15 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in Your 9x13 Dish

Marian's Creamed Corn
Photo: Chef Mo

If there's ever a time for your 9x13-inch casserole dish to shine, it's Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is truly about the side dishes, and that means 9x13 casseroles galore. But you don't have to stop at side dishes and casseroles. We've also rounded up crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving desserts that come together in your standard 9x13 baking dish. Simplify the chaos of holiday prep with these simple and delicious Thanksgiving recipes made in a 9x13 dish.

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Grandma's Hash Brown Casserole

Grandma's Hash Brown Casserole
sanzoe

You just can't go wrong with a hash brown casserole, especially when the recipe comes from a Kentucky grandma. This 9x13 Thanksgiving recipe pairs with just about any other food and yields a bounty of servings, but that's OK, because everyone at the table will want a second helping. If you don't have cornflakes on hand, you can also use crushed crackers or potato chips to make the topping.

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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

sweet potato casserole in a red casserole dish
Tamara B

This Southern-style sweet potato casserole is so delicious your family will beg you to make it every Thanksgiving. Baking the sweet potatoes for 1 1/2 to 2 hours will bring out much more flavor than simply boiling them, and it also cuts back on peeling time when you combine them with other ingredients and mash them.

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Marian's Creamed Corn

Marian's Creamed Corn
Chef Mo

If your family and friends like sweet, creamed corn, then this is the 9x13 side dish you need to bring to Thanksgiving. The sweet taste and creamy texture make this corn a perfect companion for a savory main dish (like turkey or ham), and it comes together easily and quickly so you can focus your efforts on pies or other dishes.

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Aunt Millie's Broccoli Casserole

Aunt Millie's Broccoli Casserole
KayBee63

"This recipe has been passed down in our family for years because it's so cheesy and delicious," says creator KAYLEEW. This broccoli casserole stands out amongst the others because it uses fresh broccoli, which is more flavorful and has a better texture than the frozen kind. Even the broccoli haters will go back for an extra helping.

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Yellow Squash Casserole

Yellow Squash Casserole in a blue dish
lutzflcat

This squash casserole has everything you want — tender crooknecks, gooey cheese, and a crunchy, buttery cracker topping. If you can't find yellow squash, another summer squash, such as zucchini, will work as well. For a less tender consistency, simply shorten the cook time.

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Sweet Potato Casserole II

sweet potato casserole with marshmallows in a glass dish
OkinawanPrincess

If you've never made a sweet potato casserole before, this simple and quick recipe is a great place to start. It doesn't require many ingredients and can easily be fine-tuned to suit your taste. For example, if you don't want an overt citrus taste, reduce or eliminate the orange juice, or make a streusel topping if you don't care for marshmallows on your potatoes.

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Apple Crisp II

Apple Crisp II on a white and blue plate
sassyoldlady

With more than 6,000 5-star ratings, it's not hard to tell that this is one good apple crisp recipe. Many reviewers and the original submitter of the recipe recommend using Granny Smith apples — as a rule, these are the best apples to bake with, because they provide ample flavor without being too sweet or watery.

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French Onion Green Bean Casserole

a serving of crispy-topped green bean casserole on a white plate with a fork in the background
Chef John's Green Bean Casserole. Chef John

"Why are there only 5 stars? This recipe deserves 10! So much better than the canned soup version," says community member lucylove. "Everyone declared it a hit, and hubby said it was the star of the meal. Made this exactly per the video instructions, and will do it again next year."

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Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing

Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing
JaLise Haney

Looking for a 9x13 dressing recipe that tastes just like a Southern grandmother's? Your search ends here. Be sure to use a cornbread mix that isn't sweetened — Jiffy, for example, contains added sugar, but Martha White and White Lily don't — so it won't clash with the savory ingredients.

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Garlic Potatoes Gratin

gratin potatoes in white dish on red placemat
naples34102

This twist on au gratin potatoes makes a decadent, show-stopping side that feels elegant without being overly complicated. The gouda cheese will give the dish a lovely creamy texture, and if you use smoked gouda, you'll end up with a strong flavor.

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Holiday Dressing

Cornbread dressing on white plate with garnish
MrsFisher0729

This 9x13 dressing recipe involves a bit of prep time and takes longer than the standard recipe, but believe us when we say good things come to those who wait. If you're patient, you'll be rewarded with a super moist dressing. To take it up a level, make your own cornbread instead of using mix.

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Pumpkin Dump Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake
Southern Living

We've got nothing against pumpkin pie, but sometimes you just need to switch things up. This 9x13 dump cake is distinct enough that your guests will rave over it, but it is also remarkably simple to make. If you don't have a lot of spices on hand, you can simply use pumpkin pie mix, which is already spiced.

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Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes in a white dish
Allrecipes Community

This 9x13 Thanksgiving recipe is proof that sweet potatoes can be delectable without marshmallows on top. To prevent a runny texture, vent the lid while you're making the sauce, which will prevent condensation from forming in the saucepan.

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Sausage, Bacon, Apple and Cornbread Stuffing

Sausage, Bacon, Apple and Cornbread Stuffing
Karlette Wright

"This stuffing was wonderful! I made it for Thanksgiving to the letter," says community member nikki. "My family loved it. Next time I will probably add dried cranberries but just a little. The apples give the stuffing a sweet but not too sweet taste. The breakfast sausage links adds just the right amount of texture."

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Tasty Baked Mac n Cheese

Tasty Baked Mac n Cheese
Trusted Brands

This 9x13 baked mac n cheese recipe isn't just quick and easy — it will also please even the pickiest of eaters. It's creamy and flavorful, and since it doesn't use a roux, you don't have to wait for the cheese to melt.

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