Budget Casseroles

Making casseroles is a simple, delicious way to pack a lot of goodness into one pan. These casserole recipes are also good for your grocery budget. At less than $3 per serving, each delicious dinner idea will fill you up without emptying your wallet.

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  • Mexican Mac and Cheese

    We used onions and green salsa to season the pork sausage in this creative casserole recipe. Layer it with pasta and cheese for an unbelievably good dinner tonight. For a colorful topper, chop up tomatoes and jalapenos.

    $1.72 per serving

  • Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

    Add a little indulgence to your weeknight menu with our mac and cheese recipe. With three kinds of cheese and a hint of white pepper in every mouthful, we have a feeling you'll never touch the boxed stuff again.

    $1.24 per serving

  • Hot and Cheesy Chicken Casserole

    Packed with veggies and chicken, and topped with crispy, buttery crackers, this casserole recipe has family favorite written all over it. Add a litte unexpected spice with fiesta nacho cheese and crushed red pepper.

    $2.48 per serving

  • Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

    Satisfy your burger-joint craving in family-friendly casserole form. Creamy cheese soup and crispy french fries transform regular ground beef into an inventive (and easy) dinner idea. Don't forget the french fry topper!

    $2.01 per serving

  • Chinese Pork Bake

    Skip Chinese takeout and try a dinner option that's just as easy and even more delicious. A flavorful blend of savory soy sauce, spicy ground ginger, and stir-fry vegetables brings Asian flavor to the table in no time.

    $2.27 per serving

  • Mexicali Hamburger Casserole

    If you're a fan of Tex-Mex, then you're going to love the mixture of seasoned ground beef and sweet, crumbly corn bread in this tamale-inspired casserole. A simple corn- and pepper-studded tomato sauce ties together this irresistible casserole.

    $2.50 per serving

  • Meatball Pie

    Spaghetti and meatballs just got easier! Noodles tossed with egg and Parmesan form the crust of this one-dish, pie-style casserole. Fill it up with creamy ricotta, tomato-basil sauce, and spicy Italian meatballs.

    $2.69 per serving

  • Chicken and Stuffing Bake

    Boxed stuffing adds fluffy texture and a touch of seasoning to a traditional chicken casserole recipe. A drizzle of smooth sour cream sauce takes this one-dish dinner over the top.

    $1.92 per serving

  • Three-Bean Enchiladas

    Canned or dried beans are a budget-friendly filler that can beef up almost any meal. Here, we filled tortillas with kidney, pinto, and navy beans for a thrifty vegetarian dinner that packs 20 grams of protein per serving.

    $1.43 per serving

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    Spinach and Feta Casserole

    Serve this bubbly cheese casserole as a showstopping brunch side or light vegetarian dinner. The crumbled feta and a sprinkle of nutmeg give it a rich, savory flavor.

    $1.96 per serving

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    Eight-Layer Casserole

    We've upped the flavor profile of classic hamburger casserole by adding a tangy tomato sauce with basil and garlic. This budget-friendly, one-dish dinner is layered with cheese and ground beef for a melty comfort-food masterpiece.

    $2.73 per serving

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    How to Make Hamburger Casserole

    Choosing among meats can make or break your grocery budget. Our video will teach you to pick the best beef for your next hamburger casserole.

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    Chicken Caesar Lasagna

    Are you ready for a lasagna revolution? We loaded this lasagna recipe with roasted red sweet peppers, Alfredo sauce, and lemon-pepper seasoning to create a brand-new blend of flavors. Chicken helps make this easy lasagna a low-fat option.

    $2.14 per serving

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    Easy Shepherd's Pie

    Feast on the goodness of shepherd's pie with only 20 minutes of prep time. The secret? Packaged mashed potatoes and frozen veggies taste delicious and cook in less time. No one will ever know the difference!

    $2.12 per serving

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    Chicken Noodle Casserole

    With carrots, celery, and wavy egg noodles, this home-style casserole has all the chicken noodle soup ingredients you love with a little added heartiness. Zesty sour cream dip is the secret to the creamy filling, while chopped bread forms a crispy, golden topper.

    $1.97 per serving

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    Chipotle Bean Enchiladas

    A traditional Mexican meal can be yours in about an hour. Combine chipotle peppers, meaty black beans, and your favorite enchilada sauce for a deliciously simple enchilada filling. Sliced green onions on top pump up the presentation and add fresh flavor to this lively, budget-friendly dinner.

    $1.80 per serving

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    Cheesy Italian Meatball Casserole

    Cheese lovers will flip for the creamy ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella in this simple meatball casserole recipe. Frozen meatballs help save time and money in this awesome Italian bake.

    $1.89 per serving

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    No-Bake Tuna-Noodle Casserole

    Our favorite part about preparing this 20-minute tuna-noodle casserole? No oven required! Using a soft cheese instead of a cream soup creates a super-thick, gooey casserole filling your family will love.

    $2.27 per serving

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    Denver Potato Casserole

    We switched up the regular casserole routine by swapping noodles for large Yukon gold potatoes. They serve as a delicious, satisfying base for the ham and roasted vegetables in this hearty casserole recipe.

    $2.46 per serving

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    Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

    Love chicken and wild rice soup? Try our baked take on the comforting classic. Everyone will love the chewy wild rice, tender chicken, and touch of basil in this top-rated casserole recipe.

    $2.75 per serving

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    Chilaquile Casserole

    Top this cheesy baked egg dish with your favorite salsa for a Mexican-style dinner or breakfast. Two layers of chile peppers offer a double dose of fiery flavor.

    $1.98 per serving

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    Corn and Broccoli Bake

    A potato-chip topping is a tasty way to add some crunch to this vegetarian casserole. It's just the right amount of salt to complement sweet cream-style corn and hearty broccoli and cheese.

    $1.39 per serving

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    Budget Broccoli Lasagna

    Bold flavors like mustard and hot pepper sauce give a new edge to your favorite vegetable. One pound of broccoli adds valuable vitamins and fiber to a vegetarian casserole that won't break the bank.

    $1.79 per serving

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    Upside-Down Pizza Casserole

    Flip pizza night on its head with just four ingredients. Flaky biscuits are a fun alternative to the usual crust in our saucy beef-and-mozzarella bake.

    $2.00 per serving

  • Next Slideshow Our Best Potluck Casseroles

    Our Best Potluck Casseroles

    Casseroles are a proven fan fave -- and they're easy, too. Bring one to your next potluck for a totally delish dish that will have guests lining up before the party's even started.
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