By Vanessa Greaves

Add these deep-dish dinners to your favorites so you'll always have a plan when the clock is ticking and everyone's hangry. Most of the cook time happens in the oven while you kick back for a bit.

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Allrecipes community member SJU divided this into two pans—one for now and one to freeze for later. Read SJU's helpful tips here.

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Zucchini Noodle Casserole

"Loved it! Great way to use up lots of zucchini; getting more veggies and reducing wheat/carbs in an eating plan." — RobynM

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'Pizza' Shepherd's Pie

"It stunned us how tasty it was. It tasted just like a pizza shop! I will double the cheese next time!" — TheCook

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Angie's Polenta Lasagna

"YUM! I sauteed the ground beef with fresh garlic, skipped the tomato sauce, and added fresh herbs and mushrooms to the pasta sauce. I used the Polenta recipe from this site to make my own at home. So good." — CookinBug

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Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole

"Very yummy. I was a little leery of the soy sauce, but it ended up being delicious! Not at all overpowering, but just another interesting dimension to the dish." — Cardamum

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Timballo Spaghetti Casserole

"Made a TON but the leftovers were just as good, if not better; when making again, I'd use a different noodle, reduce the mozzarella, increase the parm, and maybe saute the onions and peppers." — Rock_lobster

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Taco Pie

"It was a good alternative to regular tacos. Next time I wouldn't cook it with the sour cream added, I would top it with it after baking." — Shalaine_1

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Ham, Potato and Broccoli Casserole

Reviewers liked Lisa D.'s tweaks to this recipe so much, that they gave her credit where credit was due. Check out what she did.

Photo by Staci

Broccoli Chicken Divan

Just about everyone who made this basic casserole loved it, but couldn't help adding their own personal touches. And that's what casserole cooking's all about, anyway.

Photo by Reyna

Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese

"Run, don't walk, to your local grocery and find the 'cheese remnants' bin, purchase several that sound interesting...Gruyère is a good one with white Cheddar. Then watch the tutorial by Chef John on this recipe. He makes it so easy!" — Kathy

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Creamy Beef Enchiladas

"These were delicious! I doubled the recipe and divided into smaller pans to freeze for a quick meal for later." — Amanda

Photo by Christina

Swiss Enchiladas

"These were wonderful. I have made tons of chicken enchiladas in my life, but this may become the new go-to formula!" — debra_tx

Photo by Molly