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Casseroles are comfort food at their finest! Delicious, quick, and easy, they are definitely one of my go-to meals whether it’s for my own family or bringing some hot dinner over to a friend!

Casseroles are so different that you could eat them for weeks and never repeat any! When there are that many options, the hardest part is choosing one! A few of my tried and true favorites are Taco Casserole, 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole, and Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole!

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Roundup of the Casseroles

There is nothing more delicious and comforting than pulling off the tinfoil of a hot and steaming casserole dish. The flavors of every casserole I have ever tried are all so different which is a huge reason why I love them! But the best part is that most of the time, I have all of the ingredients for casseroles ready to go in my kitchen. Top that convenience off with the fact that they are so easy and quick to make and it’s no wonder why I keep coming back for more!

Casseroles always remind me of bringing food to a sick neighbor or a friend in need. That’s why they get the reputation of the ultimate comfort food! I love them so much because you can also make them ahead and freeze them. That way I can do some extra food prep and have meals ready to go in my freezer for those crazy busy days. It’s convenient AND delicious all in one! I’ve rounded up some of my very favorite tried and true recipes that you and your family are sure to love!!

Quick Cooking Tips

Casseroles are easy and delicious, but you can do a few things to make them even better! I’ve come up with a few tips you can review before cooking to help you out!

  • Fill it up: When making your recipe, the rule of thumb is to fill your casserole dish up about 3/4 full. If you overfill it, you can cause it to bubble over, but if you underfill it, the ingredients can dry out!
  • Cover it: Make sure that when you go to cover your casserole, you do it tightly. Check that there are no leaks because this will lead to the heat escaping, and it won’t cook properly.
  • Chop: When you are chopping your vegetables, keep in mind that they should all be the same size. This helps them all cook thoroughly and evenly!
  • Pasta: If your recipe uses pasta, make sure to undercook it before putting it in your casserole. If you cook it to the “Al Dente” instructions on your packaging, it will undercook your pasta, allowing it to finish cooking while you bake your casserole. Then your pasta won’t come out soggy!
  • Use fresh vegetables: I know that using frozen vegetables is tempting to throw into a casserole but don’t do it! They have a lot of water in them and will cause it to turn soggy. Fresh vegetables are best!

How to Store Casseroles or Make them Ahead

Casseroles make the absolute best leftovers. I love how easy they are to reheat! Or, you can also cook a casserole ahead of time and freeze it. It’s a fantastic way to have some extra meals on hand when you need them.

  • Refrigerate: Before placing it in the fridge, you must wait until your casserole is fully cooled. Then, you can cover it with foil or put it in an airtight container. It can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days!
  • Freeze: Bake your casserole in a container that can be taken straight from the freezer to oven. (You can try using those disposable foil pans. Then, if you are making this for someone else, you don’t need to worry about getting your dish back!) Once it is baked, let it cool. Cover it with foil until it is airtight and write the date on it. Your meal can last in the freezer for up to 4 months! 
  • Thaw: If you freeze your meal, take it out and thaw it overnight in your fridge. 
  • Reheat: Cook your casserole at the baking temperature listed on the recipe for about 20-30 minutes or until heated through.

Crack Chicken Casserole

5 from 6 votes
Crack chicken casserole is creamy, cheesy, bacon-filled goodness that your family is going to want on repeat. It’s the perfect comfort food and ready in 30 minutes!
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Hominy Casserole

4.75 from 4 votes
Easy, creamy and cheesy Hominy Casserole is a side dish that is sure to impress. This is not your average dish, it takes hominy to a whole new level.
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Crispy tater tots lined up on top of a cowboy casserole.

Cowboy Casserole

5 from 5 votes
Cowboy casserole is a family favorite made with seasoned ground beef in a creamy sauce, corn, cheese, and topped with crispy tater tots. It's irresistible!
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5 Ingredient Corn Casserole

4.88 from 8 votes
5 Ingredient Corn Casserole in the oven in less than five minutes, it’s the perfect side dish for the holidays with almost no effort at all!
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Sausage and Biscuit Casserole

4.67 from 3 votes
Hearty, savory, and super satisfying, Super Easy Sausage and Biscuit Casserole is the perfect morning meal. This is a quick favorite and when you see how effortless it is you'll make it all the time.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

4.75 from 4 votes
This tuna noodle casserole is a family favorite that is filled with thick noodles, vegetables and tender chunks of tuna fish. All baked together in one pan in 30 minutes!
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Taco Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Taco Casserole recipe ready in just 30 minutes! Seasoned ground beef loaded with crunchy chips, melted cheese, and your choice of toppings.
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The Best Breakfast Casserole

