33 Family-Friendly Casserole Recipes

Dive into these one-dish wonders

Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole

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Do you need ideas for simple, delicious family meals? Our best family-friendly casserole recipes are quick and easy to assemble and bake and delicious enough to please picky eaters. Browse these yummy recipes for make-ahead breakfast casseroles, tasty vegetable sides, and one-dish dinner winners.

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    Overnight French Toast Casserole

    Overnight French Toast Casserole

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    Solve the dilemma of feeding a houseful of overnight guests with this scrumptious, time-saving French toast casserole. Start it the night before, combining simple ingredients in a casserole dish and placing it in the fridge. Bake it up in the morning for delicious, custardy, vanilla-scented French toast on demand.

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    Reuben Sandwich Casserole With Corned Beef and Sauerkraut

    Reuben Sandwich Casserole With Corned Beef and Sauerkraut

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    If you're a fan of the Reuben sandwich, you'll dig this tasty six-ingredient casserole inspired by the classic sandwich. Layers of corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese are smothered in Thousand Island dressing and topped with buttered rye breadcrumbs for the deli-style bake-up of your dreams.

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    Classic Holiday Green Bean Casserole

    Classic Holiday Green Bean Casserole

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    Green bean casserole is a beloved Thanksgiving side dish. You only need five ingredients for the classic recipe which transforms green beans, condensed mushroom soup, french fried onions, milk, and pepper into a divinely delicious and nostalgic side dish.

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    Ritzy Chicken Casserole

    Ritzy Chicken Casserole

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    One taste of this chicken casserole will tell you why it's so popular. It's a great way to use up leftover chicken, plus it has only five other ingredients. With a rich and creamy sauce that includes condensed soup and sour cream and a top and bottom crust of buttery, crunchy Ritz cracker crumbs, it's an unbelievably easy, delicious way to feed your family on busy weeknights.

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    Pork Chop and Hash Brown Casserole

    Pork Chop and Hash Brown Casserole

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    Use affordable boneless pork chops for this tasty pork and potato casserole. Loaded with hash brown potatoes, cheddar cheese, french fried onion rings, and a rich and creamy sauce, it makes an excellent weekend family meal or the perfect ending to a busy day. Quickly searing the pork before adding it to the baking dish is a great way to enhance the flavor of this lean meat.

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    Bacon Alfredo Pasta Casserole

    Bacon Alfredo Pasta Casserole

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    Wow your family and friends with this bacon Alfredo pasta casserole that's perfect for entertaining a crowd. With layers of savory bacon and tender spaghetti noodles in an ultra-rich and creamy sauce, this decadent recipe is a snap to assemble and cut into squares for family parties.

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    Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole

    Vegetarian Enchiladas

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    Kids love this Mexican-style baked enchilada casserole, and you'll like how easy it is to get it into the oven in minutes. Mock meat is an excellent vegetarian substitute for ground beef in this popular family dish that includes canned beans, green chiles, and black olives all rolled up in soft flour tortillas and smothered in melted cheese and jarred enchilada sauce.

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    English Pea Casserole With Cornbread Crumb Topping

    English Pea Casserole With Cornbread Crumb Topping

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    Easy on the family budget and cheesy enough to please picky kids, this old-fashioned vegetable casserole is a cinch to assemble and bake. Hard-cooked eggs are layered with drained, canned peas, cheese, and condensed soup and baked under a yummy crumbled cornbread topping. Serve as a side dish with baked chicken or fish.

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    Chicken, Kale, and Pasta Casserole With Cheese

    Chicken, Kale, and Pasta Casserole With Cheese

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    Get your kale on with this hearty, one-dish chicken dinner casserole. With cooked kale, diced cooked chicken, and a creamy, cheesy sauce, it makes a nutritious, family-pleasing weeknight meal. Or make it for a potluck or large gathering, covering it tightly in foil for transporting and reheating.

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    Ham and Asparagus Casserole

    Ham and Asparagus Casserole

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    Condensed soup and simple herbs make this ham casserole quick and easy to assemble. With diced, cooked ham, frozen or fresh cooked asparagus, seasoned stuffing crumbs, and shredded cheese, it has all the creamy and crunchy flavors you crave in a casserole bake. Bake it in a foil pan for easy transporting and reheating at a potluck.

