The Most Delicious Casseroles Roundup

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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 there are a few things you can do to make them even better! I’ve come up with a few tips that you can look over before cooking that will help you out!

  • Fill it up: When you are making your recipe, the rule of thumb is that you should fill your casserole dish up about ¾ 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 that 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 thoroghly 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 will need to 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 freezer to oven. (You can try using those disposable tin 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 froze your meal, take it out and thaw 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.

Hominy Casserole

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.
Ingredients: hominy, rinsed and drained, sour cream, diced green chilis, monterey jack cheese, Parmesan Cheese
Crispy tater tots lined up on top of a cowboy casserole.

Cowboy Casserole

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!
Ingredients: lean ground beef, onion, garlic cloves, diced tomatoes, sour cream, salt, pepper, frozen corn, grated cheddar cheese, tater tots

5 Ingredient Corn Casserole

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!
Ingredients: box Jiffy Corn Muffin mix, whole kernel corn, creamed corn, sour cream, melted butter

Sausage and Biscuit Casserole

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.
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, breakfast sausage casings removed, unsalted butter, whole milk, whipping cream, container Pillsbury Grand Biscuits*

Tuna Noodle Casserole

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!
Ingredients: wide egg noodles, Olive Oil, small onion, celery, mushrooms, butter, flour, chicken broth, whole milk, salt and pepper, cans tuna fish, frozen peas, shredded cheddar cheese, grated parmesan, Italian breadcrumbs, butter

Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole recipe ready in just 30 minutes! Seasoned ground beef loaded with crunchy chips, melted cheese, and your choice of toppings.
Ingredients: olive oil, diced red onion, diced bell pepper, lean ground beef, smoked paprika, cumin, kosher salt, black pepper, coriander, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, all-purpose flour, water, corn kernels, black beans, chips, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, shredded Monterey jack cheese

The Best Breakfast Casserole

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!
Ingredients: frozen shredded potatoes, salt and pepper, eggs, half and half, season salt, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, chopped ham

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!
Ingredients: fusilli pasta, turkey, sun dried tomatoes, 14 ounce can artichokes drained, 7 ounce jar Lindsay pitted. Kalamata olives, roughly chopped, Fresh Parsley chopped, fresh basil chopped, salt and pepper to taste, marinara sauce, 4.25 ounce can Lindsay black chopped olives, mozzarella cheese

Broccoli Casserole

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! 
Ingredients: broccoli florets, butter (unsalted), all purpose flour, salt, ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, milk , cheddar cheese, shredded, panko bread crumbs, butter

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole is layered with smooth and creamy mashed sweet potatoes sprinkled with brown sugar and a pecan mixture making these irresistible. This is a MUST have, MUST make for the holidays!
Ingredients: mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk, melted butter, brown sugar, flour, melted butter, chopped pecans

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole is a classic, savory side dish that is favored by all! Filled with fresh mushrooms, garlic, parmesan and baked in a creamy sauce, there won’t be a green bean left with this freshly made casserole. 
Ingredients: butter, garlic, onion, package button mushrooms, fresh green beans, low-sodium chicken broth, can low-sodium cream of mushroom soup, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, homemade crispy onion strings

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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!
Ingredients: package uncooked penne pasta, boneless, vegetable oil for frying, flour, eggs, Italian seasoned bread crumbs, shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded Parmesan cheese, marinara sauce, chopped basil for garnish

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole is a simple casserole made with the best homemade teriyaki sauce filled with vegetable stir fry, rice and baked to perfection. A savory dish everyone loves! 
Ingredients: soy sauce, sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic cloves, ginger, pepper, cornstarch, water, chicken breasts, rice, vegetable stir fry mix

Squash Casserole

An easy recipe for creamy squash casserole with a buttery crisp cracker topping!
Ingredients: butter, yellow squash, yellow onion, sour cream, eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Salt and pepper, sleeves Ritz crackers, butter

Caramel Apple Overnight French Toast Casserole

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!
Ingredients: LUCKY LEAF® Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling & Topping, pecans, chopped, caramel sweetened condensed milk*, thick sliced cinnamon swirl bread, cubed, eggs, vanilla extract

No Peek Chicken and Rice Casserole

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. 
Ingredients: long grain rice, cream of mushroom soup , cream of chicken soup, chicken broth , chicken breasts , salt and pepper , onion soup mix
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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

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.
Ingredients: breakfast sausage links, bell pepper, fresh spinach, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, salt, dried parsley, black pepper, tater tots, seasoning salt

The Very Best Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppyseed 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 you ever make!
Ingredients: cooked chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, shredded parmesan cheese, poppy seeds, sleeve buttery round crackers, butter melted

Easy Sausage and Rice Casserole

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!
Ingredients: sausage, small onion, stalks celery, garlic cloves, chicken broth, cream of celery soup*, uncooked rice, slivered almonds

Slow Cooker Mexican Chorizo Egg Casserole

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!
Ingredients: chorizo sausage, frozen hash browns, corn, black beans, large eggs, milk, package McCormick Good Morning Mexican Egg Casserole Slow Cooker Breakfast Seasoning Mix, shredded cheddar cheese, Optional toppings

Leftover Turkey Casserole

Leftover Turkey Casserole with an easy creamy cheddar gravy, cornbread and vegetables will make you wish you could eat this casserole for thanksgiving dinner!
Ingredients: butter, flour, kosher salt, crushed black pepper, turkey stock/cooking juices, heavy cream, sharp cheddar, chopped turkey breast meat, cornbread cubes, frozen peas, chopped carrots, chopped frozen green beans, frozen corn

Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

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!
Ingredients: spaghetti pasta, olive oil, mushrooms, garlic cloves, frozen peas, flour, 12 ounce McCormick Simply Better Chicken Gravy, half and half, salt and pepper, chicken, parmesan cheese, italian seasoned bread crumbs, melted butter

Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole

Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole is the perfect autumn breakfast to wake the family up to!
Ingredients: loaf challah bread, eggs, half and half, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, apples peeled and sliced thin, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter cold, powdered sugar, maple syrup

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.
Ingredients: 24 oz. pkg. Frozen Homestyle Egg Noodles (I like Reames), cooked and cubed chicken breasts, 12 oz. pkg. frozen peas and carrots, 15.25 oz. can corn, drained, 10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, Tbl. dried onion flakes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper, shredded Cheddar cheese, sleeve Ritz crackers, Tbl. unsalted butter, grated Parmesan cheese

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

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.
Ingredients: package pork sausage, bag frozen hash browns, yellow onion diced, green bell pepper diced, red bell pepper diced, and ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, salt, ground black pepper

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!
Ingredients: potatoes, cream cheese softened, butter, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Cache Valley® Mild Cheddar Cheese, bacon, chives

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

This recipe is a fun twist on classic eggs benedict and it is SO yummy!
Ingredients: Canadian bacon, english muffins cut into one inch cubes, eggs, milk, salt, pepper, egg yolks, heavy cream, fresh lemon juice, dijon mustard, butter

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!
Ingredients: package, cubed chicken, 8 ounces shredded Italian cheese blend, divided, fresh baby spinach, 8 ounce cans quartered artichoke, drained, butter, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, minced garlic, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, grated parmesan cheese

Pesto Alfredo Chicken Casserole

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!
Ingredients: penne pasta, chicken, Italian cheese blend, fresh baby spinach, crushed tomatoes, pesto, butter, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, garlic, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, olive oil

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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