Comforting Casserole Recipes

Warm, hearty and comforting: There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned casserole. Whether you’re craving a classic like tuna noodle or looking for a recipe with a twist (like mini spinach and artichoke chicken casseroles), these recipes are sure to satisfy.

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Chicken Tortilla Casserole

The key to this hearty Mexican-inspired casserole is Trisha's simple chicken-gravy base.

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Chicken Ramen Casserole

Low maintenance and packed with flavor, this creamy casserole transforms dorm-friendly ramen noodles into a satisfying casserole for a crowd.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Ramen Noodle Dump Dinner

Beef and Cheddar Casserole

Try a new take on the casserole — a standby one-dish dinner. This one combines hearty ground beef with cheddar and egg noodles.

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Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole with Cauliflower

With just a little day-before prep work, this creamy casserole comes together quickly with mushrooms, poached chicken and cauliflower.

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Bagel Breakfast Casserole

This dish has everything you love about a traditional bagel breakfast sandwich, but it's all baked into a casserole that can be made the night before.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna, peas, fresh mushrooms and lots of cheese make Sunny's revamped noodle casserole a crowd-pleaser.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tomato Vegetable Casserole

Giada's colorful veggie casserole, full of potatoes, yams, bell pepper and zucchini, would be excellent alongside grilled steak. Thanks to the crusty Parmesan-breadcrumb topping, it's filling enough to serve as a vegetarian main course, too.

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Spaghetti-and-Meatballs Casserole

Eat spaghetti and meatballs by the slice instead of the bowl. Each slab of this kid-friendly casserole has tiny meatballs and pockets of gooey cheese. Add slices of leftover cooked Italian sausage if you have it.

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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower just got loaded like a baked potato, that is. All the familiar flavors of your favorite stuffed spud are in this cheesy casserole that is low in carbs and high in flavor.

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Chicken Tortilla Dump Dinner

All your favorite Tex-Mex flavors in a comforting casserole that's fast and easy to throw together.

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Tuna Noodle Dump Dinner

This creamy tuna-noodle dump dinner is made entirely in one baking dish, egg noodles included. It tastes just like the casserole you grew up eating but requires less equipment (and cleanup). Instead of using the classic cream of mushroom soup, we opted for a combination of cheese, broth, heavy cream and sour cream, which provides the same velvety texture.

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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Casseroles

Creamy, cozy and oh-so-delicious, Molly’s casserole is the ultimate make-ahead meal. She stores her casserole in the freezer and pops it in the oven for just 30 minutes when she needs a heat-and-eat dinner.

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Alfredo Shrimp Scampi Dump Dinner

Just dump a box of pasta, bag of shrimp and a few other pantry staples into a dish and bake. Right before serving, stir in the heavy cream and top with grated cheese and fresh parsley for a rich and creamy weeknight dinner in a flash.

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Copycat Hash Brown Casserole

This copycat hash brown casserole is an incredibly comforting side dish you'll want to make for both breakfast spreads and dinner parties alike. We opted to ditch the canned creamed soup and make a homemade cheese sauce instead. The result is a homey rendition of the classic Cracker Barrel dish.

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Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

A classic made modern and fresh, Alton ditches the traditional cream of mushroom soup and canned green beans, instead using real mushrooms, half-and-half and fresh green beans.

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Coconut-Almond French Toast Casserole

The buttery coconut-almond crust makes this French toast casserole truly special and offsets the creamy, fluffy texture of the bread. You'll want to assemble the dish the day before to give the bread time to soak in the custard.

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Broccoli and Orzo Casserole

We love creamy Havarti cheese for this comforting casserole. The mild Danish cheese is widely available in different flavors — try dill or caraway for extra punch.

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Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

This meal is a veggie lover's dream: Loaded with red peppers, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and peas, you'll get tons of flavor in every bite.

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Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Instead of filling each individual potato skin, Ree reinvents cheesy, bacon-laced twice baked potatoes as a comforting casserole.

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Classic Italian Lasagna

Tackle Giada's traditional lasagna by making each of the separate components before layering.

Get the Recipe: Classic Italian Lasagna

Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Crust

For this cozy feast, the chicken will do double duty: once with the meat in the filling and once with the bones to enrich some store-bought broth. And that cheddar crust? Totally worth making from scratch.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Potpie With Cheddar Crust

Sloppy Joe and Macaroni Casserole

Try Rachael's modern take on an old-school classic: sloppy joes. Just add macaroni, cheddar and deli-style dill pickles.

