20 Cozy Casserole Recipes
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).
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.
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.
Cheesy Breakfast Casserole
Casseroles aren't only a dinnertime thing; case in point: this eggy Italian sausage, potato, and bell pepper bake.
Quinoa Risotto Casserole With Truffle Oil
Imagine if lasagna and risotto had a baby and you'd have this cheesy baked quinoa casserole.
Thai Peanut Beef
Made with ingredients including soy sauce, peanut butter, Sriracha, and brown sugar, this Thai peanut beef 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.
Greek Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Pastitsio, or Greek macaroni and cheese is baked with ground lamb (or beef), tomato sauce, and spices including cinnamon and oregano.
Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole
A classic comfort food is reimagined in this chicken noodle soup casserole recipe.
Ina Garten's Baked Pasta With Mushrooms
Ina Garten's baked pasta with mushrooms and radicchio has four types of cheeses that get melted with the bubbly, crisped pasta in the oven.