22 Comforting Casseroles for Your Dinner Party

Casseroles are the perfect stress-free winter dinner party dish
Strawberry Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

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22 Comforting Casseroles for Your Dinner Party

22 Comforting Casseroles for Your Dinner Party

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Casseroles are the perfect dish to serve at a winter dinner party. They’re a wonderful comfort food and are so simple to throw together.

Whether they’re filled with hearty vegetables, rich cheese, or slow-cooked meat, casseroles are the ultimate winter dinner. Thrown together into one large dish and left to bubble away in the oven for an hour, these casseroles may look impressive, but they are deceptively easy to prepare.

Ranging from classic chicken pot pie to rich mac and cheese to exotic Mexican lasagna, casseroles cover every occasion and every dietary requirement. You could even do a double casserole meal and bake a simple bread and butter pudding or French toast dessert to make sure your guests leave with the happiest of tummies.

 

Baked Cranberry French Toast

Baked Cranberry French Toast

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There’s nothing wrong with doing a double casserole dinner… This comforting French toast casserole can operate as a dessert, making it exactly how every winter evening should end.

For the Baked Cranberry French Toast recipe, click here.

Baked Mac and Cheese Casserole

Baked Mac and Cheese Casserole

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Pasta and cheese are our two favorite winter foods. It’s no surprise that we turn to this recipe during these colder days again and again.

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

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

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This really is the simplest dessert: Fresh fruit is combined with some lemon zest before being scattered with an oat-filled, crumbly topping and baked until golden. Of course, it’s best served with a scoop of ice-cream.

For the Blueberry Crisp recipe, click here.

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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A crispy, nostalgic tater tot topping hides a glorious mix of chicken, ranch seasoning, vegetables, and Cheddar cheese underneath.

For the Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole recipe, click here.

Butternut Squash, Sage, and Mushroom Casserole

Butternut Squash, Sage, and Mushroom Casserole

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These winter vegetables come together beautifully with a dash of fragrant sage to create a healthier casserole.

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

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Chicken Noodle Casserole

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Turn that chicken noodle soup into a chicken noodle casserole. This is the essence of comfort food.

For the Chicken Noodle Casserole recipe, click here.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

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A classic chicken pot pie in a rich, creamy sauce with a flaky crust is a real crowd-pleaser.

For the Chicken Pot Pie recipe, click here.

Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna

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No one will ever complain about digging into layers of pasta, ground beef, cheese, Italian sausage, and tomatoes. There’s a reason why this classic is so popular.

For the Classic Lasagna recipe, click here.

Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

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This casserole is a record-breaker when it comes to how much time it takes to get it on the table. Within 30 minutes from setting foot in the kitchen, you’ll impress your guests with this deceptively easy dish.

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

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

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With only four ingredients, this seasonal staple is a surprisingly flavorful dish which comes together so easily in under an hour.

For the Green Bean Casserole recipe, click here.

Italian Sausage Rice Casserole

Italian Sausage Rice Casserole

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Using a spicy Italian sausage here gives the casserole a heat which, when combined with rice, tomatoes, and mozzarella, makes for a distinctive, comforting meal.

For the Italian Sausage Rice Casserole recipe, click here.

Layered Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Casserole

Layered Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Casserole

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Packed full of vegetables, this is a lighter, healthier casserole, which works well all year round.

For the Layered Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Casserole recipe, click here.

Mexican-Style Lasagna

Mexican-Style Lasagna

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This recipe is a refreshing twist on traditional Italian lasagna where tortillas replace pasta, beans replace beef, and spinach and cilantro lend a fresh and healthy boost.

For the Mexican-Style Lasagna recipe, click here.

Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Ricotta

Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Ricotta

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Creamy polenta covers gently cooked vegetables for a warming and filling dinner.

For the Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Ricotta recipe, click here.

Pumpkin, Chorizo, and Kale Frittata

Pumpkin, Chorizo, and Kale Frittata

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The mixture of sweet pumpkin, salty chorizo, and tangy goat cheese makes this a popular breakfast casserole throughout the squash season.

For the Pumpkin, Chorizo, and Kale Frittata recipe, click here.

Sausage, Chicken, and White Bean Casserole

Sausage, Chicken, and White Bean Casserole

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This hearty, French-inspired cassoulet is the ideal one-pot dish to serve at your next dinner party.

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

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

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In the dead of winter, this hearty casserole is just what you need to warm you up from the inside. Swap the ground beef for lamb for a more traditional Shepherd’s Pie.

For the Shepherd’s Pie recipe, click here.

Skillet Baked Penne

Skillet Baked Penne

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A super simple baked penne is irresistible when it comes out of the oven covered in melted cheese with a bubbling tomato sauce.

For the Skillet Baked Penne recipe, click here.

Smoked Salmon and Potato Casserole

Smoked Salmon and Potato Casserole

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This dish comes together in an hour and makes a brilliant dinner. Make sure you cook plenty, as the leftovers will be perfect for breakfast the next morning.

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

Strawberry Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Strawberry Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

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This recipe from Donna Hay elevates a traditional bread and butter pudding into a sophisticated dessert.

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

Super Simple “Eye”talian Meatball Casserole

Super Simple “Eye”talian Meatball Casserole

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We thought it was impossible to improve spaghetti and meatballs, until we baked them together in one dish, topped with an extra sprinkling of mozzarella.

For the Super Simple “Eye”talian Meatball Casserole recipe, click here.

Vegan Chili and Cornbread Casserole

Vegan Chili and Cornbread Casserole

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Casseroles don’t have to be filled with meat and cheese. This vegan casserole is a hearty recipe both your meat-free and carnivorous friends can enjoy.

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