Our Editors' Favorite Southern Living Casserole Recipes

Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler
Photo: Alison Miksch

We know a thing or two about casseroles around here. Our trusty 13x9 dish is a lifelong ally in our kitchens, second only to our cast-iron skillet, oh, and the can of bacon grease we keep in the fridge. We have a lengthy list of go-to recipes whether we're serving breakfast, dinner, lunch, or even dessert—and, not surprisingly, most of them are Southern Living recipes. We put a call out for our editors to share their favorite SL casserole recipes, and they delivered with an all-star collection of the best casserole recipes that have ever graced our pages.

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Corn Pudding Casserole

Parmesan Corn Pudding
Photo: Jennifer Davick

"I first made this for my family's Thanksgiving in 2017, and it instantly grabbed a permanent place on our holiday menu. The perfect balance of the sweet corn and the savory herbs, cheese, and onions make this decadent dish downright addictive." – Rebecca Baer, News Editor

Recipe: Corn Pudding Casserole

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Chicken Spaghetti

Easy Chicken Spaghetti
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

"The basic elements are all there–spaghetti, chicken, cheese, and veggies–but the one-pot prep in a Dutch oven is a game changer." – Katie Rousso, Digital Editor

Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti

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Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Greg DuPree

"When I don't want to think about what's for dinner, I always lean toward a baked pasta casserole. This creamy, cheesy dish has a short ingredient list and uses convenience items so I can get it in the oven in less that 15 minutes. Plus, there's always plenty of leftovers." – Jenna Sims, Associate Editor

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole

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

"Finally—a Southern shrimp and grits recipe that fits comfortably in my casserole dish. This one is the ultimate brunch bake to make when you're playing hostess—or to whip up for dinner on any old weeknight." – Kaitlyn Yarborough, Assistant Editor

Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole

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Spicy Cornbread Dressing with Chorizo

Spicy Cornbread Dressing with Chorizo
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

"I'm typically a classicist when it comes to how I want my Thanksgiving dressing to taste, but this spicy rendition made with jalapeños, chorizo, and cilantro shook up my world. I highly recommend making it for a special-occasion dinner side year-round just in case Aunt Pearl won't give up dressing duty come November." – Kaitlyn Yarborough, Assistant Editor

Recipe: Spicy Cornbread Dressing with Chorizo

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Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Caitlin Bensel

"This dessert disguised as a breakfast main will disappear faster than eggs ever could. Its bread-pudding-like texture and sweet cinnamon taste will have guests scraping the bowl for every last bite." – Katie Rousso, Digital Editor

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Cheesy Broccoli-and-Rice Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Hector Sanchez

"My mom's wonderful variations of this casserole taught me not only to love broccoli, but how to tweak casseroles according to your tastes and what ingredients are in the pantry. My mom would often use crumbled Ritz crackers instead of panko, toss in leftover chicken to make the casserole a bit heartier, and slip in grated carrots (thinking we didn't notice) to increase our vegetable intake."
– Patricia York, Assistant Editor

Recipe: Cheesy Broccoli-and-Rice Casserole

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Old-School Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Emily Hall

"After years of Thanksgivings with green bean casseroles full of cream-of soups, my mom and I were inspired by this recipe in the November 2017 issue. Every part of it is made from scratch, and you can taste the difference." – Mary Shannon Wells, Assistant Editor

Recipe: Old-School Green Bean Casserole

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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

"This creamy chicken enchilada recipe is my go-to when taking a meal to someone, and I always make extra for my family. It is delicious and the recipe is always requested." – Nellah McGough, Office Manager

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

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Poppy Seed Chicken

Classic Poppy Seed Chicken
Southern Living

"Bernice Kidd is one of the best cooks in my hometown and she often brought her chicken poppy seed casserole to our fellowships. I always look for her dish!" – Valerie Luesse, Senior Editor

Recipe: Poppy Seed Chicken

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Baked Ziti with Sausage

Baked Ziti with Sausage
Southern Living

"This casserole is a certifiable winner every time I serve it. You've never known what you were missing until you've tasted baked ziti that calls for a little bacon." - Patricia Shannon, Senior Editor

Recipe: Baked Ziti with Sausage

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Old-School Squash Casserole

Old-School Squash Casserole
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

"A neighbor taught my mother how to make old-fashioned squash casserole, made with fresh squash from the garden. Nothing better with Sunday fried chicken." – Valerie Luesse, Senior Editor

Recipe: Old-School Squash Casserole

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Chicken and Biscuit Cobbler

Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler
Alison Miksch

"This recipe was introduced to me by a girlfriend back when we were both in our newlywed days. It's made many appearances on the Shannon table through the years, but especially during the fall when the weather finally starts to cool off. Consider it a super Southern take on a chicken pot pie." - Patricia Shannon, Senior Editor

Recipe: Chicken and Biscuit Cobbler

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