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    Updated on Sep 4, 2018. Posted on Sep 26, 2015

    21 Modern Make-Ahead Casseroles

    Dinnertime just got a whole lot easier.

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    1. Cheesy Black Bean Quinoa Taco Casserole

    halfbakedharvest.com

    Served with tortilla chips and plenty of avocado. Get the recipe.

    2. One-Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

    Things that rule about this casserole: 1) Pasta. 2) Pizza. 3) Minimal cleanup. Get the recipe.

    3. Orzo and Chicken Casserole

    4. Lighter Tuna Casserole

    Nothing beats Grandma's, but this lighter version — which swaps heavy cream for almond milk, and frozen peas and carrots for fresh ones — is a close second. Get the recipe.

    5. Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

    realfoodbydad.com

    Not a can of condensed soup in sight. Get the recipe.

    6. Barbecue, Bacon & Baked Bean Casserole

    girlversusdough.com

    This recipe — along with several others on this list — freezes well, so feel free to make a double batch and save some for later. Get the recipe.

    7. Chilaquiles Casserole

    8. Garlic Butter Shrimp & Quinoa

    pinchofyum.com

    True story: I have been known to convert quinoa haters by serving them quinoa dressed in garlic butter. Works like a charm. Get the recipe.

    9. Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole

    10. Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Because eVerYoNe deserves an updated version of a classic. Get the recipe.

    11. Healthier Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake

    pinchofyum.com

    Whole wheat noodles + a creamy, cauliflower-based sauce. Get the recipe.

    12. Creamy Caprese Casserole

    13. Mexican Beer Chicken Taco Casserole

    Some might take issue with calling this a casserole instead of say, baked tacos. To them I say: MORE FOR ME. Get the recipe.

    14. Spiralized Sweet Potato & Chicken Casserole

    Because spiralized ~anything~ is better when it's covered in cheese. Get the recipe.

    15. Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

    lecremedelacrumb.com

    This one sneaks in an updated swap (Greek yogurt instead of canned "cream of" soup) — but still gives a nod to the ultimate casserole topping: Ritz crackers. Get the recipe.

    16. Vegetarian Chickpea Enchilada Casserole

    17. Pasta, Sausage & Broccoli Bake

    I believe the technical culinary term for this is a Hearty Party®. Get the recipe.

    18. Healthier Zucchini Casserole

    19. Spicy Buffalo Chicken & Potato Casserole

    the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

    ^These are a few of my favorite things.^ Get the recipe.

    20. Pumpkin French Toast Overnight Casserole

    veryculinary.com

    Breakfast for dinner is never NOT acceptable, FYI. Get the recipe.

    21. Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dessert Bake

    spicysouthernkitchen.com

    BRB, pre-heating the oven. Get the recipe.