Somehow, somewhere, casseroles got a bad rep, but we are here to champion these one-dish wonders.
1. One-Dish, Less Mess
Let's start with the basics. By nature, casseroles are the OG of one-dish recipes. These all-in-one meals pack a punch of flavor without leaving a sink full of dishes to clean up afterwards.
Recipe to Try: One Dish Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole
2. A Forkful of Comfort
Maybe it's the memories they evoke, or maybe it's the cheese, but nothing beats a warm casserole as a pick-me-up when you need a little comfort.
Recipe to Try: Crispy Chicken Strips Loaded Potato Casserole
3. Lunches & Leftovers
No need to wake up early to get those lunches packed. Put a slice of leftover casserole in a to-go container and you are G2G!
Recipe to Try: Chicken Pizza Bake
4. Any Meal of the Day
Casseroles can make it to the plate beyond just dinner. Breakfast casseroles are perfect for a weekend brunch.
Recipe to Try: Homestyle Breakfast Casserole
5. Homey Can be Healthy
Forget the limits of what you think casseroles can be. Keto, paleo or regular old omnivore—no matter what your diet, there’s a casserole for you.
Recipe to Try: Paleo Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
6. Dial Up a Classic
Any classic dish can be transformed into something more by updating it as a casserole. From pizza to pasta, these versatile vessels take the usual and make it memorable.
Recipe to Try: Chicken and Waffle Breakfast Casserole
7. Make It Your Own
The best thing about casseroles? They are easy to customize! Add your favorite ingredients to any casserole recipe and make it your own. Amp up our Chicken Pizza Bake with some red peppers, throw a dash of cayenne into your Crispy Chicken Strips Loaded Potato Casserole or swap out rice for pasta in the One Dish Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole. Casseroles are a forgiving food and welcome creativity in the kitchen.