Casserole Recipes & Ideas
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Recipe: Classic PB&J Snack Cake
If you’re a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches then boy oh boy, are you in for a treat. This snack cake starts with a tender, moist cake full of peanut flavor, but the crowning touch is in the hypnotic swirl of jelly over the top. A creamy peanut butter mixture and dollops of grape jelly mix and mingle throughout the cake batter and bake up so that every single bite of this cake tastes as though a PB&J and yellow cake collided.
Mar 30, 2020
Recipe: Cinnamon-Sugar Dutch Baby Casserole
With its puffed edges and eggy pancake-meets-popover texture, a Dutch baby pancake is guaranteed to delight a crowd every time you pull one from the oven. This version, baked in a trusty 9×13-inch baking dish, has even more than what meets the eye, with a crackly cinnamon-sugar layer on the bottom and swirled throughout the batter. Top it with some warm apple slices and a dollop of whipped cream and you’re good to go. Best of all, it is nearly effortless to pull off.
Mar 30, 2020
These 5 Easy, Comforting Chicken Casseroles Are Exactly What You Need Right Now
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Bookmark these for the weeks ahead.
Mar 14, 2020
This Oversized Chicken Pot Pie Casserole Is a Dinner Winner
It's a comfort food lover's dream.
Mar 14, 2020
Caprese Chicken Casserole Is the Easiest Way to Turn Salad into Dinner
It's fast, fresh, and super delicious.
Mar 13, 2020
This Southwestern Chicken Bake Is Like a Giant Burrito Casserole
It's exactly what we want to eat right now.
Mar 12, 2020
5-Ingredient Chicken Enchilada Casserole Tastes Like It Took All Day to Make
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Rotisserie chicken, refried beans, tortillas, enchilada sauce, and your favorite cheese. Dinner, done!
Mar 10, 2020
Forget the Main Dish, These Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Steal the Show
Guaranteed to be the most comforting dish on the table.
Mar 5, 2020
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Make-Ahead Mediterranean Egg Casserole Is an Easy Brunch Win
When planning a brunch for family or friends, a make-ahead dish is an automatic win. Not only does it allow you to enjoy your time with your guests, but it also means you can sleep in before they arrive. The next time you host, opt for this casserole packed with vegetables, cheese, and herbs instead of flipping individual omelets.
Mar 3, 2020
Rule-Breaking Sheet Pan Mac and Cheese Gives You Crispy Topping In Every Bite
This is a total dinner game changer.
Feb 18, 2020
Cozy Up with This Vegetarian Pot Pie On Cold Winter Nights
The flaky puff pastry crust is impossible to resist.
Feb 14, 2020
Crustless Quiche Lorraine Is Keto Comfort Food
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It's like a frittata, but better.
Feb 11, 2020
Recipe: Vegan Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie
Earlier this week we rounded up some vegetarian and vegan comfort food recipes from the Kitchn archive. Here’s a brand new recipe for a warm and savory vegan tofu and vegetable pot pie with a super buttery, flaky crust. Its appeal isn’t limited to vegans, either. My partner, a bacon and barbecue loving omnivore, confessed that he liked this pot pie even better than the meat versions he’s had!
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: 6-Ingredient Vegan Enchilada Casserole
This vegan weeknight meal combines everything you love about enchiladas — the savory filling, corn tortillas, and bright salsa — with the ease and comfort of a casserole. Instead of typical rolled enchiladas, we spread the warm kale-and-mushroom filling between layers of corn tortillas. Think of it like an enchilada lasagna. I held my breath as my meat-loving husband plunged his fork into the wide section of casserole layered on his plate.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Creamy Vegan Mushroom Lasagna
Wait until you try the cashew cream!
Feb 5, 2020
This Easy Vegan Lasagna Is Rich, Creamy & Loaded with Veggies
It could even dupe your cheese-loving friends.
Feb 5, 2020
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Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken and Rice Casserole
There are so many cuisines that have some variety of chicken and rice — you can’t deny that it’s a winning combination. This classic dish is packed with nostalgia points for the grown-ups, plus, it’s something even the kids will love. And as fall hits and back-to-school routines kick into full-swing, this all-time favorite comfort food is the perfect choice for an easy, crowd-pleasing dinner. Try this ranch-infused chicken and rice casserole, for example.
