Five Ingredient Casseroles

Mac and cheese casserole
Mac and cheese casserole. Jeff Wasserman/Stocksy United

Casseroles are delicious, quick to make, and can serve as a one-dish meal. To me, they mean a combination of meat, pasta, rice, beans, or veggies with a sauce and perhaps a topping, baked in the oven until bubbly. These five ingredient casserole recipes make these wonderful dishes even better.

I have a large collection of casserole recipes and have altered many of them to use only five ingredients. You, of course, are free to add more ingredients!

To save even more time, most casseroles freeze very well. Think about doubling a favorite recipe and freezing half for a later time. Check make ahead casseroles for more information. Having a casserole ready and waiting for you is one of the best time savers in the kitchen, bar none.

Five Ingredient Casserole Recipes

Most of these recipes are very easy to make ahead (unless the meat has been only partially cooked). Just assemble them when you're in the kitchen, cover tightly with foil and refrigerate. When you're ready to eat, just pull the dish out of the fridge and bake, adding 10-15 minutes to the recipe's baking time. All you need is a salad and some bread and you have an excellent meal on the table in minutes.