30 Favorite Casserole and Hotdish Recipes | Midwest Living

30 Favorite Casserole and Hotdish Recipes

Serve a bubbly main course, side dish or dessert from your oven with these hearty casserole recipes.

Creamy Potato Casserole

A little chopped ham, wedges of potatoes and a cream cheese-Gruyère sauce fill this comfort food casserole. Crushed bagel chips make a crunchy topping.

Creamy Potato Casserole

Chicken Chow Mein Casserole

Here's a casserole version of a popular Chinese-American recipe. Use leftover chicken for the recipe, or buy a rotisserie chicken.

Chicken Chow Mein Casserole

Turkey Cranberry Enchiladas

This crowd-pleasing main dish makes the most of both turkey and cranberry sauce -- plus it has favorite enchilada fixings such as black beans, salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, and onion.

Turkey Cranberry Enchiladas

Mix-and-Match Potpie

Create your version of this classic by selecting your favorite ingredients and crust options to use in our basic recipe. Add cornmeal or cheese to the topping (or use refrigerated piecrust); choose veggies such as chopped celery, mushroom and sweet peppers for the filling; add seasonings; and round out the pie with cooked meat, potatoes or seafood.

Mix-and-Match Pot Pie

Creamed Corn Casserole

Cream cheese adds extra creaminess to this corn side-dish recipe. Bake in the oven, or follow the slow cooker directions.

Creamed Corn Casserole

Army and Lou's Macaroni and Cheese

Here's a real crowd-pleaser: a creamy mac and cheese recipe using three kinds of cheese. It's from the former Army and Lou's restaurant in Chicago.

Army and Lou's Macaroni and Cheese

Cranberry-Apple Sweet Potatoes

Mix pantry ingredients—canned apple pie filling, canned sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, apricot preserves, orange marmalade and chopped pecans—for a quick and easy side dish with a crunchy nut topping.

Cranberry-Apple Sweet Potatoes

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This easy, cheesy chicken recipe combines long grain and wild rice with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Serve with a fresh salad and crusty bread.

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Morning Pecan Casserole

A crunchy, praline-like layer tops this easy, make-ahead brunch dish of raisin-bread and sausage patties.

Morning Pecan Casserole

Tuna-Noodle Casserole

Green beans, chopped sweet peppers, chopped celery and fresh mushrooms add fresh flavor to our tuna casserole recipe.

Tuna-Noodle Casserole

Butternut Squash Bake

This creamy squash casserole calls for mascarpone—a mild, soft, butterlike cheese—as well as Parmesan. You can substitute softened cream cheese for the mascarpone if you prefer. Time-saver: Look for precut squash in your supermarket. (You can also bake the squash in your oven first to make it easier to peel and cut.)

Butternut Squash Bake

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Bread crumbs combine with tender, sweet onion to top this casserole, while low-sodium soup mixes with yogurt for the green bean sauce.

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

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Upside-Down Pizza Casserole

Play with this four-ingredient recipe just as you would improvise with pizza toppings. You can substitute Italian sausage for the ground beef or add ingredients such as sliced mushrooms, pepperoni or sweet peppers into the meat mixture.

Upside-Down Pizza Casserole

Creamy Potato Casserole

A little chopped ham, wedges of potatoes and a cream cheese-Gruyère sauce fill this comfort food casserole. Crushed bagel chips make a crunchy topping.

Creamy Potato Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole

Here's a somewhat lightened version of a popular potato casserole recipe that's great for brunch, dinner or a potluck.

Hash Brown Casserole

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Greek Chicken and Pita Casserole

Greek-style ingredients such as pita bread, feta cheese and kalamata olives flavor this casserole. Pita wedges sprinkled with Greek seasoning top the dish.

Greek Chicken and Pita Casserole

Fiesta Tortilla-Shrimp Casserole

Layer wedges of corn tortillas with a mixture of green salsa, sour cream, shrimp and corn for this casserole. Give it a fresh finish with some cilantro, sour cream and chopped tomato.

Fiesta Tortilla-Shrimp Casserole

Tuna Alfredo Casserole

Substitute any pesto you like in this easy, six-ingredient tuna casserole recipe.

Tuna Alfredo Casserole

Baked Ratatouille Sausage Penne

What's the secret to keeping this pasta casserole as healthy as it is cozy? Lean turkey sausage, whole wheat pasta and just a sprinkling of cheese.

Baked Ratatouille Sausage Penne

Mushroom-and-Egg Casserole

Crumbled prosciutto or bacon seasons this cheesy casserole. Try it for brunch or a light lunch.

Mushroom-and-Egg Casserole

Calico Bean Bake

A trio of beans goes into this sweet version of baked beans. Ground beef and bacon add heartiness.

Calico Bean Bake

Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

Combine artichoke hearts, spinach and tomatoes with bow tie pasta and chopped cooked chicken for a rich, creamy casserole.

Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

By cutting the sour cream and adding black beans, we lowered the fat and boosted the protein and fiber in this healthy twist on a Mexican-restaurant standard.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Cabbage Casserole

Spoon cheese-sauced cabbage and sweet pepper over a crumbled corn bread base for this side dish. Serve with roast pork or ham.

Cabbage Casserole

Inside-Out Spaghetti Pie

Pasta forms the "crust" for ground meat filling in this family-favorite dish.

Inside-Out Spaghetti Pie

Easy Huevos Rancheros Casserole

Cumin, garlic, and fresh cilantro season eggs and potatoes in this quick and easy casserole. Garnish with salsa and sour cream.

Easy Huevos Rancheros Casserole

Double-Crust Pizza Casserole

Instant mashed potatoes blend with flour for the crust on this casserole, while Italian sausage and ground beef combine in the pizza-flavor filling.

Double-Crust Pizza Casserole

Tortilla-Black Bean Casserole

Layer a tomato-bean mixture, cheese and tortillas for a casserole with south-of-the-border flavor. Let each guest top their portion with chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, green onions, olives and/or sour cream.

Tortilla-Black Bean Casserole

Cheesy Multigrain Spaghetti Casserole

Extra-firm tofu provides protein in this meatless main dish. Whole-grain pasta adds flavor and nutrition.

Cheesy Multigrain Spaghetti Casserole

Chicken-Vegetable Casserole

Frozen vegetables, packaged gravy and deli chicken go together in minutes for this easy casserole. Top with apple slices for a touch of sweetness and crunch.

Chicken-Vegetable Casserole

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