23 Satisfying Casseroles for Cold Winter Nights

updated Apr 20, 2023
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Cold winter nights beg the kind of comfort and ease that only a piping-hot casserole can deliver. These are the meals that will satisfy your hunger and warm you from the inside out. From cheesy pasta bakes to flaky pot pies, these are the 23 casseroles that will carry you through all the cold nights ahead.

Casseroles for Cold Winter Nights

Because it’s 100 percent impossible to think about cold-weather comfort food without visions of baking dishes stacked with layered lasagnas, shepherd’s pies, and cheesy potatoes.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Ranch-enthusiasts will love this cheesy, flavor-packed casserole.
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Enchiladas are one of those perfect meals where you get a little bit of something delicious in every bite.
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Deep-Dish Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato and Chicken Curry

The spice mixture of this chicken and sweet potato shepherd’s pie plays with the regional flavors of India.

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BBQ Chicken Casserole
This Paleo-friendly weeknight casserole is loaded with shredded chicken breast and riced cauliflower, laced together with a homemade BBQ sauce.
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Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Herb-flecked biscuits crown a rich mixture of shredded chicken, tender vegetables, and creamy gravy.

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Deep Dish Pastitsio

Pastitsio is a baked pasta-and-meat dish with a creamy white sauce, or bechamel, that is enriched with eggs and a bit of cheese.

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Cowboy Casserole
This ultra-comforting casserole is packed with lots of melty cheddar and topped with a crispy layer of tater tots.
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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
Every bite of this twice-baked potato casserole is warm and comforting while overflowing with melty cheese and crisp bacon.
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Turkish-Style Shepherd's Pie

Lemon zest, red pepper, and nuts transform this casserole into a Turkish-inspired flavor fest with the same cozy appeal we come to expect from shepherd’s pie.

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One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Tender chicken, onions, and sweet peas cook together with long-grain rice in a creamy cheddar and thyme-scented sauce for a fast and hearty weeknight dinner.

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Pork, Pumpkin, and Cornbread Casserole

A Tex-Mex casserole with a spiced ground pork and pumpkin layer and a crispy cornbread topping.

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Baked Ziti
Here's how to make an all-star baked ziti — one that's never dry, made with a generous amount of cheese, & layered for the ultimate eating experience.
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Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese
This is as classic as it gets, just cheese sauce and pasta, baked in a casserole dish until golden-topped and bubbly.
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Ina Garten's Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Herbed goat cheese, fresh ricotta, mozzarella, basil, and lots of Parmesan make this lasagna truly satisfying and not the least bit watery.

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

This is really just a good excuse to eat Buffalo chicken wings and dip for dinner, because frankly, who hasn’t, at some point or another, wanted Buffalo chicken wings and nothing else for dinner?

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Italian Sausage and Peppers Baked Ziti

Throw in some Italian sausage and sweet peppers, and the smell of this baked casserole will lure everybody into the kitchen.

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Lasagna

Luxurious layers of tender lasagna noodles, bathed in a creamy crème fraîche and pumpkin sauce, and studded with roasted squash and warm cascades of melty Fontina cheese.

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Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole
A fast and fancy French-inspired upgrade on the tuna noodle casserole from Faith Durand's Not Your Mother's Casseroles.
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Chile Relleno Casserole
All the big flavors of a classic chile relleno without the deep frying.
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Sloppy Joe Casserole
A casserole with the flavors of a classic sloppy joe but with none of the messy eating.
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Eggplant Casserole
With layers of herbed ricotta cheese, quick homemade marinara, meaty yet super creamy and tender eggplant, and a gooey cheesy top, this eggplant casserole is a must-make dinner.
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Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole)
A step-by-step recipe for tartiflette, a cozy casserole made with potatoes, Reblochon cheese, bacon, and onions originating out of Savoy in the Alps.
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Easy Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe relies on a few store-bought conveniences and comes together in one skillet, so it’s a pot pie you can pull off on those kinds of nights.

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