28 Casserole Recipes To Try For Your Christmas Table

Deciding between a chicken or a turkey, pork or a duck is not that difficult, but what if you want to make a Christmas casserole?

30 Casserole Recipes To Try For Your Christmas Table

Well, check out these 28 recipes and fill your Christmas table with the best dishes ever!

1. Butternut Squash Casserole

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with some winter veggies like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and red peppers?

This casserole also includes bulgur wheat, and chopped tomatoes, and is cooked with some red wine and vegetable stock.

With cumin and paprika, this hearty dish is best served with some Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese on top.

2. Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes au gratin is one of the classic French recipes that many people try to make but not everyone succeeds at making it perfect.

Also known as Dauphinoise, potatoes au gratin are thinly sliced potatoes typically layered with a cream-butter-garlic mixture and lots of cheese.

This baked dish can become more Christmassy when replacing the white potatoes with sweet potatoes, which always bring a more festive look to every table.

3. Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows

7 ingredients are all you need to make this sweet-tasting casserole. Yams and marshmallows are the start of this dish, which is ideal for vegetarians with a sweet tooth.

To make it, you need to mash yams with brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, and butter before placing half of that mixture in a baking dish and topping it with some marshmallows.

Cover the marshmallows with the rest of the yam mixture and bake for half an hour. Once the dish is out of the oven, add some more marshmallows on top of the casserole and let them broil for a bit until lightly browned.

4. Party Potatoes

For your grandparents who want something less crunchy or chewy that is easier to eat, make this Party Potato casserole with mashed potatoes, cream cheese, and sour cream.

But don’t skip the cheese on top!

5. Loaded Red Potato Casserole

Mashed red potatoes topped with cheddar cheese and cooked bacon is already a delicious meal idea, but when you add some sour cream and chives on top, you get a delicacy like no other!

6. Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Casserole

This is another multi-layered casserole that might remind you a bit of the construction of a lasagna or Greek moussaka dish.

A layer of sliced potatoes followed by a layer of ham is then followed by a layer of homemade cream sauce.

This layering repeats itself until you’ve run out of ingredients – but make sure the last layer is that of cream!

7. Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Instead of trying to make some cinnamon rolls from scratch, buy some refrigerated cinnamon rolls, cut them in a baking dish, and pour an egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon mixture on them to combine.

Add some maple syrup on top, bake for 20-25 minutes and pour over the icing from the cinnamon rolls’ package before serving.

8. Biscuits And Gravy Casserole

A 5-ingredient casserole with rich sausage gravy is the perfect Christmas day breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

The sausage gravy is made with the drippings of breakfast sausage, butter, flour, and milk, with the sausages you’ll cook added to the casserole together with eggs, milk, cheddar cheese, and biscuits.

Salt and pepper to taste, bake for approximately half an hour, and enjoy with your coffee in the morning or wine in the afternoon and evening.

9. Apple-Cranberry And Rosemary Stuffing Casserole

Bread cubes, sauteed celery and onion, red apples, cranberries, and a mix of herbs go into this stuffing casserole that you can use as your chicken or turkey stuffing or even enjoy spoonfuls of it and serve as a warm salad on the table.

10. Christmas Breakfast Casserole

With a name like that and ingredients like the ones it has, this casserole couldn’t stay off this list.

Starting with some butter croissants that are cut into small pieces and added to the bottom of the baking dish, you then move on to combine it with some cooked ham, onion, and bell peppers.

What follows is a creamy layer made with milk, half-and-half, hot sauce, eggs, and cheese before you sprinkle with some extra cheese and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

11. Eggs Benedict Strata

Canadians sometimes know best when it comes to bacon, so add some Canadian bacon to make this Eggs Benedict casserole, add English muffins on its base, eggs, and bacon on top, and when it’s almost baked, pour over your homemade Hollandaise sauce to enjoy this rich breakfast dish.

12. Creamy Turkey Casserole

When you are laying a Christmas table for 2 or 3 people, roasting a big turkey might be too much. However, that doesn’t mean you should not enjoy this festive poultry meal entirely.

This casserole dish is made with shredded cooked turkey, 3 types of condensed cream of soups, rice, cheese, chestnuts, mayo, mushrooms, broccoli, and croutons.

Easy to make as you simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl and transfer them to a baking dish to bake, it is a perfect last-minute Christmas meal to save in case of emergency.

13. Cheesy Potato Casserole

If you are looking for more easy casserole recipes to make this Christmas or you want a meatless casserole to serve with your roasted turkey, then this cheesy potato casserole could very well be it.

In a big bowl, combine the hashbrowns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and cheese, and transfer the mixture to your casserole dish.

Then just top the potatoes with a mixture of melted butter and cornflakes and bake for 35-40 minutes.

14. Chorizo, Pork Belly, And Chickpea Casserole

Pork belly is one of those fatty cuts of meat that, of all the seasons and celebrations, Christmas is the one you should enjoy the most!

Its juiciness, together with the spiciness of chorizo slices and the sweetness of carrots, fennel seeds, and sherry vinegar, this casserole is then perfected with the addition of some canned chickpeas that add more fiber and protein to an already wholesome dish.

15. Slow Cooker Pork Casserole

If you are starting your Christmas day cooking preparations early in the morning and plan on spending the day in the kitchen, then you might want to add this recipe to your list.

This slow cooker casserole is made with pork shoulder steaks and veggies like onion, leek, and carrot, as well as lots of woody herbs that slowly release their aromas as they are cooked.

With some Dijon mustard, cider vinegar, and honey added to the mix, this is a sweet, sour, and mildly spicy meal that will warm your heart!

16. Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

A more elaborate casserole recipe like this one needs some preparation ahead of time as it involves letting your bread sit out overnight or for a day!

