The Best Casserole Recipes all in one collection! Family favorite, delicious, easy to make, and simple ingredients. Casseroles are a family dinner staple and these are our very favorite recipes for casseroles.
Casseroles are one of my very favorite foods. They're the ultimate comfort food, they can usually be made ahead of time and then baked when ready, and they are normally an all-inclusive meal; protein/meat, cheese, pasta, and veggies.
Casseroles always seem to fill my family up as well. Which is important because I'd rather my kids eat dinner than the snack foods that they love so much. This taco biscuit bake is probably the most made casserole recipe at my house along with the ever popular ground beef noodle bake. They're both simple recipes that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
MY TIPS WHEN MAKING CASSEROLE RECIPES
- When a recipe calls for ham I love to go to the deli counter and ask for 1 lb ham (I prefer thinly shaved) and then I use that in the casserole. I love the taste of that deli ham. The other alternative is to buy the chunks of ham which come in a package. My kids don't love those chunks which is why I get the deli shaved/sliced ham because they love the taste and there are no chunks of ham in the food. I make this macaroni & cheese ham casserole and this ham broccoli rice casserole all the time with shaved deli ham.
- Lots of casserole recipes call for shredded or chunked chunked cooked chicken like this fiesta chicken casserole. I throw in a few frozen chicken breasts (or fresh) with a can of full-salt regular chicken broth and let it cook in the slow cooker on LOW heat for about 6 hours. You will end up with perfectly tender chicken that literally falls apart. Of course you can add in whatever seasonings you want with the chicken in the slow cooker. I keep it simple with a can of chicken broth.
Can I freeze casseroles?
- Yes you can! You can freeze just about anything but it also comes down to personal preference. I don't love freezing stuff. I just don't. I think the texture is off once it thaws which is why I don't freeze anything. But if freezing is something you are familiar with and do it a lot then yes freeze it. I would suggest double wrapping the casserole in tin foil before freezing.
How many servings in a casserole?
- Casseroles generally make lots of food. Which is perfect for a larger family or a gathering. Most casserole recipes call for a 9x13 baking dish which I have found will serve 8 really large portions or about 10 medium sized portions. You can also split the casserole up into two 9x9 or two 8x8 baking dishes. Cook one and then freeze the other for another dinner.
I have gathered up all our family favorite recipes. I truly hope you find a few that your family loves too.
YOU WILL LOVE THESE OTHER CASSEROLE RECIPES
- TATER TOT HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
- STUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE
- HASH BROWN TACO CASSEROLE
- MEATBALL SUB SANDWICH CASSEROLE
- EGGS BENEDICT CASSEROLE
- BAKED SALSA CHICKEN CASSEROLE
- BROCCOLI CHEESE CHICKEN CASSEROLE
- CHICKEN ENCHILADA RICE CASSEROLE
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