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Quick and Easy Casseroles

Tons of quick and easy casseroles that are simple to throw together, everyone loves, and perfect after the holidays when you have leftover turkey & ham too! Start with our ground beef casserole with potatoes, love it, and head to another to fill up your family friendly meal planning cue.

quick and easy casseroles

Why do we all love quick easy casseroles…I think because it’s comfort food that brings us back to our childhood! From dinner casseroles, to side dishes, to desserts they are just a feel good food that can be adjusted to your liking adding more of this and a little less of that. (affiliate links present)

Easy Main Dish Casserole Recipes

Seriously, if you have leftover ham our asparagus casserole recipe rocks. Or make a turkey casserole instead of endless sandwiches. Adds protein and flavor while avoiding wasted food which I just hate to do.

Just about any of these can be adjusted to work with the leftovers you may have. Use your imagination, swap out ingredients here and there to use what you have. We do this a lot when we have burgers the night before, and make Hamburger and Rice Casserole the next day with it.

asparagus quiche

Crockpot Casseroles

Crockpot pizza casserole is one of my kids’ favorite dishes because, well it is pizza in a casserole. With jarred spaghetti tomato sauce, noodles and mozzarella cheese, who couldn’t resist that??

After the holidays we always have leftovers. In March that comes in the form of beef. You can make our Corned Beef Casserole with bread or noodles, both are amazing.

You can even make a deconstructed anything really. Love McDonalds? Try our big mac casserole with all of the same ingredients except the bun, so it’s keto friendly.

You can make side dishes this way too. If you want to make two dishes for a complete meal, our Carrot Casserole goes with just about any other main!

pressure cooker stroganoff casserole

Easy Dinner Casseroles for Family

If you are looking for something that your kids will go crazy over, layer in some mac and cheese like we did with our shipwreck casserole recipe. Even a fun name on that one!

Want to make any of these extra fun? Serve with tortilla chips to use instead of a fork!! Or serve on top of golden brown tater tots some busy weeknight.

Now the baking dish of choice for almost all of these is a 9×13″. You could cut in half most of the time and use a 9×9″ instead for the most part. As for the meat, ground turkey is lower in fat but sausage will have more flavor. Cheddar cheese will add an extra zing and punch to the top. Just sprinkle on 5-10 minutes before it’s done to melt.

quick and easy casseroles

Easy Casseroles to Take to Someone

We even have a bunch of pressure cooker casseroles below you can enjoy, but here are a few more you can make in your oven.

  • Crockpot breakfast casserole is one of our most popular slow cooker breakfast dishes here on The Typical Mom and great for Christmas morning too.
  • Chicken cordon bleu casserole is one of my favorite dishes but casserole style is always a win.
  • Twice baked potato casserole sounds like an amazing choice for the holidays or during the week served with any protein and cream of mushroom soup.
  • Grandma’s chicken casserole recipe is on our list of dishes to make this week because it sounds easy and my kids love anything with chicken.
  • Chicken and rice casserole is a freezer casserole meal you can make and maybe take to a loved one so they can enjoy it when they might not be feeling well, or a friend you had a baby!
  • Mexican hash brown casserole sounds like a great breakfast idea.

Italian pasta casserole is delicious any night of the week and easy to make.

quick and easy casseroles

Easy Casserole Recipes with Ground Beef

I mean any ground meat or protein would do for any of these with meat in them. You want to precook it just so it is no longer pink on the outside before adding so there is a bit of prep work at the beginning.

Here is a peek at a few of the ones you see here above, we love our corn pudding recipe so much we even made a Instant Pot corn casserole recipe in our pressure cooker this year too! View recipe we love and you should try first below in the printable card. Let us know what you think!!

easy green bean casserole

Easy Instant Pot casseroles

If you love Campbell’s cream of chicken casserole you’ll love this pressure cooker chicken and rice that tastes identical but cooked much quicker.

Our pressure cooker Dorito casserole is a fun dinner to make and I assure you your kids will love it.

easy dorito casserole recipe

Dessert casseroles

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instant pot stuffed pepper casserole

How to Save a Leftover Casserole

Allow the cooked casserole to cool down to room temperature before storing it. This helps prevent condensation inside the container, which can make it soggy. If you have a large one, consider portioning it into individual servings. This makes it easier to reheat only what you need and helps preserve the overall quality of the dish.

Transfer the leftovers to an airtight container. Ensure that the container is suitable for both storing and reheating in the microwave or oven. Store the container with the leftovers in the refrigerator. Consume within 3-4 days for optimal freshness and safety. After this time, the quality may begin to deteriorate.

Can you freeze leftover casserole?

If you won’t be able to eat the leftovers within a few days, consider freezing them. Wrap the leftover casserole tightly in aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or freezer-safe plastic bags. Label the package with the date to keep track of how long it’s been in the freezer. Casseroles can typically be frozen for 2-3 months.

To reheat a leftover casserole, you can use the oven, microwave, or stovetop, depending on your preference and the type of casserole:

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the casserole in an oven-safe dish, cover with foil, and heat for about 20-30 minutes or until it’s heated through.
  • Microwave: For individual portions, place the casserole on a microwave-safe plate, cover it with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe paper towel, and heat on medium power in 30-second increments until hot.
  • Stovetop: You can also reheat the casserole on the stovetop in a pan over low to medium heat. Stir occasionally until it’s heated through.

Once reheated, serve and enjoy. It should taste just as delicious as when it was freshly made. Remember that while freezing can extend the shelf life, the texture and flavor may change slightly after freezing and reheating. Nonetheless, it’s a convenient way to enjoy a homemade meal on a busy day.

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Quick and Easy Casseroles

Lots of quick and easy casseroles recipes here baked in the oven, in a pressure cooker or on the stovetop. using ground beef, leftover turkey or ham or pastas.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 407kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt half of your butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the onions and cook until softened. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until your desired color and texture.
  • Remove the onions and mushrooms to a small bowl. Place the rest of your butter in the pot. In another pot prepare the pasta according to package directions, boil until al dente.
  • Whisk the flour into the hot melted butter mixture to form a roux, then whisk in the milk. Season as you like but at least with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 8 minutes until thickened.
  • Stir in the broth, pasta, and cooked ham and cook until ham is warmed through. Set oven to broil. Pour the pasta mixture into an 8" x 8" casserole dish and sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  • (French's fried onions on top is great too)Place the casserole dish in the oven and broil until cheese is golden and melted. (this step is optional)
Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Casseroles
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 333mg14%
Potassium 376mg11%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 614IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 250mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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