The Top 10 Casseroles of 2017

The Top 10 Casseroles of 2017

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Sheela Prakash
Dec 27, 2017
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We love the ability casseroles have to feed a crowd and feed them well. Whether it's a baked egg situation for breakfast or a dish full of cheesy pasta for dinner, casseroles always win.

These particular recipes won more than others this past year. Here are our top 10 casseroles from 2017.

1. Ground Beef Taco Casserole

This recipe takes all the best elements of classic ground beef tacos — the chili powder and cumin-spiced meat, the melty cheddar cheese, the chopped tomatoes, the crunchy romaine — and transforms it into one super-satisfying, budget-friendly casserole.

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2. Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Sour cream adds a subtle tang to this dish that separates it from other eggy breakfast casseroles. While breakfast sausage and grated sharp cheddar is called for in the recipe, feel free to swap in other combinations like Italian sausage and fontina, ground turkey and Gouda, or chorizo and Monterey Jack.

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3. One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

This comforting casserole is made entirely on the stove and comes together in less than 30 minutes. The starch in the rice also helps to thicken the dish without the addition of flour, making it naturally gluten-free.

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4. Smoky Sweet Potato & Black Bean Casserole

Smoked mozzarella and smoked paprika add meaty flavor to this vegetarian casserole. It's a dish that tastes great as leftovers, when the flavors have time to meld, so don't hesitate to make it even if you're serving a small crowd.

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5. Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole

This lighter, healthier take on tuna noodle casserole takes inspiration from French Nicoise salad and is packed with artichokes, olives, capers, and potatoes.

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6. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This twist on baked macaroni and cheese swaps in some of the cheese in the sauce for cauliflower purée, which lightens the dish and sneaks in a healthy dose of good-for-you veggies.

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7. French Onion Soup Casserole

While most French onion soup isn't vegetarian because it calls for beef broth, this casserole version is since it uses the cooking liquid from the vegetables in the recipe instead.

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8. Blueberry Pancake Casserole

The majority of this recipe can be made the night before and tucked in the fridge so that you have barely anything to worry about when you wake up in the morning and the whole family wants pancakes.

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9. Baked Corn Pudding Casserole

Sweet corn kernels are balanced by sharp cheddar in this cozy casserole that makes for a great side dish as well as a solid contender for a vegetarian main dish.

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

10. Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

A bag of frozen mixed vegetables and a simple recipe for drop cream biscuits ensures this casserole couldn't be easier to assemble.

Did you discover a new favorite casserole in 2017? We'd love to hear all about it!

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