Easy Casserole Recipes

Fill bakeware with hearty veggies, creamy sauces and plenty of meat for an easy one-dish dinner.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Kelsey tosses olive oil-packed tuna in a fragrant sherry-soy sauce instead of canned mushroom soup for a sophisticated take on the after-school classic.

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Sloppy Joe and Macaroni Casserole

Combine two childhood classics in one casserole with Rachael's hearty, easy-to-eat mash-up. Serve it bubbling hot from the oven and top with chopped dill pickles for bright tang.

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Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

This dish is named after the Italian opera star Luisa Tetrazzini, who lived on both American coasts. Rachael puts her spin on this adaptable dish by combining herb-poached chicken with a sherry and mushroom cream sauce, then topping it with a few grates of aromatic nutmeg.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole with Cauliflower

Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole

Shiitake mushrooms give Sunny's two-cheese casserole earthy undertones while cooked rice and broccoli add hearty texture.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole

Make-Ahead Paella Casserole

A pinch of saffron and a splash of sherry provide subtle richness and body in this famous Spanish rice dish. Stocked with chorizo, cod and plump shrimp, Rachael's version is a truly hearty one-pot wonder.

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Sirloin Shepherd's Pie

Traditionalists might be surprised by Nadia G.'s potato chip crust, but this unconventional topping adds welcome crunch to her modern casserole filled with creamed corn and mashed yams. 

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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One-Pot with Pot Pie Toppers

After cooking this thick chicken-and-veggie stew in one pot, ladle it into ramekins or cocottes and finish off the individual pot pies by baking them beneath timesaving puff pastry crusts.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One-Pot with Pot Pie Toppers

Lazy Man's Lasagna

David Rocco’s easy béchamel and five-minute tomato sauce — which he loads with ground meat, chili peppers and celery to form a hearty Bolognese — serve as the base of this cheesy Italian casserole. Simply layer the sauces on sheets of dried pasta and let the oven work its bubbling magic.

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Baked Croissant French Toast Casserole

Day-old croissants become new again when tucked inside Nadia G.'s rich breakfast casserole. She dots the dish with dried blueberries and tops it with slices of a complex compound butter infused with sweet, caramelized shallots and toasted hazelnuts.

Get the Recipe: Baked Croissant French Toast Casserole with Bacon and Bourbon Infused Maple Syrup and Caramelized Shallot Hazelnut Butter

Baked Corn Pudding

Sunny's easy-prep pudding requires just a handful of ingredients and frozen corn to produce a golden-brown and bubbling side dish. Add in chopped jalapeno if you prefer your custard on the spicy side.

Get the Recipe: Baked Corn Pudding

Lasagne Alla Bolognese

Make a double batch of this traditional lasagna from Extra Virgin and throw it in the freezer for a ready-made, comforting dinner.

Get the Recipe: Lasagne Alla Bolognese

Rice Pilaf With Chorizo

This paella-inspired pilaf gets its flavor from Spanish chorizo, saffron and sweet piquillo peppers. Bake the pilaf just before serving to achieve the requisite crispy crust on top.

Get the Recipe: Rice Pilaf with Chorizo Casserole

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

This vegetarian version of shepherd's pie replaces meat with a hearty mix of lentils, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and spaghetti squash. Top with roasted garlic and goat cheese-infused mashed potatoes.

Get the Recipe: Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Roast Chicken Enchilada Suizas

Suizas, meaning Swiss, refers to the Swiss immigrants that introduced a creamy sauce to Mexican enchiladas. Rachael uses Mexican crema to create the sauce, and stacks her enchiladas (rather than rolling them) for easy serving.

Get the Recipe: Roast Chicken Enchilada Suizas Stacked Casserole

Drop Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

Rachael replaces the traditional pie crust with drop biscuits to make her pot pie a comforting dish that's also super-easy to prep.

Get the Recipe: Drop Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

Roasted Mushroom Casserole

Prepare this comforting winter root vegetable casserole in advance and then top with freshly roasted mushrooms before serving.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Mushrooms, Parsnip, Potatoes and Spinach Casserole

Crab Cake Mac N Cheese

This hybrid of two classics uses nutty Gruyere cheese alongside lump crab meat. But the real kicker is the seafood seasoning, worked into the cheese sauce and sprinkled generously on top of the individual crocks alongside a panko breadcrumb topping.

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Pesto Lasagne

For this meatless main dish, replace the standard marinara with a creamy, buttery béchamel sauce, and add basil and pine nut pesto for a bright and lively twist.

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Layer crisp panko-crusted eggplant and spiced ground lamb in this moussaka. Finish with a topping of grated cheese and creamy sauce for a hearty Greek-inspired casserole.

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Make-Ahead Lasagna

Making this lasagna the day before allows the subtle sweetness of the simple homemade marinara to develop. When ready for a quick meal, pop it in the oven until bubbling.

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Green Bean Casserole

Top fresh green beans with a homemade mixed mushroom cream sauce and toasted herb croutons for Tyler Florence’s take on this classic American casserole.

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Green Pastitsio

Rachael adds chard to this Greek version of macaroni and cheese; it's traditionally made with a creamy bechamel sauce, feta cheese, fresh dill and mint.

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The Ultimate Potato Gratin

Tyler Florence creates a deeply indulgent gratin by layering slab bacon and cabbage between succulent potatoes, and then baking the lot with thick cream, Parmesan and fresh chives.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Top sweet potatoes with crunchy brown sugar streusel and, if you’re a purist, add a few toasty marshmallows as well. This cinnamon and nutmeg-scented casserole can be prepared ahead of time and then baked until the streusel is golden brown.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

Knocks and Beans Supreme

Beans soak up the flavor of whatever they're cooked with; they pair especially well with smoky bacon and knockwurst.

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Hungarian-Style Shepherd's Pie

Rachael takes the ingredients for Hungarian goulash — beef, onions, vegetables and sweet paprika — and tops them with a parsnip-potato puree for a hearty one-pot meal.

Get the Recipe: Hungarian-Style Shepherd's Pie

Corn and Crab Chowder Pot Pies

Rachael serves classic crab, corn and potato chowder with crispy puff-pastry toppers.

Get the Recipe: Corn and Crab Chowder Pot Pies

Chicken Divan Egg Noodle Casserole

Rachael turns this classic French-inspired American dish into a casserole by combining the chicken, broccoli and rich sauce with wide egg noodles.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Divan Egg Noodle Casserole