The Tastiest Weeknight Casseroles To Make in 2020
It’s no secret that we Southerners love our casseroles, especially when it comes to putting a comforting dinner on the table without too much hassle. From brand new recipes to old favorites, we've rounded up our best and most cooked weeknight dinner casseroles of all time—and this year is the perfect time to check them off your list.
To us, the ideal weeknight casserole must meet the following criteria: quick, easy, filling, and utterly delicious. Luckily, each of these casseroles fit the bill—from home-style ground beef casserole to crowd-pleasing chili cheese enchiladas—which is why they are our most popular weeknight casseroles of the year. Get a head start on meal planning by saving these easy casserole recipes for busy weeknights.
Streamline Your Weeknight Meals With These Easy Casseroles
Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole
Recipe: Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole
This crowd-pleasing casserole will become a family favorite, and you'll love it because it can be made ahead and kept in the freezer for busy weeknights.
Ham and Noodle Casserole
Recipe: Ham and Noodle Casserole
Chive-and-onion-flavored cream cheese gives this creamy casserole tons of flavor with little effort.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Casserole
You'll know this cheesy casserole is ready to enjoy when it's golden brown on the top.
Recipe: Cheeseburger Casserole
Burger night just got a cheesy baked makeover, and it's way more portable to make ahead for cookouts or have in the fridge ready to go anytime.
Easy Chicken Spaghetti
Recipe: Easy Chicken Spaghetti
Cook and shred the chicken the day before to help this meal come together even faster.
Beefy Baked Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese
This family-friendly recipe is almost too easy to make. You can use ravioli from the refrigerated section and switch out ingredients according to what you have on hand, such as substituting ground turkey or chicken for the beef or replacing the spinach with Swiss chard leaves or kale.
Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Casserole
This recipe turns everyone's favorite dip into a warm and comforting chicken supper that serves six hungry guests or family members.
Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast for dinner is always a winner in our book.
Chicken-Bacon Ranch Casserole
Recipe: Chicken-Bacon Ranch Casserole
Ah, three of our favorite things: chicken, bacon, and ranch. Add in hearty pasta and a creamy cheese sauce, and we're sold.
Recipe: Extra-Easy Lasagna
This easy, cheesy lasagna will keep everyone happy (and you'll love having leftovers).
Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Family-style shrimp and grits can be on your table in just an hour.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Recipe: Twice Baked Potato Casserole
With way less hassle than traditional twice-baked potatoes, this recipe is scoop after scoop of potatoes with butter, sour cream, bacon, scallions, and—of course—cheese.
Chili Cheese Enchiladas
Recipe: Chili Cheese Enchiladas
These enchiladas get a Texas-style twang from chili cheese gravy in lieu of canned sauce. From there, store-bought rotisserie chicken makes things wonderfully simple, and we suggest throwing in any extra ingredients you have on hand, from black beans to a can of corn.
Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe: Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese
Toss in some steamed broccoli and cooked chicken before baking to transform this classic side into a satisfying dinner.
Sloppy Joe Casserole
Recipe: Sloppy Joe Casserole
The classic sandwich we all know and love turned into a casserole that the whole family will enjoy.
French Onion Soup Casserole
Recipe: French Onion Soup Casserole
This casserole gives you another way to enjoy one of our favorite comforting soups.
Greek Baked Ziti
Recipe: Greek Baked Ziti
One of our most popular baked pasta recipes ever, this ziti gets major Greek-inspired oomph from oregano, garlic, lemon juice, and a little cinnamon. (Yes, cinnamon!)
Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Recipe: Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Is there anything that bacon doesn't make a million times better? The answer is no—always no. This macaroni and cheese makes the ultimate side dish.
Recipe: Biscuits-and-Gravy Casserole
Breakfast for dinner is always a fun treat for the whole family, and this casserole is full of creamy, sausage-laden flavor.
Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole
Recipe: Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole
This recipe takes a classic sandwich and turns it into a weeknight casserole that comes together faster with the help of your slow cooker.
Recipe: Cowboy Casserole
If you've never heard of Tex-Mex cowboy casserole, it's time you get acquainted with the cheesy, beefy, bean-laden mixture topped with a layer of crispy tater tots.
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Recipe: Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
This side is basically a veggie-forward version of a loaded baked potato, in a casserole form that will feed a crowd.
Leftover Turkey Casserole
Recipe: Leftover Turkey Casserole
There is much more to leftover turkey than a simple sandwich, starting with this casserole that will have you roasting turkey year-round.
Recipe: Pizza Casserole
Instead of ordering delivery, win over your family with the casserole version of everyone's favorite weeknight dinner.
New Tuna Casserole
Recipe: New Tuna Casserole
Serve something other than chicken or ground beef with this tuna casserole.
Easy Taco Casserole
Recipe: Easy Taco Casserole
Like a layered Tex-Mex dip, but make it dinner-worthy with the addition well-seasoned beef with fire-roasted tomatoes.
Heavenly Chicken Lasagna
Recipe: Heavenly Chicken Lasagna
Layers of creamy Alfredo sauce, spinach, cheese, and chicken are the keys to success in this layered lasagna show-stopper.
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Recipe: Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Between the rice, chicken, water chestnuts, cream of mushroom, and tons of sour cream and Cheddar cheese, this casserole is a treat for the senses.
Tomato 'n' Beef Casserole with Polenta Crust
Ground beef and veggies come together with a cornmeal crust for a filling, budget-friendly meal.
Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
Recipe: Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
This casserole combines two of our favorite weeknight dinners into one delicious dish.
Tater Tot Bake
Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Serve breakfast for dinner with a kid-approved upgrade—tater tots.
Mac and Cheese with Ham
Recipe: Mac and Cheese with Ham
Mac and cheese for dinner is something that every member of the family will enjoy.
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Casserole
This might be our favorite chicken casserole ever.
Meatball Pasta Bake
Recipe: Meatball Pasta Bake
Everyone loves meatballs, and this baked pasta dish does them justice with tons of cheese, sauce, and basil.
Recipe: Meatloaf Casserole
Instead of serving mashed potatoes on the side, this casserole combines the meatloaf and mashed potatoes into one dish.
Recipe: Smothered Enchiladas
Enchiladas don’t have to take all day to be delicious. These cheesy enchiladas come together in just 35 minutes.
Classic Poppy Seed Chicken
Recipe: Classic Poppy Seed Chicken
This one-dish meal is a classic comforting casserole that comes together with just six ingredients.
Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
Recipe: Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
Serve with extra salsa and sour cream for additional flavor, if desired.
Chicken Casserole D'Iberville
Recipe: Chicken Casserole D’Iberville
This casserole calls for two baked chickens, but you can use grocery store-bought rotisserie chicken as well.