25 Comforting Casserole Recipes – Satisfy your comfort food cravings with these creamy, cheesy, and meaty casseroles. They are full of warm, soul-satisfying goodness that will surely sweep you off your feet. From breakfast to dinner casseroles, with meaty and veggie options, all these recipes are sure to impress.
One of the best feelings in the world is enjoying a hefty serving of your favorite casserole. Especially when it’s creamy and cheesy or juicy and tender meaty goodness, like these 25 Comforting Casserole Recipes, they are perfect for all seasons and all kinds of weather, satisfaction guaranteed! 😉
A casserole is a one-pan dish slowly cooked in the oven and served in the same dish, like the famous lasagna and sweet potato casserole. It can be a side dish, appetizer, or meal and often includes protein, veggie, starch, sauce, and cheese.
Technically, a casserole is baked in a deep baking dish, but it usually requires a big spoon or spatula to serve. A meal that is baked may not necessarily be a casserole. To simply put, all casseroles are baked; but not all baked dishes are casseroles. For example, sheet pan meals lack starch, sauce, and cheese, which are the basic components of a casserole.
I love to add bread such as breadsticks and garlic bread when serving baked pasta or casseroles like chicken lasagna and baked ziti. And for meaty casseroles, I balance it out and pair it with veggies and vice versa.
Breakfast Casserole Recipes
1. Sausage Egg Casserole
Kickstart your day with this fantastic breakfast casserole recipe complete with bread, eggs, sausage, and CHEESE! Simply prepare it a night before, cover and refrigerate, then pop it in the oven the first thing in the morning. And voila! Breakfast is served!
2. Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Here is another hearty breakfast casserole that will surely put you in a good mood all day. With about 10 minutes of prep time and you’re off to an amazing healthy breakfast treat. I love it most with lots of garlicky goodness and bacon bits. Aside from onion and garlic, you can also add your favorite veggies like green onions and bell peppers.
3. French Toast Bake
Wake up to the delicious aroma of this French Toast Bake brimming with sweet cinnamon goodness. Oh yes! It’s light yet full of fabulicious flavors from coconut milk and Coquito! Oh, what a delightful surprise! Breakfast has never been this fun and festive! Nuts and dried fruits such as raisins and cranberries are good additions, too. 😉
4. Fiesta Chicken Casserole
Truly living up to its name, a bite of this chicken casserole is a fiesta in your mouth. It’s fully loaded with shredded chicken, beans, corn, salsa, pasta, and cheese! And, of course, you can make it as spicy as your heart desires! I also love adding Mexican flavors with cumin, paprika, and chili powder. Taco Seasoning works, too!
5. Tuna Noodle Casserole
Meanwhile, our yummy tuna casserole dish here is effortless with canned tunas, peas, and pasta along with cheese, evaporated milk, broth, and perfectly seasoned with Creole Seasoning, thyme, and parsley. Oh yes! Talk about an easy and fuss-free casserole recipe you can easily whip up in less than an hour. A winner dish, indeed!
6. Chicken Lasagna
Well, who can resist these gorgeous layers of meaty and cheesy goodness? Not me! Because I will gladly enjoy a giant serving of this lasagna anytime. And it’s not your ordinary lasagna because I add an extra layer of buttery and luscious mushrooms highly seasoned with thyme. Oh yes! 👌
This one is the Greek’s creative take on the famous lasagna that we love so much. It is equally delicious with its three layers of fabulous flavor blends – meaty sauce, bechamel sauce, and the creamy pasta layer loaded with kasseri cheese. And, of course, you should definitely try these Popular Greek Recipes as well. 😉
8. Stuffed Shells with Meat
Something unique and tasty, you say? Then let me impress you with these giant shells filled with cheesy spinach and meaty surprises! They’re perfectly seasoned with Italian seasoning, fresh basil, thyme, and parsley. Not only are they pleasing to the eyes, but they’re also ridiculously delicious. 😍
9. Baked Ziti
And, of course, our collection of casserole recipes wouldn’t be complete without our classic favorite baked ziti here. An absolute crowd favorite made with bacon, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, and fresh herbs. It’s also easily customizable with your favorite veggies like bell pepper, spinach, carrots, and, of course, cheese of your choice. Awesome! 🤩
10. Chicken Spaghetti Recipe
Take your favorite spaghetti to a higher level of deliciousness with this cheesy casserole recipe. But, of course, you can always use your favorite pasta for this recipe, and it will still be as sumptuous. And if you’re a heat rebel like me, a dash of chili flakes and cayenne pepper to crank up the heat. 😉
11. Ground Beef Casserole
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly, simple, and easy casserole recipe, then this one is perfect for you. All you need is some pasta, ground meat, tomatoes, and cheese, and it’s ready in an hour! Oh yes! Amp up the flavor with your favorite seasonings such as Creole Seasoning, Italian Seasoning, or Taco Seasoning. Yum!
