These Ultra-Comforting Potato Casserole Recipes Are Perfect for Any Occasion

White-Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes
Chris Simpson

Whether it's mashed, roasted, or simmered in a hearty stew, the humble potato is a crowd-pleaser when you're craving something comforting. While there are plenty of dishes that call for the spud, one of our favorite ways to use this multi-purpose ingredient is in casseroles and gratins. So, if you're a potato lover like us, it's time to put these recipes on your radar. Some of the dishes featured here are beloved classics, while others offer new and unique ways to use this favorite root vegetable. When you just want something cozy for dinner, the easy, family-friendly dishes in this collection are sure to satisfy.

To start, we're highlighting one recipe that everyone should have in their arsenal: scalloped potatoes. Our cheesy, decadent White-Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes, pictured here, features thinly sliced potatoes that are simmered with milk, cream, shallots, garlic, and thyme. The mixture is spooned into a casserole dish and topped with sharp white cheddar cheese. It takes just 30 minutes to prepare and requires only seven ingredients, and it's absolutely delicious—what's not to love?

If you're already familiar with the classics and you came here looking for something fresh, keep reading—this collection has it all. Want to incorporate a more vegetables into your comforting casserole? From asparagus in the spring to evergreen leeks, we have recipes that put a bounty of produce to use. Or perhaps you want to combine the savory with the sweet, we don't shy away from mixing our potatoes. A couple of the casseroles in this collection combine potatoes with their sweet alternative.

Whether you're in need of a side dish for your holiday spread or looking for a casual supper option, the delicious potato recipes featured here fit the bill. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get cooking.

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Golden Mashed Potato Gratin

Golden Mashed Potato Gratin

Everyday mashed potatoes are elevated in this magnificent gratin. They're mixed with half-and-half and sour cream, forming a smooth and rich base that's spooned into a casserole dish and baked. The topping? Breadcrumbs mixed with melted butter and mustard.

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Twice-Baked Potato-and-Raclette Casserole

twice-baked potato and raclette casserole
Paola + Murray

This fondue-inspired dish starts with mashed potatoes enriched with butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and raclette, which is one of the richest, creamiest cheeses. The real highlight of this casserole, however, is the garnish of sage-and-garlic roasted crispy potato skins.

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Cheddar, Beef, and Potato Casserole

cheddar beef and potato casserole
Chris Simpson

Looking for something to make for dinner tonight? We think it should be this hearty casserole. It combines the flavors of stew into a baked dish by using a mixture of sautéed onions, ground beef, mushrooms, a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, and cheese. Potatoes are used for the topping; they're shredded and sprinkled before the dish is broiled until the potatoes are golden brown and crunchy.

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Twice-Cooked Potato-and-Leek Casserole

Chris Court

Both white potatoes and their sweet alter ego are featured in this layered casserole. They're mashed with milk, cream, and butter, forming a velvety smooth mixture that's baked and topped with fried leeks for a crispy contrast.

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Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole

Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole
Con Poulos

Whether you serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this casserole wins. The easy prep and clean-up meal boasts a combination of Yukon gold potatoes, spinach, and fontina cheese.

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Asparagus-and-Potato Gratin

asparagus potato gratin
Con Poulos

Salty prosciutto adds a burst of savory flavor to this incredible potato gratin, as do two cheeses: goat and Pecorino Romano. The real star, however, is the asparagus that's layered on top. The dish is baked until the cheese is bubbling, and the bread crumb garnish turns golden brown.

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Potato Kugel Gratin

potato kugel gratin
Johnny Miller

This popular Passover dish is good any night of the week. Chicken broth and matzo meal are brought center stage in place of the usual cream and breadcrumbs.

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Potato and Sweet Potato Tian

Potato and Sweet Potato Tian

Sweet, cheesy, and oh-so-easy, this layered casserole combines sweet potatoes and Yukon gold for a delicate balance of flavors. Grated green apple adds a surprising burst of acidity while Gruyère cheese provides a decadent topping.

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Saffron-Rice and Potato Skillet Cake

Christopher Testani

If you like your potatoes crispy, you'll love this savory skillet cake. Thinly sliced potatoes are shingled on the bottom of a skillet and cooked rice studded with cherries is nestled neatly on top. When the dish is done baking, the cake is flipped to serve so the golden-brown potatoes are on the top.

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Leek, Potato, and Morel Gratin


When morels meet cream in this comforting and rich casserole, something magnificent happens. The nutty, earthy mushrooms are combined with leeks and thinly sliced potatoes before being baked to perfection. Sprinkle the finished dish with lemon zest for a welcome pop of brightness.

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