By Jackie Freeman

Our top-rated potato casseroles are the perfect side dish or main entree for cool winter nights. Filling, warming, and easy on the wallet, you'll find a recipe to please everyone at the table.

Main Dish Potato Casseroles

Do you want your potato casserole to be center stage? Then check out some of these fantastic recipes!

1. Hamburger Potato Casserole

With just a few simple ingredients, this creamy casserole has all the taste of a hamburger, and is the definition of comfort food. Think of it as shepherd's pie, but with half the work. Prep tip: Layer the ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, instead of using the oven.

Photo by Dianne

2. TaterTot Casserole

Kids and grown-ups alike will be scrambling for seconds of this tasty dish. Rave review: Melissa gives it 5 stars: "Very simple & flexible," she says. "Many substitutions can be made to use up what you have in the pantry or leftovers."

3. Serbian Ground Beef, Veggie, and Potato Bake

This hearty and slightly spicy bake features paprika, cinnamon, and cloves. Sometimes referred to as "moussaka," -- these potatoes are layered with beef, bell peppers, and simmered in half-and-half. Prep tip: If you don't have any half-and-half on hand, you can use a little sour cream mixed with milk instead.

Photo by cookin' mama

4. Hash Brown and Egg Casserole

A hearty breakfast or brunch casserole featuring sausage, onions, and lots of cheddar cheese. Prep tip: For added flavor, use maple-flavored sausage, and mix in some cooked and chopped bell peppers, mushrooms, and garlic.

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

5. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

"This cheesy scalloped potatoes and ham-layered casserole dish features buttery potatoes and sweet hickory ham baked in a double Jack and Cheddar cheese sauce," says Culinary Envy. "It's a quick and easy recipe that's perfect this time of year as a holiday side dish, or delicious anytime as a cozy meal on a chilly night!"

Photo by Culinary Envy

Side Dish Potato Casseroles

If you're looking for a potato casserole to serve alongside your main dish, you'll love these ideas.

6. Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake

This delicious side dish is perfect served alongside barbecued meats, like ribs or chicken, and also makes a great potluck dish. Prep tip: Substitute small red potatoes for the russets, and leave the skins on, for added color and nutrition.

Photo by Melissa Goff

7. Easy Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onions are baked with creamy Yukon Gold potatoes in this classic side turned into a comforting casserole.

Photo by Trish Hendrix

8. Sally's Spinach Mashed Potatoes

If you're looking to get a little green into your side dish, then this casserole is for you. Rave Review: Jessica Nix found a great shortcut: "I used spinach dip just because it was handy, instead of the spinach and sour cream separately...Definitely worth making again!"

Photo by Cristi

9. Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

This dish falls somewhere between a side and an entree. Either way you serve it, your whole family will love it for breakfast or dinner. Rave review: POOBOO says it's "quick and easy to make, not to mention delicious!"

Photo by cookin'mama

10. Restaurant-Style Hashbrown Casserole

This is the perfect side dish to bacon, eggs, ham, and plate of fresh fruit at your next breakfast or brunch. Prep tip: To save time in the morning, you can mix all the ingredients (with the hash browns straight from the freezer) the night before, cover, and refrigerate. The next morning, let it come up to room temperature for about 20 minutes before baking.


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