Feb 4, 2020
Recipe: Jacques Pépin’s Pasta Gratin with Fish and Spinach
In my conversation with chef Jacques Pépin, it struck me how many times he mentioned cooking smarter and how things didn’t have to be unnecessarily complicated. This recipe is a great example of that. You can turn a little bit of leftover cooked fish into a comforting casserole that will feed the whole family! Jacques says, “This is a delicious and economical way of using leftovers from a whole fish or fillets of any fish, from salmon to catfish.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Easy Spanish Tortilla Casserole
A Spanish tortilla is a deceptive thing. How can a mix of potatoes, onion, and eggs taste so perfect? Any yet, like anything rooted in simplicity, the answer is in the ingredients and the technique. In this casserole, inspired by the classic Spanish tortilla, all the signature flavors are present — from the garlicky, olive oil-slicked potatoes and onions to the tender egg filling. The technique, however, has changed.
Feb 3, 2020
Greek Pasta Bake Casserole (Inspired by Pastitsio)
I am definitely a cold weather cook. Even in the spring and summer I can’t seem to stop braising meats and baking casseroles. Comfort food is definitely a major theme in my kitchen. And while exploring Southern cuisine — which is the ultimate comfort food in my book — is my passion, I also enjoy exploring the comfort foods of other nations. Since it’s Pasta Week at The Kitchn, I thought I’d share one of my favorite carb-loaded recipes.
Feb 3, 2020
Make-Ahead Baked Greek Omelet
After your first bite, you might start wondering what this reminds you of — it's spanakopita, friends.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Goat Cheese Tart with Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini, and Caramelized Onions
Every so often there comes a restaurant meal which really inspires us in our own kitchens. This is a dish influenced by my own recent visit to the Porthminster Café, a breezy restaurant nestled below an ocean cliff just steps away from the stunningly blue water in St. Ives, Cornwall. Headed by Australian chef and surfer Michael Smith, the Porthminster Café’s menu mixes Mediterranean and Asian influences, and it’s heavy on the local seafood.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: 15-Minute Fresh Tomato and Feta Tart
The tomato tart is a classic summer dish. It stands alone as a great appetizer, makes a light brunch with an egg on top, or supports the lead as a charming side dish with grilled chicken or seafood. It has a surprise ingredient of cinnamon — borrowed from the dishes in the Mediterranean — that works to bring together the briny feta and rich tang of cream cheese into one glorious homage to tomatoes that you can pull together in just 15 minutes.
Feb 3, 2020
Slow Cooker Recipe: Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage
Part bread stuffing, part French Onion soup, 100% delicious.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: French Onion Soup Casserole
If you’ve got leftover caramelized onions, or you are about to make a recipe that uses them, double up. And while you’re at it, grab that loaf of leftover bread because you are about to embark on a trip to France in one delicious vegetarian casserole based on the famous soupe à l’oignon gratinée.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Turkish-Style Shepherd’s Pie
I have a bit of a love affair with shepherd’s pie, and I always make extra mashed potatoes just in case the spirit strikes me. Leftover mashed potatoes, after all, are a great start to any shepherd’s pie; they’re able to soak up that yumminess from the bubbling stew below, and easy enough to doctor up with a few fresh herbs and some warm cream if need be.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole
How do you make tuna noodle casserole better? How about some artichokes and capers? A few easy upgrades turn this classic into a fast and fancy French-inspired supper.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
If you’re looking for a comforting one-pot meal that will please the whole family, look no further than this creamy chicken and rice stovetop 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.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Summer Vegetable Gratin
A summer vegetable dish worth turning the oven on for.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Meaty Mushroom Lasagna
What would some of our favorite comfort food classics looks like if we asked a nutritionist to give them a makeover? In this series of recipes, you see how smart choices around vegetables, meats, and cheese make for a lighter, more nutritious take on everything from mac and cheese to meatloaf without ever compromising the flavor. This lasagna tastes just like the classic, but it’s packed with extra vegetables.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Healthier Veggie Mac & Cheese
What would some of our favorite comfort food classics looks like if we asked a nutritionist to give them a makeover? In this series of recipes, you see how smart choices around vegetables, meats, and cheese make for a lighter, more nutritious take on everything from mac and cheese to meatloaf without ever compromising the flavor.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
If I could urge you to make one meal in your slow cooker this month, these chicken enchiladas would be it! We don’t eat enough enchiladas in my house, mostly because my brain equates rolling enchiladas with too much work for a weeknight, but these slow cooker enchiladas are layered, not rolled, and each layer is stacked with delicious flavor.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Cheeseburger Pasta Casserole
When a midweek craving for cheeseburgers hits, and it is certain that no drive-thru burger will satisfy, we say forget the buns and pull a package of rotini pasta from the pantry because tonight’s dinner is a pasta night and burger night mashup. Savory morsels of ground beef wind between the curves of tender corkscrew pasta and a cheesy sauce spiked with a tangy hint of mustard.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make Wild Mushroom Stuffing
It's made with sourdough bread and packed with lots of fresh herbs.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make Baked Spaghetti
It's basically a love child of classic spaghetti dinner and cheesy lasagna.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Maddie’s Mac & Cheese
For us, nothing else even comes close to this.
