Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Casseroles

Round out your holiday menu with one of these hearty casserole recipes and save leftovers for dinner the next day.


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Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Bake

    Add some fresh flavors to your holiday menu with this crowd-pleasing chicken-and-rice dish -- the prosciutto-stuffed chicken and asparagus make it more than your typical baked dish.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   50 mins  to  55 mins  375° 
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Greek-Style Mac 'N Cheese

    Kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese turn this cheesy classic into an international delight for holiday guests. The best part? It's ready in under an hour. Double the recipe if you're making it for an extra large group.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   25 mins  to  30 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Tortellini and Garden Vegetable Bake

    Perfect for a holiday potluck, this baked pasta dish is warm and comforting, but gets a healthy kick from five different garden vegetables.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins 
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Cincinnati-Style Chili

    For a Midwestern twist on classic chili con carne, add chocolate, cinnamon, and allspice --then serve over a heaping helping of pasta.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake  1 hr  350°F 
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Coconut Sweet Potatoes and Wild Rice

    The sweet-savory combination of coconut milk, brown sugar, peanut butter, and red curry paste give this easy-to-make casserole a tangy kick.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  375°F 
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Andouille-Chicken Lasagna

    Cajun flavors come together with andouille sausage and chicken in this warm-you-up lasagna recipe that serves a dozen guests.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake  1 hr  325°F 
Stand   15 mins 
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Spaghetti Bake

    Turn a classic spaghetti dinner into a hearty casserole by layering the noodles, meat, and veggies mixture, then bake for 30 minutes and serve.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
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Criss-Cross Pizza Casserole

    Seasoned pizza dough strips cover a baked dish of meat, tomatoes, and other veggies in a lattice pattern, giving the recipe its name.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Chicken and Spinach Phyllo Bake

    The light and flaky texture of the phyllo dough gives this layered dish a pastry-like quality; the chicken and spinach make it distinctly savory.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Bake   45 mins  375°F 
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Creamy Artichoke Lasagna Bake

    You'll want seconds of this creamy lasagna that doesn't skimp on the cheese -- perfectly sized for a small holiday party, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Bake   35 mins  to  40 mins  350°F 
Cook   8 mins  to  10 mins 
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Chiles Rellenos Casserole

    This cheese-and-chile bake will bring the heat on a cold winter night; double the recipe if you're planning on serving a large group.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   15 mins  450°F 
Cook   3 mins 
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Chicken and Stuffing Bake

    Adding stuffing to a casserole puts two comfort foods in one dinner; this dish will taste even better the next day after the flavors have melded together.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   35 mins  to  40 mins  350°F 
Cook   20 mins 
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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

    This colorful holiday dish layers roasted zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, and sweet peppers with noodles, sauce, and cheese for a healthier take on a classic baked dish.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Bake   50 mins  375°F 
Broil   12 mins 
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Souffle Hoppin' John

    With veggies, ham, and black-eyed peas, this hearty casserole is hard to resist.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   20 mins  400°F 
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Cheese-and-Vegetable-Rice Casserole

    This meatless side dish is filled with veggies, rice, beans, and lots of cheese.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   35 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Italian Pasta Gratin

    Multigrain pasta, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella cheese bake together to create a satisfying side dish. Basil pesto adds a bit of zip.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  375°F 
Stand   5 mins 
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Herbed Root Vegetable Cobbler

    Parmesan dumplings top a delicious medley of hearty winter veggies. Herbed cheese adds creaminess.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake  1 hr 12 mins  400°F 
Stand   20 mins 
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Baked Risotto with Sauce and Artichokes

    A crunchy panko breadcrumb-and-cheese mixture tops this creamy risotto, Italian sausage, and vegetable bake.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake  1 hr 10 mins  350°F 
Stand   5 mins 
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Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

    Fresh herbs brighten this delicious side dish. Gruyere cheese adds a bit of creaminess.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   35 mins  325°F 
Chill  2 hrs  to 24 hrs 
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Bulgur-Wild Rice Casserole

    Filled with healthy grains, fresh herbs and mushrooms, and toasted walnuts, this easy, hearty side dish makes a great match with chicken or turkey.

