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Cozy Casserole Recipes for Chilly Nights

Is there anything more comforting than a baked casserole? These rich one-dish meals are one of our favorite things to eat in the winter. From a creamy baked noodle dish to savory beef topped with cornbread, there are so many different ways to make a casserole. Try one of these recipes to find your new go-to dinner when it's cold out.

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    Butternut Squash Casserole with Leeks, Prosciutto, and Thyme

    Butternut Squash Casserole with Leeks, Prosciutto, and Thyme

    This rich and hearty casserole is a cross between a vegetable gratin and savory bread pudding. This luscious butternut squash casserole is the ideal accompaniment to roasted meats and birds but is hearty enough to be cut into large squares and served as a brunch dish or main course with a green …

    Kentucky Hot Brown Macaroni and Cheese

    Kentucky Hot Brown Macaroni and Cheese

    The Kentucky Hot Brown is a classic open-faced sandwich beloved in Kentucky. It was created by Fred Schmidt in 1926 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville and features thick Texas toast topped with slices of roast turkey, tomato and bacon and doused with Mornay sauce. Here, we took the essential …

    Corn Bread Casserole

    Corn Bread Casserole

    Corn bread casseroles are a too-busy cook’s dream. A handful of pantry staples—frozen and canned corn, corn muffin mix, butter, sour cream and an egg—are baked into something delicious and comforting. We jazz ours up with shredded cheddar and sliced scallions. You can keep it classic and skip the …

    Braised Brisket Potato Tot Casserole

    Braised Brisket Potato Tot Casserole

    This homey dish from The Stray Dog in Minneapolis takes classic Minnesota hot dish to new levels. The tender brisket is braised in stout beer, while brown sugar helps caramelize the brussels sprouts. A creamy mushroom bechamel brings everything together, while the truffle-laced potato tots cap …

    Swiss Chard Casserole with Shiitake Mushrooms

    Swiss Chard Casserole with Shiitake Mushrooms

    Delicious and easy to make and serve, this frittata-like casserole is just the kind of dish that F&W's Justin Chapple likes to serve as a first course at dinner parties. He slices the baked casserole into bite-size squares and tops them with a dollop of crème fraïche to serve with cocktails. More …

    Mirliton and Gulf Shrimp Casserole

    Mirliton and Gulf Shrimp Casserole

    "Mirliton, or chayote squash, tastes like a blend of cucumber and crisp zucchini. Paired with warming Creole seasoning and savory andouille sausage, the tender squash and sweet shrimp bring balancing freshness to this hearty casserole. "I love this dish for two reasons," says 2009 Food & Wine Best …

    Sesame Bagel Breakfast Casserole

    Sesame Bagel Breakfast Casserole

    The key to a long, leisurely brunch is not having to work too hard! This breakfast-sandwich-inspired casserole with sesame bagel pieces is best assembled the night before, allowing the bread to soak up the egg custard. Simply pop in the oven the next morning and sip on mimosas while it bakes. 2 …

    Creamy Tuna Noodle Cazuela

    Creamy Tuna Noodle Cazuela

    Jarred piquillo peppers and imported canned tuna from Spain add an Iberian twist to the classic American tuna casserole, making it more elegant but keeping it as simple and quick as the original. Slideshow: More Delicious Casseroles 12 ounces farfalle pasta 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium …

    Green Bean Casserole with Almost-Burnt Almonds

    Green Bean Casserole with Almost-Burnt Almonds

    This riff on the Thanksgiving classic features tender-crisp green beans in a silky vegetarian sauce. With incredible crunch and intense nutty flavor, almost-burnt almonds take this dish to the next level; carefully cut one almond in half after the initial bake to make sure it’s browned all the way …

    Lazy Chicken-and-Sausage Cassoulet

    Lazy Chicken-and-Sausage Cassoulet

    Sauté tender chicken thighs with duck fat for a craveable version of this meat-enriched bean gratin, which is on the dinner table in under an hour. Cassoulet ranks as one of French Provincial cooking’s most iconic recipes, and it’s one I've been besotted with since I was a young cook. My first …

    Mashed-Potato Casserole with Sage and Fontina

    Mashed-Potato Casserole with Sage and Fontina

    To take mashed potatoes up a few notches, cookbook author Melissa Clark mashes them with a creamy, tangy mix of crème fraîche, butter, parsley and sage, then tops them with cheesy breadcrumbs and bakes until crisp. Slideshow: More Casserole Recipes 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus more for …

    Macaroni and Beef Casserole

    Macaroni and Beef Casserole

    This hearty cumin-scented casserole has an irresistible cheesy-crisp topping. It's table-ready in just 45 minutes, making it a great go-to option for busy nights. Frequently asked questions What is the best way to season ground beef? Ground beef on its own may not elicit much excitement, but it's an …

    Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Casserole

    Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Casserole

    Photographer and Alabamian Robert Rausch grew up eating vegetable casseroles—he and his mother are both vegetarians. The broccoli casserole his family ate is a step up from the standard church cookbook recipe, which calls for using canned mushroom soup: In place of that, he uses wild mushrooms. He …

    Tater Tot Casserole

    Tater Tot Casserole

    The secret to this casserole is the layer of creamed spinach in the middle. It adds elegance to the dish, as well as a nice contrast to the crispy, crunchy Tater Tot top. Slideshow: More Casserole Recipes 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion Two 10-ounce packages frozen …

    Southern Baked Chicken Casserole

    Southern Baked Chicken Casserole

    This is a slightly modernized take on the very traditional Southern chicken casserole Jennifer Nettles's mother likes to make. The recipe swaps out the usual canned cream of chicken soup in favor of a quick white sauce. A dash of hot sauce is the perfect finish. More Southern Comfort Foods 2 …

    Grilled Summer Squash Casserole

    Grilled Summer Squash Casserole

    Traditionally called malaiwala, “the one with cream,” this casserole is a Punjabi twist on a ratatouille-style summer side. Make this a main dish by adding cubed paneer, a firm Indian cheese. 4 to 5 pounds mixed summer squash, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick rounds 2 tablespoons canola oil 5 1/2 …

    Roasted Eggplant Moussaka with Lamb

    Roasted Eggplant Moussaka with Lamb

    Roasting eggplant until it's creamy and custardy makes it the perfect base for layering with a rich, meaty sauce in this take on moussaka, which is topped with a rich layer of ricotta and mozzarella cheese in place of béchamel sauce. Don't worry if the eggplant slices look dry when flipped; they …

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