Best Served Hot: What is Your Favorite Casserole?

We've talked about our favorite casserole recipes before, but seeing as how today is the official start of Casserole Week at The Kitchn, it seemed like an important topic to revisit! What's your most-loved, must-make, can't-live-without casserole?A casserole can go by many names. We've got hot dishes and tians. There are gratins, panades, and bread puddings. Lasagnas, shepard's pie, cassoulet - these are all casseroles in their own right.

Personally, we think of a casserole as anything baked in a dish until hot and bubbly. We like ones that have a good balance of chewy, crispy, and tender bits. An nice handful of cheese is always welcome to bind everything together and add some rich flavor.

Here are some of our recent favorites:

Pumpkin and Ricotta Pasta Casserole
Meatball Lasagna
Chicken Divan Casserole
Cheesy Bread and Bean Panade
Vegan Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie

Which casseroles do you love the most?

Related: What's the Difference? Panade, Strata, and Bread Pudding

(Images: Chicken Divan/Nealey Dozier, Meatball Lasagna/Rebekah Peppler, Tofu Pot Pie/Emily Ho, Emma Christensen">Panade/Emma Christensen)

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