Toss-Together Side Dish Casseroles

These hearty and delicious sides are so convenient. You can make every recipe here ahead and simply pop the dish in the oven before dinner.


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Squash and Tomato Bake

    For an irresistible side dish, bake squash with stewed tomatoes, a bevy of spices, and plenty of cheese.

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Potato-Spinach Casserole

    For a side dish you and your family will love, bake this combination of rich-and-creamy mashed potatoes and wholesome spinach until piping hot.

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Eggplant Casserole

    Here's a way to make eggplant even more delicious. Combine it with tomato sauce, olives, and green peppers for a slow-baked side dish that pairs perfectly with roasted chicken or baked salmon.

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Spinach-Feta Bake

    Here's a great way to get the whole family to love spinach. Combine it with three cheeses -- feta, Parmesan, and cottage -- and bake until golden brown and bubbly.

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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.

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Butternut Squash Bake

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

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Vegetable Casserole

    Polenta, spinach, tomato, radicchio, Italian cheese, and two kinds of beans simmer with garlic and basil-pesto to create this delicious vegetarian dish.

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South Indian-Style Macaroni and Cheese

    Spiced with turmeric, paprika, and cayenne pepper, this crowd-pleaser features peas, bread crumbs, and two different kinds of cheese.

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New Sweet Potato Casseroles

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

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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. Serve it with roast chicken.

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Creamed Corn Casserole

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

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Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

    This cheesy rice and broccoli casserole will convince even the pickiest eaters that broccoli tastes good! It's a great source of antioxidant vitamins A and C and provides calcium for healthy bones.

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Butternut Squash Gratin

    This gratin, packed with butternut squash, spinach, cheese, and rich creme fraiche is really special. Cut prep time by purchasing peeled squash in your grocery produce section.

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