The Best Potluck Casseroles That Will Have Everyone Asking for Seconds
Alfredo-Bacon Tot Casserole
The name perfectly describes the decadence and irresistibility of this rave-worthy dish. Who could resist a big scoop of crispy bacon and tater tots? Add silky Alfredo, savory chicken, and fresh parsley and tomatoes to cut through the richness and you have one of the best potluck casserole recipes to ever come out of our Test Kitchen. (Pro tip: While this is suggested to serve 10, we can never stretch it to more than eight!)
Brussels Sprouts Casserole with Pancetta and Asiago Cheese
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
This gooey mac and cheese recipe is full of buttery cheddar flavor. Kids and adults alike will be singing your praises when you share this serves-eight piece of pasta perfection! The trick to ultra-creamy macaroni is adding luscious cheddar soup into the mix. The liquid keeps the potluck casserole from getting too thick.
Deep-Dish Cheeseburger Pizza Casserole
Pot pie meets hamburger in this summery potluck recipe that feeds a whopping 12 hungry guests per pan. Fill it with beef and sausage or trade in your favorite plant-based meat substitute. Once baked, share the cheesy casserole with all of the classic burger toppings—ketchup, mustard, relish, fresh veggies...you can’t go wrong—so guests can customize as desired.
Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
Party potatoes are here to stay. And you’ll be wild about this riff on the classic, since the cheesy and gooey dish is topped with a generous coating of cheddar cheese and plenty of crunchy bacon crumbles. While it tastes like those fussy twice-baked spuds, this potluck casserole for a crowd is as easy as prep, dump, and bake.
Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata
Squash hunger for up to 10 diners with this zucchini-loaded potluck casserole. The starring veggie, fresh parsley, and rich cheese pair beautifully with chunks of garlic focaccia. Serve it up for brunch or dinner, and please guests with a hearty, no-meat-required feast.
Bibimbap Casserole with Tofu
Not so familiar with cooking Korean cuisine? Don’t be intimidated—and definitely don’t be afraid to share this potluck casserole with the family. One BH&G home cook raves, “I like that this is appealing to my vegetarian teen, and was really impressed that even my fussy 9-year-old “meat-aterian” loved it!” The tofu recipe features rice, eggs, plenty of veggies, sauces, and seasonings for a symphony of flavors you can enjoy for breakfast or dinner.
Criss-Cross Pizza Casserole
We flipped pizza on its head to give you more of what you love—the toppings! Zucchini, bell peppers, and chicken sausage smothered in marinara and mozzarella fill up this fun party casserole. Crispy rolls of seasoned pizza dough create a gorgeous and easy lattice topping.
Salmon Pot Pie Casserole
Baked Cajun Seafood and Rice
The party just got spicy! For a twist on shrimp and grits, try this easy seafood recipe that features rice, shrimp, crabmeat, bacon, and plenty of Cajun seasoning. Bacon boosts the savory flavor while kale or spinach cranks up the nutrition. In addition to being one of the best casseroles for company, this dish earns points for tasting even better the next day.
Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake
A cheesy potato bake is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser alongside grilled steak, roast chicken, or any main you’re in the mood to pair this with. This easy 10-serving side features a melty and flavorful blend of Fontina, Parmesan, and blue cheese laced with a hint of fresh thyme. Panko crumbs on top give this potluck casserole some crunch.
Fig, Pancetta, and Goat Cheese Brunch Casserole
Dried figs, salty pancetta, tangy goat cheese, and nutty Parmesan team up in this easy yet fancy casserole recipe. Because this brunch menu centerpiece is designed to be assembled ahead and chilled overnight before baking, it’s a breeze for stress-free hosting.
Cheese Fondue Casserole
Say cheese! It's hard not to smile with this gooey Swiss- and Gruyére-laced dish at the potluck table. For a protein boost, top with shrimp. Or to make this worthy of the trophy for the ultimate fancy casserole recipe, try folding in the meat from steamed crab legs.
Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole
Have you ever felt like a short-order cook while making French toast a few slices at a time? Then you'll appreciate this decadent potluck casserole breakfast recipe. You'll have 12 nutty, banana-boosted servings ready to go (hot out of the slow cooker!) all at once.
Kale, Chorizo, and Red Bean Brunch Casserole
Power foods unite in this party casserole. With just a bit of chorizo and a mountain of veggies, this bread casserole is one make-ahead breakfast that tastes even better after allowing the flavors to meld in the fridge overnight. Simply wake up and bake it for 45 minutes to start the day off right.
Mexican Rigatoni and Cheese
Chorizo, black beans, poblano peppers, and fresh cilantro (that last one’s optional if you happen to be born with the gene that makes the herb taste like soap!) take this potluck casserole on a trip south of the border. Toss that and a zesty cheese sauce together with rigatoni, penne, or another pasta shape and bake to bubbly perfection. Garnish with homemade salsa or pico de gallo for some extra zing and a welcome burst of freshness.
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You’re just eight layers away from being on cloud nine! This ground beef recipe results in a luscious and creamy noodle casserole for a crowd. Prep the feeds-eight entrée in advance so you can pop it into the oven for an easy option after a busy day (or, you know, as you stir together a party punch).
Tomato-Topped Corn and Feta Casserole
Summer tastes like this feast that feeds 10. Sweet roasted tomatoes give the casserole a little extra bite of freshness—and a lot of color. To load up the veggie-packed potluck recipe with some extra protein, add 2 cups of chicken to the casserole before baking. (We often opt for rotisserie chicken for a shortcut!)
Corn Pudding Casserole
Your guests will be all ears when this potluck casserole takes the stage. It's the perfect balance of creamy and crunchy with plenty of cheese and bread crumbs to top off the flavorful corn recipe. It's a serves-16 side dish perfect for any summer gathering when corn is at its best.
When you're looking for a make-ahead recipe for brunch, you can't beat a strata. Many bread-based casseroles (like this one) can be made up to 24 hours in advance. In this potluck casserole that feeds 12(!), fresh vegetables and bacon combine with luscious Swiss cheese for a rich and easy egg dish the whole group will love.
Bacon-Topped Green Bean Casserole
The only thing that could make a classic green bean casserole better? Bacon. Coupled with rich mushrooms, fresh green beans, and a rosemary cream sauce, bacon provides the salty, smoky flavor your potluck casserole was missing.
No grill is required to savor all of the flavors of your favorite cookout menu. This kid-friendly party casserole tastes like a melty cheese-crowned grilled burger plus a side of fries. Heap on your favorite burger toppings and enjoy hearty flavor without up-to-the-wire prep time.
The classic big casserole for big appetites: Chock-full of hash browns, bacon, onion, eggs, and cheese, this is one dish that will always have your back.
Puebla Shrimp Rellenos Casserole
We brought this casserole to the next level with coastal Mexican flavors. Tender shrimp and chopped poblano peppers combine with cheddar cheese and fresh tomatoes for a Tex-Mex fusion that's just right for your next potluck.
Spicy Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole is a potluck staple—so try adding some zing to spice things up. Chili powder and fresh serrano chiles give this dish the flavor it's named for!