Dump and Bake Casseroles That Need Virtually Zero Prep Time
Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole
Chicken and rice are a classic (not to mention kid-pleasing) combo. Add in creamy Alfredo pasta sauce, and you've got a super-easy, scrumptious dinner that's ready with no fuss. We added peas and roasted red bell peppers into this chicken dump casserole for a more flavorful and more nutritious meal.
Swiss Vegetable Medley
Need a veggie-packed casserole ready in a hurry? This oh-so-easy dish is full of frozen vegetables and cream of mushroom soup. French-fried onions on top add satisfying crunch. Any vegetarians in the crowd will love this healthy dump casserole, but for a family of meat-eaters, you could also toss in some leftover shredded chicken.
Hot Chicken Salad Casserole
Dress up cold chicken salad with this super-simple, extra cheesy version. Cream of chicken soup and yogurt provide chicken salad's classic creaminess; crushed cornflakes and sliced almonds bring delicious crunch. It's got everything we love about lunchtime chicken salad turned into a satisfying dump dinner casserole you can toss together on a weeknight.
Twice Baked Potato Dump Casserole
This easy dump casserole recipe has all of your future potato side dish needs covered. Need potatoes for a holiday meal? Check. Scrambling for a last-minute potluck dish? Done. Thanks to the gooey cheese on top and bacon throughout, there won't be any leftovers to bring home either.
Hot and Cheesy Chicken Casserole
This easy casserole oozes with three different kinds of melted cheese. It's great for weeknight dinner because this recipe requires almost no prep. The trick to pulling this easy dump casserole together so quickly is to mix frozen veggies and leftover chicken (even a rotisserie chicken could work) with cream of chicken and nacho cheese soups.
Denver Potato Casserole
You need only five ingredients to make this yummy potato casserole. Smoky ham, green bell pepper, and yellow onion give this easy dump casserole rustic flavor. Naturally, we added a handful of cheese. Because it's so speedy, you could toss it together for breakfast, brunch, or even for your next breakfast-for-dinner night.
Easy Huevos Rancheros Casserole
Eggs are great for breakfast and brunch, and they're delicious at dinnertime too. The zesty kick from chunky salsa will have you craving this spicy egg and potato casserole at every meal. Adding lots of Mexican cheese on top of this dump and bake casserole will make it a popular request at your table.
Hash Brown Casserole
This hearty ham and potato casserole can star at any meal. You could serve it alongside a salad and fruit for a quick weeknight meal, or you can employ this easy dump casserole as a last-minute holiday side dish. Plus, you can swap the cornflake topping for a different kind of crunch, like French-fried onions or crushed potato chips.
Alfredo-Bacon Tot Casserole
Everything you need for a successful weeknight dinner is in this recipe. For starters, this dump and bake chicken Alfredo casserole comes together fast, like all of our dump recipes. But the best part is all the yummy ingredients: potato tots, bacon, Alfredo sauce, and chicken inside; juicy cherry tomatoes on top.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
You know from the name that this dump and bake casserole features chicken, bacon, and ranch, but that's only the start of the deliciousness. Pasta bulks up each bite so it's hearty enough for dinner. Broccoli, mushrooms, and tomato make a healthier casserole recipe. And of course we have to mention all the cheese—cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan form a delightfully gooey layer on top.
One-Step Ham Casserole
Preheat your oven, stir together the ingredients, bake. That's all it takes to make this dump and bake casserole recipe. You don't even have to chop anything. Start with leftover (or store-bought) diced ham, then make this casserole gooey, creamy, and delicious by adding in shredded cheese, macaroni, and cream of celery soup.
Red Bean, Cheese, and Triple-Chile Casserole
One of the great things about using red beans as the protein in this dump and bake casserole is that they don't require any cooking. Unlike ground beef, which you usually have to brown first, beans go right in with the cheese and diced chile peppers. Top the baked casserole with chopped tomatoes and crushed tortilla chips for freshness and crunch.
Quick Chicken Tortilla Bake
This easy casserole has all of the flavor of your favorite chicken tacos, minus the hassle. Instead of setting up a taco assembly line for everyone to make their own, combine the tomatoes, tortillas, chicken, and cheese into one delicious dish. This zesty dump and bake taco casserole can be on your table in an hour.
Chicken, Wild Rice, and Vegetable Casserole
This delicious chicken and rice casserole can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to 2 months before baking. When you're ready for dinner, pop this chicken dump casserole in the oven and set the table (or work on a quick side salad). Topping it with cheddar cheese makes it completely irresistible.
Creamy Meatball Casserole
Roast Beef Tamale Casserole
There's lots to love in this roast beef dump dinner. Tender beef roast and pinto beans pack in plenty of protein; poblano peppers add a hint of heat. We included zucchini and grape tomatoes to make this dump and bake casserole a little healthier.
Smoky Cheesy Chicken-Potato Casserole
Cheesy potatoes capture our hearts at almost every holiday meal, so it's a treat to get them in a weeknight dinner. Make this casserole heartier by adding smoked or roasted chicken with the hash brown potatoes and smoked cheddar cheese. The recipe says croutons on top are optional, but we say they're a must.