For warm and comforting meals, our collection of casseroles is top of its class.
Whether you're hosting a friendly gathering or serving a weeknight family dinner, one of our casseroles is sure to be just
right for the occasion. The best part? Many of these recipes are great make-ahead options.
First up is our Chicken Enchilada Casserole.
This bubbling hot casserole is the quintessential comfort food. Prep ahead and bake when you're ready to eat.
View Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This cheesy casserole is bound to be a new favorite. The individual servings are fun and perfectly portioned.
View Recipe: Broccoli and Rice Casseroles
This perfect version of a classic Italian meatless dinner, Parmigiana, will quickly become a family favorite. Add a glass
of vino for a Sicilian-style date night or a scoop of gelato for a kid-friendly Italian night.
View Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan
For a complete meal, serve with a fresh salad of grapefruit and fennel, and sip our Pomegranate Fizz.
View Recipe: Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Spinach Lasagna
The expression “goes together like peas and carrots” doesn’t even do this casserole justice; although, those two ingredients
help to make the creamy casserole a delectable comfort food.
View Recipe: Tuna Noodle Casserole
This casserole makes use of casarecce pasta—a short noodle with a curled edge that provides a large groove to hold the creamy
sauce. If you can't find it, use fusilli, campanelle, or radiatore. Use a large, deep pot for the pasta so the spinach will
fit inside, as well.
View Recipe: Baked Pasta with Spinach, Lemon, and Cheese
Smoky bacon compliments the richness of butternut squash in this casserole to create a dish that can be enjoyed right away
or prepared ahead for a party or weeknight meal.
View Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta
This dish is like enjoying an omelet stuffed with spinach, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, with hearty sides of bacon and hash
browns, all in one package.
View Recipe: Egg and Hash Brown Casserole
This creamy baked pasta comes together quickly. Melted, gooey part-skim mozzarella cheese makes it even more decadent—without
leaving you feeling guilty. Use any short pasta—ziti or rotini also work.
View Recipe: Quick Pastitsio
This casserole is a quick and easy swap for more traditional tamales—but just as delicious.
View Recipe: Chicken Tamale Casserole
This recipe combines cooked vermicelli, chicken, and mushrooms with a rich sherry–Parmesan cheese sauce. The mixture is sprinkled
with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese and baked until bubbly and golden.
View Recipe: Chicken Tetrazzini
Onions, rice, and a creamy cheese sauce make this casserole a winner in our book. We're fairly sure you'll agree.
View Recipe: Sweet Onion Casserole
These enchiladas are a fresh take on the enchiladas you grew up with. Most noticeable is the lack of canned enchilada sauce.
Make your own delicious ranchero sauce and receive rave reviews.
View Recipe: Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce
Here's a deliciously updated version of the classic, with fresh green beans and wine-infused mushrooms. We just had to keep
the fried onion topping, which is arguably the best part.
View Recipe: Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms
Add pops of color to baked ziti with fresh summer veggies like squash, zucchini, and tomato. This quick and versatile baked
pasta can be easily adjusted based on your favorite veggies or what you have on hand.
View Recipe: Baked Ziti and Summer Veggies
To help ensure that the cheesy layer remains moist and creamy, don’t press out the extra water from the tofu. Serve the lasagna
with breadsticks and a green salad.
View Recipe: Baked Vegetable Lasagna
The combination of buttery Yukon gold and fluffy baking potatoes offers richness and a nice contrast in flavor and texture.
We recommend using a food mill to ensure the potatoes are evenly mashed and not overworked, so they won't get gluey. If you
don't have a food mill, cream the potatoes and cooking liquid with a potato masher.
View Recipe: Mashed Potato Casserole
Look for veggie protein crumbles in the produce section, near the tofu. Zesty Mexican spices and flavorings sass up the crumbles.
View Recipe: Mexican Casserole
Although the yellow and green veggies give this hearty, one-dish meal a colorful appearance, you can different vegetables,
if you prefer.
View Recipe: Chicken and Rice Casserole
Translated from the Germanic Alsatian dialect, baeckeoffe means "baker's oven," as it was traditionally a dish that was brought
to the local baker to cook in his oven. Classic versions are loaded with meat, but our vegetarian riff is equally hearty and
View Recipe: Potato, Turnip, and Spinach Baeckeoffe
Instead of the traditional buttery, heavy sauce present in most mac and cheese recipes, we turned to an unlikely hero for
a boost: Butternut squash. Combined with nonfat milk and Greek yogurt, the squash adds a rich, nutty flavor, sneaks in some
vegetable, and brilliantly mimics the color and creaminess of cheddar sauce. Over 65 5-star reviews agree: Butternut squash
is a delicious addition.
