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10 Delicious Casserole Recipes Straight From Grandma’s Cookbook

If you’re looking for delicious casserole recipes, then you’ve come to the right place! One of the best things about casserole recipes, is that they are super easy to make. Usually, you just throw together some ingredients in a big dish and then bake them on high for about 15 to 20 minutes. So, pull out your casserole dish, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to bake some mouthwatering meals straight from my Grandma’s cookbook! 

1. Supreme Pizza Casserole

Ingredients: 8 ounces of uncooked fettuccine, 2 pounds of ground beef, 1 medium onion chopped, 2 cans of mushroom stems drained, 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 jar of pizza sauce, 1 can of tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, 4 cups of mozzarella cheese, 1 package of sliced pepperoni, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan 

This fun spin on pizza is sure to be a hit! Packed with all sorts of cheeses, tomatoes, and meats, it’s no wonder you’ll leave your guests wanting more! Start off by cooking your fettuccine. Then in a separate pot, cook your beef and onion, then drain. Add in mushrooms, tomato sauce, pizza sauce, tomato paste, and seasonings. After you drain the fettuccine, you can add it to your meat sauce. At this point, you can divide your meat mixture into 2 baking dishes, evenly. Top each dish with mozzarella and pepperoni. Finally cover and bake for 20 minutes. 

2. Spinach Beef Macaroni Casserole

Ingredients: 5 1/4 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni, 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef, 2 onions, 3 large carrots, 3 celery ribs, 2 cans of Italian diced tomatoes, 4 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, 2 packages of frozen chopped spinach, 1 cup of Parmesan cheese

First, cook the macaroni according to the box instructions. Then, in a pot cook the beef, onions, carrots, and celery. Add in the tomatoes, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and oregano. Let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes, then drain your macaroni and add it to the beef mixture. You can also add the spinach at this point, too. Pour your new mixture into a baking dish, top with cheese, and bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350! 

3. Cheesy Spaghetti Casserole

Ingredients: 1 pound of uncooked broken spaghetti, 4pounds of ground beef, 2 onions, 1 green pepper, 4 cups of milk, 5 cans of condensed tomato soup, 2 cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup, 4 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

A true family favorite, this cheesy spaghetti casserole is perfect for a potluck! This recipe makes two dishes, so feel free to cut the ingredients in half if you only want to make one! 

Start by cooking your noodles according to the box recipe, drain, and then place in two baking dishes. In two separate pots, divide the beef, onions, and pepper, and then cook. In each pot, add 2 cups of milk, 2 cans of tomato soup, 1 can of mushroom soup, and 1 cup of cheese. Once your soup mixtures are boiled, you can pour them over your noodles. Sprinkle whatever cheese you have leftover and bake uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes. 

4. Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients: 8 frozen hash brown patties, 4 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese, 1 pound of bacon (cooked, drained, and crumbled), 7 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder

This casserole will help you wake up on the right side of the bed! First, preheat the oven to 350. Then, place the hash browns in a single layer on a greased baking dish. Layer the cheese over the hash browns, then layer bacon crumbles over the cheese. In a bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the milk, salt, and mustard powder. Once your mixture is thoroughly mixed, pour it over the casserole. Finally, cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour. After the hour is up, uncover, then bake the casserole for an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

5. Potato Casserole:

Ingredients: 2 lbs. of frozen hash browns, 1/2 cup of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of grated cheese, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 1 cup of sour cream, 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup

This yummy casserole is super easy to make! Simply mix all of your ingredients in a big bowl, then pour your mixture into the baking dish. Finally, bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees!

6. Chicken Chili Casserole

Ingredients: 4 to 6 chicken breasts, 1 stalk of celery thickly sliced, 1 clove of garlic, 8 corn tortillas cut into strips, 1 can of Hormel chili without beans, 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 jar of Ortega green chili salsa, 1 medium onion chopped, 1/2 lb. Jack cheese grated, 1/2 lb. Cheddar cheese grated

Start by boiling the chicken breasts with celery and garlic for about 20 minutes. Reserve 3/4 cup of broth and then chop the chicken. Next, place the chicken in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch dish. Top with tortilla strips. Then, mix together the reserved broth, chili, soups, salsa, and chopped onion. Then, pour your soup mixture over the tortillas and chicken. Top with grated cheese, then bake at 350 for 15 minutes covered, and then again for an additional 30 to 40 minutes uncovered. 

7. Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients: 1 can Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, 3/4 cup of milk, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper, 4 cups of cooked cut green beans, 1 1/3 cups French’s French Fried Onions, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce,  top with shredded cheese, and crumbled bacon

This dish is perfect for a Thanksgiving feast! In your casserole dish, mix soup, milk, and pepper. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup of French Fried Onions. Bake this for 25 minutes at 350 degrees until hot. Then, stir and top with 2/3 cup of French Fried Onions, shredded cheese, and bacon. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown. 

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8. Tarragon Chicken Casserole

Ingredients: 2 cans of condensed cream of chicken soup, 2 cups of half-and-half cream, 4 teaspoons of dried tarragon, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 package of linguine, 6 cups of cubed cooked chicken, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan, Paprika for taste

Out of all these delicious casserole recipes, this one might be the easiest to make. Simply combine all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Then, transfer your mixture to the baking dish and top with cheese and Paprika. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 30 minutes, and boom, you’re done! 

9. Seafood Casserole

Ingredients: 3/4 cup of chopped onion, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 package of cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups of cottage cheese, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of basil, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, 1 can of condensed cream of shrimp soup, 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup of white wine, 1/2 cup of milk, 2 packages of imitation crabmeat, 1 can of small shrimp, 9 lasagna noodles, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan, 3/4 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese

If you’re in the mood for some seafood, then this casserole is for you! In a skillet, saute the onion, butter, and cream cheese. Then stir in the cottage cheese, egg, salt, pepper, and basil. Once this mixture is well stirred, remove it from the heat and set it aside. Next, in a separate bowl, combine the soups, wine, milk, shrimp, and crab. Then, arrange 3 of the lasagna noodles in your baking dish and top with 1/3 of your cottage cheese mixture and 1/3 of your soup mixture. Repeat this step 2 more times (use the additional 6 lasagna noodles). Finally, top your casserole with cheese, and then bake at 350 for 40 minutes. 

10. Hamburger Casserole

Ingredients: 2 pounds of lean ground beef, 4 pounds of potatoes, 1 onion, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon of beef bouillon granules, 1 cup of boiling water, 1 can of diced tomatoes, fresh parsley

Think of this casserole as a yummy, deconstructed cheeseburger! In your baking dish, layer half of the meat, onion, and potatoes. Then, add half of the pepper and salt. Repeat both of these layers again. Next, dissolve the bouillon in water and pour over the entire casserole. Finally, top with tomatoes, cover, and bake for 45 minutes! 

Which one of these delicious casserole recipes was your favorite? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Feature Image Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/delicious-meat-casserole-in-tomato-sauce-served-with-baked-bread-5530369/
Content Sources: “Taste of Home Church Supper Cookbook” and my grandma Mary Munoz’s own recipes!
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