5 Must-Have Casserole Dishes for BH&G-Approved Recipes

With the holiday season in full swing you'll want to have a casserole dish fit for your favorite family recipe—or try something new from our list! From an oval Rachael Ray casserole dish to a cast iron dutch oven, we've rounded up the five best dishes and tasty recipes to go along with them.

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Rachael Ray Casserole Dish: Healthy Baked Cavatelli

Get a jump start on your New Year's resolution to incorporate more veggies in your diet by using this Rachael Ray casserole dish to make a healthy baked cavatelli. Wide-flare handles make it easy to bake and serve without getting extra dishes dirty—and the stylish red color will look great on your tablescape. Cook meat and veggies in a skillet, then drain the fat before adding tomatoes, sauce, and spices. After the mixture is cooked through, stir in the pasta and pour it into your 4.25-quart Rachael Ray dish. Bake uncovered for 35–40 minutes and serve. It's freezer-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe, making it perfect for leftovers and a quick cleanup.

Price: $50

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Le Creuset Casserole Dish: Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake

Is a holiday celebration really complete without cheesy potatoes? This Le Creuset casserole dish is just what you need to bake your favorite side to perfection. After you've made your cheesy mixture, fill the Le Creuset dish, sprinkle with toppings, put on the lid, and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes for a gooey inside and crispy outside. For even more convenience, use this dish for serving and freezing leftovers, too.

Price: $70 (usually $130)

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Logic Round Dutch Oven: Spinach, Butternut Squash, and Pasta Bake

A dutch oven is a must-have for any kitchen, and this one has plenty of five-star reviews to vouch for its performance. We suggest trying out this spinach, butternut squash, and pasta bake recipe—it might even become a new family favorite. This cast iron casserole dish heats food faster and more evenly than other pans, and it gives the recipe a delicious, crispy texture. You can use this dutch oven on the stove or in the oven, but make sure to wash it by hand.

Price: $72 (usually $85)

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Ceramic casserole dish set with three colorful dishes in three sizes. photo

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Ceramic Casserole Dish Set: Criss-Cross Pizza Casserole

Add some color to your kitchen with this set of three ceramic casserole dishes from Crate & Barrel. The small size is great for desserts, the medium is ideal for side dishes, and the large dish is perfect for criss-cross pizza casserole or other main courses. They stack nicely for easy storage and are safe for the dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and oven (up to 450 degrees).

Price: $30

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Pyrex Casserole Dish: Tuna & Green Bean Bake

Green bean casserole is a classic side dish that's been around since 1955, but this version adds tuna for a mouthwatering main course—and it's topped with fish-shaped crackers! To make sure it's baked just right, use this 2-quart casserole dish that's on sale right now for $28. Bake your casserole in the oven, serve it inside the glass baking dish, and don't forget to put the lid on top to keep it warm in case anyone wants seconds—you know they'll go back for more!

Price: $28

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