The 45 Best Casserole Recipes

Casseroles are incredibly versatile, and they are a great way for using up leftovers and feeding a crowd.  They can also be served as either a main or a delicious side dish.

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We have compiled a list of 45 of the best casserole recipes from all over the internet.  We’ve included a wide variety of different types of casserole. 

1. Sausage, Cheese, And Basil Lasagna

Some might say that lasagna is the original casserole.  This timeless Italian dish is a family favorite of many all over the world, and for good reason.  It’s simply delicious! 

This sausage, cheese, and basil lasagna is a fantastic twist on the more traditional ground beef lasagna, and it is full of delicious flavors. 

Succulent Italian sausages are combined with a rich tomato and basil sauce, sandwiched between lasagna noodles and layers of Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. 

2. Baked Cauliflower Mac n’ Cheese 

This low-carb alternative to the classic mac and cheese is just as tasty and comforting as the original pasta version.  Each bowl of this tasty cauliflower mac and cheese is packed with protein. 

You won’t even miss eating carbs once you try this delicious recipe.  If you’re looking to cut down on carbs, but you’re craving something comforting, give this one a chance. 

3. Meatball And Spinach Baked Ziti

If you’re planning on feeding a crowd, look no further than this baked ziti with Italian sausage meatballs and spinach. 

With deliciously creamy ricotta, crème fraîche, pecorino, and mozzarella, this hearty meal can be assembled beforehand before being baked. 

4. Squash Casserole

This squash casserole recipe could potentially become a new family favorite.  Cooked squash and onions are mixed with eggs, cheese, and milk along with a splash of melted butter and a little cayenne pepper for a bit of a kick. 

This is then topped with crushed up Ritz crackers, which adds a beautifully crunchy texture to the casserole.  Give this one a try.

5. Green Bean And Barley Chicken Casserole

If your grandma made this classic casserole, then you’ll know how delicious and comforting it is.  But why not try to make it yourself? 

For a healthy dose of delicious nostalgia, combine creamy chicken with green beans and top it with crumbled cheese crackers.  

6. Ham And Leek Baked Gnocchi

This delicious baked gnocchi casserole with ham and leek is full of warming, starchy goodness.  This really is comfort food at its finest. 

This easy-to-make baked gnocchi can be brought to the table in less than an hour, and the whole family won’t be able to get enough of it. 

7. Shrimp Chowder With Herb Drop Biscuits

This delicious shrimp casserole with bacon, corn, scallions, fennel, and garlic with fragrant herb drop biscuits is certainly one you should try. 

Packed with a wide range of delicious flavors from the various herbs and other ingredients, this one’s bound to be a new family favorite.  Give it a try.  

8. Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallow

This unorthodox take on a sweet potato and pecan pie, without the crust and topped with toasted marshmallows, is a worthy addition to any Thanksgiving dinner.  Surprise your kids with this one, as they won’t be able to tell if it is a dessert or not. 

Surprisingly, this dish goes alongside turkey really well and adds a nice contrast of flavor to the savory turkey.  

9. Pork Tamale Casserole 

This unique twist on a classic tamale is packed with mouthwatering flavor.  Also, this recipe is really quick and easy to make, and it makes for the perfect weekday dinner for the family. 

If you prefer, you can swap the pork for chicken and this recipe will work just as well.

10. Potato And Manchego Cheese Casserole With Maple Bacon

Do you ever find yourself in the mood for a breakfast casserole? Well, look further!  This cheesy potato casserole with manchego cheese and applewood-smoked bacon is incredibly delicious and easy to make. 

This is the ideal indulgent breakfast for a weekend morning. 

11. Double Kale Gratin 

This creamy, cheesy kale casserole is incredibly rich and delicious.  Best of all, it’s so easy to make.  You can make this dish in just over an hour.  These delicious greens are cooked in a creamy mixture of Parmesan, mozzarella, and Gruyère cheese. 

The kale on the top goes delightfully crispy, giving you a varied and delicious texture. 

