Freezable Casseroles You Can Make In An 8x8 Dish

These freezer-friendly casseroles are ideal for busy weeknights or unexpected company.

Zucchini-and-Spinach Lasagna
Photo: Jennifer Davick

While there's no denying our 9x13 casserole dish will always be first in our heart, 8x8 pans certainly have an upside. They take up less freezer space and are ideal for weeknight dinners for families of four or less. Fun fact: If a recipe calls for an 11x7 dish, you can substitute an 8x8 dish because it's deeper and still holds the same volume. Taking a day to prep a few meals to keep your freezer stocked can help make busy weeknights less stressful and will come in handy when you have last-minute company drop by.

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Poppy Seed Chicken

Classic Poppy Seed Chicken
Southern Living

A short ingredient list and minimal prep time make this classic casserole a winner in our book. When making ahead and freezing, save the cracker mixture to add when you're ready to bake.

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King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Two of our favorite casseroles come together to create one irresistible dish.

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Hashbrown Casserole

Hahsbrown Csserole

Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox

This classic, cheesy casserole is one that should always be stocked in the freezer ready for weekend guests or a lazy Saturday morning.

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Zucchini-and-Spinach Lasagna

Zucchini-and-Spinach Lasagna
Jennifer Davick

You won't even miss the meat in this flavor-packed vegetarian lasagna.

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Macaroni Corn Casserole

Macaroni Corn Casserole
Will Dickey; Prop Styling: Christina Daley; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

We took two Southern favorites, corn casserole and macaroni & cheese, to create one delicious dish.

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Chicken Casserole D'Iberville

Chicken Casserole D'Iberville
Southern Living

This recipe will fill three 8x8 dishes, perfect for sharing with friends and family, or eating some now and freezing the rest for later.

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Chicken Cobbler Casserole

Chicken Cobbler Casserole
William Dickey

Reserve the bread mixture for when you're ready to pop this savory casserole into the oven.

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Old-School Squash Casserole Recipe

Old-School Squash Casserole in a green casserole dish
Photographer: Fred Hardy II, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall, Props Stylist: Christina Brockman

Creamy, yellow squash casserole is a Southern staple and it's best with in-season vegetables. Make the dish with seasonal produce and freeze for later.

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Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland; Food Styling: Melissa Gray

You won't think twice before making a double batch—one for now, one for the freezer. Let the dish come to room temperature before popping it in the oven.

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

The taste of a Southern classic all in one casserole. Freeze the shrimp mixture separately and serve on top.

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Meal Prep Couldn't Be Easier With These Casseroles

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Tomato-Basil Lasagna Roll Ups

Tomato-Basil Lasagna Rolls
Hector Sanchez

Make these roll ups and keep them in the freezer for coming to the rescue on busy weeknights.

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Chicken 'n' Spinach Pasta Bake

Chicken 'n' Spinach Pasta Bake Casserole Recipes
Photo Ralph Anderson / Styling Lisa Powell Bailey / Food Styling Pam Lolley

This Italian-inspired bake is great to keep on hand for weekend dinners or last-minute guests.

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Spinach-Ravioli Lasagna

Easy Pasta Recipes: Spinach Ravioli Lasagna
Van Chaplin

Cheese-filled ravioli makes this lasagna bake extra cheesy.

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Easy Cauliflower Casserole

Easy Cauliflower Casserole
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Looking for a kid-friendly vegetable side, look no further than this cauliflower casserole loaded with cheese and breadcrumbs.

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Easy Taco Casserole

Easy Taco Casserole

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Make taco night even easier with this family-friendly freezer dinner.

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Fennel-and-Potato Gratin

Fennel-and-Potato Gratin
Jennifer Davick

This potato and fennel side dish is company-worthy and full of flavor.

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