50+ Must-Have Thanksgiving Casseroles For Your Feast
A holiday that skillfully celebrates the art of the home-made casseroles. We’re not just talking about the classic green-bean casserole or the famous homemade mac and cheese. These are the homemade recipes that Mama guards with her life and are only learned through an illegible scribble on an old receipt or by graciously helping out in the kitchen. The best ingredient that’s found in all of these sought-after Thanksgiving casseroles is the hard work and love put into each one, because the way to the heart is definitely through the stomach. These dishes are guaranteed to be an instant hit at Thanksgiving dinner. Hold these coveted recipes tightly because everyone will want these delicious secrets. Who doesn't love a good Thanksgiving casserole?Make some memories in the kitchen this Thanksgiving by cooking these delectable casseroles with your loved ones. You better leave plenty of room on the table for these classic Southern recipes.
Old-School Green Bean Casserole
Recipe: Old-School Green Bean Casserole
This classic green bean casserole is ready in under an hour.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows, Pecans, and Cornflakes
A classic casserole that is topped with a delicious combination of cornflakes, pecans, and marshmallows.
Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Top this classic broccoli casserole with club crackers for a buttery finish.
Classic Cornbread Dressing
Recipe: Classic Cornbread Dressing
This old-school cornbread dressing recipe starts with your favorite skillet cornbread.
Hasselback Sweet Potato Casserole
Switch up your traditional sweet potato casserole by adding thinly sliced potatoes for a crispy texture.
Corn Pudding Casserole
Recipe: Corn Pudding Casserole
This savory dish is a cheesy delight on the Thanksgiving table.
Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Recipe: Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
The best of both worlds, this sweet potato casserole is topped with a parmesan-herb streusel to give it a savory flavor.
Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole
Recipe: Cheesy Potato Casserole
This cheesy potato casserole pairs delightfully well with homemade gravy.
Old-School Squash Casserole
Recipe: Old-School Squash Casserole
Even if you’re not a squash lover, you will be coming back for seconds with this tasty buttery dish.
Corn Bread Casserole
Recipe: Corn Bread Casserole
We believe that bread should always be a staple at Thanksgiving dinner, especially when it’s this mouth-watering corn bread.
Must-Have Thanksgiving Casseroles At Your Feast
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Au Gratin Potato Casserole
Recipe: Au Gratin Potato Casserole
An easy and delicious casserole to whip up on short notice to bring to potlucks and gatherings.
Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Greens Casserole
A vegetarian’s dream, this casserole is jam-packed with veggies and very filling.
Wild Rice-and-Greens Casserole
Recipe: Wild Rice-and-Greens Casserole
A flavorful dish that calls for wild rice, spices, and greens. Swap out kale for collard greens or another hearty green of your choice.
Aunt Grace’s Best Cornbread Dressing
Travel editor Valerie Luesse shares her Aunt Grace’s Best Cornbread Dressing recipe—which Luesse calls “silky smooth and ultra-moist.”
Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Leeks
This fresh-green bean casserole is topped with elegant crunchy leeks.
Cheese Cracker-Topped Squash Casserole
We topped this savory squash casserole with the our favorite crispy snack that smiles back.
Zucchini, Squash, and Corn Casserole
Combine these Southern vegetables all together in this flavor-bursting casserole.
Recipe: Hashbrown Casserole
Potato casserole just got a whole lot better with diced hash brown potatoes.
Squash and Green Chile Casserole
Recipe: Squash and Green Chile Casserole
This creamy tex-mex squash casserole has a subtle Southern kick from the green chiles.
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.
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!
Sweet Potato-and-Collard Green Gratin
We love the mix of sweet potatoes, collard greens, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in this seasonal gratin recipe.
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.
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.
Bacon-Brussels Sprout-Green Bean Casserole
We added crispy bacon and Brussels Sprouts to this casserole for a spin on a Thanksgiving classic.
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.
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.
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.
Creamy Whipped Potato Casserole
Recipe: Creamy Whipped Potato Casserole
Our Test Kitchen said this two-potato recipe makes the “fluffiest mashed potato casserole of all time.”
Root Vegetable-and-Butternut Squash Gratin
This cheesy casserole packs more nutrients than your usual sideboard offering.
Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Recipe: Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Kids and adults alike will eat up this new mac and cheese recipe.
Spicy Cornbread Dressing with Chorizo
Add a kick to your Thanksgiving feast with jalapenos and chorizo.
Fluffy Corn Pudding
Recipe: Fluffy Corn Pudding
Pureeing a portion of the corn kernels lends to the light and airy texture of this corn pudding.
Grated Sweet Potato Pudding
Recipe: Grated Sweet Potato Pudding
Try a new twist on your classic sweet potato casserole this year with this grated version that’s topped with chopped pecans.
Recipe: Scalloped Oysters
This classic oyster casserole only required a handful of simple ingredients.
Buttermilk Spoon Bread
Recipe: Buttermilk Spoon Bread
This old-school recipe combines the flavors and textures of a skillet of hot cornbread, a cornmeal soufflé, and a cornbread dressing, and if that doesn’t sound delicious to you, we don’t know what will.
Herby Pecan-Cornbread Dressing
Recipe: Herby Pecan-Cornbread Dressing
To get ahead on your prep, make the cornbread up to three days in advance.
Mashed Potato Casserole
Recipe: Mashed Potato Casserole
The family will love the breadcrumb and crispy fried onion topping on this dreamy mashed potato casserole.
Pumpkin-and-Winter Squash Gratin
Recipe: Pumpkin-and-Winter Squash Gratin
This hearty casserole is a fun way to use pumpkin in your Thanksgiving meal aside from the pie.
Savory Corn Pudding
Recipe: Savory Corn Pudding
Some Southern cooks are diehard for sweet corn pudding recipes, but this recipe makes a strong case for going savory.
Cornbread Dressing with Sausage
Recipe: Cornbread Dressing with Sausage
You can make this classic cornbread dressing in three simple steps.
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Recipe: Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
For a low-carb casserole that has everything you love about a loaded mashed potato casserole, try this recipe.
Creamed Greens Casserole
Recipe: Creamed Greens Casserole
Even the pickiest eaters will eat their greens with this cheesy casserole recipe.
Baked Corn Casserole
Recipe: Baked Corn Casserole
This cornbread-corn pudding hybrid will make a fun addition to the sideboard.
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
The oven is already packed on Thanksgiving, so use the slow cooker to make this holiday staple.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Recipe: Twice Baked Potato Casserole
What makes a creamy potato casserole better? Bacon, cheese, scallions, and sour cream of course.
Macaroni Au Gratin
Recipe: Macaroni Au Gratin
If you thought macaroni and cheese couldn’t get more decadent, think again.
Easy Cauliflower Casserole
Recipe: Easy Cauliflower Casserole
The kids just might confuse this veggie casserole with their favorite mac and cheese recipe.
Make-Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole
With the busy holidays, we’ll take any recipe with the words “make-ahead” in the name.
Collard Greens Gratin
Recipe: Collard Greens Gratin
Creamed spinach doesn’t have anything on this casserole.
Slow-Cooker Cornbread Dressing
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Cornbread Dressing
The slow cooker can do it all at Thanksgiving, including making this staple casserole.