Feb 3, 2020
Rustic Dinner: How To Make a Panade from Leftovers
A panade is certainly not the prettiest of dishes. In fact, it’s just about as “rustic” as rustic cuisine can get. But a panade is something truly incredible. A panade is the perfect combination of crunchy edges, custard-soft spoonfuls, and chewy bits. It can take all your leftover vegetables, your stale bread, your pantry scraps, and transform them into something you will find yourself craving at odd hours of the night. Savory and so satisfying, you’ve got to make this.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna
When you’ve had your fill of turkey sandwiches and turkey soup, but there are still leftovers waiting to be eaten in the fridge, choose greatness. And by greatness we mean a towering lasagna filled with layers of roasted Brussel sprouts, creamy sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving stuffing, and of course, the turkey. One might even argue that this next-day meal is even better than the main event itself. How’s that for a proclamation? But hear us out.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Leftover Chili Baked Potato Casserole
If you thought chili mac was the most comforting thing you ate this winter, this recipe will be right up your alley. And it’s going to make you love that leftover chili hanging out in your fridge or freezer like never before. Chili takes a turn for serious comfort food when it’s topped with a layer of creamy potato mash, crispy potato skins, and toppings like cheddar, sour cream, and scallions that instantly make both chili and baked potatoes infinitely better.
Feb 3, 2020
Comfort Food Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping
I first came across “Aunt Cleo’s Chicken Pie” while digging through my fiancé’s tattered purple recipe folder, filled to the brim with handwritten index cards that his mother, Tina, had originally sent with him to college. We were only in the beginning phases of dating when I rummaged through the file, but I figured out pretty early that he was a sucker for his mom’s home cooking.
Jan 31, 2020
Recipe: Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
This is the kind of comfort mid-winter dinners beg for.
Jan 31, 2020
Recipe: Tofu-Miso Stew Casserole with Sage Biscuits
“Biscuit-topped” is one of my favorite word combinations. In cookbooks, it is the friend I’m always delighted to run into. Oh, hi there, are you a hearty stew plush with grounding root vegetables and maybe handfuls of tender slow-cooked chicken, all hanging out under a blanket of warm biscuits? Let’s be friends. Four years ago, I stumbled into an accidental tradition.
Jan 31, 2020
Creamy, Satisfying Chick’n Pot Pie Is a Veggie-Packed Feast
This is not your mama's chicken pot pie.
Jan 31, 2020
Recipe: Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions
A creamy, thick, baked rice dish full of dark mushroom flavor and topped with sweet caramelized onions and a flurry of pepper.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Chili Cornbread Casserole
The trusty Dutch oven makes it possible to cook chili and bake a layer of cornbread on top all in one pot.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Chicken (or Turkey!) Pot Pie
Ooooh, it’s sure been sweet in the Kitchen lately and we can blame it all on pie month! Now, I’m not one to turn away sugar, but this week I’m in the mood to swing things around a little and take a look at the savory side of life. In my world, the queen of savory pies is Chicken Pot Pie.Like all pies, chicken pot pie is one of those things that has an odd, mistaken reputation for being easy. It’s not, especially if you start by cooking the chicken and making stock.
