6 Comforting Casseroles That Taste Like Home

By Ellie Sher Nov 04, 2013

How do you spell comfort food? C-A-S-S-E-R-O-L-E. Warm and golden brown, these easy-to-assemble meals yield a hearty one-dish delight that’s fit for a crowd.

1. Cavatelli and Sausage Pie


Flaky puff pastry gives way to an oozing one pot wonder, loaded with hot Italian sausage, cavatelli pasta and creamy béchamel. Second helpings required. Watch how it's made, above!

Recipe: Cavatelli and Sausage Pie

2. Hash Brown Casserole


Simple ingredients like Idaho potatoes, Cheddar cheese, and a buttery cream sauce transform into a heavenly brunch side ideal for a group.

Recipe: Hash Brown Casserole

3. Cheeseburger Casserole


Juicy cheeseburgers are no longer reserved for the grill with this deconstructed baked pasta dish studded with ground beef, Cheddar cheese, and dill pickles.

Recipe: Cheeseburger Casserole

4. Potato Gratin with Cauliflower Cream


Move over mashed potatoes, your turn in the spotlight has come to an end. Take a hint from the French and bake your potatoes with this luscious cauliflower cream sauce until crisp and golden brown.

Recipe: Potato Gratin with Cauliflower Cream

5. Aztec Chicken Casserole


Your arsenal of Mexican ingredients comes together in new form in this zippy Mexican dish. Layers of chicken, corn, Poblano chilies and cheese are topped with fried tortillas and finished with decadent cream.

Recipe: Aztec Chicken Casserole

6. Classic Mac and Cheese


This old fashioned classic prides itself on a crispy exterior that gives way a gooey interior, oozing with sharp Cheddar cheese and irresistible bacon pieces. A favorite of kids and adults alike, this baked pasta delight can accompany a hearty main dish or work as dinner on its own.  

Recipe: Classic Mac and Cheese