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13 Top Rated Weeknight Casserole Recipes

These casseroles are dinner stars all on their own—a group of clever culinary mash-ups your family's going to want in regular rotation.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Rave Review: "This is my kind of recipe: Simple! Most ingredients are mixed in one bowl, use one pan to sauté, then slather everything into one baking dish." —cooke

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Photo by Chef John

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Rave Review: "When I got married and moved out the house, I actually used THIS recipe instead of my mom's. Now I LOVE my mom's baked ziti...but...this beats hers. (Sorry mom.)" —Tracy

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Photo by cooking monster bryan

Spinach Enchiladas

Rave Review: "This is a great alternative to and healthier than meat based enchildas. My husband usually like s meat in his meals, but doesn't miss the meat is in this dish." —MessyMisty

Spinach Enchiladas

Photo by Melissa Goff

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll

Rave Review: "My husband looked over at me and said 'Wow, this tastes just like stuffed cabbage!' I responded 'Yes, without all the work!' Adding some tomato soup adds a nice sweetness, too." —bevontheroad

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Photo by Snacking in the Kitchen

Zoodle Lasagna

Rave Review: "Skip the carbs and make this simply delicious recipe. This creamy goodness will go into our regular rotation." —bd.weld

Zoodle Lasagna

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Home Style Macaroni and Cheese

Rave Review: "Awesome recipe. Very creamy & the jalapeño adds the perfect amount of spice to cut the creaminess." —Jeremy M

Home Style Macaroni and Cheese

Photo by CCLoves2bake

Tuna Noodle Casserole From Scatch

Rave Review: "Awesome recipe! Tastes so much better than the canned cream of whatever tuna casserole recipes I've had to eat before (Sorry Mom). Definitely worth the extra effort to make from scratch.." —sam

Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Photo by Denise Sakaki

Taco Lasagna

Rave Review: "Absolutely DELICIOUS. Absolutely perfect. My mother even says I have to make it again just like this from now on. Daughter tested, mother approved!" —MoonShadow

Taco Lasagna

Photo by rachel_dub

Kid's Favorite Pizza Casserole 

Rave Review: "Both of my kids loved this. Son went back for 2nds and my daughter went back for 3rds. A definite hit in my house and easy to make." —suzmquz

Kid's Favorite Pizza Casserole

Photo by Cynthia Ross

Beef Nacho Casserole

Rave Review: "My kids loved this! My daughter said she may even have me make this for her Birthday dinner instead of going out to a restaurant to eat. Wow...that's a real compliment. :) " —SaltyJenn

Beef Nacho Casserole

Photo by mis7up

Broccoli Chicken Divan

Rave Review: "This is my go-to recipe when my evening is running late and I still have to make dinner. I cook the chicken with some rosemary and thyme or lemon pepper or any herb/spice that hits my fancy." —melmeow79

Broccoli Chicken Divan

Photo by Reyna

Southern Grits Casserole

Rave Review: "Loved this dish! To give the grits a little more flavor I ended up using a mix of milk and water. I also added a pound of turkey bacon. My kids loved the dish and went back for thirds!" —mamaofmany

Southern Grits Casserole

Photo by mis7up

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Rave Review: "Huge hit! Added chili powder for a little extra spice. I actually had all the ingredients at home, was happy to find this." —Kyle

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Photo by rock_lobster


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About Noel Christmas

Noel would really like that with some extra ranch dressing on it.