In terms of sheer comfort, casseroles are high on the list of our favorite autumn cooking. Double points if they have a good amount of cheese and triple if they also contain pasta. I am so happy that the chilly evenings of fall have brought casseroles back into my weekly meal rotation. Big batches of tuna noodle casserole or shepherd's pie make the kitchen cozy on Sunday and then become easy lunches and dinners all week long. And if company stops by, no problem — there's plenty to share.
Here are 10 of our favorite hearty casseroles — filling and nourishing, and all homemade. Not a can of cream of chicken soup in sight.