View Recipe: Creamy, Light Macaroni and Cheese
Senior Food Editor Julianna Grimes advises, “Buy lamb loin chops, and have the butcher remove the meat from the bones in the store.” The lean, tender meat cooks
quickly, and it’ll stay moist in this speedy take on a comfort classic.
View Recipe: Fast Shepherd's Pie
Instead of the usual jarred salsa often called for in Mexican casserole, this recipe features a homemade salsa made with charred
tomatoes that are mixed with cilantro and fresh lime juice. Charring the tomatoes gives a rich flavor to the salsa, which
is a good match for this chicken-and-veggie-packed dish.
View Recipe: Mexican Chicken Casserole with Charred Tomato Salsa
In this meatless version of the classic Greek dish, bulgur wheat stands in for ground meat in a spiced tomato filling surrounded
by eggplant layers and topped with a béchamel sauce. The eggplant and bulgur pack this dish with fiber. Garnish with chopped
View Recipe: Vegetarian Moussaka
The walnuts in this gratin offer a crunchy contrast to the roasted vegetables and cheesy rice mixture, while the splash of
half-and-half adds creamy richness. The rice mixture can be made ahead and refrigerated. When ready to prepare, bring to room
temperature, spoon into the baking dish, and proceed as directed at the end of step 5.
View Recipe: Cheesy Brown Rice Gratin with Zucchini and Eggplant
Rich porcini broth and nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano add deep umami taste to this vegetarian lasagna. Plain white button mushrooms
will work in place of cremini. Serve with a simple green salad for a satisfying meal.
View Recipe: Mushroom Lasagna
This dish embodies the alluring qualities you'd expect from rösti―shredded potatoes that are cooked until browned and crisp
on the edges. Senior Food Editor Julianna Grimes notes, "This casserole fills the crispy, creamy, cheesy bill. Adding a salad
rounds out the meal."
View Recipe: Rösti Casserole with Baked Eggs
This simple skillet dish uses shredded potatoes as a base. The potato mixture cooks on the stove top first to get it browned
and crisp on the bottom. Use a cast-iron skillet to get the potatoes perfectly crusted on the bottom, then bake them with
smoky chorizo under a blanket of gooey cheese.
View Recipe: Tex-Mex Hash Brown Casserole
Pop a prepared casserole in the oven and let it bake while you sip coffee—that’s the way to wake up on a lazy Sunday. Seems
like every family has a beloved version of this type of breakfast strata. This one is much lower in fat than most.
View Recipe: Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Creamy and savory collide in a wonderful way—everyone gathered around your holiday breakfast table will love this one.
View Recipe: Sausage and Polenta Breakfast Casserole
Lots of colorful, delicious baby veggies between pasta layers reduce the typical mounds of cheese. Our white sauce is based
on fat-free broth, and we add just a bit of cream and an egg to give it a silky texture. We sprinkled the Parm within the
layers to supplement the fontina that's used to give a crunchy-cheesy crust on top.
View Recipe: Vegetable Lasagna
Home fries meet casserole in this ultimate comfort food dish that's great for brunch or dinner. It's most economical to buy
a block of cheese and shred it yourself.
View Recipe: Turkey Sausage, Mushroom, and Potato Gratin
Three kinds of beans take the classic dish from ho-hum to fun, with different shapes and pleasing textures—from the al dente
bite of chickpeas to the creaminess of Great Northern beans. If you happen to use hot smoked paprika, you can omit the ground
View Recipe: Smoky Three-Bean Bake
Just a tip: Wash the pan well before using it again to cook the strained milk mixture—that will ensure a silken sauce.
View Recipe: Parmesan and Root Vegetable Lasagna
For this classic casserole, whip sweet potatoes until they're smooth and top with a delicious, buttery brown sugar and pecan
View Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole
Make everyone happy and top this lightened version of the classic sweet potato casserole with both marshmallows and toasted
View Recipe: Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole
Add a dash of cumin or paprika to the onions, if you'd like. You can also use purchased rotisserie chicken to cut down on
the prep time.
View Recipe: Swiss Enchiladas
Try this rich and creamy Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese for the ultimate feel-good meal.
View Recipe: Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Trade the traditional enchilada sauce for a creamy, cheesy topping on this Mexican chicken casserole recipe. Your family will
never know they're enjoying a lightened meal.
View Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
To fill the shells, simply spoon the cheese mixture into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; squeeze out the air. Snip a one-inch
hole in one corner of the bag, and pipe the filling into the shells.
View Recipe: Artichoke, Spinach, and Feta Stuffed Shells
A traditional Mexican breakfast favorite, chilaquiles (chee-lah-KEE-lays) is a sauté of day-old tortilla strips, fresh tomato
sauce, cream, and cheese. This hearty version is baked.
