Make-Ahead Casseroles for Easy Weeknight Dinners
Mashed Potato Casserole with Pulled Chicken and Crispy Bacon
This recipe featuring mashed potatoes, pulled chicken and crispy bacon yields comfort food at its best.
Tuscan Chicken Casserole
The flavors of Italy are tied together neatly here with garlic and rosemary inflected stock, making this weeknight meal extra-special.
Butternut Squash Casserole with Leeks, Prosciutto and Thyme
Swiss Chard Casserole with Shiitake Mushrooms
Delicious and easy to make and serve, 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 creme fraiche to serve with cocktails.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potatoes grow in abundance in Alabama, where sculptor Sandi Stevens' family eats them year-round. This casserole is a Stevens favorite: silky pureed sweet potatoes topped with a sweet and crunchy pecan-cornflake topping. If you don't have pecans or cornflakes on hand, Stevens says the topping can be made with whatever nut or cereal is in the cupboard.
Turnip Casserole with Porcini Crumb Topping
Cheesy Mixed Pasta Casserole with Mushrooms
Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Casserole
Photographer and Alabamian Robert Rausch grew up eating vegetable casseroles--he and his mother are both vegetarians. The broccoli casserole his family ate is a step up from the standard church cookbook recipe, which calls for using canned mushroom soup: In place of that, he uses wild mushrooms. He still relies on Ritz crackers, though, for the crispy, buttery topping.
Southwest Chicken Casserole
The chicken filling can be made a day a head and reheated before continuing with the recipe.
Winter Veggie Casserole with Tofu Crumble
Tofu adds a subtle heft to this vegetarian casserole that is perfect for both weeknight meals and holiday tables.
Chicken, Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole
The rice in this casserole filling is cooked until it starts to fall apart, thickening the liquid.
Chicken Chili Casserole
The chili for this casserole can be made 3 days ahead of time.
Green Bean Casserole with Goat Cheese, Almonds and Smoked Paprika
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Chef Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis updates this classic Minnesota flavor combo with fresh herbs, tender Swiss chard and an aromatic mushroom gravy. The dish is perfect for potlucks since it can be baked a day ahead.
Creamy Shrimp Casserole with Buttery Crumbs
Hot sauce and dashes of paprika make this delicious casserole a complex-flavored dish everyone at the table will love.
Cuban Beef Casserole with Corn-Scallion Biscuit Topping
Inspired by a Cuban picadillo, this recipe perfectly balances savory and sweet with warm aromatic spices, sweet raisins and tangy green olives.
Broccoli and Cheddar Casserole with Leeks
This classic is updated with deep-flavored cheddar and a crunchy topping of crumbled crackers and toasted almonds.
Chicken Mole Casserole
This faux mole is made from ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Simmering the reserved chicken bones in the milk increases the chicken flavor of this casserole.