Makes: 8 servings
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
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Artisanal Bread Stuffing

    Bread baked with your choice of rosemary, dried tomato, or cheese adds an elegant twist to this stuffing recipe.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Chill  Maximum  24 hrs 
Bake  1 hr  325°F 
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Creamed Corn Casserole

    Serve this creamy corn-and-sweet pepper casserole with roast chicken or turkey.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   50 mins  375°F 
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Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

    A Parmesan cheese-bread crumb mixture tops this hearty supper featuring bow tie pasta, chicken, artichokes, and Monterey Jack cheese. Crushed red pepper adds a touch of heat.

Makes: 6 servings
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
Cook   5 mins 
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Leek and Root Vegetable Gratin

    This hearty side dish features rutabagas, two kinds of potatoes, parsnips, and a medley of fresh herbs and leeks.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Bake   55 mins 350/400 degrees F
Stand   10 mins 
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Butternut Squash Lasagna

    Looking for a vegetarian dish they're sure to love? Try this recipe featuring butternut squash, fresh rosemary, and Parmesan cheese.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   50 mins  375°F 
Roast   25 mins  to  30 mins  425°F 
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Macaroni and Brie with Crab

    Chunks of crab meat and Brie cheese give this macaroni-and-cheese a grown-up spin.

Makes: 8 servings
Bake   20 mins  to  25 mins  350°F 
Cook   16 mins 
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Walnut and Sage Potatoes au Gratin

    One bite of this cheesy potato dish and you'll never go back to plain mashed potatoes. Walnuts and Gruyere cheese are the secret decadent ingredients.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake  1 hr 10 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Swiss Corn Bake Cups

    Your favorite fresh herbs add pizzazz to this creamy, cheesy corn casserole recipe. Baking it in individual ramekins makes it easy to serve to guests.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   30 mins  375°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

    Spice things up with this modern take on the classic sweet potato casserole. Monterey Jack cheese, sprinkled on top just before baking, adds richness to the dish.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Bake   40 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Quick Lasagna Casserole

    Stir together this no-fuss casserole early and refrigerate it while you join in the festivities. To serve, simply pop it in the oven and dinner will be ready in an hour.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   35 mins  375°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Smoky Salmon Casserole

    Rich smoked salmon and a lemony Gouda cheese sauce make this casserole an extra-special dish for the holidays. Make it a feast with a crisp green salad and loaf of warm bread.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   25 mins  350°F 
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Cheesy Mashed Potato Pots

    Brimming with cream and cheese, these scrumptious casseroles are the ultimate mashed potato recipe. Dish them up with roast beef, turkey, or ham.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
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Creamy Potato Casserole

    You'll savor the nutty flavor of Gruyere cheese and the smokiness of Black Forest ham in this modern take on the classic potato-ham bake. It's the perfect way to use leftover Christmas ham.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake  1 hr 10 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Potato-Goat-Cheese Gratin

    Even a rich dish such as potato gratin can be lightened by using nonfat milk and goat cheese; we've kept it robust with caramelized leeks and garlic.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
Bake  1 hr 25 mins  400°F 
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Butternut Squash Bake

    Filled with butternut squash, noodles, shallots, and Parmesan cheese, this rich casserole makes a delicious side dish with beef.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   10 mins  425°F 
Cook   3 mins  to  5 mins 
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New Sweet Potato Casseroles

    Top this modern spin on classic sweet potato casserole with chunks of pineapple and creamy blue cheese (shown here), or try one of our other fresh topping ideas: peanuts and coconut, bacon and rosemary, onion and garlic, or smoked almonds.

Makes: 8 servings
Cook   25 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
Prep   35 mins 
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Green Bean Casserole

    Bread crumbs with tender sweet onion top this casserole instead of the traditional high-fat fried onion rings.

Makes: 5 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   25 mins  to  30 mins  350°F 
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