9 Laid-Back Beef Casseroles
Beckon your family to the table with the promise of piping-hot, delightfully casual combinations of ground beef with noodles, cheese, and colorful vegetables.
Instead of mashed potatoes, use thinly sliced potatoes to form the gorgeous, scalloped crust. We used a mandoline for slicing, but a sharp knife will also work.
Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie with Potato Crust
Inspired by the classic Greek comfort dish known as pastitsio, this pasta casserole uses fresh and flavorful ingredients.
Recipe: Greek Baked Ziti
A container of refrigerated pesto adds distinctive flavor to this basic beef-and-cheese lasagna, and the unbaked lasagna can be frozen for up to three months.
We preferred turkey pepperoni, so you don't get a greasy appearance. Freeze the unbaked casserole up to one month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, and bake as directed.
Recipe: Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
This 5-ingredient casserole features convenient frozen hash brown potatoes, a can of Sloppy Joe sauce and can of chili.
- Recipe: Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake
Serve something with a little kick this season. This recipe will bring a welcome change from standard fare.
- Recipe: Texas-Style Enchilada Casserole
A flavorful cornmeal-based crust is topped with hearty ground beef, tomato paste, and sharp Cheddar cheese in this easy Italian casserole.
This potato-topped shepherd’s pie gets extra flavor from the cheese and carrots that are added to the mashed potato crust. And you can take a shortcut with the crust because the recipe calls for frozen mashed potatoes.
- Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie
Orange juice and fennel give this quick supper bright, fresh flavor. Chop fennel as you would an onion, or omit it, if desired.
Recipe: Meatball Pasta Bake