Jan 29, 2020
How to Make (and Freeze!) Individual Chicken Pot Pies
Having an individual pot pie in the freezer makes for a perfect week night dinner this time of year. Use a rainy Sunday to put together a few of these, and you’ll be set until spring!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Baked Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
How do you feel about spaghetti squash? Do you consider it a bad joke of a vegetable, promising carbs without remorse, but actually offering a bowl of slippery, slimy strings? Or do you love it for its teasing imitation of spaghetti, still holding its own with sweetness and a toothsome bite? Actually — never mind. I don’t really care how you feel about spaghetti squash.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Easy Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
The times I tend to crave chicken pot pie the most are at the end of long, crazy-busy days, which is exactly when I don't have the time to make it. This recipe is the answer.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Easy, Classic Chicken Pot Pie
Tucking into a warm chicken pot pie is one of winter’s greatest pleasures. Under a layer of golden, buttery pie crust lays tender chicken and sweet vegetables in a rich gravy, making each bite pure delight. You know what isn’t quite as delightful? Doing a ton of dishes after making every bit of your pie from scratch. Instead, outsource the prep using grocery store shortcuts, so you can have pot pie in about an hour and dirty just one mixing bowl.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Bundt Spinach-Spaghetti Pie
Did you make a big batch of spaghetti for dinner this week and have a bunch left over that needs using up? If you bake it in a Bundt pan, it turns into a casserole that you can unmold and cut into neat slices. This version of spaghetti pie, which was originally created to use up leftover cooked spaghetti, gets a tasty addition of spinach and looks just as good as it tastes.
Jan 29, 2020
Weeknight Recipe: Easy Pasta Bake with Prosciutto, Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella
I’ve had “pasta bake” on my list of recipes to make since the very beginning of my culinary journey. So what has been stopping me after all these years? I’m not really sure! Perhaps I was still in search of the “ultimate” version or a super-chefy secret ingredient. But a few weeks ago I found myself strapped for time with a barren cupboard, and friends already on their way over for dinner. And this amazing five ingredient casserole was born.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
You can quench a taco craving with fish tacos, chicken tacos, cauliflower tacos, or breakfast tacos, but a ground beef taco is the quintessential taco in my book. When weeknight cooking calls for serving a crowd, trade tortillas for tender noodles and serve it hot and bubbling straight from the Dutch oven. This weeknight pasta checks all the right boxes with family-friendly flavor, a streamlined ingredient list, and simple one-pot prep. Flour or corn? Hard or soft?
Jan 29, 2020
Holiday Comfort Food Recipe: Meatball Lasagna
What do you get when you combine meatballs, fresh pasta and loads of cheese? The best comfort food/one-dish-meal/entertaining dish to come out of the oven.It’s comfort week in The Kitchn and we’re in love with the combination of meatballs, four cheeses, and fresh herbs to create a decadent lasagna complete with crispy edges and a gooey center.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Vegetable Lasagna with Butternut Béchamel
Today’s winner in our Best Healthy Casseroles reader recipe contest is Julia from Washington D.C. Her lasagna was a special treat for me to make. Why? She cleverly bypasses the usual ricotta filling and instead purees butternut squash into a creamy, colorful sauce. This lasagna is layered up with this squash sauce, as well as browned mushrooms and tasty chard. It’s absolutely delicious, and it is a healthier, lighter take on the lasagna we all know and love.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Vegetarian Lasagna with a Surprise Ingredient
Lasagna is the quintessential easy–to–throw–together, comforting, affordable and satisfying dish to serve a crowd. Think of the bubbly cheesiness being cut through by bright tomato sauce and perfectly cooked noodles. It’s the perfect food! This recipe also includes my secret weapon ingredient, which lightens the richness up a smidge and no one will ever know. Can you guess what this mystery item is? Don’t knock it till you try it!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Cheesy Vegetarian Lasagna
Layers upon layers of veggies, ricotta, and mozzarella make this a serious winner.
