21 Quick-Fix Comforting Casseroles
Prepare these tasty recipes for a heat-and-eat supper your family is sure to love.
How do we love casseroles? Let us count the ways! They are quick and easy to prepare, portable for potlucks and other gatherings, satisfy the hungriest crowd, can be made ahead, save time on clean up, and are hands-down the most comforting dish to dig into. Every Southern cook has a favorite go-to casserole recipe, but there is always room for more. Choose from dozens of our best quick and easy casserole recipes including classics like King Ranch chicken, lasagna, potpies, and enchiladas, and new favorites like tomato and ground beef, and chicken-sausage cassoulet. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner that will please the whole family or a company-worthy casserole for a special gathering, you can’t go wrong with any of these delicious recipes.
Tomato 'n' Beef Casserole With Polenta Crust
A flavorful cornmeal-based crust is topped with hearty ground beef, tomato paste, and sharp Cheddar cheese in this easy Italian casserole.
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Chicken Cobbler Casserole
Recipe: Chicken Cobbler Casserole
Buttery cubes of sourdough rolls make a quick and crunchy topping for this speedy twist on chicken pot pie.
Onion-Topped Sausage 'n' Mashed Potato Casserole
You’ll be impressed by how fuss-free this supper really is. This casserole is packed with a rich, meaty tomato sauce and refrigerated mashed potatoes and topped with crunchy, kid-approved fried onions.
Recipe: Spinach-Ravioli Lasagna
This top-rated spinach-ravioli lasagna uses convenience items, like store-bought pesto sauce, jarred Alfredo sauce, and frozen cheese-filled ravioli, to deliver a delicious main dish with little time and effort on your part.
Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
Recipe: Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
We preferred turkey pepperoni, so you don't get a greasy appearance. Freeze the unbaked casserole up to one month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, and bake as directed.
Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas
Faster than fast food and way more delicious, these cheesy enchiladas come together in a snap. A quick spritz of vegetable cooking spray adds extra crispness to flour tortillas as they bake.
Chicken Casserole D'Iberville
Stock your freezer with this A+ chicken-and-rice casserole, and you have dinners ready to bake. For a family, divide mixture into three 8-inch square baking dishes. (To keep a big casserole on hand for potluck suppers, place the mixture in a 4-quart dish.) If you're short on baking dishes, use foil pans, which also allow for easy cleanup.
Chicken and Cornbread Casserole
Recipe: Mexican Lasagna
We guarantee this zesty casserole will be your new weeknight staple. The recipe was originally designed to utilize leftover ground beef and sausage. It makes a lot, but refrigerates well and tastes wonderful reheated.
Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Recipe: Light King Ranch Casserole
If you think cutting calories means giving up the foods you love, think again. This top-rated makeover is every bit as creamy and satisfying as the full-fat original.
Cajun Shrimp Casserole
Recipe: Cajun Shrimp Casserole
This hearty seafood casserole is filled with shrimp, cheese and rice and gets its Cajun flair from the addition of okra, bell peppers, and cayenne pepper. It's a great choice for a special occasion meal. If you're not a fan of okra, you can leave it out of this dish.
Chicken Cannelloni with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce
A creamy mix of chicken, spinach, and mozzarella turns manicotti shells into an impressively easy one-dish meal.
Chicken Pot Pie
Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie
The convenience of refrigerated piecrust makes this deep-dish favorite easy enough for a weeknight. If you don’t have time to simmer a whole chicken, just substitute an equal amount of canned broth and the meat from a rotisserie chicken.
Turkey Pot Pie With Cranberry-Pecan Crusts
Turkey Pot Pie With Cranberry-Pecan Crusts features turkey tenderloins, caramelized onions, and fresh spinach for the perfect sweet/savory combination. This recipe can be made-ahead and frozen.
Recipe: Sausage-and-Chicken Cassoulet
Spoon into the cornbread crust to find white beans, chicken, and sausage simmering in a mildly spicy sauce in our Sausage-and-Chicken Cassoulet. Add a side salad of romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, and French dressing.
Texas-Style Enchilada Casserole
Recipe: Texas-Style Enchilada Casserole
Serve something with a little kick this season. This recipe will bring a welcome change from standard fare.
Golden Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe: Golden Macaroni and Cheese
This homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe beats the boxed kind any day of the week. For a divine main dish, stir in chopped cooked ham before baking, and then sprinkle top with chopped cooked bacon before serving.
Chicken 'n' Spinach Pasta Bake
New Turkey Tetrazzini
Recipe: New Turkey Tetrazzini
Loads of spinach and mushrooms freshen up this classic.