So, starting the day before, proceed the next day by adding the cubed bread pieces to the bottom of the dish and pouring over the cubes with a pumpkin mixture.

Then you’d have to wait another day while you keep the dish and the crumb topping in the fridge before you bake everything in the oven for approximately an hour.

However, with this extra effort, you will get an extra special dish to serve, and on Christmas Day, it will be something that counts!

17. Pecan Pie French Toast Casserole

French toast might have sounded great to you, but you might not be a fan of pumpkin or are planning on having another pumpkin dish on your Christmas table.

Well, in that case, do save this French toast recipe made with cubes of bread and a cream made with eggs, heavy cream, milk, butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.

Toss some pecans in the mix and bake the casserole before serving it with melted nut butter, or a thick syrup made with butter and maple syrup.

18. Baked Ziti

Calling baked Ziti a Bolognese pasta bake doesn’t do it justice as this casserole is much richer in meat and tomato sauce that you want to dip in with a spoon.

Make this recipe to watch everyone licking their fingers!

19. Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

For those who don’t like pork that much or simply love sausage too much, we have this alternative slow cooker recipe with sausages.

With thyme and rosemary, sweet potatoes, chipolatas, and carrots, this sausage casserole is cooked in a tomato sauce that bursts with flavor. Simple and yet delicious!

20. Blueberry Breakfast Casserole

As we said, Christmas casseroles are not only for lunch and dinner, and this blueberry one is another great example of how you can make a casserole for breakfast!

The recipe is incredibly simple and so are the ingredients, you simply need to mix and then fold the blueberries and nuts in that mixture before transferring to a dish and baking it for 45-50 minutes.

With oats, cream of wheat, and brown sugar, it is also quite a healthy morning meal idea that leaves room for a Christmas dessert afterward!

21. Chicken Zucchini Casserole

Chicken (or turkey), zucchini, carrot, onion, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and lots of cheddar cheese on top makes a dreamy casserole that requires no effort to prepare but calls for enough patience to not indulge in while you’re waiting for your guests to arrive.

22. Green Bean Casserole

To impress your friends and family with a vegetarian dish that is full of flavor and surprises, you should definitely make this green bean casserole.

With mushrooms, green beans, butter, olive oil, flour, and milk, it is a dish that can satisfy your vegetarian friends and please your meat-lover brother who wants something other than potatoes as a side for his turkey.

And with some crispy onions on top, this is the perfect meal!

23. Ham And Swiss Potato Casserole

Place a layer of boiled potatoes on the bottom of the baking dish, and cover with ham, then cheese, and finally with a bechamel sauce.

Top the bechamel sauce with breadcrumbs and butter mixture and bake the casserole uncovered for 20 minutes. Sounds easy, right?

Well, that is because it is. This ham and Swiss potato casserole are one of the simplest recipes you can make for Christmas, and it still gets to bring the festive spirit to the table!

24. Ham And Veggie Casserole

If you want a lighter option to replace potatoes with, use the ham and combine it with some veggies like cauliflower and broccoli.

25. Chicken And Swiss Stuffing Casserole

While you can use other chicken parts, chicken breasts are the best ones for this casserole.

With chicken stuffing mixed with butter, water, a couple of cans of cream of chicken soup, and slices of Swiss cheese, this is another easy recipe to add to the list.

You will only need one hour to bake the casserole and if you are unsure of what to serve it with, we suggest some cranberry sauce or tomato chutney, together with some green beans or steamed broccoli.

26. Turkey, Spinach, And Stuffing Casserole

A one-pan recipe like this one will save you time from washing afterward, this one also makes great use of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

Using a large saucepan, boil butter, and chicken broth and turn off the heat to mix in there the stuffing mix, leftover turkey, spinach, and cranberries.

With lots of cheese on top, bake for 15 minutes and make sure the cheese is melted to enjoy it the right way!

27. Chicken Florentine Casserole

A creamy and heartwarming dish like this one will make you feel so happy and full thanks to the great amount of protein and delicious ingredients it has.

With chicken, Swiss cheese, creamed spinach, condensed cream of mushroom soup, mayonnaise, herbs and spices, and a breadcrumb topping, this casserole would still be missing some carbs.

Luckily, the addition of elbow macaroni makes this dish a complete meal that will taste much better than a simple mac ‘n’ cheese.

28. Creamy Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Nevertheless, a simple mac ‘n’ cheese can go a long way, and when you have kids on the table, it could be your safest bet.

Thick and rich in cheesy, milky flavors, a creamy mac ‘n’ cheese casserole like this one calls for 3 different types of cheese – cheddar, Velveeta, and Parmesan – as well as extra sour cream for the sauce.

Now that we think about it again, you might want to make a second one for the grown-ups too!

Do You Have Any Pea Casserole Recipes to Share?

Do you have any pea casserole recipes to share? Pea recipes for all at home can be a delightful addition to any meal. From classic versions to innovative twists, there are endless possibilities to incorporate peas into a flavorful casserole.

The Bottom Line

These 28 casserole recipes smell like Christmas and home, so try any of them during the holidays and bon appetit!

Frequently Asked Question

What Are The 3 Components Of A Casserole?

In countries like the U.S., a casserole is a baked meal with three major components: a protein like chicken, turkey, ham, tuna, and so on, a carbohydrate source like potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice, or even bread, and some vegetables like canned peas or fresh broccoli.

Typically, a casserole will also be topped, or its ingredients mixed, with some kind of sauce (like bechamel) or gravy, and it can also be topped with cheese.

28 Casserole Recipes To Try For Your Christmas Table

28 Casserole Recipes To Try For Your Christmas Table

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If you are going for the “best Christmas Table” award this year, then make any of these 28 casserole recipes and start preparing your winner’s speech!

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