Nothing cozies up a kitchen like the warmth and aroma of a tasty casserole baking in the oven. These one-dish wonders are the focus of our "Count on Casseroles" recipe contest.

We plan to cover our Test Kitchen tables with casseroles that serve as entrees or side dishes. The bubbling bakes can feature meat, fish/seafood, poultry or meatless ingredients.

Perhaps your pepper steak casserole is a crowd pleaser, or your taco hot dish earns an olé. An Italian pork sausage bake is sure to interest judges, as will classic lamb shepherd's pie.

Tempt us with a turkey potpie or captivating chicken cassoulet. Show off a savory seafood jambalaya or your take on Grandma's tuna noodle casserole.

Meatless mainstays, like veggie lasagna or a cheesy breakfast strata, are welcome. And don't overlook casserole sides—from au gratin potatoes to baked squash topped with corn bread crumbs.

You Could Win Cash!

Each of the 8 winners in the Country Woman "Count on Casseroles" contest receives a wonderful prize:

  • GRAND PRIZE: $500
  • 2nd Place: $300
  • 3rd Place: $200
  • 5 Runners-Up: $30 gift certificate from Country Store

We'll feature the winners in the February/March 2010 issue of Country Woman.

Contest Rules

You may enter more than one recipe. If you email or mail your recipe, be sure to print the name of the contest as well as your full name, street address and phone number, including area code, with each entry. Be specific with measurements, directions and the size of cans, packages and pans so others can successfully make your recipe. Include a few words about the origin of your recipe. Share any compliments it's received, plus any variations you recommend. If any duplicates are received, the entries with the earliest postmarks will be considered.

Submit here OR
Email recipe to: and type "Count on Casseroles" on the subject line OR
Mail recipe to: "Count on Casseroles," Diane Werner, Food Director, 5400 S. 60th St., Greendale WI 53129.