22 of the Cheesiest Casserole Recipes Ever
Dig into these extra-cheesy casserole recipes the whole family will devour.
When I prepare this noodle casserole for church gatherings, it’s always a hit. It can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd. —Doris Barb, El Dorado, Kansas
People who don’t even like broccoli casseroles beg me to make this comforting broccoli cheese casserole recipe. It’s similar to a classic green bean casserole, but the melted cheese just puts it over the top. —Elaine Hubbard, Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
With my busy days, I treasure meal-in-one recipes like this. Toss together a salad, and dinner is ready in no time. – Dorothy Wiedeman, Eaton, Colorado
Between family and friends, we average 375 visitors a year! This casserole is handy—you can put it together the night before, let the flavors blend, then bake it in the morning. —Nancy Schmidt, Center, Colorado
The original old family recipe for this 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
Creamy and comforting, this chicken and spinach bake is sure to be a hit at dinnertime. The toasty bread crumb topping delivers a bit of a crunch. —Dori Jackson, Gulf Breeze, Florida
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
I felt so proud when I created this recipe, which my husband loved! Leftover ham, convenient cooking creme and garlic-herb seasoning make this pasta toss so delicious. —Betsy Howard, Saint Louis, Missouri
We’re lucky to have fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. I put bountiful Arizona broccoli to great use in this rich side dish. Even those who don’t care for broccoli finish off big helpings. — Carol Strickland, Yuma, Arizona
I’ve been making this mild family-pleasing casserole 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
My husband and I love this southwestern-style casserole. The flavor reminds us of enchiladas, but the recipe doesn’t require the extra time to roll them up. —Teressa Eastman, El Dorado, Kansas
I get satisfied reviews every time I serve this beef enchilada casserole—even from my father, who usually doesn’t like Mexican food. It smells delicious while baking. —Nancy VanderVeer, Knoxville, Iowa
Homey and comforting, this custard-like side dish is a much-requested recipe at potlucks and holiday dinners. The jalapeno pepper adds just the right bite. Second helpings of this tasty casserole are common—leftovers aren’t. —Katherine Franklin, Carbondale, Illinois
I’m a cook at a Bible camp, and this is one of my most popular recipes. Everyone who tries it raves about it. The one that touched me the most was when a 10-year-old boy asked me for the recipe so he could have his mom make it at home. —Elsie Campbell, Dulzura, California
A tasty bowl of grits inspired me to develop my own with sausage, green chilies and cheeses. It just might be better than the original. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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 heat. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
This make-ahead egg casserole is just the thing when entertaining in the morning. It’s loaded with ham, cheese and mushrooms.
I remember my mother sending me to the store for 15 cents worth of cheese. The butcher would cut off a slice from a gigantic wheel covered with a wax-coated cloth. Mother would then blend that cheese into this tasty dish. Today, the memory of her cooking is like food for my soul. —Phyllis Burkland, Portland, Oregon
I got this recipe from my mother and love it because it’s easy and I’ve usually got the ingredients on hand. It freezes well, so I can have an extra ham and cheese casserole handy for when guests show up. Everyone always likes it; there are never leftovers. —Jan Schoshke, Brookville, Kansas
This is the recipe my daughters and I often make for new parents when they come home from the hospital. With its creamy spaghetti filling and melted cheese topping, this casserole holds a nice cut and comforts hungry tummies. —Fancheon Resler, Bluffton, Indiana
My grandsons tried these savory morsels for the first time as youngsters and loved them. They’re all grown up now, and instead of little appetizer squares, we make the servings breakfast-size. —Helen McFadden, Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Serve up comfort food for breakfast with this cheesy casserole featuring frozen hash browns. It requires just 10 minutes of prep before you pop it in the oven. —Nancy Sidhu, Franklin, Wisconsin