Dinner Casserole Recipes That the Whole Family Will Love
Casseroles are mealtime staples. Whether you're serving one as a Thanksgiving side dish, like a classic Green Bean Casserole, or you're simply trying to find a dinner the whole family will love, casseroles are just the thing to get everyone excited for a family meal. To that end, we're sharing some of our favorite recipes that will make figuring out what to make for supper a no-brainer.
Take our Eggplant Meatball Casserole, pictured here, for example: Our eggplant-based take on the classic meatball makes it a win for any vegetarians at your dinner table, while breadcrumbs, mozzarella, and Parmesan give the dish the familiar texture and flavor that will have everyone asking for seconds. It's comforting, easy to prepare, and guaranteed to be gone in a flash. Another vegetarian-friendly recipe the whole family will love is our Mushroom and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole. It only takes 30 minutes to get on the table and features filling beans and corn tortillas.
We have modern takes on signature dishes, too. If you're a fan of tried-and-true recipes, whip up our updated twist on a classic when you make our Tuna-Noodle Casserole with Cauliflower. Our recipe uses one pound of cauliflower and a homemade sauce for a delicious iteration. You could also turn simple pasta and cheese into a casserole by making our Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs. With only 25 minutes of prep, this tasty dish is on the table in only an hour. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind meal, try our Mild Curried Lamb Casserole with Almonds. It's a native South African dish with fragrant and lively tastes of turmeric, cumin, coriander, and ginger.
Whether you're looking for mouthwatering classics or new-to-you favorites, these casserole recipes make for delicious additions to the weekly dinner menu.
Tuna-Noodle Casserole with Cauliflower
Looking for a new weeknight meal? We gave the dish that everyone loves a makeover. All the good things remain, but we added cauliflower and made the sauce from scratch (which isn't hard and doesn't take long). The result is just plain irresistible.
Ground beef, pinto beans, and tomatoes spiced with chili powder make this dinner casserole a hit. A topping of crunchy tortilla chips and bubbling, gooey cheese make this a kid-friendly meal.
Nothing beats a classic cottage pie, but this clever variation that uses potato slices instead of the usual mash is quite the contender. No need to cook the potatoes before making the pie; the result is a delightful crispy topping.
Baked Spaghetti and Mozzarella
This baked pasta is oh-so much easier than lasagna but just as irresistible. It's made with everyone's favorite partners for tomatoes (mozzarella and basil); the spaghetti gets crispy in the oven and the cheese golden and bubbly.
Baked Shells and Broccoli with Ham and Cheesy-Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
If there are two things we can depend on in a casserole, it's a crunchy topping and a creamy sauce. To get the best of both (and prevent sogginess), toast the whole-wheat breadcrumbs for this dish and sprinkle them on top right before serving; don't bake them along with those creamy, vegetable-filled shells and ham.
Baked Polenta with Sausage and Artichoke Hearts
Here's something altogether different and totally delicious: an Italian-inspired casserole with polenta (a tube of store-bought works well here) and sweet Italian sausage. Try this on a night when you want to be a trailblazer at the dinner table.
Mild Curried Lamb Casserole with Almonds
Casseroles are far from bland. Case in point: This lamb dish, which is called "bobotie" in its native South Africa. It's fragrant and lively (not hot and spicy) thanks to turmeric, cumin, coriander, and ginger.
Chicken-Sausage and Bean Casserole with Sage
There's plenty of flavorful, crispy topping on this filling dish of cannellini beans and chicken sausage. The garnish of fried sage leaves gives it an elevated touch.
Cheese Enchilada Casserole
Customize this rich entrée to suit your family's taste: Use our cheese enchiladas as a base, then choose one of our three savory sauces—Tomato-Jalapeño Enchilada Sauce, Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce, or Chile-Raisin Enchilada Sauce—and a mix of toppings for a fast (yes, just 20 minutes) and flavorsome meal.
Summer Beef-and-Rice Casserole
Meat sauce isn't always for pasta: Here, it stars in a filling main with rice, plenty of zucchini and yellow squash, and a cheesy breadcrumb topping. It's the perfect summer-into-fall dinner.
Chicken, Leek, and Mushroom Casserole
What's the secret to a crunchy, textured topping? Hint: It's the bread. For this substantial chicken recipe, use a hearty multigrain variety (as opposed to a softer white-bread loaf, which may become gummy when baked). And don't forget the Parmesan on top!
Mushroom and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole
Tacos, move aside. This Tex-Mex-inspired casserole has layers of comforting flavor—sautéed mushrooms, black beans, and corn tortillas. And you can get it on the table in just 30 minutes.
The meatballs are made with ground pork and ground beef, and they simmer in a fast tomato sauce before mozzarella is scattered atop and placed in the broiler. Yes, this tasty dish really is that easy to prepare.
Spinach, Ham, and Rice Casserole
A salty, savory casserole serves as the perfect addition to your weeknight dinner menu. This one comes together in under an hour, and it only requires 25 minutes of prep time.
Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
This quick and delicious casserole is easy to make. Protein-packed and mouthwatering, this chicken-infused rice casserole uses sour cream for a welcome creaminess.
Baked Mac and Cheese with Broiled Tomatoes
Everyone's favorite cheesy pasta gets even cheesier here. Our recipes uses American cheese, sharp cheddar, and Parmesan for a trifecta of irresistible flavor.
Chicken and Kale Casserole
The whole family will love this dinner casserole. Shredded chicken, kale, and large pasta shells are baked with two types of cheese for a comforting meal.
Sausage and Bean Casserole
This casserole puts a spin on traditional pork and beans for dinner. It's tasty and serves eight—plenty for everyone to have seconds.
Chicken and Spinach Casserole
The epitome of a comforting casserole, this recipe will have everyone asking for seconds. Shredded chicken is baked with sautéed spinach, cream sauce, and torn bread.
Rice and Spinach Casserole with Basil
A classic combination of rice and spinach come together in this dinnertime dish. Aromatic fresh basil gives this hearty rice and spinach casserole unparalleled freshness.
Broccoli and Pasta Casserole
Broccoli is combined with whole-wheat pasta and breadcrumbs for a decadent casserole.