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Casserole-a-Day Meal Plan for October

No need to worry about what's for dinner; we've got it all planned out! Check out these casserole recipes—one for each day of October—that will satisfy the whole family.

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Day 1: Pizza Noodle Bake	Taste of Home

Day 1: Pizza Noodle Bake

Here’s a family-pleasing casserole that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for a weeknight meal. Double the recipe and freeze one for later! —Bernice Knutson, Soldier, Iowa

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Day 2: Warm Chicken Tortellini Au GratinTaste of Home

Day 2: Warm Chicken Tortellini Au Gratin

This is one of my favorite recipes. Pasta from Monday plus roasted chicken from Tuesday equals this delicious dish on Wednesday. It's fast and delicious, and paired with a green salad and toasty bread, you have a meal that's fancy enough for company. —Brenda Cole, Reisterstown, Maryland

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Day 3: Slow Cooker Tater Tot CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 3: Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole

What's not to love about classic Tater Tot casserole—especially when it's made in the slow cooker? You'll want to add this family-pleasing potluck favorite to your regular rotation. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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Day 4: Sloppy Joe Under a BunTaste of Home

Day 4: Sloppy Joe Under a Bun

I usually keep a can of sloppy joe sauce in the pantry, because our kids love sloppy joes. But sometimes I don't have buns on hand. With this fun casserole, we can still enjoy the flavors that they love in a flash. The bun-like top crust is made with biscuit mix, sprinkled with sesame seeds and baked until golden. —Trish Bloom, Ray, Michigan

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Day 5: Baked Chops and Cottage FriesTaste of Home

Day 5: Baked Chops and Cottage Fries

Convenience items like frozen vegetables, cottage fries and a jar of cheese sauce make it a snap to assemble this comforting pork chop supper. It's a simple one-dish meal. —Gregg Voss, Emerson, Nebraska

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Day 6: Chicken DivanTaste of Home

Day 6: Chicken Divan

This tasty chicken divan recipe was given to me by a friend years ago, and it's been a family favorite ever since. My daughters enjoy making this dish in their own homes and get the same enthusiastic compliments I always do! —Mary Pat Lucia, North East, Pennsylvania

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Day 7: Cheesy Chili Casserole

Day 7: Cheesy Chili Casserole

A short list of ingredients packs full flavor in this easy-to-assemble casserole. Serve it as the star of your next southwestern meal. —Phyllis Bidwell, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Day 8: Hot Brown Turkey CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 8: Hot Brown Turkey Casserole

If you've ever tried the Hot Brown Sandwich at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, you'll love this version. It can be assembled ahead and refrigerated; just adjust baking time accordingly if cold. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

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Day 9: Cheesy Fiesta Beef CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 9: Cheesy Fiesta Beef Casserole

Over the years I’ve tweaked this recipe to end up with a wonderful, quick weeknight meal. Feel free to spice it up with jalapenos, if you prefer a little more heat. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Day 10: Artichoke & Spinach Chicken CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 10: Artichoke & Spinach Chicken Casserole

Try this homey and comforting casserole for an alternate main dish at Thanksgiving. The spinach adds nice color and the red pepper flakes add a pleasant, mild heat. —Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin

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Day 11: Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Ham CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 11: Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Ham Casserole

I'm a home health nurse and got this recipe from one of my elderly clients, who had used it for years. Now, it's one of my family's favorites. It will never curdle, thanks to the secret ingredient of powdered nondairy creamer. —Kathy M Johnson, Lake City, South Dakota

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Day 12: BBQ Chicken and Apple Bread PuddingTaste of Home

Day 12: BBQ Chicken and Apple Bread Pudding

To me, bread pudding is the epitome of comfort food, and it's simply too good to reserve only for dessert. This sweet and savory twist on the classic is a delicious new way to enjoy an old favorite. —Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah

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Day 13: Thai Peanut Chicken CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 13: Thai Peanut Chicken Casserole

I used traditional pizza sauce and toppings in this recipe for years. After becoming a fan of Thai peanut chicken pizza, I decided to use those flavors instead. Serve with stir-fried vegetables or a salad with sesame dressing for an easy, delicious meal. —Katherine Wollgast, Troy, Missouri

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Day 14: Pork and Green Chili CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 14: Pork and Green Chili Casserole

I work at a local hospital and another job part time, so I'm always on the lookout for good, quick recipes to fix for my family. Some of my co-workers and I exchange recipes. This zippy casserole is one that was brought to a picnic at my house. People raved over it. —Dianne Esposite, New Middletown, Ohio

