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Family Friendly Casserole Recipes

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Baking up a tasty casserole is a perfect way to feed your family. Here is a collection of fabulous casserole, bake and hot dish recipes to keep your bellies full all week!

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Casseroles are such a classic family meal. I am sure we all grew up with a few in the regular menu rotation. 

We should bring them back! Check out this collection of recipes and start working your way through the collection. You will be hooked in no time.

I don’t know about you, but I actually like making dinner.  Or at least I like making dinner as long as I have an idea.

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Figuring out what to make and having everything ready is the hard part.  Making it is the easy part.  

This collection of cozy baked dinners should give you plenty of inspiration. In fact, it may cause a new problem… which to make first?

Casserole, hot dish or bake?

The terms casserole, hot dish, and bake can all be used interchangeably to mean the same thing.  Most consist of a starch, sauce and protein together. 

Some have cheese or a crunchy topping on top and a lot of them have a vegetable mixed in.  Many are a full meal in one dish, though most would be best served with a simple salad or veggie on the side.  

Why are casseroles so wonderful?

In addition to being a whole meal in one dish, there are other benefits to casseroles.  For instance, most can be assembled ahead of time and baked later.

What are your favorite casseroles? You can tell me about them in the comments below.

Collage of casserole dishes that are perfect for making for busy families.

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Saturday 15th of February 2020

I love this post. There is nothing like a good old casserole when things are hectic, but there are still people to be fed!

Frugal Hausfrau

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

I'm with you, it's the planning that's hard! Especially when no one can seem to come up with a single idea. At my house, my Dad is ever helpful. Steak. It's always his answer, lol!! There's some great inspiration, here. I'm loving the idea of the tamale pie!



Sunday 22nd of January 2017

My husband is along the lines of your dad. He only suggests steak, burgers, tacos and spaghetti. All fine, but we need some variety! I love the tamale pie. I think I need to make a different variation on it soon!


Tuesday 17th of January 2017

Hi Carlee, have you bought a recipe book out yet. I know these aren't your recipes, but you could have a guest section at the back! Again this sounds like another fine selection of meals to get through the week.



Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Don't these look great? And it would be so much fun to make a cook book. Maybe one of these years ;-) Thanks as always, Debbie!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Everything looks so delicious!!


Saturday 14th of January 2017

Thank you!

Andrea Nine

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

I LOVE making dinner too but some nights want the guessing work out of it. Meal planning makes me happy and these recipes make me eager to try them and very hungry, lol!!


Tuesday 10th of January 2017

I definitely like to at least have a few ideas in my head going into the week.... I don't always make what I intended, but at least it gives me a backup plan!