25 Classic Recipes Made Casserole-Style

a serving of ground beef, zucchini, and pepperoni casserole on a white plate
Photo: lutzflcat

What defines a casserole, exactly? It's a simple combination of ingredients baked in the oven to create a meal that's more than the sum of its parts. Aside from that, a casserole can be anything you want it to be. In fact, all your favorite recipes can be transformed into a casserole with a little creativity, including spaghetti, pizza, and even French toast. Here we've curated a collection of classic recipes transformed into one-dish wonders for easy, weeknight dinners.

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White Chicken Enchilada Slow-Cooker Casserole

A large portion of white chicken enchilada slow-cooker casserole is garnished with black olives and fresh chives.
Meredith Food Studios

You'll want to add this easy, creamy enchilada casserole to your regular dinner rotation. "Slow cooking gently melds together the flavors of chicken thigh meat, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and green chiles," says recipe creator TRISTA5.

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Easy French Toast Casserole

French toast casserole on a plate and in the pan.
Allrecipes Magazine

Making French toast for a crowd has never been easier: Assemble this casserole ahead of time and pop it in the oven just before serving.

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Mexican Quesadilla Casserole

A seasoned ground beef mixture is layered with tortillas and cheese in this easy, one-dish take on quesadillas. Reviewer Michele Etling says, "Very good and fast and doesn't dirty up a ton of pans!"

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Baked Spaghetti

a serving of spaghetti baked with ground beef, 3 cheeses, and a tomato-based sauce on a green plate

Part lasagna, part spaghetti, this easy casserole is the ultimate comfort food. Serve with a crusty, homemade garlic bread.

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Reuben Casserole

In this casserole version of the classic deli sandwich, sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss cheese, rye bread crumbs, and Russian-style salad dressing are layered and baked. Reviewer JANNASMOMMMY says, "This recipe is so easy and much less messy than traditional Reuben sandwiches."

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Pizza Casserole

This recipe takes all the traditional pizza components — pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, bell pepper, etc. — and combines it with egg noodles to create an easy-to-serve casserole.

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Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

A plated piece of biscuit and gravy casserole sits in front of the red baking dish.
Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

"I got this recipe at a church potluck," says recipe creator Angela. "All the flavors blend really well. I've made it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So far every time I've served it, I haven't had any leftovers."

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Emily's Excellent Taco Casserole

Shake up Taco Tuesday with this layered casserole. Tortilla chips, chili, Cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, and sour cream combine to mimic the flavor of this Mexican dish.

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Eggs Benedict Casserole

eggs benedict casserole with a bowl of hollandaise sauce on the side
Allrecipes Magazine

This recipe combines the flavors and ingredients of classic eggs Benedict in casserole form. Plus, the whole thing is assembled the night before so all you have to do in the morning is bake.

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Beef Nacho Casserole

Kids will love this easy casserole that's way less mess than traditional nachos. "Layers of seasoned ground beef, corn, tortilla chips, and cheese are baked under a layer of Colby cheese," says recipe creator LUNCH*LADY.

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Chili Dog Casserole II

This casserole is the best way to serve chili dogs at potlucks or cookouts: "It is loved by young and old alike!" says recipe creator deleteduser.

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Burrito Pie

In this Mexican-inspired casserole, classic burrito components are layered lasagna-style. "Make sure you like spicy foods before trying this one. It's hot!" warns recipe creator KATHIMC.

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Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This approachable version of the classic French dish is great for anyone looking for the flavors of chicken cordon bleu without the hassle.

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Quick and Easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Packaged, refrigerated cinnamon roll dough makes this cinnamon roll casserole a cinch, especially when serving a crowd!

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Italian Meatball Sandwich Casserole

All the classic meatball sub ingredients — Italian bread, meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella cheese — are assembled in a new way. To cut down on prep time, reviewers suggest using frozen meatballs.

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This five-ingredient casserole is hands down the easiest way to make and serve chicken Parmesan.

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Easy Chili Cornbread Bake

Chili and cornbread were meant for each other, so why not bake them together? Here's to cooking smarter, not harder!

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Creamy Chicken Florentine Pasta

Chicken Florentine is traditionally made by pan-frying chicken in a spinach and wine cream sauce. This recipe uses the same ingredients, but bakes them with a toasty bread crumb topping for a comforting, simplified version of the classic Italian dish.

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Easy Overnight Pancake Casserole with Streusel Topping

pancakes folded on a sheet pan topped with streusel topping
Easy Overnight Pancake Casserole with Streusel Topping. Allrecipes

"The pancakes absorb the custardy mixture, resulting in a bread pudding-like consistency," says recipe creator NicoleMcmom. "The crunchy streusel topping is a nice contrast. Serve with plenty of warm maple syrup and hot coffee or cold milk."

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Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

These baked mashed potatoes can be prepared ahead of time and baked shortly before serving.

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Huevos Rancheros Brunch Casserole with Ham and Cheese

"This casserole layers corn tortillas, black beans, ham, cheese, and eggs for a delicious brunch inspired by huevos rancheros," says recipe creator NicoleMcmom.

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Zucchini Pizza Bake

Seasoned ground beef, sauce, bell pepper, mushrooms, black olives, mozzarella, and Monterey Jack cheese are layered on a zucchini "crust" — it's a great way to use up that summer bumper crop!

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Hot Dog Casserole

Four simple ingredients — hot dogs, green beans, stewed tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese — make up this easy, kid-friendly casserole.

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Lasagna Toss

While lasagna is technically a casserole in itself, this modified version is way faster to make: "This is a quick, and EASY, alternative to lasagna when you don't have much time, it's great for a weeknight meal! Serve with side salad and garlic bread and you have a quick and yummy meal!" says recipe creator jbabb.

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Maria's Chicken Tamale Casserole

Here's a great way to repurpose leftover tamales: Chicken tamales are layered over a bed of spinach recipe with a creamy tomatillo sauce and topped with a blend of Mexican cheeses.

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plate of chicken and rice casserole
Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole. Melissa Goff
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