12. Trinidad Macaroni Pie
The key ingredient to this classic Caribbean-style Mac and Cheese is none other than egg. The egg binds everything together perfectly; thus, providing a firm structure even after slicing. No need for a slurry. 😉 Some enjoy their Caribbean casserole sweet and cold, but I like mine savory and spicy. ❤
13. Chicken Enchiladas
Satisfy your comfort food craving in less than an hour with these flavorful chicken enchiladas. Oh yes! You read it right! This crave-worthy chicken casserole recipe is so easy to make yet so tasty. And, of course, what makes them extra special is my Homemade Enchilada Sauce and Flour Tortillas. 🙂
14. Shepherd’s Pie
Undeniably, one of the most classic casserole recipes of all time is none other than Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie. It’s simply comforting with its beautiful layers of creamy mashed potatoes and wine-infused meaty filling. And if you feel like a little extra, another layer of cheesy goodness will certainly level up this casserole dish. 😉
Veggie Casserole Recipes
15. Cabbage Roll Casserole
This one-dish meal is complete with rice, ground meat, tomatoes, cabbage, and cheese—such a nourishing meal bursting with savory flavors from herbs and spices. It’s so good even your picky eater kid won’t complain. Certainly, a great way to trick them into eating veggies while also enjoying their meal. 😉
16. Trinidad Corn Pie
Corn lover? Then, you’re absolutely gonna love this savory and spicy Trinidad Corn Pie here. I call it my own corn haven in a dish made with canned corn and cornmeal. And it doesn’t end there; you can take it to the next level by adding bacon, sausage, leftover ham, or smoked turkey. Oh yes!
17. Green Bean Casserole
There is no need to wait for the holiday season to enjoy this easy casserole recipe. So, what are you waiting for? Go for a quick grocery run and stock up on a bunch of green beans, then make this hearty veggie casserole. And the best part? It’s done in less than an hour! A winner dish, indeed! And oh, don’t ever forget the cheese! Yeah, baby! 😋
18. Jalapeños Corn Casserole
Oh, this sweet and spicy corn casserole will surely knock your socks off with its warm and comforting flavor combination. The secret? A mix of corn and cream-style corn, cornbread mix, sour cream, and, of course, a teaspoon or two of Creole Seasoning to intensify the flavor.
19. Scalloped Corn
My love for corn knows no boundaries, as evident by my third casserole recipe here. 😅 So, what’s the difference between Corn Casserole and Trinidad Corn Pie? This one is on the sweeter side because of sugar, and it’s crunchy because of the buttery crackers. Simple, easy, and incredibly tasty!
20. Moussaka Eggplant Recipe
Prepare to be amazed by this hearty Mediterranean casserole recipe. It’s prepared similarly to our favorite lasagna but with a healthy twist. So, instead of the layers of lasagna noodles, this uses eggplant slices. Interesting, huh? It’s filled with a meaty sauce and topped with a cheese layer, too.
21. Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin
Aaah! Potatoes and cheese, the most ultimate comfort food combo ever. Make it cheesy and creamy, and it’ll be one of the best casseroles you’ll ever have. I like to use a combination of Gruyere and cheddar cheese for this recipe, but provolone and Gouda are great substitutes as well. You may want to add some bacon, ham, chicken, or ground meat, too.
Dessert Casserole Recipes
22. Pineapple Casserole Recipe
Just when you thought casseroles were only meant as a side or main dish, here’s one that actually doubles as a dessert. Although it’s technically a popular side dish in the South, it can also be a dessert casserole because of its sweetness and fruity flair. The combination of sweet, tangy, buttery, and cheesy flavors is undoubtedly a feast in your mouth. 👌
23. Sweet Potato Casserole
Aah! Holidays wouldn’t be complete without this glorious Sweet Potato Casserole. But, of course, you can always enjoy it all year round since sweet potatoes are not seasonal tubers. Oh yes! Whether you’re in the mood for Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows, Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans, or a combination of both, well, I got you, fam! 😉
24. Sweet Potato Souffle
Although similarly prepared with Sweet Potato Casserole, this souffle is lighter, creamier, and airier because it has more eggs. The egg whites are beaten until stiff glossy peaks form and create a gorgeous meringue; thus, giving our classic souffle a beautiful fluff and lighter texture. It’s sweet enough to pass as a dessert, too. ❤
25. Carrot Souffle
Fall in love instantly with my version of Carrot Souffle here. It’s screaming nothing but warm and comforting deliciousness, especially with added cinnamon and nutmeg. And you’ll love it even more because it’s light and soft with melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Simply divine, indeed!
See how versatile your casserole is? You can pretty much go sweet or savory using it. Which one would you be making first?
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