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.

Staff Picks

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.36 stars
Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

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.

Tuna Casserole

Rating: 3.29 stars
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.

Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole

Rating: 4 stars
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. 

Chicken-and-Polenta Puttanesca Melts

In this quick and easy weeknight dinner, the famously punchy puttanesca sauce is poured over tender slices of precooked polenta and thin chicken cutlets. Topped with creamy mozzarella, the result is a hearty dinner with plenty of zippy sauce to keep every bite interesting.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Gratin

Rating: 3.33 stars
Panko is an innovative Japanese flaky riff on breadcrumbs. It makes an excellent crusty topping for gratins like this one and macaroni and cheese.

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. 

Potato, Zucchini, and Tomato Gratin

Rating: 3.46 stars
Drizzle fruity extra-virgin olive oil over thin slices of potato, zucchini, and tomato for a low-fat summery potato gratin. A sprinkling of cheese provides nutty flavor.

Summer Beef-and-Rice Casserole

Rating: 3.42 stars
This quick-cooking casserole has a rich beef-and-rice filling, a colorful layer of zucchini, and a crisp breadcrumb topping. (Save even more time by using the sauce from Gnocchi with Quick Meat Sauce.)

Cheddar-Topped Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars
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 Divan

Chicken breasts, broccoli, and mushrooms are smothered in a creamy Mornay sauce and topped with a blanket of cheesy breadcrumbs in this classic Chicken Divan.

Lighter Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.17 stars
Baked eggplant and a healthier bechamel sauce match up in an Italian classic made virtuous. In this lighter recipe, the cheeses are on top, instead of in layers, with a creamy pink sauce underneath.

Inspiration and Ideas

12 Beef Casserole Recipes That Make for Comforting Dinners

Chicken is okay. Pork is perfectly fine. But there's something about beef casserole recipes that make the meal hearty and comforting. Try it in the form of cottage pies, lasagna, and more.

White-Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Special enough for an occasion like Easter dinner, but plenty simple to prepare for a casual supper too, this recipe for creamy, cheese-topped scalloped potatoes is a keeper. The dish will complement just about any main, but goes especially well with this sweet-and-savory Honey-Glazed Spiral Ham.