16 Easy Casseroles to Make for Dinner Tonight

They'll become quick family favorites

Spicy Chorizo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

The Spruce / Leah Maroney


Ever find yourself turning to comfort food to get through the cold winter months? Us, too. That's why we put together this list of the best casseroles to make for dinner tonight.

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    Chicken Tortellini Casserole

    Chicken Tortellini Casserole

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    This delicious chicken tortellini casserole is so easy, it only takes five ingredients to make. The recipe is adaptable, too—use ham or turkey in place of the chicken, use asparagus or peas in place of the broccoli, or try a different kind of sauce.

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    Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

    Sweet potato casserole recipe

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    It's not just for the holidays anymore: this delicious classic sweet potato casserole can be made anytime (including tonight!). Infused with brown sugar and topped with pecans, this comforting dish makes the most of abundant winter root vegetables.

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    Spicy Chorizo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

    Spicy Chorizo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

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    Add a little kick to your morning with this spicy chorizo sweet potato breakfast casserole. It's an excellent dish to make and freeze on a Sunday and serve all week long for breakfast, or any other time you're craving something spiced-up.

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    Ground Beef Casserole With Potatoes and Cheese

    Ground Beef Casserole With Potatoes and Cheese

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    If you're a fan of shepherd's pie or cottage pie, you'll love this ground beef casserole with potatoes and cheese. Each ingredient in this dish is warm, filling, and will have you coming back for seconds.

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    Brussel Sprouts Gratin

    Brussel Sprouts Gratin

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    This Brussels sprouts gratin is a delicious, filling meal you can make any night of the week. It can be made entirely vegetarian, or include bacon, ham, or pancetta for a smoky finish.

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    Easy Hominy Corn Casserole Bake

    Easy Hominy Corn Casserole Bake

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    This easy easy hominy corn casserole bake is an excellent vegetarian one-dish meal to make for your family on a busy weeknight. Be sure to save the leftovers, they reheat perfectly!

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    Chicken and Stuffing Bake

    Chicken and Stuffing Bake

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    Bring a little taste of Fall to the weeknight dinner table any time of year with this comforting casserole. Chicken bakes in a creamy, flavorful sauce made of onions, garlic, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth. The stuffing mix adds a nice texture and creates a crunchy topping.

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    Spaghetti-Style Pizza Bake

    Ramen Noodle Crust Pepperoni Pizza
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    This spaghetti-style pizza bake features your favorite pasta, coated with eggs and milk, topped with a rich mushroom and beef sauce, covered with lots of cheese and pepperoni, and baked until bubbly. Yum!

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    Meatball Stew En Casserole

    Meatball Stew En Casserole

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    The original recipe for this dish takes a long time to make, but this variation is a snap—perfect for quick weeknight dinners. This hearty and warming meatball stew en casserole is pure comfort food for the whole family.

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    Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

    Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

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    This chicken and wild rice casserole is an excellent recipe for your crock pot. Get it cooking in the morning, and let the goodness simmer all day long. We love the combination of wild rice with tender chicken and smoky bacon, flavors to make any dark winter night a little brighter.

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    Indulgent Macaroni and Cheese

    Indulgent Macaroni and Cheese

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    There are lots of mac and cheese recipes out there, but this indulgent macaroni and cheese version is one of our very favorites. The key is an indulgent combination of heavy cream, butter, and olive oil.

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    Red and White Tortellini

    Baked Tortellini

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    This is the easiest casserole recipe we know—in fact, it's so easy we know it by heart. For lovers of Italian fare, this red and white tortellini dish is a showstopper. It takes a little more than an hour to cook, but the prep takes only five minutes out of your evening.

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    Tuna Alfredo Casserole

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    Another five-ingredient recipe that's easy and packed full of flavor, this tuna Alfredo casserole is a far cry from your grandmother's. The addition of healthy vegetables like chopped green onions, mushrooms, and peppers take this meal from good to superb.

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    Crock Pot Barley Casserole

    Barley Casserole

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    This crock pot barley casserole is another easy vegetarian option for casserole night. Barley is an underrated whole grain with lots of fiber and a deliciously nutty flavor that will make you question why you haven't utilized this hearty wonder grain before.

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    Pesto Meatballs and Orzo Casserole

    Pesto Orzo

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    This innovative pesto meatballs and orzo casserole is like nothing you've ever made before. If you have some extra time, make your own meatballs from scratch to take this meal from quick-prep to fully homemade.

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    Easy Cheesy Corn Bake

    Easy Cheesy Corn Bake

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    An easy cheesy corn bake is one of many essential southern comfort foods, but this one is the cream of the crop! Easy to prep and quick to cook, make this cheesy corn bake for a hungry crowd.