Our Best Casseroles

Make these hearty dinners ahead for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or serve one as part of your Sunday supper tradition with friends and family.


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Mexican Mac & Cheese

    Sausage and salsa add instant spice and flavor to this simple layered casserole.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   35 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean & Beef Casserole

    "I took all the flavors we love in enchiladas and created something even fresher," says Joanne Weir, the recipe creator. "This easy casserole is topped off with tomatoes and cilantro."

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   20 mins  375°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake

    Fold three types of cheeses and garlic-thyme butter into mashed potatoes then cover with a crunchy Parmesan and panko topping. Bake it till it's golden and bubbly for an ultra-comforting side dish.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   20 mins  400°F 
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Chicken Enchilada Pasta

    For a Tex-Mex twist on pasta, fill shells with chicken, refried beans, and enchilada sauce. After baking, top the casserole with tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   35 mins  350°F 
Cook   10 mins 
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Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole

    This traditional chicken and rice casserole is quick and easy. Refrigerated pasta sauce trades place with soup as a rich, no-fuss base, while leftover cubed chicken -- roasted or fried -- keeps the whole dish simple.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   50 mins  350°F 
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Prosciutto, Spinach, and Pasta Casserole

    Prosciutto -- a salt-cured and air-dried ham -- adds flavor and dimension to this hearty Italian-inspired casserole recipe. Prosciutto is available in most supermarkets, but if you can't find it, try thinly sliced cooked ham instead.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   25 mins  350° 
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Cheesy Italian Meatball Casserole

    Here's a one-dish twist on a classic dinner favorite: pasta and meatballs. Mounds of ricotta cheese add creaminess to the dish.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   45 mins  350°F 
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Artichoke-Turkey Casserole

    This warm and cozy casserole features rice, artichokes, mozzarella cheese, and turkey tossed in a delicious sauce.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   40 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Smoky Chicken and Cheesy Potato Casserole

    With smoked chicken, hash brown potatoes, creamy soup, and lots of cheese, this casserole recipe is comfort food at its finest.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook  5 hrs  to 6 hrs (low)
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Speedy Lasagna Casserole

    It's like lasagna -- only much easier! This simple recipe, modeled after the traditional Italian favorite, whips together in minutes and bakes in your microwave.

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Pork and Green Chiles Casserole

    For a flavorful fiesta, try this effortless, Tex-Mex-inspired dish. Simply combine pork, green chiles, rice, and beans with a creamy sauce and lots of gooey cheese.

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Seafood Rice Casserole

    Love seafood? Try this delicious combination of shrimp, crab, and a medley of veggies, all tossed together in a rich tomato-based sauce.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
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Hot 'n' Cheesy Chicken Casserole

    Here's a great idea for leftover chicken. Simply add it to rice, broccoli, tomatoes, cheese, and crisp crackers to make this creamy casserole.

Makes: 8 servings
Bake   35 mins  to  40 mins  350°F 
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Eight-Layer Casserole

    Perfect for potlucks or dinner tonight, this casserole features a cheesy topping and layers of ground beef, noodles, spinach, and tomatoes.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   55 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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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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Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

    Chili powder and cayenne pepper spice up this chicken, beans, and rice combo.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   50 mins  375°F 
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Macaroni with Crab and Brie

    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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Broccoli and Chicken Casserole

    Leftover broccoli and roast chicken combine to create this delicious main-dish casserole. Pantry-ready ingredients such as cream of mushroom soup and dry noodles make it a convenient, last-minute supper.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   40 mins  350°F 
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Hamburger Pie

    Fluffy mashed potatoes and melted cheddar cheese top a mix of ground beef, onion, green beans, and tomato sauce.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
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Chicken Mac and Cheese

    Add some heartiness to this comfort food classic with boneless chicken breast halves and sourdough bread crumbs. The result is irresistible.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

    Pre-cooked chicken paired with rice and vermicelli mix cuts the prep time down to 20 minutes for this chili-spiced casserole.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   25 mins  425°F 
Stand   5 mins 
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Chicken-Leek Casserole

    A delicate cream-and-wine sauce makes this delightful dish sing. Make it ahead for a dinner party-worth dish that's quick and easy.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  4 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Bake   20 mins  400°F 
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Deep-Dish Chicken Pot Pie

    It's hard to go wrong with this crowd pleaser -- it's as delicious as the dish grandma used to make. Here, buttery pastry tops a creamy blend of veggies, mushrooms, butter, and chicken.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Bake   30 mins  400°F 
Stand   20 mins 
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Potato-Ham Bake

    This classic ham and potato bake is timeless -- you can adapt it to any season or occasion. Seasonal asparagus, fresh tarragon, and peppery chives give this recipe a warm-weather spin.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   30 mins  400°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Herbed Chicken and Orzo

    This fresh spin on the classic chicken and rice casserole takes just 30 minutes to put together, thanks to purchased rotisserie chicken. A creamy sauce made from soft herb cheese with garlic and herbs makes it irresistible.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
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Roast Beef Tamale Casserole

    A mild poblano chili pepper adds a hint of heat to this modernized tamale pie, popularized in the 1930s and '40s. For best results, make this dish with peppers that are firm and dark green.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   25 mins  350°F 
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Monterey Tortilla Casseroles

    Filled with chicken, corn, Mexican cheese, and salsa verde, these individual casseroles are nice and hearty. Make them ahead for a microwaveable meal that's just right for hectic nights.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   35 mins  to  40 mins  350°F 
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

    Tuna and noodles launched the casserole craze in the 1930s. This classic recipe features a crunchy potato chip topper, herb-flecked noodles, white albacore tuna, roasted red peppers, and Dijon mustard.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   30 mins  375°F 
Stand   5 mins 
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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.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake  1 hr 10 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Mexicali Hamburger Casserole

    Ground beef and pantry-ready ingredients like salsa and canned corn make this one-dish dinner nice and easy. A corn bread topper adds a homey touch.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
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Pumpkin Black Bean Bake

    Pumpkin puts a seasonal spin on an American classic, tamale pie. Here, it's combined with layers of rich ground beef, hearty veggies, and a down-home cornbread topper.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   20 mins  400°F 
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Lemony Tuna and Pasta

    The classic tuna noodle casserole gets an update with pickly little capers, rigatoni, fresh dill, and lemon zest.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   20 mins  375°F 
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Upside-Down Pizza Casserole

    This four-ingredient casserole takes just 35 minutes to make, from start to finish. Ground beef makes it nice and hearty, while store-bought biscuits make a quick and easy topper.

Makes: 5 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   15 mins  400°F 
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Bean-and-Beef Enchilada Casserole

    For enchilada flavor -- without all the frying, filling, and rolling -- try this mouthwatering dish. Cut fat by making it with ground turkey, reduced fat cheese, and fat-free sour cream.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Chill  24 hrs 
Bake   40 mins  350°F 
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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

    This ultra-hearty spin on classic mac 'n' cheese features blue and mozzarella cheeses, bacon, and onion. Try it with cavatelli or campanelle for a change of pace from elbow macaroni.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   10 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
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