Casseroles are the perfect fall dish — they’re the definition of comfort, they’re fast and easy to make, plus they recquire no excessive clean-up. All the carb-y, saucy goodness is all in one pot! Oh, and there’s the crunchy topping and ooey-gooey cheesy part. What more could you want?
There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day of work and whipping up a fast, hearty, and warm casserole. These 15 Comfort Foods Packed With Good Carbs and these 15 Flavorful Casseroles for Fall are some of our favorite recipes that we’re sure the whole family will love. You also need to check out these 15 Pasta Dishes That Need to be Made Into Casseroles … Like, Today.
When the nights are cool and crisp and we’ve been busy all day, we need quick, delicious, and filling dinners — so get in the kitchen and say hello to fall with these 20 hearty and comforting casseroles!
This Oil-Free Breakfast Casserole With Hash Brown Crust is a great make-ahead breakfast that you can make at the beginning of the week and then freeze for when you don’t have time to cook. Simply pull the casserole out of the freezer the night before you want to bake it and let it thaw in the refrigerator. If you’re coming home late from work, you can throw it in the oven and have a healthy dinner in no time. And who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?
This French Toast Casserole is a gorgeous breakfast for sharing, super easy to prepare and to cook in the morning for your family and friends. Day-old bread is soaked in a spiced coconut milk batter and then baked until the top is slightly crisp and the dish is warmed through. Decorate with cranberries for a festive touch and a nice tart taste that complements the sweet, creamy bread. It tastes equally as beautiful with a sprinkling of raisins!
When you make this Sweet Potato Casserole With Almond Sauce and Candied Pecans, it’ll fill your home with the aroma of fall. Warming flavors of cinnamon and maple syrup are combined with sweet apple, hearty and comforting mashed sweet potato, and a creamy almond sauce that ties it all together. It’s topped with crunchy, buttery candied pecans to make a wonderful, fall-approved, and satisfying side dish.
Now, we’ve all seen our fair share of sweet potato bake recipes. But while tradition is fantastic, why not enrich it by swapping out the sweet potato for some winter squash? It’s packed with roasted delicata squash, tart cranberries, toasted Brussels sprouts leaves, and warm, cozy spices. You (and your family) will love this Delicata Squash Bake.
This classic dish is the French version of potatoes gratin, a creamy and luscious potato casserole that melts in your mouth. This French Bean Casserole keeps the potatoes but bulks up the casserole to be more nutritious with the addition of carrots, tomatoes, onions, and white beans. Broth, a little bit of olive oil, and fresh thyme tie all of the ingredients together for a rich, comforting, and delicious meal.
With sweet potatoes, coconut milk, chickpeas, and eggplant, this casserole is the perfect blend of savory and sweet! Baked eggplant absorbs the rich tastes of tomato, chili, garlic, and spices to give delicious, intense flavor in every bite. This Sweet Potato and Eggplant Casserole is perfect for a cold night in, or any night!
This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole is comfort food heaven. Sweet, creamy butternut squash is paired with decadently cheesy macaroni elbows and sealed with a unique flatbread topping. The finishing touches really put it over the top, from the smoky Shiitake bacon to the red pepper flakes and maple syrup. Normally, we’d say this casserole is perfect to make for a week of easy meals, but we know this one will only last a few days.
Buckle your seatbelts and hold onto your hats, because here comes some culinary weirdness: Flying Jacob. This Swedish Casserole consists of rice, veggie meat, culinary cream, coconut bacon, peanuts, bananas, and spices. When the recipe first appeared in the Swedish cooking magazine Allt om Mat in 1976, it became an instant success. Soon, households all over Sweden were cooking “Flygande Jakob.” And it’s still popular today!
For a hearty meal that only takes a half hour to make, look no further than this Spinach and Bean Casserole. It’s loaded with iron and protein and is drenched in delicious tomatoey goodness. Serve with fresh coriander sprinkled on top and with some crusty bread to soak up all the tasty juices!
