Whether you call them casseroles or hot dishes , there's no argument about the merits of these cozy, crowd-friendly recipes. We've rounded up the best options out there ranging from ultraclassic (think tuna noodle casserole) to creative spins (breakfast pancake lasagna).
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Kale and Wild Rice Casserole
Gruyère, mushrooms, and caramelized onions add umami oomph to a kale and wild rice casserole .
One-Pot Cheeseburger Casserole
Not only does this cheeseburger casserole  only dirty one skillet, but it also comes together in about 30 minutes.
Brussels Sprouts Lasagna
This hearty pasta bake  packs in plenty of vegetables: shredded brussels sprouts, diced shallot, and two types of mushrooms.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
A roundup of casserole recipes isn't complete without tuna noodle casserole .
Summer Squash Casserole
A Southern recipe with a California twist, this squash casserole  is seasoned with a meyer lemon gremolata and sourdough breadcrumbs.
No need to choose between bacon and sausage or pancakes and scrambled eggs; this decadent breakfast lasagna  combines all four into each bite.
Though it looks mighty decadent, this Mexican casserole  is actually relatively light, thanks to a generous dose of beans and vegetables.
Pumpkin Parmesan Pasta Bake
Pumpkin puree gives this autumnal casserole  its golden hue and a subtly sweet earthy flavor.
Lasagna For Two
While casserole's crowd-friendly nature is usually a plus, it's a downside when cooking for two (leftovers lose their allure on day four). This scaled-down lasagna recipe  is a great option if you don't have a large family to feed.
Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole With Bacon and Pecans
What's not to love about a bourbon-spiked sweet potato casserole  topped with bacon and pecans?
Butternut Squash Ricotta Casserole
For a fast and easy weeknight fix, look no further than this butternut squash ricotta casserole .
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Vegetarians and omnivores alike will adore butternut squash lasagna .
Cheesy Breakfast Casserole
Casseroles aren't only a dinnertime thing; case in point: this eggy Italian sausage, potato, and bell pepper bake .
To the uninitiated, chicken spaghetti  is like Tex-Mex macaroni and cheese.
Quinoa Risotto Casserole With Truffle Oil
Imagine if lasagna and risotto had a baby and you'd have this cheesy baked quinoa casserole .
Chinese Hot Dish
Made with Asian ingredients including soy sauce, brown rice, scallions, and ginger, this Chinese hot dish  is a cross-cultural mashup.
Gooey Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Two breakfast favorites — cinnamon rolls and french toast — combine forces in this cozy breakfast option .
Mushroom and Leek Lasagna
Like pretty much all Ina Garten recipes, this wild mushroom and leek lasagna  is at once elegant and comforting.
Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole With Caramelized Onions
Shake things up next Thanksgiving with a Japanese-meets-American rendition of green bean casserole  that boasts caramelized onions deglazed with mirin (Japanese rice wine) and a panko topper.
Olive Garden's Lasagna Classico
Re-create Olive Garden's lasagna classico  at home.