Jan 29, 2020
Cold Weather Recipe: Cheesy Chicken and Mushroom Lasagna
Chicken and mushroom lasagna has been a cold weather favorite in our house for a number of years. Its hearty layers of cheesy goodness always warm me up on cold, rainy Southern nights, and it’s one of the few leftovers that I actually look forward to more than the main event. This chicken and mushroom lasagna is a simple enough dish to wow your family on a weeknight, but it’s also special enough to impress at a dinner party for your foodiest friends.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Big-Hearted Macaroni & Cheese with Artichokes
Where would Casserole Week be without a good mac ‘n’ cheese recipe? Here is the third winner in this week’s Best Healthy Casseroles contest. This recipe comes from Leslie in Utah, and it is an indulgently golden-topped, gooey mac and cheese — but with a secret ingredient and a healthy twist. The secret ingredient? It’s straightforward: Tofu! Yes, tofu goes into this mac and cheese, but no one will ever guess.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Lighter Baked Mac and Cheese
Watch the video to learn how to make lighter baked mac and cheese.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Sausage and Spinach Lasagna
In the nineties, I went to college in Canada, a long way from my home in South Carolina. One snowy weekend, my mother came for a visit. Because I was in class when she arrived — and you can’t skip class the day your mother arrives — I left her a key.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Mexican Skillet Lasagna
What if I told you that you didn’t need to pick up a knife or turn on your oven to make a delicious lasagna? Yes, it’s true — this lasagna only has six ingredients and cooks all in one pan. Ready to learn more? I usually only make traditional lasagna once a year because it just involves too many ingredients and too much of my time.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Mac and Cheese in the Slow Cooker
This slow cooker mac and cheese is so easy that it feels like it can’t possibly be right. Dry pasta, milk, and cheese go in, and a few hours later you’re scooping warm macaroni and cheese onto your plate. Ready for a little magic in your dinner? Let’s take a look at how this macaroni and cheese can be yours. This recipe makes a casserole-style macaroni and cheese with a sturdy (but still creamy!) texture that can be sliced into squares.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Skillet Mac and Cheese
It’s hard to beat homemade macaroni and cheese, but while the process is straightforward, it can feel fussy when you’re dirtying a handful of dishes just to make it. This recipe streamlines the process to lessen your load. Consider this your weeknight-approved mac and cheese — the kind you can make after a long, hectic day without resorting to the boxed stuff.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
What if I told you that you could have a rich and creamy bowl of mac and cheese while also packing in over a pound of cauliflower? Sounds like a trick, right? No so fast! This recipe does just that, thanks to a base of cheesy cauliflower sauce. While I don’t believe in hiding vegetables, I do believe in adding them into dishes wherever I can to boost my intake. That is exactly why I love this macaroni and cheese.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Muffin-Pan Spinach Lasagna
On those nights you're craving lasagna, but don't quite have it in you to commit to a whole pan, reach for a muffin tin instead.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Vegetarian Thanksgiving Lasagna
This luxurious lasagna makes a better main dish than a bird. Somewhere a turkey is sighing with relief.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Lazy Lasagna
A good lasagna should have al-dente noodles that are crisp at the edges yet tender enough to cut with a fork; a simmered-all-day meaty Bolognese sauce; a creamy layer of ricotta peeking from between the layers, mellowing the sharpness of the tomatoes; and cheese, browned and golden on top but gooey throughout. Special occasions call for devoting a weekend to this classic dish, but it is possible to hit the high points with a few smart shortcuts.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna
Layered with sauce, these pockets of pasta and cheese cook while you work.
Jan 29, 2020
Feeding a Crowd: Frittata Squares
A frittata is one of our favorite one-dish meals. You make the whole thing in a skillet, it takes minimal effort, and it’s inexpensive. We usually make ours in a 10- or 12-inch fry pan, which works well for feeding a few people. But what if you’re feeding a crowd? Enter the frittata square.This is really nothing more than an egg casserole—a frittata cooked in a large baking pan rather than a round skillet.
Jan 29, 2020
Quick Breakfast Recipe: Basic Oven Omelet
Here is one last recipe from my new book Not Your Mother’s Casseroles. This is one of the very easiest recipes I know how to make in the oven. This recipe is really just a template for a baked egg dish that comes out creamy and fluffy inside — like a traditional American diner omelet — and that can be filled with anything you like. I call for ham, Parmesan cheese, and parsley here, but you can add anything!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Salsa Verde Breakfast Nachos
Not quite ready to stop celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Well, look no further than these delicious salsa verde breakfast nachos! What I love about this breakfast dish is that it’s something you can easily enjoy on your own (if you’re ravenous) or simply share with a few friends. Not many breakfast options can do that. And because it’s nachos, it’s super easy to make.
Jan 29, 2020