View Recipe: Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles
Summer means a bounty of zucchini from farmers’ markets. This lasagna makes use of fresh summer produce in a filling meatless
View Recipe: Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna
This chicken spaghetti casserole is low in calories and can easily be made ahead. The recipe makes two casseroles so enjoy
one for dinner and freeze the other for later. To prepare the frozen casserole, cover and bake for 55 minutes at 350°; uncover
and bake an additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
View Recipe: Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
This casserole is easy to prepare, especially if you purchase diced ham from your supermarket. Gruyère is a type of Swiss
cheese. Its sweet nuttiness enhances this dish, though you can substitute Edam, Gouda, or even cheddar cheese.
View Recipe: Bacon, Gruyère, and Ham Strata
Broccoli remains slightly crisp in this recipe, though you can substitute any leftover cooked vegetables. Assemble the casserole
the night before. Cover, refrigerate, and bake in the morning.
View Recipe: Broccoli and Three-Cheese Casserole
Arrange the noodles crosswise in the pan to allow space for them to expand in the casserole's liquid. Serve with salad.
View Recipe: Colorful Vegetable Lasagna
This was created as a breakfast dish, but that didn't stop Missie from serving it for supper. "My husband raved and the kids gobbled it up. We had it for dinner with scrambled eggs. It was
very easy to prepare and will be a good dish to double and make for mornings at the cabin with family."
View Recipe: Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon, Onions, and Cheese
This moist, sweet-savory side dish is a cross between corn bread and corn pudding. You can use 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
in place of the canned corn, if you prefer.
View Recipe: Corn Fritter Casserole
Grapefruit or mixed fruit marmalade will work just as well as the orange marmalade called for in the recipe. Serve the casserole
with honey or pancake syrup warmed with orange rind and a splash of orange juice (add one teaspoon rind and two tablespoons
juice per 1/2 cup syrup). This easy casserole can be assembled in less than 15 minutes and stored in the refrigerator overnight.
View Recipe: Marmalade French Toast Casserole
"Now that I am retired, I have more time to cook," said recipe developer Glenda Mann, Longview, TX. "My husband and I love
to travel, and this dish was inspired by a trip to Italy. Pancetta is Italian bacon and comes in a sausagelike roll; it lends
a salty bite to the marinara."
View Recipe: Eggplant Marinara Pasta Casserole
We prefer the richness of Gruyère for this gratin, but you can also substitute any type of Swiss cheese. Try a mandoline or
the slicing blade of a food processor to create uniformly thin potato slices. You can use a skewer to check the tenderness
of the potatoes as the gratin bakes.
View Recipe: Ham and Gruyère Potato Gratin
Corn pudding evolved from the popular colonial Indian pudding, which was itself a cornmeal adaptation of flour-based English
porridge. This dish makes an excellent side and kids love it.
View Recipe: Colonial Corn Pudding
When it comes time to serve a crowd, this easy French toast casserole is a rich and decadent addition to any breakfast or
View Recipe: Easy French Toast Casserole
Breakfast casseroles are ideal for overnight guests. Assemble it the night before, and bake in the morning.
View Recipe: Mushroom, Bacon, and Swiss Strata
This simple hash brown casserole features a buttery cornflake crust and is a favorite side for both casual family gatherings
and holiday celebrations.
View Recipe: Hash Brown Casserole
Make this Southwestern chicken favorite for a festive dinner. Chilaquiles mimic a traditional casserole by layering ingredients.
For even more heat, add 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper to the tomatillo mixture.
View Recipe: Chicken Chilaquiles
You can assemble the spinach and cheese casserole in less than 10 minutes by using preshredded cheeses. The casserole's spinach,
cheese, and nutmeg ingredient combination produces a rich layer of flavor that everyone will love.
View Recipe: Spinach-Cheese Bake
Stratas are easy make-ahead dishes. The night before, assemble and layer the casserole without the egg mixture; cover and
refrigerate. Combine the egg mixture, and refrigerate in a separate container. In the morning, pour the egg mixture over the
bread mixture; allow the strata to stand for 30 minutes before baking.
View Recipe: Brie and Egg Strata
If your supermarket offers turkey Italian sausage in the butcher case, purchase one or two links to equal 4 ounces. If starting
with a package of several sausages, freeze leftover links up to two months for later use.
View Recipe: Sausage and Caramelized Onion Bread Pudding
Even though this side dish appears in New England and East Coast Thanksgiving spreads, it would be a fine accompaniment to
roast turkey or pork any time.
View Recipe: Oyster and Wild Rice Casserole
Simple and satisfying, this hearty sausage and bean casserole is fast enough to prepare on a busy evening.