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    Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole

    Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole

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    Cheesy and comforting, with a golden, crunchy, breaded topping, this easy casserole is a great way to enjoy cauliflower. It makes a wonderful addition to any meal, from everyday dinners to holiday feasts. Serve it as a side dish, adding a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to the cheddar cheese sauce if you like, for a nice hint of spice.

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    Make-Ahead Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

    Make-Ahead Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

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    Prepare this easy bacon and egg breakfast casserole the night before and pop it into the oven when you wake for a warm, hearty holiday breakfast or weekend brunch idea. Feel free to customize the filling with any veggies or deli meats you have on hand, or add spice with pepper Jack cheese or hot sauce. Leftovers freeze well for reheating again later.

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    Salmon Noodle Casserole

    Salmon Noodle Casserole

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    With canned salmon, tender noodles, and vegetables nestled in a luxurious, creamy sauce, topped with crunchy, buttery breadcrumbs, salmon noodle casserole is a quick and inexpensive way to serve a family of four. Assemble it up to two days in advance of baking, storing the covered dish in the fridge.

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    Baked Succotash Casserole

    Baked Succotash Casserole

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    Packed with lima beans, corn, pimientos, and Monterey Jack cheese and topped with a golden cracker crust, this cheesy succotash casserole has plenty of Southern flair. It makes a delightful side dish for holiday dinners and family gatherings and can be made ahead.

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    Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

    Sweet Potato Casserole

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    The perfect ratio of mashed sweet potato filling and crunchy, buttery, pecan topping makes this the only sweet potato casserole recipe you will ever need. It is sure to be a hit with family and guests, whether you serve it as a side dish at holiday celebrations or to round out your Sunday dinner menu.

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    Turkey Cutlet and Stuffing Casserole

    Turkey Cutlet and Stuffing Casserole

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    This genius recipe makes it possible to enjoy the delicious tastes of Thanksgiving dinner any night of the year. You need only an hour to assemble and bake this one-dish turkey casserole complete with stuffing and gravy for your family dinner table. Serve it with a scoop of mashed potatoes plus optional cranberry sauce for a delicious, homey meal.

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    Shrimp and Rice Casserole

    Shrimp and Rice Casserole

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Use pre-peeled and deveined shrimp to make preparation easy for this light and elegant baked rice casserole. Plump, garlic-accented shrimp, white long-grain rice, onion, and herbs steam together in one dish under a surprising topping of crunchy pecans. Add steamed green beans or a green salad for a complete, healthy dinner.

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    Chicken Pepperoni Bake

    Chicken Pepperoni Bake

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    Shake up family pizza night with this easy chicken casserole featuring all your favorite pepperoni pizza flavors. Dressing up boneless chicken breasts with sliced pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and herbs is a genius way to satisfy an Italian food craving while feeding your family a nutritious meal. Serve it with garlic bread for a complete, filling dinner.

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    Baked Bean Casserole

    Baked Bean Casserole

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    Saucy, savory, and sweet all at once, this easy six-ingredient baked bean casserole is an easy side dish for cookouts and holiday dinners. Simply doctor canned beans with ingredients you likely already have in the pantry or fridge and slide it into the oven to bake until hot and bubbling.

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    Spinach Casserole

    Spinach Casserole

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    Trick your kids into eating healthy spinach with this tasty casserole that includes cream cheese. You need just 10 minutes and five ingredients to bake it for a nutritious side dish that goes well with roast chicken, baked fish, or grilled steaks.

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    Vegan Quinoa "Macaroni and Cheese" Casserole With Spinach

    Vegan Quinoa "Macaroni and Cheese" Casserole With Spinach

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    Low in calories and high in protein, this vegan mac and cheese casserole is perfect for those who are eating dairy-free. Filled with quinoa and spinach and a satisfyingly rich-tasting sauce, it's a healthy twist on the traditional, Southern-style baked macaroni and cheese.

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    Tuna, Noodle, and Artichoke Casserole

    Tuna, Noodle, and Artichoke Casserole

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    On busy weeknights, treat your family to a new kind of tuna casserole. This out-of-the-ordinary tuna noodle bake is loaded with unique and delicious flavors from black olives, canned artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and pimentos, plus the classic, crunchy breadcrumb topping your family loves.

