Holiday Casserole Recipes
Green Bean Casserole
Warm and comforting casseroles are ideal additions to your menu for holiday parties and dinners. They feed a crowd, they can be made ahead of time, and everybody likes them. Whether you're a traditionalist or you're looking for something new, you'll find a dish to love in this collection of main dish and side dish casserole recipes.The traditional green bean casserole gets a deluxe makeover with creamy bechamel sauce, sauteed mushrooms and red bell pepper, fresh green beans, layers of Parmesan cheese, and a topping of crunchy breadcrumbs and fried shallots. This casserole can be made a day in advance.
The eggplant slices are baked, not fried, in this eggplant Parmesan. This is hearty vegetarian main dish can be made a month ahead and frozen, saving you time during the hectic holiday season.
Sweet Potato and Sage-Butter Casserole
Butter infused with fresh sage brings a savory note to this creamy sweet potato casserole. Some Yukon Gold potatoes added to the mix give the casserole a bit more body, and fresh breadcrumbs add crunch.
Garlicky homemade tomato sauce and sweet Italian sausage make this lasagna hearty and satisfying. The lasagna noodles are soaked in hot water before they are layered in the pan -- a quicker method than boiling.
Linguine pasta is baked with a creamy Parmesan-white wine sauce, sauteed mushrooms, peas, and shredded rotisserie chicken. This recipe includes directions for freezing the casserole if you would like to make it ahead of time.
Sweet Potato Casserole
This easy sweet potato casserole is the marshmallow-topped version that every kid loves. The casserole can be made a day ahead; top with marshmallows just before baking.
Classic Cheese Lasagna
Ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses are layered with fresh lasagna noodles in this vegetarian main dish. As a timesaver, you can use purchased marinara sauce instead of making your own.
Green Bean and Artichoke Casserole
The holiday favorite green bean casserole gets a sophisticated twist with the addition of artichoke hearts. This easy recipe only takes 20 minutes of preparation time and another 20 minutes in the oven.
Macaroni and Three Cheeses
Sharp cheddar, Havarti, and Muenster cheeses make this macaroni and cheese fit for a special occasion. The casserole can be prepared a day in advance.
Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sliced chicken breast, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes are tossed with penne pasta and creamy garlic-provolone sauce. This crowd-pleasing casserole can be made up to three months in advance and kept in the freezer until you're ready to bake and serve.
Green Bean Casserole
An easy mushroom sauce and a topping of fried shallots will get this green bean casserole invited back to the holiday table year after year. To make this recipe even more quickly, you can use frozen green beans in place of the fresh ones.
Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
Five pounds of fresh spinach and three pounds of wild mushrooms go into this vegetarian lasagna. Madeira wine and lots of fresh parsley add flavor to the creamy sauce.
Sweet Potato Cannelloni
To create this elegant vegetarian casserole, thin slices of blanched sweet potato replace the pasta. Cottage cheese, Fuji apple, Parmesan cheese, and chives are mixed with mashed sweet potato to create the sweet, creamy filling.
Chicken-Sausage and Bean Casserole with Sage
Fresh sage leaves fried in olive oil make a crisp, sophisticated topping for this white bean and sausage casserole. Unlike most casserole recipes, this one does not call for cheese, but you can toss some shredded Parmesan with the beans if you like.