Any seasoned comfort classics cook will not only have a collection of go-to casserole recipes but also an arsenal of 9x13 casserole baking dishes. Casseroles have been a weapon of choice for busy cooks who want a one-dish meal that is both affordable and tasty. "Dump and bake" and similar mottos are the titles of many recipes, trying to catch the attention of the next eager cook.
The Internet is full of free casserole recipes, but how many can you truly trust? The recipes that follow come out of Cooktop Cove's test kitchen, so everything is tried and taste-tested. There's a broad range of casserole recipes from easy to the more intricate, so there's something new to discover for all cooks.
1. Chicken cordon bleu lasagna casserole
The flavors of ham, cheese, and chicken all work together so nicely in chicken cordon bleu, it's not hard to see why it remains a favorite of many today. But it can be a lot of work. First you have to get all of those ingredients rolled together. And then you have to keep them that way while you put the chicken through a breading station. It's no wonder not too many people have this as a regular menu item at home. But, with Cooktop Cove's recipe, there is an easier way to do it.
The following chicken casseroles are must-haves in any kitchen. They feature simple, easy-to-find, flavorful ingredients. You'll see a whole range of recipes, as we want to make sure you have a variety to choose from for your next meal. Read on for the 10+ chicken casseroles that will change your life, including the chicken cordon bleu recipe.
2. Baked spaghetti casserole
There are two best things about baked spaghetti casserole. The first is it's simple spaghetti and meat sauce. No fancy tricks, no long list of ingredients; just good old comforting pasta with no muss and no fuss.
Serve up casserole style spaghetti for a tasty meal your family will never forget. Family members and guests will never want to go back to traditional spaghetti. Try these top 6 spaghetti casseroles, including the baked spaghetti casserole recipe.
3. Grandma's chicken casserole
Sometimes you just need to get dinner on the table. You don't have a whole lot of time for prep, and you certainly don't want to be standing over the stove after a long day. However, you also want to eat something that's full of flavor and doesn't feel as though you've skimped on anything. Here's where grandma's chicken casserole comes in.
But how does one go about replicating grandma-style cooking? Stick with the classics. Meat, potatoes, and veggies. They are staples in so many home-cooked dishes. Casseroles are another great option for home-cooked meals. For grandma's chicken casserole recipe and other grandma-favorite recipes, be sure to check out these 7+ casseroles that will make grandma proud.
4. Sloppy Joe sliders
Sloppy Joes have been a favorite around family dinner tables for a long time. But as delicious and crowd-friendly as they are, they're not really great for parties. They're a little messy, and that huge bun with bits of beef spilling out is just too hard to hold on to and be social at the same time.
Sliders are such a perfect dish for a crowd, but they can be time-consuming to make on the stove top or on a grill. After all, wouldn't you rather be hanging with your guests instead of flipping dozens of tiny burgers? Here is where casserole sliders come in! For the recipe above and other slider recipes, be sure to check out these 7+ party favorite casserole slider recipes.
5. Make-ahead mashed potatoes casserole
These potatoes are so good you may want to keep a ready-to-go casserole (or two!) in your freezer. This way, mashed potatoes can show up on your dinner table more often.
Mashed potatoes are an American staple side dish, but have you had them in a casserole? The following recipe list will be an instant hit in the family and for good reason. Just imagine the combination of hearty mashed potatoes mixed with rich meats and veggies. For this make-ahead mashed potatoes casserole recipe and other mashed potato casseroles, be sure to check out these 6+ delicious mashed potato casserole recipes.
6. Cinnamon roll French toast casserole
French toast is the best! There's something about it that signals the beginning of a great weekend. This delicious cinnamon roll French toast casserole is one of my weekend favorite recipes. Gooey cinnamon rolls meet sweet and eggy French toast, plus cream cheese icing (and who doesn't love cream cheese icing?). By using refrigerator cinnamon rolls, this dish is done in a flash. It really just doesn't get better than that!
The saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you often find yourself struggling to figure out what to make in the morning? Perhaps you are tired of just having cereal or yogurt? You are in luck; these breakfast casseroles will give you the inspiration to try something new. Read on for 8+ stunning breakfast casserole recipes, including the cinnamon roll French toast casserole.
7. Chicken and biscuit casserole
While spring is almost here, the temperatures still have us asking for warm, rich, winter-like recipes such as this delicious chicken and biscuits casserole. Packed with veggies and juicy roasted chicken, the gravy-like soup comes covered with homemade biscuits, making for a casserole that is just perfect for early spring days.
