There’s something about a casserole that summons up the cozy comforts of home. Baked mostly unattended, they go straight from oven to table, making them hassle-free to cook, easy to serve and a cinch to clean up. Perfect for pot-lucks, picnics or everyday dinners, scroll down for 13 creative casseroles that’ll give your meal planning a boost.

Enchilada Casserole

Cookie and Kate

For a gluten-free veggie option, this layered enchilada casserole reinvents traditional lasagne with fab results. The recipe at Cookie and Kate uses salsa, veggies, corn tortillas and Monterey Jack for a hearty, veg-packed dinner loaded with fresh Mexican flavors.

Brown Rice Skillet

Cook Nourish Bliss

An easy, one pan recipe with Mexican flavors, plenty of veggies, beans and cheese is the perfect casserole to end the week. It's the pick-me-up the family needs when energy is flagging. Head over to Cook Nourish Bliss for the recipe—you can always ditch the jalapeno if you think that will be too spicy.

Chicken Parmesan

The Weary Chef

Get the classic flavors of an Italian dish all in one pan with this recipe from The Weary Chef. Super simple and gooey with mozzarella this dish, has a crispy panko parma topping, and will likely be added to your list of lifesaving weekday dinner dishes.

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

The View From Great Island

This easy chicken recipe has all the elements of the best kind of comfort food; a rich creamy sauce, tender poached chicken, delicate crunchy poppy seeds and a crisp Ritz crust. It's a casserole that will have kids coming back for more. Head to The View From Great Island for the recipe with suggested variations and easy shortcuts.

Breakfast Casserole


The genius behind the breakfast casserole is that it can be served any time of day—and it'll be gobbled up like candy. This recipe from Weelicious is endlessly versatile and super tasty. A comforting casserole at its very best.

Easy Peasy Tuna Bake

The Seasoned Mom

Every household needs a recipe that can be pulled together with just a few pantry staples—and this tuna casserole is it! Make way for a new family favorite as mac 'n' cheese meets tuna 'n' peas. Head to The Seasoned Mom for this simple take on a family classic.

Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

Pinch of Yum

This casserole has all the goodness of chicken soup baked into a comforting gratin and topped with homemade croutons. The kids will love everything about it from the creamy sauce and the tasty chicken to the crunchy topping. The recipe comes to us from Lindsay over at Pinch of Yum who says it's the perfect fix for cold Minnesota winters.

Veggie Beef Casserole

Anna's Cooking Adventure

Sometimes the best recipes are the old ones—and a tasty beef casserole with lots of winter veggies, all covered in gooey cheese, is a classic. This recipe from our archives comes from Anna at Anna’s Cooking Adventure who recommends adding a final helping of cheese five minutes before you pull it out of the oven to give it a crunchy casserole topping.

Overnight French Toast 

Well Plated

Who said casseroles have to be savory? This french toast bake from Erin Clarke at Well Plated is fluffy inside, crunchy on top, and bursting with blueberries—the perfect feast to kick off the weekend in style. Prep the night before, leave in the refrigerator overnight and there's just an hour of unattended cooking time in the morning. Head to Well Plated for the recipe and how-to video.

Veggie Casserole


This veggie casserole from Weelicious is a tasty and easy dinner you can get on the table fast. You can use whatever mixture of veggies you have left in the fridge or freezer. 

Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

The View From Great Island

Try this easy stuffed cabbage casserole from The View from Great Island that everyone in the family will love! This casserole is so flavorful, no one will guess that it's so simple.

Spicy Chicken and Cauliflower Casserole

A Taste of Madness

This spicy chicken and cauliflower casserole from A Taste of Madness is easy to make from things you often already have around the house. This is such an easy, throw-it-together recipe!

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Sunkissed Kitchen

Make this delicious sausage breakfast casserole from Sunkissed Kitchen ahead of time and just pop it in the oven when you're ready. Everyone will love this tasty dish.


— Taylor Clifton & Emily Myers

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