Pasta Casserole Recipes:
Casseroles are invaluable during the holidays because of their make-ahead ease, and these mouth-watering dishes deliver just that. Both recipes can be made the night before, if desired. Allow the casseroles to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Or you can follow our easy freezing instructions for advance preparation up to a month.
Related: Fix-and-freeze Lasagna, Three Ways
If you enjoy the traditional flavors of lasagna, be sure to try Cheesy Sausage-and-Tomato Manicotti. Laura Martin of our Test Kitchens discovered an easy way to fill the manicotti shells. Simply slice each noodle lengthwise, fill, and fold the noodle back together. Then place the cut side down in the casserole dish. Stuffing pasta shells has never been easier.
"What's for Supper? Make-Ahead Pasta Casseroles" is from the November 2003 issue of Southern Living.