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Casserole Recipes

Enjoy One of These Dinner Casseroles Tonight!


Whether you need something new for a regular weeknight dinner, or you want something special to bring as a potluck dish to a school event or family holiday, the casserole recipes here are just what you need. Most of these dishes include some sort of meat, but a few are completely meat-free.

While some of these recipes make use of the classic creamed soups, others have a more gourmet flavor. Don't let that put you off. One of my kids' favorite dishes is the butternut squash lasagna I've included here. It's really sweet!

Taco Casserole Recipe

Taco Casserole
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This taco casserole is made with hamburger, black beans, shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. If your family likes nachos or tacos, they will enjoy this taco casserole.

Baked Tortellini Casserole

Baked Tortellini
Stephanie Gallagher

Refrigerated tortellini and baby spinach give this hearty pasta casserole layers of flavor. I like to use Trader Joe's quattro formaggio shredded cheese in this pasta bake.

Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Tater Tot Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher

This tater tot casserole is an easy five-ingredient recipe (not including salt and pepper) the kids will enjoy. You can make this dish with any kind of hamburger meat (85% lean, 90% lean, 93% lean, etc.). I recommend extra lean ground beef or grass-fed beef because you don't really need the extra juiciness from the fat in the beef to make this casserole delicious.

Baked Ziti Recipe

Baked Ziti
Stephanie Gallagher

The thing I like best about this baked ziti recipe is that everyone seems to like it, and you can switch it up lots of different ways. Add ground beef, vegetables, different changes, the possibilities for this recipe are limited only to your imagination.

Tuna Casserole Recipe

Tuna Casserole Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

This classic tuna casserole recipe gets an update with Old Bay seasoning. The result is a zestier dish that will appeal to adults as well as kids.

Baked Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

Baked Chicken and Potatoes
Stephanie Gallagher

This baked chicken recipe will appeal to both kids and adults alike. If you want to save money, make this dish with the less expensive chicken thighs instead of boneless skinless chicken breasts.

Chicken Enchiladas Casserole

Chicken Enchiladas
Stephanie Gallagher

Use the best-quality green salsa you can find for this chicken casserole - it makes all the difference. I recommend Trader Joe's or Frontera salsa. They're readily available and really up the flavor ante of this recipe.

Turkey Cordon Bleu Casserole

Turkey Cordon Bleu Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher

This turkey casserole is a great way to use leftover roast turkey. This casserole has all the flavors of chicken cordon bleu in one easy, one-dish meal.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Spinach and Bacon

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach and Bacon
Stephanie Gallagher

This rich and satisfying mac and cheese recipe takes the traditional mac and cheese and cranks it up a notch -- or three. Fresh spinach and bacon give this mac and cheese recipe a hearty, soul-satisfying flavor.

Spaghetti Pizza Recipe

Spaghetti Pizza
Stephanie Gallagher

This spaghetti pizza recipe is one of those kid-friendly recipes you'll want to add to your regular weekly rotation. This version is vegetarian, but you prefer a dish that includes meat, just use regular pepperoni instead of vegetarian pepperoni for this recipe.

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