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Easy Casserole Recipes That Are Perfect For Cold, Dark Nights

Because melty, cheesy, and bubbling are qualities I look for in a recipe.

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1. Hamburger Hotdish

melaniemakes.com

This comforting hotdish only takes eight ingredients to make, and you don't even have to boil the noodles. Get the recipe here.

2. BBQ Chili Cheese Biscuit Casserole

thereciperebel.com

Feel free to use pre-made biscuit dough or Bisquick to make this recipe — it'll save you time and still taste amazing. Get the recipe here.

3. Macaroni and Cheese (and Broccoli) Casserole

This casserole is the perfect dinner for picky kids and adults — it also freezes well for the perfect last-minute weeknight dinner. Get the recipe here.
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This casserole is the perfect dinner for picky kids and adults — it also freezes well for the perfect last-minute weeknight dinner. Get the recipe here.

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4. Spiralized Zucchini Casserole

foodfaithfitness.com

This beauty is gluten-free, low-carb, and perfect for breakfast and dinner. Get the recipe here.

5. Slow Cooker Wild Rice Casserole

chelseasmessyapron.com

This slow cooker casserole (yep, it's a thing) is the perfect dinner to get going in the morning and come home to at night. It does require some stovetop cooking, so make sure you give yourself enough time to prep it. Get the recipe here.

6. French Onion Mushroom Casserole

cookingontheweekends.com

This casserole takes the best parts of French onion soup (the toasty bread, the melty cheese, and the sweet caramelized onions) and bakes them into a delicious weeknight casserole. Get the recipe here.

7. Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

wellplated.com

If you can't find hatch green chilies in your store, feel free to use regular diced green chilis to make these melty enchiladas. Get the recipe here.

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8. Cheesy Potato Casserole

Combining Corn Flakes and frozen hash browns might sound like a crazy idea, but this recipe bakes them into a delicious casserole perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Get the recipe here.
culinaryhill.com

Combining Corn Flakes and frozen hash browns might sound like a crazy idea, but this recipe bakes them into a delicious casserole perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Get the recipe here.

9. Hatch Green Chile and Tomato Casserole

cottercrunch.com

This vegetarian casserole is essentially just toasted bread topped with melted cheese — and who wouldn't want that? Loaded with all kinds of great veggies, this bread bake is peak comfort food. Get the recipe here.

10. Orzo and Chicken Casserole

This recipe is like your mother's chicken and rice casserole taken to a whole new level. Loaded with fresh veggies and two types of cheese, it's anything but bland. Get the recipe here.
cookingandbeer.com

This recipe is like your mother's chicken and rice casserole taken to a whole new level. Loaded with fresh veggies and two types of cheese, it's anything but bland. Get the recipe here.

11. Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole

This recipe is everything you love about the classic bar snack baked into a bubbling casserole guaranteed to warm you up. Get the recipe here.
spicysouthernkitchen.com

This recipe is everything you love about the classic bar snack baked into a bubbling casserole guaranteed to warm you up. Get the recipe here.

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12. Drunken Zoodle Chicken Casserole

cottercrunch.com

This recipe takes the best components of a stir-fry and loads them into an easy-to-make casserole that comes together in less than one hour. Get the recipe here.

13. Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

homemadehooplah.com

Take-out is already comforting, so this teriyaki chicken casserole is the ultimate comfort food — it also makes great leftovers that are just as tasty for lunch. Get the recipe here.

14. Spaghetti Squash Casserole

lexiscleankitchen.com

Feel free to precook the spaghetti squash — it can be stored in the fridge whole (unshredded) for a few days before baking the casserole. Get the recipe here.

15. French Onion Soup Casserole

This casserole is the perfect way to use stale bread — it soaks up all the goodness of the soup and becomes perfectly toasted on top. Get the recipe here.
thekitchn.com

This casserole is the perfect way to use stale bread — it soaks up all the goodness of the soup and becomes perfectly toasted on top. Get the recipe here.

16. BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole

gimmesomeoven.com

This healthyish casserole only takes six ingredients to make and packs a ton of sweet and savory flavor (thanks to a hearty pour of store bought BBQ sauce). Get the recipe here.