Our 13 Best Casserole Recipes

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Casserole
Photo: ©Kristen Stevens

Casserole recipes make for an easy, satisfying dinner or breakfast. They are versatile, creative, and cost-efficient. A variety of savory cheeses like Gruyère, Swiss, and white cheddar, as well as vegetables like potatoes and broccoli bring more earthy and nutty flavors to any casserole. Luckily, we have a stellar collection you can try. From cheesy broccoli and rice casserole to tater tot casserole, these dishes are perfect when looking for simple yet comforting weeknight dinner or breakfast ideas.

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Swiss Chard Casserole with Shiitake Mushrooms

Swiss Chard Casserole with Shiitake Mushrooms
© Alexandra Rowley

This frittata-like casserole is just the kind of dish that F&W's Justin Chapple likes to serve as a first course at dinner parties. He slices the baked casserole into bite-size squares and tops them with a dollop of crème fraïche to serve with cocktails.

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole with Sausage

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole with Sausage
© Phoebe Lapine

This simple gluten-free broccoli-and-rice casserole is a classically comforting one-dish meal. You can substitute pork sausage for the hot Italian chicken sausage, or swap it for sweet Italian if you're looking for something more mild. Transfer the casserole to the broiler to get the cheesy topping crusty and browned.

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Lemony Crêpe Casserole

Lemony Crepe Casserole
Jennifer Causey

Reminiscent of a classic bread pudding, this sweet-tart crêpe casserole has a beautiful lacy top and tender-but-sliceable center.

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Mashed-Potato Casserole with Sage and Fontina

Mashed-Potato Casserole with Sage and Fontina
© John Kernick

To take mashed potatoes up a few notches, cookbook author Melissa Clark mashes them with a creamy, tangy mix of creme fraiche, butter, parsley and sage, then tops them with cheesy breadcrumbs and bakes until crisp.

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Macaroni-and-Beef Casserole

Macaroni-and-Beef Casserole
© Alexandra Rowley

This hearty cumin-scented casserole has an irresistible cheesy-crisp topping.

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Green Beans with Cremini Mushroom Sauce

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© WILLIAM MEPPEM

If you'd like to prepare this dish in advance, the assembled casserole can be refrigerated overnight. Let it return to room temperature before baking.

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Grilled Summer Squash Casserole

Grilled Summer Squash Casserole
Victor Protasio

Traditionally called malaiwala, "the one with cream," this casserole is a Punjabi twist on a ratatouille-style summer side. Garland chef-owner Cheetie Kumar suggests making this a main dish by adding firm, cubed paneer.

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Skillet Chicken-and-Mushroom Potpie

Skillet Chicken-and-Mushroom Potpie

Grace Parisi proves that making potpie doesn't have to take a long time with this one-skillet version, prepared with store-bought rotisserie chicken and—her stroke of brilliance—buttered white bread in place of the usual labor-intensive puff pastry crust.

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Creamy Tuna Noodle Cazuela

Creamy Tuna Noodle Cazuela

Jarred piquillo peppers and imported canned tuna from Spain add an Iberian twist to the classic American tuna casserole.

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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole
CREDIT: © ABBY HOCKING

The secret to this casserole is the layer of creamed spinach in the middle. This creamy mixture adds a nice contrast to the crispy, crunchy Tater Tot top. Pork sausage brings savoriness to the casserole as well.

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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie
© John Kernick

This pairing of chopped lamb with a mashed-potato topping is one of the most beloved British classics. Chef Tom Aikens infuses milk and cream with fresh herbs before folding them into the potatoes to make the dish especially luxurious.

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Beef-and-Vegetable Potpie with Cheddar Biscuits

Beef-and-Vegetable Potpie with Cheddar Biscuits

A buttery cheddar crust and hearty filling made with ground meat, parsnips, carrots, and peas are all the elements that make this pot pie recipe special.

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Baked Orecchiette with Pork Sugo

Baked Orecchiette with Pork Sugo
© Kana Okada

Seattle chef Ethan Stowell prepares a pork sugo by braising pork shoulder until it almost falls apart, shredding it in a food processor and mixing it with a red-wine-and-tomato sauce; then he bakes it with orecchiette under a topping of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese until crispy.

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