50+ Rich and Satisfying Casseroles for Your Family
Casseroles are comfort food at its best. Not only are they easy to prepare, but they deliver kindness in one single dish. Every Southern chef has at least a few casserole recipes up his or her sleeve. They’re simple to make, budget-friendly, and feed a crowd. When you’re in the mood for classic Southern comfort food, favorite casserole recipes like poppy seed chicken, tuna noodle casserole, and turkey tetrazzini will always be there. Kid-friendly casseroles like our enchilada bake or sloppy Joe casserole are perfect for feeding hungry company after weeknight practices. Plus, freezer-friendly casserole recipes like chicken-and-wild rice casserole or homestyle ground beef casserole are helpful to have on hand for busy weeknights or last-minute guests. Bake-and-take a comforting casserole to a new neighbor or mom-to-be, and you’ll really make someone’s day. These hearty, delicious casserole recipes are always in our dinner rotation.
These Casseroles are Made to Satisfy
Recipe: Spinach Lasagna
Always a crowd-pleaser, this lasagna is full of hearty veggies.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler
This family-friendly dish is sure to become a new holiday staple. Use fresh herbs in the cobbler.
Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas
Make the enchilada sauce up to three days ahead; the flavors will meld and only get better. We used corn tortillas in this recipe, but feel free to swap for flour tortillas if you prefer. If you're fixing and freezing this recipe, complete up to baking in step 4. For best results, wait to bake until you're ready to eat.
Recipe: Faux Cassoulet
This Southern version of the French classic comes together in a fraction of the time required to make the original because we use humble chicken thighs and country-style pork ribs. For easy sides, grab a loaf of crusty bread, and toss a tangy vinaigrette with fresh pear slices, toasted pecans, escarole, and frisée or a mix of your favorite winter greens.
Recipe: Extra-Easy Lasagna
When we say easy lasagna, we mean easy lasagna. You don't even have to cook the noodles for this speedy yet impressive pasta dinner.
Mac and Cheese with Ham
Recipe: Mac and Cheese with Ham
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.
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Recipe: Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Using a long-grain and wild rice mix and toasted almonds in chicken casserole makes it a little bit dressier and fit for company.
Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
Recipe: Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
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.
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Spiked with tomatoes and green chiles, creamy layers of chopped cooked chicken and corn tortillas make this Texas casserole too tempting to resist. It’s super-easy to fix for a crowd, and always a hit.
Three-Cheese Pasta Bake
Recipe: Three-Cheese Pasta Bake
This delicious variation on traditional macaroni and cheese is easy to prepare and perfect for weeknight family dinners and weekend entertaining alike. Add cooked chicken, shrimp, or sausage to the pasta bake and serve with a green salad and fresh vegetables for a hearty, well-rounded meal.
Baked Ziti with Sausage
Recipe: Baked Ziti with Sausage
Baked ziti is always a family favorite. Try this recipe with sausage for an easy, make-ahead casserole idea—perfect for weeknight meals.
Spinach Ravioli Lasagna
Recipe: Spinach Ravioli Lasagna
This top-rated spinach-ravioli lasagna uses convenience items, like store-bought pesto sauce, jarred Alfredo sauce, and frozen cheese-filled ravioli, to deliver a delicious main dish with little time and effort on your part.
Recipe: Creole Jambalaya
Smoked sausage, ham, and red pepper add bold flavor in this classic Creole recipe.
Cajun Shrimp Casserole
Recipe: Cajun Shrimp Casserole
This hearty seafood casserole is filled with shrimp, cheese and rice and gets its Cajun flair from the addition of okra, bell peppers, and cayenne pepper. It's a great choice for a special occasion meal. If you're not a fan of okra, you can leave it out of this dish.
Ham-Hash Brown Casserole
Recipe: Ham-Hash Brown Casserole
Reinvent "breakfast for supper" with this easy casserole. Country-style hash browns, ham, and Cheddar cheese resemble a breakfast casserole, but plenty of veggies make it a more substantial meal for dinner.
Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole
Recipe: Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole
Ground beef is in our grocery cart nearly every week because it’s easy, budget-friendly, and oh-so delicious. This hearty casserole showcases it perfectly.
Easy Chicken Spaghetti
Recipe: Easy Chicken Spaghetti
This family-friendly casserole will make you feel like a kid again.
Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole
We turned this Southern classic into an easy-to-serve, big-batch casserole for hosting.
Deb Wise's Tamale Pie Mix-up
Recipe: Deb Wise’s Tamale Pie Mix-up
If you’ve got picky eaters to feed, trust us: They’ll ask you to make this easy Tex-Mex casserole every week once they try it.
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Mushrooms
One of our favorite comfort foods gets a convenient upgrade from one of our favorite kitchen tools, our handy cast-iron skillet.
Sausage and Squash Lasagna
Recipe: Sausage and Squash Lasagna
The best thing about this indulgent lasagna recipe isn’t that it’s filled with fresh summer squash and hot sausage for a kick. No, it’s that it all comes together with the hands-off ease of your slow cooker.
New Tuna Casserole
Recipe: New Tuna Casserole
Budget-approved and so comforting, our updated version of classic tuna noodle casserole is a weeknight winner.
Tee's Corn Pudding
Recipe: Tee’s Corn Pudding
It’s not a potluck if somebody doesn’t bring the corn pudding, and this is our all-time favorite way to make it.
Poppy Seed Chicken
Recipe: Poppy Seed Chicken
Every Southern cook has an old-school poppyseed casserole in his or her back pocket, and this one never fails.
Recipe: Smothered Enchiladas
The whole family will be thrilled when the answer to, “What’s for dinner tonight?” is creamy, cheesy enchiladas.
Recipe: Turkey Tetrazzini
File this pantry staple-filled casserole under the “freezes beautifully” section of your recipe book.
Au Gratin Potato Casserole
Recipe: Au Gratin Potato Casserole
There aren’t many meals that a cheesy, creamy potato casserole won’t complement.
Ham and Noodle Casserole
Recipe: Ham and Noodle Casserole
We try to keep one of these trusty casseroles in our freezer at all times for busy weeks or last-minute company.
French Onion Soup Casserole
Recipe: French Onion Soup Casserole
For a heartier meal with all the French onion flavor you love, this casserole will satisfy—and then some.
Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake
Recipe: Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake
Kale has earned the “super food” title, but this indulgent recipe secures its “comfort food” title.
Recipe: Zucchini Lasagna
If you went a little overboard buying fresh summer squash at the farmers’ market, but you’re having a major pasta craving, this lightened up lasagna is just what you need.
Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole
Recipe: Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole
When Southerners fall in love with a certain dish, they’re liable to make it into a casserole as quickly as possible, much like this big-batch take on the classic Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich.
Reunion Pea Casserole
Recipe: Reunion Pea Casserole
Mama will recognize this vintage casserole that’s stuffed to the brim with comforting ingredients.
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Skillet Casserole
Dressy enough for company but speedy enough for a weeknight, this one-dish wonder is a gift straight from the Test Kitchen to your kitchen.
Recipe: Ham-and-Vegetable Cobbler
If your family is a little worn out on chicken pot pie, try this big-batch, savory cobbler instead.
Cheesy Broccoli-and-Rice Casserole
Broccoli, rice, and cheddar cheese are a match made in Southern comfort food heaven.
Recipe: Meatloaf Casserole
A Southern spin on Shepherd’s Pie, this one-dish casserole is what we crave on a cozy night in.
Hot Chicken Salad
Recipe: Hot Chicken Salad
Don’t knock it ’til you try it! This warm, cheesy spin on chicken salad is a true gem from Mama’s old recipe tin.
Okra and Rice Casserole
Recipe: Okra and Rice Casserole
This hearty meatless casserole brings some of our favorite fresh summer produce together in one recipe.
Sloppy Joe Casserole
Recipe: Sloppy Joe Casserole
This casserole recipe has all the flavor you love from old-school Sloppy Joes, minus all the sloppy.
Recipe: Chicken-Mushroom-Sage Casserole
Chicken casseroles are endless in Southern cookbooks, but this pretty recipe is worth a try.
Tomato ‘n’ Beef Casserole With Polenta Crust
This cheesy, beefy casserole will fill up the entire family.
Healthy Turkey Lasagna
Recipe: Healthy Turkey Lasagna
This healthier upgrade on lasagna slashes calories but keeps all the comfort.
Easy Enchilada Bake
Recipe: Easy Enchilada Bake
If you’re wondering where the “easy” in this recipe comes from, it’s the fact that your slow cooker gets to take care of dinner when you make it.