A Month of Easy Weeknight Casserole Recipes
When weeknights get hectic, it can seem like takeout might be your only option to get a meal on the table. With these weeknight casseroles, you won’t have to make that decision. Casseroles are the easiest weeknight dinners to feed a family. These main dish casserole recipes are complete meals in themselves, so you only have to cook one item and you’re done. Plus, we all know casseroles freeze beautifully, so they make great weeknight dinner ideas to freeze and save for later. The kids will love these weeknight dinner casserole recipes, and because they’re so easy, you won’t mind making them. Casserole recipes are the best dinner ideas for filling up after a long weekday, and you only have to clean up one dish afterward. Southerners have perfected the art of the casserole. Casseroles can welcome neighbors, say farewell to the deceased, feed a church crowd, and of course, fuel your family on a busy weeknight. Get your recipe schedule ready—casseroles are on the menu this week (and every week after).
Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole
French Onion Soup Casserole
Recipe: Chicken-Spaghetti Casserole
You can find a dish of chicken spaghetti casserole at most church potlucks, and for good reason: Everyone loves it.
Recipe: Shepherd's Pie
This slow-cooker version of Shepherd’s Pie makes the job way easier on the cook.
This classic recipe from our November 1990 issue will never go out of style.
Chicken Taco Casserole
Recipe: Chicken Taco Casserole
Don’t bother with setting out bowls for toppings and the cleaning that comes with it. Put Taco Tuesday in one dish with this easy casserole.
Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole
Recipe: Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole
What were we supposed to do? Let this classic Louisville sandwich remain in sandwich form forever? If it’s from the South, chances are we can make a casserole out of it, and this one is incredible.
Recipe: Italian Casserole
This vintage recipe is exactly what your kids need to fill them up after a long night of practices and homework.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler
When you tell the kids you’re serving cobbler for dinner, they might think you’ve decided to embrace an “eat dessert first” mentality. This delicious savory cobbler will change their minds to eat their dinner first.
Sausage and Squash Lasagna
Recipe: Sausage and Squash Lasagna
Let your slow cooker help you with dinner tonight. The good news: Lasagna goes amazing with red wine after a long day.
Tater Tot Casserole
Recipe: Tater Tot Casserole
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you'll want to save yourself some leftovers to heat up in the morning.
Classic Chicken Tetrazzini
Recipe: Classic Chicken Tetrazzini
It’s called a classic because this all-time favorite casserole recipe will never get old in our kitchens.
Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole
This hearty casserole might not cut it for a light diet, but it’s so good that it’s worth a cheat meal.
Deb Wise's Tamale Pie Mix-Up
Baked Ziti with Summer Vegetables
Don’t let those fresh veggies from the weekend farmers’ market go bad! Serve up this comfy dish with them.
Recipe: Oyster Casserole
Your family will be amazed that this fancy feeling dinner was ready in just 30 minutes.
Sloppy Joe Casserole
Recipe: Sloppy Joe Casserole
You might as well pick a day each month to make this casserole because the kids will ask for it again and again.
Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Recipe: Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Rotisserie chicken and other store-bought ingredients make this indulgent casserole extremely easy.
Mac and Cheese with Ham
Recipe: Mac and Cheese with Ham
You might know mac and cheese solely as a side dish, but with chopped smoked ham, it will fill everyone up as a main dish.
Recipe: Cheeseburger Casserole
Don’t fret with flipping patties—make an easy-to-make casserole inspired by classic bacon cheeseburgers.
Skillet Spinach Lasagna
Recipe: Skillet Spinach Lasagna
This satisfying lasagna begins and ends in one skillet, which makes it easy enough for even the busiest weeknight.
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole
Tomato ‘n’ Beef Casserole With Polenta Crust
This cheesy, beefy casserole is all kinds of satisfying when you’re craving something on the comfort food spectrum.