15 Sunday Dinner Casseroles So Good You'll Look Forward to Them All Week
Sunday dinners are usually a labor of love — the kind of slow-cooked, pure comfort meal that finishes out a relaxing weekend and gives you a boost for the week ahead. These casseroles bring the whole meal together in a single baking dish for slice-and-serve ease. Brunchers will love breakfast-themed bakes with eggs, hash browns, and cheese. Layered casseroles in Italian and Mexican flavors will also please your family. And since the classics are still at the top of any favorites list, there's the requisite Chicken Divan, Tuna Noodle, and Tamale Pie. Just a few reasons why Sunday dinner is still our favorite meal of the week.
World's Best Lasagna
Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas
A Scotsman's Shepherd Pie
Creator Larry Short simmers ground lamb in a stout gravy before layering it in a casserole dish with mashed potatoes. The result is hearty, packed with flavor, and truly unique. "This recipe blows away all others for Shepherd's pie," says don33taw.
Country Breakfast Casserole
Whether you're brunching on Sunday or craving breakfast for dinner, this bake will hit the spot. All your morning favorites come together in one casserole dish. "It got rave reviews and my mother-in-law left with the recipe!" says TVChick.
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Swap your pizza dough for egg noodles and your pizza pan for a baking dish, and you get this clever casserole mashup. Follow the lead of many reviewers and switch up the stir-ins just like toppings on a pie.
Tater Tot Taco Casserole
Any Midwesterner will tell you that tater tots simply belong in a casserole. This taco-inspired version uses taco seasoning, Mexican-blend cheese, and enchilada sauce. "My family loved it," says cooker lady.
Chicken Divan Casserole
Carol's Baked Ziti Casserole
Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
Classic chicken pot pie is even easier in the casserole dish with flaky biscuits on top instead of a pie crust. "This is the epitome of downright, in the pit of your soul comfort food! Definitely worth the effort!" says Saranayd.
Turkey Tetrazzini II
A homemade creamy mushroom sauce blankets the egg noodles, turkey, and peas in this American classic. It bakes with a Parm and breadcrumb topper until golden. "I made a large batch of this and boy did it disappear," says Sadie.
We love an assemble-and-bake casserole, but one that can come together the night before? Genius. This breakfast-inspired version with hash browns, ham, and pepper jack cheese would be delicious at any meal.
Hot Tamale Pie
This southwestern classic might remind you of Shepherd's Pie, but with a Tex-Mex spin. Cornbread batter tops a layer of beef sautéed with salsa and spices. The two layers meld in the oven as the cornbread bakes. Extra cheese makes it even better.
Best Tuna Casserole
Retro classics like tuna noodle casserole are mainstays for a reason... they are nostalgia on a plate. This version does right by every detail, including the must-have potato chip topping. "I LOVE this recipe," says Elizabeth.
Mexican Quesadilla Casserole
Another take on the Mexican-style lasagna has everything we love — beef, beans, green chilis, tortillas, and Cheddar — all in one casserole dish. "The whole family, from grandparents to toddlers, loved this," says Chrystine Warden Dimitry.