This Enchilada Pasta Casserole is one of those recipes that you’ll make again and again — for potlucks, family gatherings, or otherwise. You can’t go wrong when you’ve got all of the spice and flavor of Mexican food in the comforting shape of a casserole. Yum!
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There’s nothing like a dish of thick, creamy, and rich sauce hugging crunchy, tender-crisp green beans. You’ll never believe this rich, creamy Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole is dairy-free and gluten-free! A mishmash of non-dairy milks simmers together with tender, golden brown sautéed onions and meaty mushrooms to create a velvety-smooth, uber-thick creamy base that gets slathered on fresh green beans and topped with deep-fried onion rings. You’re welcome.
Nothing says “comfort food” like a good casserole. This Cheesy Rutabaga Casserole recipe has all of the wholesome, cheesy goodness that you’ve come to expect from a casserole with one difference — it’s healthy too. The kale, rutabaga, and onions are covered in a delicious cashew cheese sauce that will make this dish a household favorite.
This Zucchini Gratin is for those times when you crave something warm, rich, and nutritious but you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. The creamy cashew sauce transforms this dish so nicely that you might just discover a new kind of love for zucchini. It’s a simple recipe that takes little time to prep for a flavorful and filling meal.
This combination of a hearty, carb-y potato casserole with cream of celery soup is a real winner. The soup is light, yet filling and satisfying and so easy to make. After you make the soup, the rest of this recipe is a snap — it’s all just a matter of combining everything in a dish and baking it in the oven until it’s crispy on top and completely warmed through. The Cheesy Potato Casserole is made from hash browns, a bit of the cream of celery soup, dairy-free créme fraiche, melty cheese shreds, and crunchy, salty crackers for the topping.
This Middle Eastern-Style Veggie Bake is wondrous. After tasting it you’ll be at a loss for words — nothing less! Middle Eastern flavors merges with Turkish and Greek touches to create a unique culinary experience. This bake is perfect to whip up for guests, this dish is sure to impress.
This delicious layered bake includes a super yummy and hearty lentil bolognese, potatoes, and a bit of eggplant. The seasoning and flavoring of this dish is what really makes it special. There’s red wine, sun-dried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, a variety of spices, and it’s all topped with a layer of vegan parmesan. This Lentil Bolognese Potato Bake is so easy to put together just count in some extra time for the baking.
Change up your usual casserole with polenta. This Polenta Bake with Caramelized Onions elevates polenta in a way you’ve never seen before with savory, homemade Portobello bacon. The fresh herbs add brightness to this comforting dish. You won’t regret making this!
This Baked Ziti is just how we like it — ooey-gooey and creamy with cheesy pasta. It’s topped with a simple sauce that’s bursting with flavor and more melted cheesy goodness on top, along with some crunchy bread crumbs. This dish is the definition of comfort on a plate!
Inspired by a deep dish pizza, this Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash Bake spotlights Italian flavors to create a casual, comforting casserole using seasonal flavors and ingredients. Made with roasted and pulled spaghetti squash, a simple basil-infused cashew cheese, chunky fire-roasted tomatoes, and protein-rich seitan, this meal is the perfect way to gather friends and family around your autumn table. Serve with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and fresh basil on top, then dig in.
This casserole combines the flavors of Moroccan cuisine in a whole new way. The three layers are inspired by three classics — tagine, hummus, and falafel. Together, they create something modern and unique. This Moroccan Chickpea Bake is a fantastic way to spice up your weeknight meal rotation.
Want more comforting dishes and fall-inspired grub? Check out these 15 Drool-Worthy Vegan Comfort Food Recipes That Will Warm Your Heart and Tummy and these 15 Comforting Plant-Based Meals That Won’t Leave You Feeling Hungry — No Meat or Dairy Necessary!
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Lead Image Source: Lentil Bolognese Potato Bake