12. Sour Cream And Chicken Enchiladas

Deceptively easy and incredibly delicious, this simple sour cream and chicken enchilada recipe is a must-try.  Packed with creamy cheese, chicken, and an incredible sour cream sauce, these just might become a new family favorite for you. 

This meal can be frozen and reheated later for an even easier and quicker meal.  

13. Shepherd’s Pie

So comforting and tasty, this classic dish features ground meat (beef or lamb), aromatic vegetables, and a rich gravy all topped with delicious, fluffy, cheesy mashed potatoes. What could be better? 

There is a reason why this type of casserole has been such a staple for so many years.  

14. Corn Casserole (Cornbake) 

This incredibly easy to make corn casserole needs a mere 5 ingredients, and it is the perfect savory side dish to almost any meal. 

Creamy, comforting, and somewhat nostalgic for many, this corn casserole belongs alongside any roast dinner, whether it’s chicken, turkey, or even ham. 

15. Leek And Potato Gratin

This incredible leek and potato gratin will wow anyone who tries it.  Thinly sliced layers of potatoes are layered in a casserole dish, along with some sweet sautéed leeks, and then this is coated with cream, garlic, thyme, and a hint of nutmeg. 

Simple, heart, and undeniably tasty. 

16. Pimento Cheese Potato Gratin 

For an incredible southern-style Sunday supper, give this pimento cheese and potato casserole a try.  You can make your own pimento cheese by combining shredded cheddar with sliced pimentos and a little mayo to bind it all. 

This is combined in a casserole dish with pre-cooked sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, onion, and garlic.  

17. Eggplant Lasagna 

This low-carb, vegetarian lasagna makes for the perfect summer dinner recipe.  It’s light and yet rich and creamy, without the guilt or the bloat of eating excess carbs like in a normal lasagna. 

This is a great recipe to make if you’re making dinner that needs to be vegetarian-friendly, but still very tasty.  Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will love this dish.  

18. Turkey Porcini Tetrazzini 

Turkey Tetrazzini is a great way to use any leftover turkey after Thanksgiving.  The turkey is mixed into a creamy sauce with pasta noodles, topped with a healthy dose of cheese and then baked in the oven until beautifully golden. 

You can make this recipe your own by adding in whatever leftover vegetables you have. 

19. Egg And Cheese Souffle 

This light and airy cheese souffle is a lovely, delicate, savory dish.  It goes beautifully alongside a roast dinner such as chicken, turkey, or ham. 

Cheese and egg whites are whisked up to give the souffles a fluffy texture, and then they’re baked in the oven until beautifully golden-brown on top.  

20. Curried Spinach And Lentil Bake

Healthy, hearty, and easy to make, this lentil bake recipe is just as good for you as it is tasty.  It is packed with tasty vegetables and flavorful herbs.  This vegetarian-friendly dish is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.  

21. Lobster Noodle Casserole

This super easy lobster casserole with mac and cheese couldn’t be easier.  You can also substitute the lobster for other seafood, such as tuna or crab meat.  The macaroni in this recipe includes green peas for a little extra color and flavor. 

You can include any veg you want, such as corn or broccoli, or leave out the vegetables altogether.  

22. Beef Tortilla Casserole 

Delicious and super easy to make, this beef tortilla casserole is a really indulgent and rich Mexican-style dish.  Ground beef and salsa are mixed with corn, bell peppers, and taco seasoning, and then this is placed in a casserole dish on top of a few tortillas.

Then, it is topped with cheese and then baked until perfectly golden.  For an easy Mexican-style dish for a weekday dinner, look no further than this recipe.  

23. Breakfast Casserole

For a quick and easy cooked breakfast in a casserole, this recipe is the perfect one.  This simple recipe can also be made ahead of time and reheated.  It tastes even better the next day! 

Sausage, bell peppers, cheese, eggs, milk, and sour cream are combined in a casserole dish and then baked until golden.  This dish is great for a delicious, special cooked breakfast on a Christmas morning.  

24. Smoked Turkey Cobbler

Homemade turkey cobbler really is comfort food at its finest.  This is a great use of leftover turkey after Thanksgiving.  The cooked turkey is baked in adobo sauce with chipotle peppers and topped with tasty homemade biscuits. 