When was the last time you had a really good biscuit? Not sure? Well let me ask you this: When was the last time you had a biscuit casserole? Here is a list of some of our favorites -- from dessert casserole to breakfast and right on to dinner. There's going to be something on this list you will love. For this chicken and biscuit casserole recipe and other biscuit casserole recipes, be sure to check out 7+ casserole recipes made with biscuits.
8. Creamy confetti corn with bacon casserole
Confetti corn can be made with just the vegetables, and it is sure to be a delicious side dish everyone will want to dig into. To make it even better though, you can add heavy cream and then top the entire thing with bacon, because everyone knows that bacon makes everything better. The heavy cream makes that creamy corn even better. Just remember to take it off the heat before adding it. Otherwise, it could curdle -- and that's not the kind of confetti you're looking for!
Corn has always been a side dish staple, but how do you feel about cooking with it in a casserole? These casseroles are quick comfort foods that are super easy to make -- the perfect side dishes for holidays or to bring along to a potluck. For this creamy confetti corn recipe and other corn casserole recipes, be sure to check out our favorite corn casserole recipes.
9. Enchiladas with 5 ingredients or less
Enchiladas have never been so easy. This enchilada casserole offers all the flavors of enchiladas without the tedious effort. This recipe uses corn kernels, cheddar, tortillas, enchilada sauce, and oregano. On days you are feeling more creative, you can defer to making your homemade enchilada sauce.
Putting dinner on the table just got easier. This list features kitchen-tested casserole recipes of five ingredients or fewer. For this 5-ingredient enchilada and other 5-ingredient favorites, check out these 8 easy casseroles that require 5 or fewer ingredients.
10. Turkey noodle casserole
Tuna casserole is the ultimate comfort dish in many households. In others, it has one main ingredient that may have some turning up their nose: tuna. There's no reason these tuna-averse diners should miss out on the goodness this casserole brings. There's a very simple solution. Swap out tuna for turkey.
There's just something so comforting about turkey. Maybe it's that turkey is a reminder of Thanksgiving and all of the wonderful smells that go along with the holiday. There's no need to wait until Thanksgiving to start cooking, though or if it's after, use these recipes to help rid your kitchen of the leftover turkey. Check out these 7+ turkey casserole recipes, including the recipe for turkey noodle casserole.
11. Blueberry buttermilk pancake casserole
Whether you call it a casserole, a crumble, or a cake, this recipe is delicious – and ever so pretty when you pull it out of the oven. Juicy blueberries sit atop a fluffy and tender cake that resembles buttermilk pancakes. As those blueberries cook, they release some of their juices so they trickle down into the cake, which is what makes it looks so pretty. The sweet crumble topping gives the entire thing a little bit of texture and extra sweetness.
A sweet, plump blueberry is a sign of summer. These scrumptious berries actually make the perfect ingredient for casseroles. If you're tired of eggs and toast for breakfast, you've come to the right place. Blueberry casseroles are just what the doctor ordered to spice up boring old breakfast. For this blueberry buttermilk pancake casserole recipe and other blueberry casserole recipes, check out these 6+ gorgeous blueberry pancake casserole recipes.
12. No-fuss Georgia peach cobbler
What is cobbler? It's delicious, that's what it is! Seriously though, cobbler is the delicious ending to a perfect summertime meal. What makes it so special (and easy to make) is the biscuit-like topping. No fussing with cutting pie crust. You just throw it together in a casserole dish and impress all your friends and family.
In this recipe, we flip the cobbler upside down and cook the delicious, easy-to-make biscuity crust on the bottom. These ingredients are all pantry staples, so you should have them on hand, ready to bake with that fresh batch of peaches. I'll let you in on a secret: Substitute apples, cherries, or blueberries in for the peaches. Nearly all summer fruits are perfectly delicious, especially when topped with fresh whipped cream or ice cream! For this recipe and other peach recipes, check out these top peach recipes.
13. Breakfast lasagna
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Do you love French toast? This recipe is a twist on a classic. The ingredients include French toast, eggs, maple syrup, ham, cheese, and hash browns. That's right! With each bite, you get a small taste of your favorite breakfast items. The best part? It's easy to put together!
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The saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you often find yourself struggling to figure out what to make in the morning? These breakfast casseroles will give you the inspiration to try something new. Check out this list of 8+ breakfast casseroles.