Hearty Thanksgiving Casseroles
Who doesn't love a good Thanksgiving casserole? You better leave plenty of room on the table for these classic Southern recipes.
Root Vegetable Gratin
Recipe: Root Vegetable Gratin
This gratin is filled with rutabaga, russet potatoes, and parsnips.
Old-School Green Bean Casserole
Recipe: Old-School Green Bean Casserole
This classic green bean casserole is ready in under an hour.
Sweet Potato-and-Collard Green Gratin
We love the mix of sweet potatoes, collard greens, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in this seasonal gratin recipe.
Bacon-Brussels Sprout-Green Bean Casserole
We added crispy bacon and Brussels Sprouts to this casserole for a spin on a Thanksgiving classic.
Cheese Cracker-Topped Squash Casserole
"We have a hard time getting our grandson to eat a vegetable. He loves Goldfish crackers, so I came up with this recipe. You can sub any type of crackers," says SL reader Gerri Ellis, of Hazelhurst, MS, whose recipe inspired this dish. We crushed a few crackers and tossed the crumbs with paprika to help the whole fish outline on top stand out.
Lemon-Almond Green Bean Casserole
The addition of panko and sliced almonds give this green bean casserole the crunch.
Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole
"The old-school version of this recipe uses canned soup and often calls for frozen broccoli. My new twist is made with fresh, wholesome ingredients. It takes just a smidgen of more time, but the results are absolutely extraordinary." —Contributing editor Virginia Willis.
Wild Rice-and-Greens Casserole
Recipe: Wild Rice-and-Greens Casserole
We prefer chopped kale in this casserole, but use your favorite green. For heartier greens like collards, cook them five minutes longer in Step 1. If you want to prepare the dish ahead, cover and chill up to three days before baking. Uncover and bake just before serving.
Recipe: Two-Potato Gratin
"This luscious gratin strikes a happy middle chord for those hungry for potatoes and those vying for a sweet potato casserole." --Nancy Vienneau, author of Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook, from which this recipe was adapted.
Recipe: Squash Casserole
Why limit French fried onions to green bean casserole? We love them on this cheesy squash casserole, too.
Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole
Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole
Cooked carrots add smooth texture and extra flavor to this comfort food favorite. Serve this classic holiday casserole any time of year and expect rave reviews. Top with marshmallows and spicy-sweet pecans.
Green Bean Casserole
Recipe: Green Bean Casserole
Go beyond the standard “recipe on the can” casserole by adding Alfredo sauce instead of cream of mushroom soup, water chestnuts, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pecans.
Cornflake, Pecan, and Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
Adding cornflakes cereal to the pecan-brown sugar topping gives the casserole extra crispiness and crunch.
Two-Cheese Squash Casserole
Recipe: Two-Cheese Squash Casserole
For a tasty and colorful twist, substitute sliced zucchini for half of the yellow squash.
Butternut Squash Gratin
Recipe: Butternut Squash Gratin
Slice the potatoes as you use them in each layer (rather than all at once), to help prevent oxidation.
Home-style Green Bean Casserole
Recipe: Home-Style Green Bean Casserole
This green bean casserole gets a much-needed makeover from fresh veggies and a lightened (but super-rich!) homemade sauce.
Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
Gently stirring twice while baking promotes even cooking and creaminess to this dish. Pull out of the oven, stir once more, then sprinkle with cheese, and continue baking without stirring for a casserole that's golden brown on top.
Green Bean Lasagna
Recipe: Green Bean Lasagna
Lasagna may not be the first thing you think of when you imagine classic Thanksgiving sides, but our take on this classic holiday dish will have you loving this new twist. It mixes the smooth taste of perfectly cooked pasta noodles with the crunch of just-right green beans, the creaminess of ricotta and shredded Italian cheese, and the sweetness of onions and mushrooms. Top this casserole with crushed buttery crackers and French fried onions and you will wonder how you ever enjoyed your green bean casserole any other way. This will be the update that will become your go-to family classic casserole for years to come.
Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Greens Casserole
As a hefty vegetarian main course or as a side, this one delivers big flavor and meaty texture.
Recipe: Fennel-and-Potato Gratin
This cheesy potato gratin gets a punch of flavor from nutmeg and fennel. It's impressive enough for a holiday party, but easy enough to put together on a busy weeknight.
Chipotle Scalloped Potatoes
Recipe: Chipotle Scalloped Potatoes
Cheesy, smoky, and savory—all of our favorite flavors come to play in this winner of a potato casserole.
Part of the delight of this dish is the mixture of four cheeses that combine to give it the distinctive richness and creaminess that make it distinct. With Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Asiago, and fontina cheeses, Four-Cheese Macaroni mixes these spicy-hot, soft, and hard cheeses into a mouthwatering combination. We’ve used cavatappi pasta here—think of it like a corkscrew—so it grabs the cheese and holds on. Baked in the oven, it gets a crisp, delicious top that is finished with a delicious trio of toppings—breadcrumbs, bacon, and pecans. This macaroni and cheese ecipe is worthy of center stage.
Tasty Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Bake
Recipe: Tasty Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Bake
Tasty Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Bake gets a spicy kick with the addition of chorizo sausage, green chiles, and pepper Jack cheese. Mashed potatoes will never be boring again!