14 Casseroles You Can Have On The Table In 30 Minutes Or Less

Recipes this easy will make your weekday dinners a breeze.

Ravioli Lasagna Recipe
Photo: Photographer: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Christine Kelly; Food Stylist: Ali Ramee

Casseroles are always welcome on our table. A true comfort food, they can feed a crowd at the potluck or fill the family with some leftovers to spare. While some casseroles take quite a bit of prep, we've rounded up our favorite hassle-free 30-minute meals for those times when there just aren't enough hours in the day. Between work, after-school activities, and everyday chores, dinner may be the last thing on your mind some nights.

These quick casseroles are anything but boring and easy enough to make, regardless of how taxing of a day you've endured. Pantry items are your best friends in these 30-minute dinners, where more often than not a quick trip to the closet will be all the shopping required. So, grab that pan and start cooking!

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Sloppy Joe Casserole with Dinner Rolls

Sloppy Joe Casserole with Dinner Rolls
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Rishon Hanners, Prop Stylist Heather Chadduck

While you can use any type of pre-cooked dinner roll to top this casserole version of Sloppy Joe's, we prefer King's Hawaiian.

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Baked Ziti With Meatballs

Baked Ziti and Meatballs
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Use orange juice to boost the flavor of the marinara sauce so nobody will know that it's a jarred grocery store addition.

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Easy Taco Casserole

Easy Taco Casserole
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Taco night doesn't just have to be on Tuesdays. Serve this casserole any day of the week and impress with a less-messy meal.

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Skillet Enchiladas Suizas

Skillet Enchiladas Suizas
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Get the flavor of enchiladas without filling or rolling with this deconstructed take on the classic dish.

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Roasted Tomato Macaroni and Cheese

Roasted Tomato Macaroni and Cheese
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Topping off this mac and cheese with tomatoes makes this dish a hit for kids and adults alike.

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Ravioli Lasagna

Ravioli Lasagna Recipe
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Christine Kelly; Food Stylist: Ali Ramee

Jarred marinara sauce and refrigerated ravioli help this dish come together with just 15 minutes of hands-on time.

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Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole
Southern Living

Head into your pantry to round up the ingredients that make Sloppy Joe's a nostalgic favorite fit for any time of the year.

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Barbecue Mac and Cheese

Barbecue Mac and Cheese
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Make sure to undercook the pasta by 1-minute. It will continue to cook once it's added to creamy sauce.

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Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake

Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake
Hector Manuel Sanchez

This pasta bake will be enough to fill you up any day of the week. Feel free to pair with a protein on a night that you have some more time on your hands.

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Oyster Casserole

Oyster Casserole
Greg DuPree

Although it may go by a variety of names, this recipe always includes three key ingredients: oysters, a rich and creamy sauce, and a crispy topping.

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Pineapple Casserole

pineapple casserole in a white square casserole dish
Photographer: Jen Causey, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle,Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn

This flavor combination works its magic on Southern tables year-round.

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Mexican Lasagna

Ground Beef Recipes: Mexican Lasagna
Southern Living

Replace noodles with tortilla chips and tomato sauce with enchilada sauce for a Mexican twist on an Italian favorite.

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Smothered Enchiladas

Smothered Enchiladas
Southern Living

Add homemade salsa on top of this enchilada bake for the "smothered" effect.

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Texas-Style Beef Enchilada Casserole

Texas-Style Beef Enchiladas Casserole
Photo William Dickey / Styling Katherine Eckert / Food Styling Alyssa Porubcan

No one will be able to tell you used canned ingredients in this recipe that's packed with flavor.

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