The Most Popular Casserole From Every Decade
Creamy casseroles weren't just for the 1950s. Take a trip through the decades with these favorite casserole recipes.
Tuna noodle casserole may sound like a 1950s staple, but it emerged at the start of the decade. In the early 1900s, new convenience foods like canned tuna were all the rage.
When alcohol was outlawed in the 1920s, we had to switch to a new treat: sugar. Sweet fruit cocktails gained popularity in both fancy restaurants and at home.
During the Great Depression, families had to change the way they cooked. Instead of splurging on sirloin beef, home chefs opted for ground chuck instead.
The 1950s was the age of the casserole. Dishes like tuna noodle casserole and green bean casserole were featured dinners every week.
In the 1960s, we were over simple casseroles and craved something a bit more exotic. Thanks to Julia Child’s influence, French cuisine went from a restaurant luxury to a dinner table regular.
The 1980s saw the release of Betty Crocker’s Working Woman’s Cookbook featuring quick, convenient dinners and frozen pizza advice.
In the 1990s, health enthusiasts fell in love with the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. Dishes featuring olive oil, fresh fish and sundried tomatoes ruled.