View Recipe: Sausage and Bean Casserole
Parmesan cheese adds a nutty, salty flavor to this chicken casserole recipe. Garnish the dish with a thyme sprig, if you like.
View Recipe: Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole
New Mexican enchiladas, especially those made simply with tortillas, chile sauce, and cheese, are often served layered like
View Recipe: Red Chile-Cheese Enchiladas
Stuffed manicotti recipes can be high in calories, but turkey sausage and other lower-fat ingredients keep the numbers down
in this family-friendly Italian dish.
View Recipe: Sausage-Stuffed Manicotti
Lean ground pork is seasoned to mimic the flavor of sausage, while allowing you to control the sodium. Egg substitute, eggs,
and egg whites are combined to provide the desired eggy texture with less saturated fat than you’d have if it was all eggs.
Sharp cheddar cheese instead of mild cheddar makes it taste like there’s more cheese than a couple tablespoons per serving,
while keeping saturated fat at a reasonable level. For a super convenient breakfast when you have company, this is assembled
the day before and chills in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake it in the morning.
View Recipe: Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
One of those “wow” dishes. It’s comforting, full of flavor, different than any other casserole you’ve had, and it’s really
easy. Could it get any better? When corn is in season, by all means, cut off fresh kernels to use instead of frozen.
View Recipe: Chiles Rellenos Casserole
The crunchy topping on this side-dish casserole gives way to a cheesy interior, resulting in a comfort food winner. A bonus
with this dish is that you can make the casserole ahead—assemble and refrigerate it until time to bake. Sprinkle the cornflakes
over the casserole just before baking.
View Recipe: Potluck Potato Casserole
This recipe has a nostalgic appeal that harks back to the 1950s and ’60s. If you make it ahead, don’t add the potato chips
until it’s time to bake the casserole, or they’ll become soggy.
To crush baked potato chips for the casserole topping, place the chips in a large zip-top plastic bag. With a meat mallet or rolling pin, crush the chips by lightly pounding or rolling until you achieve the desired size and texture. This method makes cleanup a breeze and keeps crumbs in the bag.
View Recipe: Hot Chicken and Chips Retro
Making the most of convenience products, this corn casserole comes together quickly as an ideal side dish for a weeknight
meal or even a friendly gathering.
View Recipe: Easy Corn Casserole
We added cooked rice to this popular casserole to make it more substantial, plus a sprinkling of breadcrumbs for a little
crunch. Thaw a frozen casserole in the refrigerator before baking.
View Recipe: Swiss Broccoli Casserole
Yukon gold potatoes, mushrooms, soy sauce, and tomato paste boost umami taste in this hearty entrée. If time is a concern,
use store-bought, refrigerated mashed potatoes for the topping. A light drizzle of white truffle oil over the finished dish
provides an irresistible aroma.
View Recipe: Wild Mushroom and Lentil Cottage Pie
Finish this warm and hearty casserole with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped cilantro. A fresh green salad
with sliced avocado will round out the plate.
View Recipe: Enchilada Casserole
This satisfying breakfast recipe is perfect to make for weekend guests. Assemble and refrigerate the casserole the night before,
and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Look for turkey sausage near other breakfast-style sausage in the frozen foods
View Recipe: Breakfast Sausage Casserole
The popular combination of corn, lima beans, and bell pepper is tossed with a creamy cheese sauce and baked under a crisp
cracker crumb topping. Place the crackers in a zip-top plastic bag, and crush with a rolling pin or bottle. Serve with grilled
or roasted chicken.
View Recipe: Succotash-Cheddar Casserole with Crunchy Bacon Topping
Very few things embody comfort food like this hearty, warming mushroom and bacon casserole.
View Recipe: Mushroom & Bacon Casserole
Classic shepherd's pie gets a Moroccan update with heady, aromatic spices in the filling and a garlicky whipped chickpea topping
in place of the usual mashed potatoes.
View Recipe: Lamb Tagine Shepherd's Pie
This rich, creamy twist on traditional chicken paella gets an alluring Spanish accent from smoky cured chorizo and the unmistakable
fragrance and flavor of saffron.
View Recipe: Spanish Chicken and Rice with Saffron Cream
"Fresh" is a word not often associated with lasagna, yet that's exactly the sensation this one offers. Sweet-as-candy grape
tomatoes burst and release their moisture and flavor, while earthy-bitter broccoli rabe and milder Broccolini balance the
View Recipe: Lasagna with Grape Tomatoes and Broccoli Rabe
This casserole is a cross between tamale pie, posole, and—somehow—chicken and dumplings. It's a great use for leftover holiday
turkey, taking the flavors south of the border for a welcome break from the Thanksgiving palate. You can also use rotisserie
chicken in place of turkey.
View Recipe: Turkey Posole Casserole with Cornmeal Biscuit Topping