27 Comforting Casseroles You'll Want To Make This Fall Gallery

27 Comforting Casseroles You’ll Want to Make This Fall

With cold weather (hopefully!) right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about all of the wonderful ways to cozy up at home. Warm wooly socks and hot mugs of tea are a great place to start, but for something a bit heartier that will satisfy any appetite, it's best to turn to casseroles.

"Casserole" is a vague term that conjures to mind dishes full of bubbling, crispy, creamy, and generally hearty fare, baked in the oven until the ingredients come together in delicious harmony. They are one-pot wonders that can be made ahead of time to make any mealtime a breeze without sacrificing flavor, whether you're entertaining guests or simply planning weeknight dinners. Casseroles freeze incredibly well, a trait which, once again, means they are the perfect make-ahead meal that can be stored in the freezer until needed.

Whether you find comfort in savory or sweet, there is a casserole out there to suit your needs. French toast, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, lasagna or lemon blueberry muffin, we have the casseroles you crave. Click on to discover our favorite comforting casserole recipes to make this fall.

Baked Cranberry French Toast

Prepare this dish the night before and simply pop it in the oven upon awakening for a delicious, sweet, and lightly spiced French toast casserole everyone will love.

For the Baked Cranberry French Toast recipe, click here.

Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a classic casserole dish loved for its creamy, cheesy bottom and its crunchy breadcrumbed top. This recipe kicks things up a notch with hot sauce and Creole mustard.

For the Baked Mac and Cheese casserole recipe, click here.

Blueberry Crisp

You can substitute your favorite fruit if blueberries aren't in season (or just use frozen). A crisp (or crumble) comes together effortlessly making it an ideal last-minute dessert.

For the Blueberry Crisp recipe, click here.

Bonne Maman Skillet French Toast and Preserves Casserole

This French toast casserole uses buttery croissants in place of regular bread, making it extra-French and incredibly indulgent.

For the Bonne Maman Skillet French Toast and Preserves Casserole recipe, click here.

Butternut Squash, Sage, and Mushroom Casserole

Sweet and savory come together in this lasagna, which is cheese free and uses whole wheat noodles for a lighter take on a classically high-calorie dish.

For the Butternut Squash, Sage, and Mushroom Casserole, click here.

Campbell's Gumbo Casserole

You probably have a can of soup sitting forgotten under a layer of dust in your pantry. Use it to transform your next casserole.

For the Campbell's Gumbo Casserole recipe, click here.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Whip up this enchilada casserole in a flash for an easy dinner that everyone can enjoy. The casserole emerges from the oven, ready to be topped with yogurt, lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and cilantro, allowing each diner to make it their own.

For the Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe, click here.

Chicken Pot Pie

Grilled chicken, caramelized carrots, potatoes, and celery come together in a delicious homemade chicken sauce and are then baked in the oven between two pie crusts. If you are a pot pie purist, feel free to fill a dish with the tasty filling and top it with puff pastry for a more traditional rendition.

For the Chicken Pot Pie recipe, click here.

Classic Lasagna

There is nothing more comforting that a plate full of lasagna. It's a warm, ooey, gooey layering of three phenomenal things: cheese, pasta, and ragù. You seriously cannot go wrong with lasagna.

For the Classic Lasagna recipe, click here

Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Here we have a casserole that falls into the "speedy" category. Ready-made ingredients like canned soup and frozen vegetables help get this dish on the table quickly.

For the Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe, click here.

Eggplant Casserole With Pomegranate

Turn to this vegetarian casserole for a dish that's hearty and satisfying and chock of full flavor.

For the Eggplant Casserole With Pomegranate recipe, click here.

Four-Layer Beef and Bacon Casserole

Meaty, delicious, and paleo, this casserole layers sweet potato mash with a creamy cauliflower and a simple ground beef ragù for a tasty one-dish dinner you'll love.

For the Four-Layer Beef and Bacon Casserole recipe, click here.

Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole

Here is a healthy dish that is tasty and budget-friendly too! Spicy jalapeños are tamed in a creamy chicken and rice mixture, adding zing without being overpowering.

For the Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe, click here.

Green Bean Casserole

Enjoy this Thanksgiving staple year round — with fried onion, green beans and mushroom soup, it's so delicious you'll want to!

For the Green Bean Casserole recipe, click here.


Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Whip up this savory breakfast casserole for a creamy, comforting way to start the day.

For the Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole recipe, click here.


Mexican-Style Lasagna

Swap noodles for tortillas and salsa for tomato sauce in this crowd-pleasing Mexican-inspired dish.

For the Mexican-Style Lasagna recipe, click here.


One-Pot Meatball Orzo and Broccoli Rabe Casserole

Transform convenient, frozen meatballs into a decadent, cheesy, main dish that provides carbohydrates, protein, and vegetables.

For the One Pot Meatball Orzo & Broccoli Rabe Casserole recipe, click here.

Overnight Lemon Blueberry Muffin Casserole

Lemon blueberry muffins get a delicious makeover in this recipe. This casserole sits overnight (in the fridge), which allows all of the flavors to blend together in a fabulously fruity way.

For the Overnight Lemon Blueberry Muffin Casserole recipe, click here.

Sausage, Chicken, and White Bean Casserole

This dish is inspired by the mother of all casseroles: cassoulet. A truly stick-to-your-ribs recipe with chicken (instead of duck), sausage, bacon, beans, and even more delicious ingredients, you have to make this dish at least once.

For the Sausage, Chicken, and White Bean Casserole recipe, click here.

Shepherd’s Pie

A favorite from the Emerald Isle is shepherd's pie! Traditionally made with lamb or mutton, these days people are more familiar with recipes that use ground beef. This recipe is a great blueprint for making a great shepherd's pie regardless of which protein you choose to use.

For the Shepherd's Pie recipe, click here.

Skillet Baked Penne

This cheese topped, baked pasta is simple to make and requires just one pan, making cleanup a breeze.

For the Skillet Baked Penne recipe, click here.

Smoked Salmon and Potato Casserole

Here's a good casserole to make for brunch. It's loaded with classic brunch flavors of smoked salmon and cream cheese and will enable you to enjoy the occasion rather than spending the whole time at the stove.

For the Smoked Salmon and Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Strawberry Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Elevate stale bread with cream, sugar, and eggs to create an incredibly luxurious, custardy dessert. This recipe will have you staling bread just so you have an excuse to make it.

For the Strawberry Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding, click here.

Sweet Potato Casserole

You can enjoy sweet potato casserole more than one day a year. This recipe is straightforward and pairs well with chicken or pork (as well as turkey).

For the Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

A quintessentially American casserole, the tuna noodle casserole is a childhood favorite for many. This recipe is easily adapted to be dairy-free or not, depending on your dietary needs.

For the Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe, click here.

Vegan Chili and Cornbread Casserole

Chili and cornbread go together inherently. This casserole uses vegan chili to create a vegan comfort food that's as satisfying as its meat-filled counterpart.

For the Vegan Chili and Cornbread Casserole recipe, click here.

Vegetarian Baked Ziti Casserole

A simple baked ziti can be a thing of dreams, and this recipe is one of The Daily Meal's 101 Best Casseroles for All Occasions. To make the most of this recipe, try to buy the best quality ingredients possible — you'll be able to taste the different in the first bite!

For the Vegetarian Baked Ziti Casserole recipe, click here.