Let’s face the truth: anything that is cooked in the oven and topped with deliciously melted cheese is not only a perfect evening comfort food, but one step short of a culinary masterpiece.
But our palate never stops craving something new and this is why we prepared this list of top 10 new casserole recipes that exploit tried-and-true combinations of foods and turn them into a feast for a crowd of hungry eaters!
Grilled Cheese Casserole
There is hardly anything that goes together just as well as cheese and tomato soup do. Toast the bread in the oven, top it with cheese and let the sandwiches melt together with tiny juice tomatoes in a big dish that will feed your whole family. Get the recipe!
Baked Potato Casserole
Twice baked potatoes are a fool-proof dinner dish, all so cheesy and satisfying. But in case you’ve been dreaming of saving yourself the trouble of scraping the insides of each and every potato and then trying to cram the stuff back into the skins, get the recipe and spoon the creamy goodness right onto your dinner plate.
Burger Macaroni Casserole
Try this gastronomic know-how– two independent dishes combined in one cheesy dinner! Both sloppy joe sauce and mac-n-cheese are yummy on their own, but if you mix them together, supplement with lean ground beef, gourmet pickles and about a ton of Cheddar, you’ll get a dish that will make both children and grow-ups lick their plated clean and ask for another helping! Get the recipe!
Tacos are almost everyone’s fave, but tortillas limit the amount of everything you can stuff inside them. Here’s an idea: put everything you would love to munch on in your taco into a baking dish, top with loads of cheese and bake in the oven to skip the wrapping part and fix tacos for a big dinner in a wink! Get the recipe!
Onion Soup Flavored Casserole
Stop deceiving yourself: your favorite part of the famous French onion soup is the stringy melted cheese floating on top. So, why not enjoy it in a casserole that unites the sophisticated flavor of onion soup and the simplicity of a sandwich? Get the recipe!
Ham, Broccoli, and Potato Casserole
This casserole is made easy, thanks to the frozen food section goods, and healthy, too, thanks to the fact that one of the frozen ones is broccoli! If you have time, feel free to use fresh potatoes and broccoli – they will only make the casserole better! Oh, and you can also swap ham for chicken to make the dish leaner! Get the recipe and let your creativity loose!
Portobello Penne Bake
Turn a regular dinner into a real feast with this rich cheese, spinach, and mushroom loaded casserole! If you like your food to have a little kick, toss in some red pepper flakes. And don’t be intimidated by the volume of soy sauce the recipe calls for – it is not in the least overpowering. In fact, it make the flavor of the ready meal even richer! Get the recipe!
Vegetarian Burrito Casserole
This recipe is good because you can modify it every time you make it! Swap salsa for stewed tomatoes, add more vegetables or use a totally different set of them, depending on the seasonal availability. Get the recipe and try!
Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Fennel
This is a delicious, sweet, and spicy casserole! If you are hesitating about whether you shouldskip the fennel, stop right now! It adds a beautiful dimension to the flavor; just make sure you slice it paper-thin to help it cook through in time. Get the recipe!
Broccoli Chicken Divan
This recipe is excellent as it is: very mild, creamy, and satisfying. But you can make it even better by adding a dash of lemon pepper or replacing the cream of broccoli soup with the one you like better. Get the recipe and start experimenting!
If life’s trouble puts you in need of dealing your stress, don’t hesitate to increase your cheese intake and cook one of the casserole recipes listed above! You'll not only enjoy the meal immensely, but keep the shrink away as well!