up chicken on the inside, along with spinach, fresh herbs, and mushrooms. We can’t wait to try this one!
45. Onion Pie
This is great during the wintertime as a vegetarian dish, but can be enjoyed at any time. It makes a great side that is more intricate than simply placing a few boiled vegetables on the plate.
It goes particularly well with red meat, so be sure to whip this one up the next time you plan on cooking beef.
The first of the casserole dishes on our list to feature a dessert recipe. We simply had to include this one as it’s an absolute family favorite.
It is a deliciously tender and sweet cake that is truly heartwarming and a childhood favorite for many of us. It goes well with a dollop of fresh vanilla ice cream by its side.
Now that we’re talking about desserts, why not feature another that is sure to be devoured by everyone on the table once you set it down.
These brownies are not like the traditional ones you might be used to, they’re far more cake like in nature.
They also have a coffee based filling and glaze on top. Perfect to have with a nice hot drink during your break.
48. Corn Casserole
This one is a classic side dish in the South, and it is guaranteed to please everyone who tastes it.
You can either use frozen corn to make this simple dish, or you can buy fresh corn and then proceed to rinse and drain it.
It is a deliciously rich dish, with plenty of heavy cream in the mix. If you prefer to have it a bit healthier, however, you can always opt to use milk instead.
We couldn’t make this list without adding this delicious family favorite. This recipe, however, is great if you’re looking for a healthy twist on the classic.
It’s just like the regular mac and cheese recipe, but with some cauliflower and carrots added in. This is great for those who struggle with picky eaters.
I bet that this is a casserole that many of you have yet to try. It’s absolutely packed with flavor, as many of you have sampled sauerkraut can probably predict.
It also has sweet flavors in the mix that add a delicious contrast to the sour flavors of the pickled cabbage. With a mixture of apples, sausage and cabbage, it’s delicious and healthy!
If you’re planning on entering a baking contest, these are sure to win.
These blueberry lattice bars taste absolutely divine. Sweet delicious blueberries combined with a delectable buttery crust, who could resist these lattice bars?
If you have a house full of hungry people on your hands, then this is the dinner you should make!
Gorgeously succulent meatballs, baked over a thick piece of bread and topped with cheese – these taste absolutely amazing! You’ll definitely be feeling full after this one.
Another one you can whip up when you’ve got a hungry family to feed, this one puts a fun twist on the classic chili cheese dog.
Simply buy some canned chili and ready to roll dough, and you’re ready to go! Your hot dogs never tasted better. This can be served either as a dinner, or as a hearty lunch too.
Frequenty Asked Questions
What Are The Five Key Components Of A Casserole Dish?
In a traditional casserole, there are several different elements that are required to make one. The first would be your protein, in the form of either meat, or a substitute for vegetarians, such as tofu.
Secondly, to make a casserole you require a grain, or a carbohydrate to bind all of the ingredients together. The typical items that are normally used for this include rice, potatoes, or pasta.
Thirdly, you need some type of sauce to make the casserole moist. This is usually either a tomato based sauce, or a creamy white sauce.
Finally, most casseroles are topped with some variety of cheese, or breadcrumbs to finish it off.
What Is The Key To Making A Good Casserole?
If you find yourself wanting to make the perfect casserole to really ‘wow’ your guests, there are a few things you need to take into consideration.
The first thing that you must do is buy a good baking dish. Purchasing the right dish will ensure that your casserole cooks properly.
For example, a dish that takes a shorter amount of time to cook can be made in a metal or glass dish. On the other hand, if it needs to be in the oven for a long time, you’re better off with a ceramic dish.
Another key to making a great casserole dish is to undercook your pasta. Your pasta will continue to cook for longer when it is in the oven, so make sure that you only heat it for a few minutes beforehand.
Finally, prepare your casserole a day or two ahead. This will not only save you time in the future, but it will also ensure that the flavors have all intermingled, making it a tastier and more flavorful dish.
Why Were Casserole Dishes Popular During The 1950s?
Casserole dishes were popular during this period in time, because they could be prepared using inexpensive ingredients, usually canned foods.
Do Casserole Dishes Always Have Cheese On Top?
Although it may seem like most casserole dishes involve some kind of cheese layered on top, this isn’t always the case. They can also be layered with breadcrumbs, and a variety of other ingredients.
If you are making a casserole dish that involves cheese on the top though, make sure that you leave it in the oven for long enough so that it’s nice and crispy when it comes out.
What Is The Difference Between A Stew And A Casserole?
Casseroles and stews may seem similar on the surface, especially because of their appearance, there is one key difference, however.
Stews go on the stovetop, and are heated from the bottom, casseroles, on the other hand, are heated in an oven from all directions.
Do You Have To Brown Meat Before You Make A Casserole?
This is a good question. If you are making a dish that requires slow cooking, involving ingredients such as chili, beef stew, or meat sauce, then it is recommended that you brown the meat beforehand.
You must always cook ground meat in a skillet and then drain in before slow cooking it in a casserole dish.
Does A Casserole Cook Better When It Is Covered Or Uncovered?
If you are cooking items such as cassoulets, stews and soups, you should always cover them before they are heated up.
Some recipes like lasagna, however, don’t need to be covered for the entirety of the cooking time.
This is because of the cheese on top.
This is also the case for macaroni and cheese, which only needs to be covered for a portion of the time, allowing the topping to get nice and crispy before removing it from the oven.
There are so many different casserole recipes out there to try, you are sure to find something that appeals to you. Simply take a look at our list and choose your favorites.
Whether you feel like making something new for dinner, making a delicious side, or a delectable dessert, we’ve got it all.
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