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Make-Ahead Paella Casserole

This paella is perfect if you're short on time: Just assemble, cover and refrigerate the night before for quick cooking the day-of.

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Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina

Giada's chicken and pasta bake is table-ready in under an hour.

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Chicken Spaghetti

Ree's chicken and spaghetti casserole is pure comfort food. She makes it easy to eat by breaking the spaghetti into pieces.

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

This casserole based on a favorite soup will satisfy any comfort food craving. Partially cooking the egg noodles allows them to soak up the flavorful sauce without becoming too soft.

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Black Bean Lasagna

Trisha's veggie lasagna is anything but boring. Black beans, tofu ricotta and fire-roasted tomatoes make for a comforting, flavorful meal that's vegetarian and dairy-free.

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Curried Cauliflower and Chickpea Dump Dinner

Skip cooking a big pot of rice and throw the ingredients into a casserole dish instead for an easy dump-dinner meal. The basmati rice and chickpeas absorb all the delicious flavors of ginger, garlic, curry powder and coconut milk. Finish with a quick drizzle of yogurt along with fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges for a simple and complete meal.

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Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

We nicknamed this the "broken enchilada" casserole because the soft layer of cooked tortilla chips on the bottom reminded us of enchiladas. The best part? This dish is so much easier to make!

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Make this crowd-pleasing favorite the classic way: with buttery mashed sweet potatoes and a crunchy pecan topping.

Get the Recipe: The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Trisha’s make-ahead sausage casserole is just as good for dinner as it is for breakfast. Use sage sausage for fragrant, herby results.

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Baked Spaghetti

This mash-up of lasagna and spaghetti with meat sauce makes for a warming one-pan dinner. (And if you start with leftover cooked noodles and meat sauce, you're set for a super-fast weeknight meal.) Assemble the casserole ahead of time and bake when you're ready to serve.

Get the Recipe: Baked Spaghetti

Roast Chicken Enchilada Suizas Stacked Casserole

Rachael's enchilada sauce with poblano peppers, tomatillos and cumin has just the right amount of heat and all the cheesy goodness you crave.

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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This colorful, extra-cheesy breakfast casserole can be made ahead and baked the next day — perfect for brunch with a large crowd.

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Grilled Cheese-and-Tomato Casserole

If tomato soup and grilled cheese is your go-to comfort food, then we have the casserole for you. Using the broiler instead of the stovetop makes the work of grilling the bread and cheese easier-try it method when you're cooking sandwiches for a crowd.

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Spinach Lasagna With Mushroom Ragu

Assemble this lasagna a day ahead and refrigerate, then just bring it to room temperature 30 minutes before baking.

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Corn and Crab Chowder Pot Pies

A single-serving mash up of cozy chowder and hearty pot pie, this casserole is sure to please.

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Lumberjack Breakfast Casserole

Get all your favorite breakfast foods in one bite! And change up the cheese if you want — try Pepper Jack for a little spice.

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Chocolate-Banana Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Have bananas with your flapjacks. Oh, and chocolate, too. Add a few sliced strawberries or a handful of raspberries for an extra pop of flavor and color!

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Baked Bean Casserole

Trisha mixes pork, beans and barbecue sauce in this simple casserole that easily serves a crowd.

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Skillet Spaghetti Casserole

Nestle cooked spaghetti into an egg mixture in a skillet, then top it with a layer of mozzarella and Parmesan.

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Butternut, Bacon and Apple Hotdish

As Molly says, this dish is “like sweater weather in food form.” She whips up a homemade biscuit dough to bake on top of her bacon, apple and butternut squash casserole.

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Pierogi Casserole

Skip the store-bought pierogi and make Michael’s five-star casserole instead. He layers a homemade pasta dough with mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, bacon and cheese for the ultimate comfort dish.

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Slow-Cooker Breakfast Sausage Casserole

If you love an all-American breakfast with hash browns, eggs, sausage and peppers, then this is the recipe for you! Besides being downright delicious, the cheesy casserole can cook overnight. Assemble all the ingredients in your slow cooker, set it on low and wake up to a hearty meal that's ready first thing in the morning for hungry houseguests.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Meatball and Polenta Casserole

A simple green salad is the only side needed for Ree’s meaty and cheesy casserole.

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Cornbread Chili Casserole

“This dish is perfect for a crowd, and it’s just as good with ground turkey or chicken,” says Trisha.

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

“A bag of frozen tots lays the foundation for this hearty, cheesy winner of a breakfast casserole,” says Ree.

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