Top 10 Casserole Recipes

Casseroles are the home cook's equivalent of fast food. All you need to serve with a good casserole is a green salad. That bubbling pot of goodness contains everything else: protein, veggies, starch, that makes a meal satisfying.

Casseroles are any mixture that you bake in a casserole or baking dish in the oven. Using that criteria, I have a lot of casserole recipes! While I have the best chicken, meatball, and ground beef casserole recipes, I don't have an all-around category. This is it! Enjoy.

  • 01 of 10

    Baked Tortellini with Three Sauces

    Baked tortellini


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    This incredible recipe is very rich. I love to make it on a cold fall or winter night, or for entertaining around the holidays. The three sauces are pesto, garlic Alfredo sauce, and a tomato based pasta sauce. They combine to make a memorable meal.

  • 02 of 10

    Bacon Alfredo Pasta Casserole

    Bacon Alfredo Pasta Casserole recipe

    The Spruce

    This is my new favorite pasta casserole recipe. It's like Spaghetti Carbonara, but in casserole form! It's rich, delicious, hearty, easy to make, and perfect for entertaining.

  • 03 of 10

    Creamy Stuffed Shells

    Ricotta stuffed shells


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    Large pasta shells stuffed with a cheesy and fragrant mixture, then baked in rich pasta sauce is the perfect recipe for company. Serve this with a green salad, some white wine, and brownies for dessert for a wonderful meal everyone will enjoy.

  • 04 of 10

    Chicken Divan Casserole

    Chicken Divan


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    This easy seven ingredient casserole has the rich flavors of Chicken Divan, but in casserole form. Tender chicken is mixed with broccoli, a creamy cheese sauce, and brown rice and bakes until bubbly and brown. It's irresistible.

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  • 05 of 10

    Updated Meatball Stew En Casserole

    Meatball Stew en Casserole
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    This is another old family recipe, updated with convenience foods such as refrigerated mashed potatoes, frozen meatballs, and baby carrots. It's hearty, warming, comforting, delicious, and perfect for a cold winter night.

  • 06 of 10

    Red and White Tortellini

    Tomato tortellini


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    Quite honestly, this is the easiest casserole I know how to make. It only uses four ingredients and it tastes like something you'd get at a restaurant. My husband has successfully made this recipe!

  • 07 of 10

    Pizza Spaghetti Style

    Ramen Noodle Crust Pepperoni Pizza
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    My mother used to make this recipe a lot when I was growing up. And she did serve it to guests. It freezes really well; just thaw overnight in the fridge and bake until hot and bubbly. It's delicious with a simple green salad, some garlic bread, and Oatmeal Carmelitas for dessert.

  • 08 of 10

    Creamy Pierogie Squash Casserole

    Pierogies with bacon


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    This wonderfully easy casserole is made by layering frozen ingredients with a cheesy sauce, then baking to bubbling perfection. Pierogies, those big pasta half moons stuffed with potatoes, are perfect with squash, peas, bacon, and cheese.

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  • 09 of 10

    Indulgent Mac and Cheese

    Indulgent Mac and Cheese
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    For vegetarians, there isn't a better recipe on the planet. This extremely rich and satisfying recipe has five kinds of cheese, lots of heavy cream, and mustard, onion, and garlic for fabulous flavor.

  • 10 of 10

    Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

    Scalloped potatoes with ham

    The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

    And finally, this gorgeous casserole is perfect when you have scalloped potatoes and ham left over from Christmas dinner or holiday entertaining. If you don't, make Potatoes Grand Mere, then stir in ham and cheese. Return to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes until bubbly and brown.