20 Side Dish Casseroles
There's nothing quite like creamy, homemade scalloped potatoes for dinner. These easy recipes taste divine even as leftovers the next day.
This lavishly rich casserole is ideal for family suppers. Gently stirring twice while baking promotes even cooking and creaminess to this dish. Pull out of the oven, stir once more, then sprinkle with cheese, and continue baking without stirring for a casserole that's golden brown on top.
Adding cornflakes cereal to the pecan-brown sugar topping gives the casserole extra crispiness and crunch.
This delicious mac and cheese is light on butter and cheese yet still melts in your mouth. Change the flavor profile of the recipe with combinations such as sweet peas and proscuitto or ham and broccoli.
Recipe: Baked Smokin' Macaroni and Cheese
Hugh Acheson's Southern Mac and Cheese combines 2-year-old aged Cheddar cheese with Gruyère cheese, diced bacon, and leeks. The results are a deliciously baked Southern classic that's finished with a drizzle of heavy cream and toasted breadcrumbs.
Recipe: Hugh's Southern Mac and Cheese
Classic dressing and Lowcountry shrimp and grits fuse together in this must-try dressing.
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Dressing
For the ideal texture, we recommend serving this immediately once baked.
Recipe: Butternut Squash Spoon Bread
This tasty side dish takes a quicker approach to classic corn pudding. You'll love the cheesy Parmesan twist.
Recipe: Parmesan Corn Pudding
This green bean casserole gets a much-needed makeover from fresh veggies and a lightened (but super-rich!) homemade sauce. And the best part: It's under 200 calories per serving!
- Recipe: Home-style Green Bean Casserole
Summer squash casserole is the most versatile Southern side dish. It pairs well with everything from fried chicken at a summertime Sunday lunch to roast turkey at Thanksgiving.
- Recipe: Summer Squash Casserole
Mix up your mashed potatoes routine by trying one of these 5 delicious variations. Tasty additions like caramelized onions and chorizo sausage will make these mashed potatoes a family favorite.
Recipes: 5 Delicious Mashed Potato Bakes
Cooked carrots add smooth texture and extra flavor to this comfort food favorite. Serve this classic holiday casserole any time of year and expect rave reviews. Top with marshmallows and spicy-sweet pecans.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole
This cheesy potato gratin gets a punch of flavor from nutmeg and fennel. It's impressive enough for a holiday party, but easy enough to put together on a busy weeknight.
Recipe: Fennel-and-Potato Gratin
Why limit French fried onions to green bean casserole? We love them on this cheesy squash casserole, too.
- Recipe: Squash Casserole
Slice the potatoes as you use them in each layer (rather than all at once), to help prevent oxidation.
Recipe: Butternut Squash Gratin