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Day 15: Mini Reuben CasserolesTaste of Home

Day 15: Mini Reuben Casseroles

These cute and creamy little casseroles have the classic flavors of a Reuben sandwich. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Day 16: Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

Day 16: Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s a tantalizing combo of pasta, meat sauce, cheese and more cheese that really lives up to its name! —Lauren Delaney-Wallace, Glen Carbon, Illinois

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Day 17: Creamy Green Chili Chicken CobblerTaste of Home

Day 17: Creamy Green Chili Chicken Cobbler

Biscuity crumbs take this family-friendly combo of rotisserie chicken and cheesy, creamy green enchilada sauce over the top. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Day 18: Stuffing & Turkey CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 18: Stuffing & Turkey Casserole

This is a plate full of love, comfort and goodness. —Debbie Fabre, Ft Myers, Florida

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Day 19: Fold-Over Tortilla BakeTaste of Home

Day 19: Fold-Over Tortilla Bake

Here’s something a little different to shake up taco night. But don’t reserve this zippy dish for a weeknight—it’s perfect for potlucks and serving company, too. something a little different from the usual tacos. It's special enough for potlucks or dinner guests. —Deborah Smith, DeWitt, Nebraska

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Day 20: Broccoli Biscuit SquaresTaste of Home

Day 20: Broccoli Biscuit Squares

With a cheesy biscuitlike crust, these pretty squares disappear quickly at our house. We enjoy them for breakfast, brunch and dinner. —Vi Janus, Pelican Lake, Wisconsin

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Day 21: Cabbage Roll CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 21: Cabbage Roll Casserole

I layer cabbage with tomato sauce and ground beef lasagna-style to create a hearty casserole that tastes like cabbage rolls but without all the work. —Doreen Martin, Kitimat, British Columbia

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Day 22: Penne and Smoked SausageTaste of Home

Day 22: Penne and Smoked Sausage

My sausage pasta is a must-try dish. It just tastes so good when it’s hot and bubbly from the oven. The cheddar french-fried onions lend a cheesy, crunchy touch. —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California

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Day 23: Salsa Verde Chicken CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 23: Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

This is a rich and surprisingly tasty rendition of all the Tex-Mex dishes molded into one packed, beautiful casserole. Best of all, it’s ready in only half an hour! —Janet McCormick, Proctorville, Ohio

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Day 24: Chicken and Wild Rice BakeTaste of Home

Day 24: Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

This recipe is a great example of Midwest food! Its ingredients, including the wild rice, can all be found in Minnesota. The dish is good for larger groups since the cook doesn't need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. —Suzanne Greenslit, Merrifield, Minnesota

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Day 25: Sausage & Spinach Crescent BakeTaste of Home

Day 25: Sausage & Spinach Crescent Bake

A classic Florentine casserole has spinach and cheese. I make a yummy version with mozzarella, mushrooms and sausage. It’s gone in the blink of an eye at our house. —Noelle Carle, Bristow, Oklahoma

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Day 26: Chicken Casserole

Day 26: Chicken Casserole

The original old family recipe for this chicken casserole called for the sauce to be made from scratch. Through the years, I developed this version that takes less time to prepare and still tastes great. It's an attractive main dish. —Ruth Van Dyke, Traverse City, Michigan

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Day 27: Southwestern CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 27: Southwestern Casserole

I've been making this mild family-pleasing southwest casserole recipe for years. It tastes wonderful, fits nicely into our budget and, best of all, makes a second one to freeze and enjoy later. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Day 28: Mushroom Turkey Tetrazzini

Day 28: Mushroom Turkey Tetrazzini

This creamy, comforting casserole makes a fantastic way to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. And it’s a real family-pleaser! —Linda Howe, Lisle, Illinois.

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Day 29: Corn Bread Chicken BakeTaste of Home

Day 29: Corn Bread Chicken Bake

To make the most of leftover cornbread, try this hearty main dish casserole. It's moist, delicious and good on any occasion. —Madge Britton, Afton, Tennessee

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Day 30: Pasta Fagioli al FornoTaste of Home

Day 30: Pasta Fagioli al Forno

The name of this Italian-inspired dish means "baked pasta with beans." But my busy family translates it as "super satisfying dinner." —Cindy Preller, Grayslake, Illinois

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Day 31: Eyeball Taco SaladTaste of Home

Day 31: Eyeball Taco Salad

Topped with creepy peepers, this tasty taco salad is packed with beef, cheese, tomato and satisfying southwestern flavor to make everyone in your freaky family happy. —Jolene Young, Union, Illinois

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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