Casserole Recipes

Easy to make, casseroles rarely require fancy ingredients and are perfect for making ahead. From tuna to chicken and green bean to sweet potato, whatever you're craving, let us help you prep a quick, easy, and tasty meal with these casserole recipes.

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Baked Ziti with Sausage and Bechamel

There's a reason baked ziti is such a standby family supper. It's comforting, filling, and all-round delicious. In our ultimate version, the pasta is stirred into a sausage-studded tomato sauce, then layered, like lasagna, between nutmeg-scented béchamel sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano and mozzarella cheeses. 
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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Baked French Toast

Is this the ultimate brunch centerpiece? We think so! It's a flavor cross of the world's best breakfast sandwich and a classic egg-and-cheese strata—and you can prep it up to a day in advance. Next morning, slide the whole shebang into the oven and watch it puff up dramatically into a sliceable feast.
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Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.5 stars 2559
Choose firm, smooth eggplants for best results when making this incredible dish. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Tuna Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 824
Break out a family favorite: tuna casserole. The traditional comfort food is great for serving large groups. In our tuna casserole recipe, we cut the sauce with chicken broth, but there's enough milk to make this casserole feel indulgent.

Taco Casserole

Ground beef, pinto beans, and tomatoes spiced with chili powder bubble under a crunchy, gooey topping of tortilla chips and two cheeses in this quick and easy, kid-friendly casserole.

Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins

Rating: 3.5 stars 703
Make these individual potato gratins for Thanksgiving dinner or serve them along with any weeknight supper. They go well with steak, roast beef, chicken, or sautzéed fish.

Cheddar, Beef, and Potato Casserole

This cozy casserole is a super easy solution to the question of what's for dinner. The savory mixture of sautéed onions, ground beef, and mushrooms get some added bulk with a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and cheddar cheese. The hash brown topping is crisped up with help from the broiler. 
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Broccoli-Cheddar Hash-Brown Casserole

This casserole is a riff on a Swiss rosti. It tastes like a loaded baked potato and has the crispness of hash browns.

Apple-Caramel French Toast

Need a make-ahead breakfast for the family or for overnight guests? Assemble this caramelized-apple-and-challah casserole the day before, and simply ferry it from fridge to oven in the morning. Pro tip: while the casserole is resting, crank up the oven temperature and make this mess-free bacon to go on the side. 

Cheddar-Topped Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 699
Old-style pubs have it right: Sitting down to a generous helping of shepherd's pie is a true pleasure; making it is happily simple. We've added sharp cheddar to our mashed potatoes for a snappy topping.

Chicken and Spinach Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 430
Use the supermarket staple of rotisserie chicken in this comforting casserole. Combine shredded chicken with sauteed spinach in a cream sauce, pour into a baking dish, and top with torn bread. Serve your family this creamy, bubbling casserole for a cozy dinner.

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

This is a delicious side dish can be largely assembled ahead: Leave off the last portion of cheese, cover the dish with plastic wrap (pressing it directly onto the surface to prevent a skin from forming), and refrigerate it for up to one day. Remove it 30 minutes before baking, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and bake as instructed.
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Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole
Rating: 4 stars 1

A fantastic one-dish meal, our egg casserole with spinach and potatoes is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian, making it perfect for a gathering with mixed dietary needs. And while it is special enough to serve at a holiday brunch, the fact that you can prep it all the night before means that it is easy enough for everyday mornings, too.