Casseroles

Casseroles, strata, hot dishes, gratins–one-pot dishes are not only delicious, but they’re also easy and convenient. Here’s out entire list.

A white oval casserole filled with asparagus, egg and cheese strata--bread, Fontina cheese, eggs, prosciutto, and asparagusCasseroles are the original one-pot meal. Think about it, in one dish you can have your proteins, carbs, and vegetables. All you have to do is toss it in the oven and wait. (Well, that’s the hard part.)

They’re ideal because they can work for weeknights and weekends. For family and company. A frozen casserole can make it to the table in under an hour. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Our most popular casserole recipes

There are a lot of them. First, you can never go wrong with Ina Garten or her Baked Pasta with Tomatoes & Eggplant. Simple, easy, and relatively healthy. We have the classic, too, like Green Bean Casserole, Tuna Noodle Casserole made in an Instant Pot, and a good old tetrazzini.

Breakfast

If breakfast is more your thing, don’t miss our Asparagus, Egg, and Cheese Strata. I’ve made it a gazillion times, and everyone loved it. The best part: You make it a day ahead. There’s also our Sausage Egg Casserole. Another overnight dish that makes breakfast a breeze. And my Croque Monsieur Casserole, made with croissant, ham, cheese, and a luscious béchamel sauce, is comfort food talent to the next level. It does double duty as lunch and breakfast.

Tex-Mex

Craving Tex-Mex casseroles? We’ve got you covered. Chicken Enchiladas and Black Bean Enchiladas. with this recipe, you can mix and match meat and meat. Our Spicy Beef Taco Bake. (We really should call it our ground-beef casserole, cuz there is a ton in there.) While the great Midwest is the birthplace of so many casseroles, it’s Texas that takes the credit for King Ranch Chicken. And they should be proud.  Layers of chicken, roasted peppers, and tortillas smothered in cheese are gobsmackingly delicious.

Portuguese

Portugal isn’t known for casseroles, per see. At least not in the way Americans think of them. But there is one dish, and it’s a favorite in our house: Bacalhau à Gômes de Sá. Layers of salt cod, potatoes, caramelized onions, and olives are baked until bubbly brown. Fantastico!

Mac and Cheese

We have so many mac and cheese recipes–a kind of casserole–we can’t name them all here. But click to check out our full mac & cheese offering.

David Signature

An oval casserole dish filled with easy breakfast strata on a wooden board with a wedge of Parmesan and a spoon on the side.

Easy Breakfast Strata

This easy, make-ahead casserole is loaded with eggs, cheese, bread, ham, and plenty of vegetables. Breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting.

Three individual bowls of Instant Pot tuna noodle casserole with three forks and a blue kitchen towel on the side.

Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole

This lightened-up version of the classic creamy pasta dish is filled with vegetables and tuna, and topped with Parmesan bread crumbs. Guaranteed to banish all memories of the gloppy casserole from your youth.

Truffled mac and cheese in four mini-casserole pans, one with a fork and a few mouthfuls missing.

Truffled Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese goes high falutin’ with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.

A chicken, sweet potato, and bacon casserole in an oval dish, topped with melted cheese

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Bacon Casserole

“Simple.” “Delicious.” “Awesome.” “Lovely.” “Wonderful.” “What’s not to love?” That’s what folks are saying about this almost obscenely satisfying casserole.

Chili mac and cheese in close up, with breadcrumbs and melted cheese.

Chili Mac and Cheese

Chili mac. It’s short for chili mac and cheese. And yes, it’s exactly what the name would make you think it is. You’re welcome.

A plate and casserole dish of French onion potato gratin

French Onion Potato Gratin

Upgrade your potato gratin with a little French onion flair. Layers of mushrooms and onions are slipped between potatoes and it all gets covered in cheese.

King Ranch chicken in a large green casserole dish with a serving spoon and a portion missing. A plate, a dish towel and a bowl of spices next to it.

King Ranch Chicken

Whoever created this classic American casserole knew a thing or two. Layers of chicken, roasted peppers, and tortillas smothered in cheese. Gobsmackingly delicious.