The chipotle peppers give the dish a delicious smoky flavor. 

25. Cheesy Cauliflower Hash Brown Casserole

This low-carb take on a hash brown in casserole form is delightfully cheesy and flavorful.  If you’re craving some comfort food but need something keto-friendly and naturally gluten-free, then give this recipe a try. 

26. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Comfort food doesn’t have to be crazily high in carbohydrates, as evidenced by this delicious chicken and bacon ranch casserole. 

With chicken, bacon, ranch dressing, cheese, and vegetables such as broccoli, this warm and nourishing dish is perfect for cold winter days.  

27. Beef Noodle Casserole 

Meals like this are perfect for potluck dinners, and they can also be prepared ahead of time and reheated when you need a good meal fast. 

This beef noodle casserole recipe combines the delicious flavors of ground beef, cream corn, pimento peppers, tomato sauce, and garlic.  You can also add in whatever vegetables you have in the fridge, such as mushrooms and bell peppers. 

All these ingredients come together and get wrapped up in tasty pasta noodles and baked in the oven.  Simple, easy, and delicious!

28. Keto Meatball Casserole

This keto-friendly meatball casserole is low in carbs but high in flavor and protein!  Delicious, succulent meatballs with Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce, and then baked in the oven until it’s beautifully golden brown. 

For a tasty gluten-free, low-carb recipe, look no further. 

29. Creamy Chicken Quinoa And Broccoli Casserole

This healthy casserole is incredibly tasty and comforting, especially for those cold, dark winter days.  Rich in protein, and relatively low in carbs, this meal is great if you’re trying to lose weight.  It’s also rich in vitamins and minerals. 

With succulent chicken breasts, broccoli florets, bacon, and quinoa, coated in your favorite shredded cheese, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.  

30. Vegetarian Mexican Casserole

Packed to the brim with all your favorite Mexican flavors, this vegetarian casserole is healthy, hearty, and delicious. 

Featuring bell peppers, corn, and black beans all swimming in a delicious enchilada sauce and melted cheese, this is one that the whole family will love.  

31. Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Casserole

This zesty Cajun shrimp casserole is absolutely brimming with vibrant flavors.  It’s also packed with various colorful vegetables, and fluffy rice.  This dish is perfect when you want something comforting and yet also bold in its flavors. 

Fresh shrimp are coated in various Cajun-style seasonings and cooked to perfection alongside vibrant vegetables such as okra, bell peppers, red onion, and garlic.  This is all coated in a beautiful Alfredo sauce, and topped with rich Parmesan cheese.  

32. Ground Beef Casserole

This southern-style casserole is as simple as casseroles get.  But that’s not to say that it’s bad, quite the contrary.  Oftentimes, simpler is better when it comes to food.  This recipe is a prime example of that. 

Meat and potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.  Simple and yet so delicious.  There’s good reason why this has been a staple of many households for centuries at this point.  

33. One Pot Mexican Beef And Rice Casserole

This easy recipe can be made all in a single skillet. Packed with all the best Mexican flavors, this is a healthy low-carb meal that the whole family will love.  It’s absolutely made for sharing. 

Ground beef is flavored with traditional Mexican seasonings, and cooked along with onion, garlic, rice, black beans, diced tomatoes, lime juice, and tomato.  This is then topped with delicious, creamy cheese.  What could be better?

34. Spinach And Artichoke Ravioli Bake 

This rich and creamy ravioli casserole can be made so easily, you won’t believe it.  Coated in a delicious Alfredo sauce, and layered with a spinach and artichoke pesto, this flavorful casserole is the perfect weekday evening meal. 

Give it a try!

35. Taco Tater Tot Casserole

With every kid’s favorite form of potato, the Tater Tot, this casserole combines that with everyone’s favorite Mexican dish, the taco!  Fun and tasty for the entire family, this recipe is a must-try. 

Perfect for potluck meals, you can throw in any leftover vegetables you might have in the refrigerator.  

36. Cheesy Zucchini Bake

You may often find yourself with some zucchini in the fridge that you haven’t got round to using.  Well, this recipe will solve that problem for you. 

