20 Casserole Recipes Just Like Your Grandma Used To Make And Love

Hashbrown Casserole

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Whether she was cooking up Sunday dinner for the whole family or preparing side dishes for holiday gatherings, grandma knew that casseroles were the best way to serve up food that everyone would enjoy. They usually come together in one dish, make enough to feed a larger group, and generally don't require too much prep work. This collection of grandma-approved casserole recipes will help you create the same welcoming feeling that you always felt as soon as you stepped foot into her kitchen and saw a baking dish(or two!) full of food ready to be enjoyed.

While none of these casseroles will taste exactly like they did when grandma made them with love, we bet they’ll be pretty close.

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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Victor Protasio; Food Stylist: Karen Rankin; Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen

Grandma knew spaghetti could be just as delicious when accompanied by chicken as it is when it's served with ground beef. This creamy casserole also includes plenty of cheese and, of course, a can of cream of mushroom soup.

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Classic Green Bean Casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Rob Culpepper; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Assistant Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle

Classic green bean casserole comes together with just 5 ingredients, and grandma probably didn't even need to follow a recipe to pull it together.

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Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez

You'll know this homemade chicken pot pie is ready to come out of the oven once the top is golden brown.

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Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini

Brittany Conerly; Prop Stylist: Christina Brockman; Food Stylist: Karen Rankin

This recipe has all of the best attributes of a casserole: it can be made ahead and kept in the freezer, comes together in one dish, and is big enough to feed a crowd of 8 to 10.

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Ham and Noodle Casserole

Ham and Noodle Casserole
Jen Causey

Casseroles were probably her favorite way to use up extra food, and this recipe will make you forget you're eating leftovers.

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Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown Casserole

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

This versatile casserole can be enjoyed at any time of day.

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Courtney West

Grandma knew that the best way to get everyone to eat their broccoli was to make sure it's covered in plenty of cheese.

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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

This comforting Shepherd's Pie recipe will instantly transport you back to grandma's dinner table after just one bite.

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Macaroni and Cheese

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese
Photographer: Stacy K. Allen. Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

Grandma probably always had all of the ingredients for this recipe on hand because there's not an occasion we can think of that isn't made better by homemade mac and cheese.

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Stacy K. Allen, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

This casserole has a can of both cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom soup, so you know it'll be creamy and delicious.

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Poppy Seed Chicken

Classic Poppy Seed Chicken
Southern Living

It's easy to see why this no-fuss casserole has long been served by Southern grandmothers. It turn just a handful of ingredients into a comforting meal that both kids and adults love.

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Old-School Squash Casserole

Old-School Squash Casserole in a green casserole dish
Photographer: Fred Hardy II, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall, Props Stylist: Christina Brockman

Grandma knew the best thing to do with fresh summer squash was serve it up in casserole form.

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New Tuna Casserole

New Tuna Casserole

Greg Dupree

The crunchy topping for this old-fashioned casserole is made from crushed potato chips and panko breadcrumbs.

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Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Emily Laurae/Southern Living

Leave it to grandma to sneak a side dish onto the menu that's sweet enough to be a dessert.

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Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole
Will Dickey

Ground beef, egg noodles, and plenty of cheese come together to create a satisfying homemade dinner that will feed a crowd.

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Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple Casserole in a square casserole pan
Photographer: Jen Causey, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle,Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn

This classic recipe is one that grandma may have had to do a little convincing to get you to try, but you knew she was right after just one bite.

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Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Chicken and rice are always a great pair, especially when topped with plenty of cheese and toasted almonds for a little crunch in each bite.

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Corn Pudding

Tee's Corn Pudding
Emily Laurae/Southern Living

In addition to pantry staples, the only ingredient needed to pull together this savory corn pudding is six cups of fresh corn.

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Homemade Baked Lasagna

Homemade Baked Lasagna
Southern Living

When you want to serve up a comforting dinner, homemade lasagna is always a good idea. Our version has no shortage of cheese, including four types: cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.

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Chicken-and-Cornbread Casserole

Chicken-and-Cornbread Casserole

We think it's time to bring back Chicken and Dressing for Sunday supper and this casserole version comes together in just over an hour.

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