4.61 from 83 votes
The Best Breakfast Casserole is a thick and creamy egg base with shredded potatoes, chunks of ham and flavorful cheese blends that bakes up in no time. Make ahead or enjoy the morning of during the holidays!
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Turkey Mediterranean Casserole

This Turkey Mediterranean Casserole​ features artichokes, fusilli pasta, sun dried tomatoes and Lindsay® Kalamata Olives baked in a red tomato sauce and topped with Lindsay® Chopped Black Olives. Simple, delicious ingredients in 30 minutes!
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Broccoli Casserole

4.67 from 3 votes
Broccoli Casserole. This cheesy, casserole is loaded up with fresh tender broccoli florets and baked in a homemade creamy cheese sauce, and topped with crispy buttered Panko crumbs. This casserole is sure to be a highlight! 
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The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

5 from 6 votes
The best sweet potato casserole is smooth and creamy, sprinkled with a brown sugar pecan mixture. It's a sweet and savory side dish that is perfect for the holidays!
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World’s Best Green Bean Casserole

4.94 from 16 votes
Green bean casserole is a classic, tried and true side dish that everyone loves! It's so delicious and creamy that it just might steal the turkey's spot as the star of the show! 
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Chicken Parmesan Casserole

4.34 from 3 votes
All of the goodness of chicken parmesan packed into a delicious cheesy casserole! Crispy chicken, marinara sauce, penne pasta, and cheese come together in this easy to make dish!
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Easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

4.60 from 5 votes
Easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole is a simple casserole made with homemade teriyaki sauce, vegetable stir fry and rice that's all baked to perfection. A savory dish that everyone loves! 
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Squash Casserole

4 from 2 votes
This recipe is the best way to use up that yellow summer squash! Squash casserole is a great way to use up fresh squash from your garden. Easy to make with a creamy, cheesy filling and a crispy, buttery topping!
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Caramel Apple Overnight French Toast Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole is a sweet and savory breakfast with thick chunks of cinnamon swirl bread, warm apples and caramel drizzle that brings comfort to your family in one morning!
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No Peek Chicken and Rice Casserole

4.30 from 10 votes
No Peek Chicken and Rice Casserole is full of comfort and tender, fall apart chicken overtopping a flavorful rice that makes this meal a family favorite! Baking to perfection with the warm, steam cooking the chicken and rice to perfection. 
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tater tot breakfast casserole slice

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

5 from 4 votes
This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is an easy casserole, packed with flavor and perfect for breakfast or even dinner! Packed with eggs, sausage, peppers, spinach, cheese and topped with a layer of tater tots.
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The Very Best Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

4.62 from 13 votes
Poppy seed chicken casserole is such a classic dish that is incredibly easy to make! A creamy chicken casserole topped with a buttery ritz topping; this will be the best casserole that you ever make! 
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Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole

4.34 from 9 votes
Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole is simple to make and big on flavor! Sausage, rice, celery, and onions all baked in a creamy sauce and the result will wow the entire family!
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Slow Cooker Mexican Chorizo Egg Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Mexican Chorizo Egg Casserole is so quick and easy to put together and packed with big flavor! Hashbrowns, cheese, and eggs get loaded up with black beans, corn, and chorizo to make one delicious breakfast!
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Leftover Turkey Casserole

This leftover turkey casserole is creamy and delicious! Made with your leftover turkey, it's the easiest recipe to make just after Thanksgiving! It's SOO GOOD!
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Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

5 from 3 votes
Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole is such a classic and comforting casserole. This is creamy, cheesy and hidden with fresh mushrooms and peas. Topped with parmesan cheese and crispy breadcrumbs this is the perfect casserole!
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Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole is the perfect autumn breakfast to wake the family up to!
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Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole

A family favorite casserole with soft and slightly chewy noodles, tender chicken, crisp vegetables, creamy cheesy sauce and a buttery cracker topping.
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Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

4 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole. This quick and easy to put together breakfast can cook in the slow cooker overnight while you’re sleeping!! There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of a homemade breakfast already made. This casserole is loaded up with sausage, diced hash browns, eggs and cheese.
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Cheddar Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheddar Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole is loaded with creamy mashed potatoes, garlic and cheddar. The flavor is incredible and they can even be made the night before!
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Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

5 from 1 vote
This overnight eggs benedict casserole is super easy to make and loaded with flavor! With layers of English muffins and Canadian bacon, all topped with a zesty hollandaise sauce, breakfast doesn’t get better than this!
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Chicken Spinach Artichoke Casserole

Creamy alfredo sauce with chicken, pasta, artichokes, and spinach come together in this incredible casserole! This will be one that the entire family is going to love!
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Pesto Alfredo Chicken Casserole

5 from 2 votes
My favorite homemade garlic alfredo sauce is combined with pesto giving this casserole amazing flavor!  It is creamy and delicious and sure to be a hit at the dinner table!
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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