This cheesy zucchini bake is a delicious casserole that combines grated zucchini with creamy cheese, eggs, fresh dill, and a pinch of cayenne pepper for a little spicy kick. 

This dish is a perfect side dish to go alongside a roast turkey or chicken dinner.  

37. Ground Turkey Mexican Lasagna

This healthy ground turkey lasagna with a Mexican twist is a great recipe that is suitable for the whole family.  With cheese, black beans, bell peppers, onions, and Mexican spices, even the kids will love this fusion dish.  

38. Loaded Cauliflower Casserole 

Low in carbohydrates but loaded with amazing flavor, this recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a low-carb version of a loaded baked potato. 

Cauliflower florets are placed in a casserole dish and topped with cheese, bacon, scallions, and sour cream to make a delicious and comforting dish.  

39. Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

This deliciously savory casserole combines chicken, rice, and vegetables in a tasty teriyaki sauce.  You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to make your own teriyaki sauce with only a handful of pantry staples. 

If you’re looking for an easy meal that has an Asian flair, then look no further than this recipe.  

40. Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Casserole

This recipe is a sort of “deconstructed stuffed pepper” casserole, with ground turkey, brown rice, diced tomatoes, an assortment of vegetables and cheese. 

You can really add whatever vegetables you have to hand, and it only adds to the overall flavor and nutrition.  

41. Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Casserole

This Italian hybrid casserole is delicious, fun, and suitable for the whole family.  With ground beef, onions, spaghetti sauce, and pasta topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, this pizza-flavored baked pasta casserole is full of delicious flavor.   

42. Shrimp Enchiladas With Zucchini And Corn

This quick-and-easy shrimp enchilada recipe is simple and delicious. 

Made with store-bought salsa verde, cilantro, sour cream, sliced zucchini, coriander, chili powder, and shrimp, and topped with cheese, radishes, jalapeños, and onion, these tasty enchiladas will impress the whole family.  

43. Ham, Cheddar, And Red Onion Bread Pudding

This delicious, savory bread pudding with ham and cheese is great for a nice weekend brunch.  It’s also a perfect way to use up any leftovers that you may have after the holidays. 

Dry white bread is combined with a mixture of butter, milk, eggs, mustard powder, parsley, and salt along with cooked onions, ham, and cheese.  This is then baked in the oven until golden and delicious. 

44. Cherry Tomato Casserole With White Beans And Basil

This vegetarian-friendly casserole is full of flavor and rich in protein.  With fresh cherry tomatos, white beans, basil, shallots, and cubes of crusty bread, this casserole is baked in the oven until deliciously golden brown. 

It is also topped with delicious cashew Parmesan cheese, and an amazing caper gremolata.  This tasty dish can be brought to the table in under an hour.  

45. Salmon Noodle Casserole 

This easy and comforting casserole can be made using canned salmon and canned soup, and it’s ready in next to no time. 

With onion, bell peppers, cream of celery soup, milk, cheddar cheese, black olives, canned salmon, and pasta, this casserole is then topped with breadcrumbs and then baked until beautifully golden brown.  

That concludes our list of 45 of the best casserole recipes from across the internet.  Which one do you like the most?  We hope that our list has given you some inspiration, and you can’t wait to get baking.

Below, we will answer some common questions regarding casseroles.  We hope this will clear up anything you are unsure about.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Exactly Is A Casserole?

Generally speaking, a casserole is classed as a dish that can be baked before serving. 

What Holds A Casserole Together?

Casseroles are usually held together via a sauce or gravy.  Casseroles are sometimes topped with something like breadcrumbs or cheese to add a variety of texture and extra flavors. 

Can You Put Raw Onions In A Casserole?

For some casseroles that contain a large amount of liquid, it’s possible to add raw ingredients so that everything cooks at the same time.  This includes meat as well.  Usually, onions are sautéed or caramelized before being added to a casserole dish. 

The 45 Best Casserole Recipes

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Casseroles are a great way to use up leftovers, and these 45 recipes are perfect for using up your odds and ends.

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