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    American Chop Suey Casserole

    American Chop Suey Casserole

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    Kids enjoy digging their forks into this meaty macaroni casserole topped with melting cheese. Made with budget-conscious lean ground beef, canned tomato sauce, elbow macaroni, and dried pantry spices, chop suey casserole is classic American comfort food. Make it up to a day ahead of baking, covering the dish in foil before sticking it in the fridge.

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    Hungry Jack Casserole

    Classic Hungry Jack Casserole

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    Made with ground beef, refrigerated biscuits, canned pork and beans, and lots of cheese, hungry Jack casserole is an honest to goodness, kid-pleasing meal that cooks in well under an hour. Add coleslaw, a green salad, or steamed broccoli for a tasty family dinner any night of the week.

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    Harvest Vegetable Casserole

    Harvest Vegetable Casserole

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    Brimming with colorful autumn veggies, a creamy cheese sauce, and a buttery breadcrumb topping, this root vegetable casserole tastes more special than the sum of its parts. Serve it with roast beef or chicken at weekend dinners, or to accompany roast turkey at fall and winter holiday gatherings.

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    Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

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    Two family-favorite comfort foods unite in this mash-up of chicken pot pie and chicken and dumplings. You won't believe how easy it is to prepare this one-dish chicken and vegetable bake with a fluffy biscuit crust. Feel free to use a store-bought rotisserie chicken for this recipe or boost it with any extra veggies hanging out in your freezer or crisper.

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    Eggplant Parmesan

    Eggplant Parmesan

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    With layers of tender breaded, fried eggplant, herbed tomato sauce, and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, eggplant Parmesan is a classic Italian-American casserole. It's a delicious way to enjoy the goodness of nutritious eggplant and makes a filling, meatless family dinner with garlic bread or crusty Italian bread.

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    Chicken Casserole With Black Beans, Corn, and Salsa

    Chicken Casserole With Black Beans, Corn, and Salsa

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    Mexican chicken casserole is a kid-friendly dinner recipe that won't stretch your food budget. Make it for an easy weeknight dinner with boneless chicken breasts, canned beans, canned or frozen corn, jarred salsa, shredded cheese, and taco seasonings. It also freezes well for making ahead.

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    Spicy Chorizo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

    Spicy Chorizo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

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    Overflowing with succulent sweet potato tater puffs, and spicy, crumbled chorizo sausage, this breakfast casserole with eggs and cheddar cheese is super delicious and filling. Make it a day or two ahead, or freeze unbaked up to two months to bake when you need it. Or make it in muffin cups for a yummy breakfast on the go.

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    Butternut Squash and Potato Casserole

    Butternut Squash and Potato Casserole

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    Inspired by classic mashed potato casserole, this holiday-worthy vegetable bake includes butternut squash along with the usual potatoes for a sweeter, more colorful dish. Boiling and mashing the vegetables with butter, milk, cream cheese, and ricotta cheese before baking topped with grated Italian cheese yields an indulgent-tasting dish.

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    Broccoli Rice Casserole

    Broccoli Rice Casserole

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    When you need a quick and delicious side dish, look no further than this creamy broccoli rice casserole. It can even serve as an entrée on meatless Mondays or whenever you want a lighter, vegetarian dinner. Feel free to add extra flavor with chopped green chilies, pimentos, or a topping of crunchy breadcrumbs.

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    Cheesy Corn Casserole (Choclo con Queso)

    Cheesy Corn Casserole (Choclo con Queso)

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    Chewy, nutty-tasting choclo corn from Peru has large kernels that are slightly less sweet than American corn. This rich and cheesy corn casserole pairs choclo corn with Mexican queso cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, and cream cheese for a unique mash-up of South American and North American flavors.

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    Vegetarian Breakfast Egg Casserole

    Vegetarian Breakfast Egg Casserole

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    Eggy breakfast casseroles often include sausage or bacon, but this one will suit eaters avoiding meat. Prep it the night before, assembling the casserole with vegetarian sausage substitute, whole grain bread, eggs, onion, soy milk, and cheese. Store in the fridge for easy baking in the morning.