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Easy Casserole Recipes

Updated on June 19, 2018
Delicious casserole
Delicious casserole | Source

Why a casserole?

There are many reasons to make a casserole for dinner.

  • the ingredients are cooked and served in the same dish offering the convenience of a faster preparation time and an easy clean up.
  • Casseroles are great to make to feed a large group of people.
  • Casseroles are terrific at helping a cook stretch ingredients.
  • They are a great dish for using leftovers.
  • They are economical, you can add leftovers and use what you have at home to make a delicious tasting casserole.
  • They are perfect as a main dish - they typically contain meat, vegetables, and rice or potatoes.
  • They are complete in themselves - all you have to add is a small salad or a roll to have a healthy, hearty dinner.

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Hamburger and Pepper Casserole


4 cups cubed potatoes

1/2 cup cooked rice

1 cup chopped green peppers

1/2 cup chopped onions

2 lbs ground beef

1 can diced tomatoes

1 tsp tobasco sauce




Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Saute onions, potatoes, rice, peppers, ground beef and onions until meat is cooked through and peppers are soft.

Place in greased casserole dish.

Mix in diced tomatoes, tobasco sauce, salt, and pepper (to taste).

Bake for 30 minutes.

Great served with a green salad and rolls.


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Chicken Casserole


6 cups bread cubes

1/4 cup chopped celery

1 tbsp minced onions

1/4 cup melted butter

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup butter

6 tbsp flour

1 cup chicken broth

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 cup milk

2 cups chopped chicken



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Mix together bread cubes, celery, onion,melted butter and beaten eggs and place is buttered casserole dish.

Melt butter, thicken with flour, salt and pepper.

Add chicken broth, soup, milk, and chicken and bring to a boil.

Pour over bread cube mixture and bake for 45 minutes.

Serve with biscuits and green beans for a great dinner.


Ham and Potato Casserole


26 oz pkg frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed

1 lb cooked ham, chopped

1 can cream of potato soup (10 3/4 oz)

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded four cheese blend


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix together hashbrowns, hams, potato soup, and pepper.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Take out of oven and sprinkle with both cheeses and return to oven to bake for 5 minutes.

A small green salad and rolls complete this meal.

boneless pork chops
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Pork Chop Casserole


1 can chicken broth (14 1/2 oz)

2 cups instant rice, uncooked

1 1/2 tbsp spicy taco mix

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 can corn, drained (15 oz)

1/3 cup sliced onion

4 boneless pork chops


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat chicken broth to a boil, remove from heat.

Add rice, 1 tsp taco mix, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.

Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Add sone and onion and set aside.

Sprinkle pork chops with remaining taco mix and place in greased casserole dish.

Cover with rice mixture, cover dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

The only thing you need to add to complete this dinner is a roll or bread.

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Sausage and Rice Casserole


1 lb sausage

1 medium onion, diced

1/3 cup diced green pepper

1/2 cup diced celery

1 samll can mushroom pieces and stems

2 tsp butter

1/2 cup uncooked rice

1 can chicken with rice soup

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup shredded four cheese blend


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown sausage and cut into 2 inch pieces.

Saute onion, pepper, celery and mushrooms in butter.

Combine all ingredients except cheese.

Bake, covered, for 45 minutes.

Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 minutes more.

Good when served with a small salad.

Make a Pretty Casserole Cover

A casserole is also a good dish to take to a pot luck dinner. Imagine the delight of the other people when they see a beautiful tasty casserole as one of the food choices.

So, how do you keep it warm until the eating begins? Simple. Make a casserole caddy to carry the casserole dish. Not only will you have a handy way to carry the casserole but it will cushion the dish from the cold.

I included a video to show you how to make a casserole cover that is easy to make and pleasing to look at.

© 2011 Susan Hazelton


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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      wordsscribe, you'll love them. They are so easy and delicious.

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      Elsie Nelson 

      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Just thought you'd want to know we planned our whole week around these recipes. Gonna make the ham and potato one tonight. Thanks for the great recipes! I'm about to have knee surgery, so easy recipes are my savior right now.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I'm glad they appeal to you Susie. I think they're great. I love one pot meals. Let me know how they turn out for you.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Tina, you're quite welcome. One pot meal's are my favorite also. Without them I may be eating a frozen TV dinner every night.

    • SUSIE DUZY profile image


      8 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      I am definately going to try some of these casseroles. They sound so good there are making me hungry. Thanks

    • Granny's House profile image

      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Kk, one pot dinners. YEAH! they are my favorites

      Thank you for all the great recipes


    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      How funny is that Sally? I was working when my children were growing up. For me, the easiest thing to do was premake a casserole that the girls could just pop in the over after they got home, or fill a crockpot with goodies and let it bubble away all day.

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      Truckstop Sally 

      8 years ago

      Delicious hub! When my kids were young, the only way I cooked. After my daughter was old enough/cared enough to read a menu, she asked, "Mom why don't we ever have sides at home?"

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ingenira, variety is the spice of life. I like to try different things, I get bored eating the same type of food over and over. Let me know how you like them.

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      8 years ago

      Oh, how I love casseroles, they are so yummy, and you have so many variations of casseroles here. I am going to try some of these in this week. Thanks for the good collection !

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      europewalker, I'm all for a dinner you can make in one dish. Thanks for stopping by.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Pamela, it's true you usually do have some of a casserole leftover for the next day. Thanks for taking a look at my recipes. Try 'em you'll like 'em.

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      8 years ago

      Great hub. I love anything easy and casseroles are my favorites.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Casseroles are good and they usually have leftovers for another meal which I like. Good looking recipes. Thanks.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your quite welcome Rhonda, thanks for visiting.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      dahoglund, I don't remember hearing them called hot dishes, I think it all depends on where you are from what they are called. Thanks for stopping by.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      wordscribe, I agree, casseroles are terrific. They're economical and because it's a one dish recipe, clean-up is a breeze.

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      Rhonda Musch 

      8 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      I love casseroles they are really good. Thanks for the great recipe.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I grew up with casseroles except they were called hotdishes, I think.

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      Elsie Nelson 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Casseroles are the best... one of the most frugal meals on the planet, especially is you use leftover, as you mention. I think the ham and potatoes one sounds good, my kids would no doubt love it! I had a great casserole breakfast at a friends house a couple of weeks ago with hash browns in it and it was scrumptious. Of course, it had bacon in it and I do LOVE bacon.

      Anyway, I'm putting the ham and potatoes one on my grocery list... I'm sooooo bored with making the same things. Thanks for the great hub.


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