Cheesy Casserole Recipes

Nothing says "home" like a warm, bubbly casserole, so we've collected the cheesiest, most delicious recipes we could find. These layered dishes—like classic lasagna and remixed mac and cheese—will keep your family (and you) happy any day of the week.

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    Cheesy Pasta-Stuffed Shells

    What do you get when you fill jumbo-shell macaroni with cheesy tiny-shell macaroni? The best mac and cheese you've ever had, of course. Creamy vodka sauce adds warm tomato goodness, while a fresh basil garnish completes the experience.

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    Cheese Fondue Casserole

    Is over five cups of Swiss and Gruyere cheese enough for you? No? Then it's a good thing we stirred in a few more Swiss cheese cubes at the last minute. One bite of this over-the-top casserole and you'll never go back to plain mac and cheese.

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    Enchilada Casserole

    This enchilada casserole has cheese galore, plus a little heat from chili powder and salsa verde. We mixed one cup of cheese into the chicken filling for each enchilada, then made a luscious, gooey cheese sauce to pour on top.

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    Smoky Cheese Chicken-Potato Casserole

    This creamy chicken and potatoes casserole is just as decadent as it sounds. Use cream of chicken soup to make the casserole gooey and delicious, and finish it off with plenty of smoked cheddar cheese.

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    Red Bean, Cheese, and Triple-Chile Casserole

    The vegetarians at your table can also dig into this red bean and chile casserole. Just like nachos, it comes with crunchy tortilla chips, chopped tomatoes, and slices of jalapeno—oh, and more than a cup of Monterey Jack cheese.

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    Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata

    Four cheeses? We're in. Provolone, white cheddar, feta, and Parmesan all team up to make this breakfast casserole extra ooey and gooey.

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    Mexican Corn and Chicken Casserole

    This Mexican-inspired casserole is packed with chicken, rice, and corn for an easy and delicious dinner. Add a sprinkle of extra cheese on top to make this casserole even cheesier.

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    Lobster Mac and Cheese Casserole

    This mac and cheese casserole is made even better with the addition of lobster, broccoli, and red sweet peppers. With multiple cups of cheese, this casserole will definitely satisfy your cravings.

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    Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

    Take mac and cheese to another level with a melty medley of smoky Gruyere cheese, butternut squash, and bacon crumbles. A coating of homemade bread crumbs adds a delicious crunch to the gooey noodles.

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    Tortellini and Garden Vegetable Bake

    Three kinds of cheese mean this casserole is three times as good. You'll love the combination of creamy tortellini and flavor-packed veggies.

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    Hamburger Cheese Bake

    This yummy casserole is full of noodles, ground beef, and cheese, of course. Ready in less than an hour, this cheesy casserole will definitely become a family favorite.

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    Garlic-Parmesan Chicken and Noodles

    Give traditional chicken and noodles the Italian treatment with a little help from fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese, and homemade cream sauce. Best of all, you can use purchased roasted chicken to save time.

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    South Indian-Style Macaroni and Cheese

    Ground turmeric and garam masala give Indian-style flavor to this twist on classic macaroni and cheese. Asiago and sharp cheddar cheese make this quick casserole one of the cheesiest.

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    Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake

    Butternut squash, cavatappi noodles, and Fontina cheese help make this casserole a showstopper. Best of all, it can be ready in just over an hour.

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    Macaroni and Brie with Crab

    Luxurious crabmeat and a pound of Brie cheese mean this casserole can go from weeknight meal to dinner party without missing a beat. Reserve Brie wedges to garnish each serving.

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    Cheesy Potato Bake with Eggs

    A hearty egg bake that's filled with cheddar cheese sauce, russet potatoes, and fresh broccoli proves casseroles aren't just for dinner. Top off this layered dish with smoky bacon and fresh tomato.

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    Vegetable Lasagna

    Keep everyone happy with a fresh take on an old favorite. It boasts a host of cheeses, such as mozzarella and Parmesan, while five different veggies and layers of lasagna noodles make a filling alternative to meat and red sauce.

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    Macaroni with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

    Dress up macaroni and cheese with grown-up ingredients, such as sauteed shiitake mushrooms, baby spinach, and blue cheese sauce. A dash of chopped toasted walnuts on top adds delicious crunch.

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    Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake

    They're good on their own, but Fontina, Parmesan, and blue cheese become irresistible when combined. Add red potatoes, and you have a crowd-pleasing side dish for any occasion.

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    Mexican Mac and Cheese

    Mexican-inspired ingredients, such as sausage, salsa, and layers of melted Monterey Jack cheese, combine for a standout casserole that's easy to throw together in a pinch. To add some color, layer with fresh tomato wedges, sliced jalapeno peppers, and chopped fresh cilantro.

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    Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

    Pumpkin takes on a new role in rich mac and cheese. Its nutty flavor and gorgeous color blend deliciously with Fontina and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with sage leaves, then dig in.

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    Spicy Brunch Lasagna

    You'll love waking up to a sausage-and-egg breakfast lasagna that boasts two different cheeses, Alfredo sauce, and hash browns. Make ahead and let stand in the fridge for at least 8 hours before baking to let the flavors meld together.

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    Asparagus-Tuna Casserole

    Tuna casserole goes gourmet with of-the-moment ingredients like new potatoes, Kalamata olives, and two kinds of cheeses.

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    Creamy Macaroni-and-Cheese Ham Bake

    If your kids (or you) are bored of regular boxed macaroni and cheese, you can liven it up with tasty add-ins, such as ham or chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese.

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    Baked Beef Ravioli

    Searching for a simple dish to feed a crowd? Try a baked ravioli casserole with ready-to-use ingredients like shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, refrigerated cheese ravioli, and canned tomato soup. It's ready to eat in just 40 minutes.

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    Three-Cheese Ziti and Smoked Chicken Casserole

    There's a lot to love about generous helpings of Asiago, Fontina, and blue cheese together in one casserole. They melt over tender smoked chicken and ziti for a meal you'll want to make again and again.

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    Easy Huevos Rancheros Casserole

    Huevos rancheros is a traditional Mexican breakfast made with fried eggs on corn tortillas and served with salsa and rice or beans. It's the inspiration for this cheese-topped dish that's welcome at both brunch and dinner.

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    Potato-Ham Bake

    With a Parmesan-cream cheese sauce, sliced ham, Yukon gold potatoes, and asparagus, this creamy casserole makes a perfect side dish or entree.

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    Smoky Salmon Casserole

    Smoked salmon and Gouda cheese are the stars of this quick casserole that's brimming with flavor. To make ahead, just skip topping with bread crumbs and nuts, then refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

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    Eggplant and Beef Casserole

    Hearty eggplant stars in a lasagna-style casserole with seasoned ground beef and a delicious layer of Italian-blend cheese on top. Each serving is under 400 calories, too!

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    Upside-Down Pizza Casserole

    This so-easy take on cheese pizza will be a hit with kids and adults alike. And, with just four simple ingredients, it's a joy to make.

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    Cheesy Noodle Casserole

    Let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting in our vegetarian casserole that's loaded with tofu, veggies, and cheddar cheese.

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    Fiesta Tortilla-Shrimp Casserole

    True to its name, this colorful casserole is fun to eat and so easy to make. Mexican Chihuahua cheese is known for its melty texture and light flavor, and it bakes with shrimp, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, and corn for a delicious finish.

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    Our Best Casserole Recipes

    Make one of these hearty casserole recipes ahead of time to reheat for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or serve one for Sunday dinner with friends and family. With recipes like gooey macaroni and cheese, classic chicken casseroles, bubbly breakfast casseroles, and more, there's a casserole recipe for every occasion.
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