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Easy Casserole Recipes To Try Out at Home

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Easy Casserole Recipes to Try Out at Home

Takeaway:

Hot, hearty, and soothing, there’s nothing like a good old casserole. So whether you’re craving a classic or looking for a recipe with a twist, these recipes are sure to please.

Casseroles are an easy and convenient one-pot meal classic American families have been cooking since the 1950s (when casserole dishes became available to cook at home). 

If you know your casseroles, then kudos. For those looking to get into some good food, casseroles are often prepared with a binder,  a thickened sauce (or condensed) soup to keep the ingredients together. 

We’ve seen many variations to this classic. People have used various toppings to add a subtle texture to their casserole recipes. For example, you can use toasted nuts, shredded cheese, buttered bread crumbs, or whatever toppings you fancy.  

If you’ve been looking for an easy oven-baked casserole recipe to try at home, you can’t go wrong with one of these! 

Easy Casserole Recipes To Try At Home

Easy Casserole Recipes To Try At Home

Ritzy Chicken Casserole

The Spruce

This casserole recipe only calls for six ingredients! Topped with buttered Ritz cracker crumbs, this delicious ritzy chicken casserole will make a great addition to your family dinners. The best part? You don’t have to cook the chicken yourself; save time and use a rotisserie chicken or roasted chicken strips. 

Burrito Casserole

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Burrito casserole, anybody? Yes, this fabulous burrito casserole overflows with tex-Mex flavors. Made with layers of seasoned ground beef, refried beans, cheese, and tortillas, this recipe is as simple as it gets. To make dinnertime even more effortless, prepare ground meat the night before and put it in the freezer whenever you need it for the recipe.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

If you’re a macaroni and cheese enthusiast like us, you need to add this Instant Pot macaroni and cheese dish to your arsenal. It’s not only rich and creamy, but it is also pretty quick and easy! So before you feast on it with the whole family, feel free to sprinkle some buttered breadcrumbs or some more cheese.

Creamy Ham and Spaghetti Bake With Peas

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Simple, quick, and delicious, this creamy ham and spaghetti bake with peas is one of our favorites on this list. While this recipe uses parmesan cheese to top this easy casserole, you can use any type of cheese you prefer. 

Rich and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

As macaroni lovers, it only fits to have a couple of variations on this list. But, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a hot, rich, and creamy macaroni and cheese bake? This creamy version is guaranteed to please everyone in the family – even the mac and cheese haters.

Baked Ziti With Ground Beef and Italian Sausage

The Spruce

Have you ever tried a delicious baked ziti? Well, now is your chance to try it with ground beef, Italian sausage, and ricotta cheese for a wonderful cheese-topped casserole.

Loaded Pizza Pasta Casserole

The Spruce / Diana Mocanu

All of our pizza lovers, please stand up! If you’re constantly craving pizza, but don’t always feel like ordering out, try this hearty-loaded pizza pasta casserole recipe. The blend of pizza sauce, pepperoni, ground beef, and your toppings of choice makes this meal even the pickiest people in the family will enjoy.

Unstuffed Peppers Casserole

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

This hot variation of unstuffed peppers casserole is an excellent way to experience the tastes of stuffed peppers. Feel free to use a mixture of colorful bell peppers, ground beef, rice, and tomatoes, and you are set for the night!

Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

​The Spruce / Diana Chistruga 

Big tuna lovers in the family? This delicious tuna noodle casserole is sure to hit the spot. This version contains noodles, peas, condensed soup, and cheese. Add some browned breadcrumb topping to add crunch and texture.

Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

Shrimp and Rice Casserole

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

You might not be fond of the idea of cooking a shrimp casserole, but this dish will change your mind. Topped with garlic, minced shallots flavor, and rice, this easy shrimp and rice casserole dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Chicken Casserole With Potato Chip Topping

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

 Who knew some potato chips as a topping would add a crunchy flavor to this simple chicken casserole. We didn’t either! This recipe may remind you of a hot chicken salad made with mayonnaise, condensed soup sauce, and sour cream.

Penne Bake With Ham and Peas

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Got some leftover ham? The Penne Bake With Ham and Peas is a delicious blend of flavors. The cheddar cheese is mixed with boiled penne, diced ham, seasonings, and peas to make one of the best-tasting casseroles this list has to offer. Serve this delicious penne bake with a loaded tossed salad for a full and gratifying meal.

Beans and Hot Dogs Casserole

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

This cheesy bean and hotdog biscuit get excellent zest from barbecue sauce, diced vegetables, mustard, and brown sugar to make these delicious beans a fantastic side dish.

Ham Pot Pie

Elaine Lemm

Who said pot pie was just for chicken? This ham pot pie can be made with leftover ham and has all of the pot pie ingredients. A mixture of hearty vegetables is combined with the ham and white sauce and baked in a puff pastry for the whole family to enjoy.

Chicken Quiche

Leah Maroney

For those who enjoy eating breakfast for dinner, this chicken quiche is sure to satisfy. Rotisserie chicken, onion, Gruyere cheese, and parsley are mixed with some eggs and cream then poured into a homemade crust. Toasted in a springform pan, this dish is not only easy to make but pretty to look at.

Chicken Tamale Pie

 Anita Schecter

Imagine taking all of the flavors and smoothness of a chicken tamale and bake them into this easy casserole? Sounds like heaven, right? A mixture of onion, black beans, shredded cooked chicken, salsa, and taco seasoning are used to top a homemade cornbread batter. This tamale pie is then baked until golden brown and served with toppings of your choice.

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