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28 Best Christmas Casserole Recipes

These Christmas casserole recipes are your ticket to a stress-free hearty holiday meal! 

Casseroles are an excellent option for Christmas. They’re delicious, easy to make, and can feed a crowd.

Breakfast Casserole with Cubed Sandwich, Spinach and Cheese
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You can prepare them in advance to ease your day-of duties.

From morning till night, I’ve got you covered. I’ve got everything from a dreamy breakfast bake to a cheesy, comforting mac and cheese dinner.

So, get into the holiday vibe with these easy, delightful Christmas casseroles!

Breakfast Casserole full of blueberries, cream cheese, bread, and maple syrup

1. Blueberry French Toast Bake

Blueberry French toast casserole is a devilishly decadent dish. It’s just way too sweet and indulgent to eat regularly.

But Christmas is a special occasion, and it only comes once a year. 

That means it’s the perfect time to break out this French-toast-meets-blueberry-cheesecake breakfast casserole.

It’s so creamy, delicious, tart, and sweet. There’s nothing like it!

Italian Breakfast Sausage Casserole on a white dish.

2. Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This Italian sausage breakfast casserole is a game-changer among Christmas casseroles.

It’s loaded with sausage, potatoes, eggs, broccoli, and a generous sprinkle of cheese.

Prep it the night before, and just bake when you wake. Saves you precious morning time during the festive frenzy!

Crescent roll breakfast casserole with ground pork, sausage and eggs.

3. Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

The crescent roll breakfast casserole is your shortcut to morning bliss.

Think pizza vibes but breakfast-style.

In just 35 minutes, this six-ingredient wonder turns into a meaty, cheesy delight.

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It’s hearty, filling, and ridiculously easy to whip up.

Prep it the night before, bake in the morning, and voila – you’ve got a crowd-pleaser without the fuss.

Sweet potato casserole in a white dish with crumbly toppings.

4. Sweet Potato Casserole

In my family, it just isn’t Christmas without a sweet, aromatic sweet potato casserole. 

If your old recipe for it isn’t cutting it, try this one instead.

The cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla make it smell just as fantastic as it tastes.  

The filling is soft, fluffy, buttery, and insanely delicious. And the crunchy chopped pecans on top are exquisite!

It doesn’t get much better than this one.

Casserole with tender beans, crunchy onions, and creamy sauce.

5. Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole

Between the tender beans, crunchy onions, and creamy sauce, green bean casserole is always a hit, even with the little ones who hate anything green.

And you’ll love it because it only requires six ingredients and about 10 minutes of preparation.

Spoon dipped on a cheesy corn casserole on a baking dish.

6. Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole

Cheesy, soft, and filling, corn casserole is a dense, rich treat. It’ll transport you back in time to holidays with your grandparents.

It calls for a few ingredients, plus, you can make it two days early.

Just keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to pop it in the oven! It helps take the stress level down at Christmas.

Cheesy casserole made with mix of ground beef, mushroom soup, and tater tots on top.

7. Tater Tot Casserole

This tater tot casserole stands out in the world of Christmas casseroles.

It’s a tasty mix of ground beef, mushroom soup, and tater tots on top.

It’s a hit at dinner, and everyone’s going to want seconds.

It’s a cozy, hearty staple that brings a smile to any festive table.

Cheesy Ina Garten's mac and cheese in a casserole dish.

8. Baked Mac and Cheese Casserole

This baked mac and cheese casserole is a star at any Christmas dinner.

Imagine a blend of rich Gruyere and sharp Cheddar, melting together in every bite.

This isn’t your average mac and cheese – it’s a cheese lover’s paradise.

Potatoes casserole with cheesy, creamy and buttery filling on a baking dish.

9. Funeral Potatoes

Funeral potatoes are what I like to call “funny potatoes.”

A young girl asked me what kind of potatoes these were. I already had the “fun-” out before I decided it might be a bad idea to tell her the name.

So, I finished with “-ny.” Thus, funny potatoes were born.

And just about everyone I know loves these cheesy, buttery, creamy things, despite their terrible name.

Cheesy and creamy scalloped potatoes.

10. Scalloped Potatoes

If you prefer your potatoes thin and crispy rather than thick and tender, go with scalloped potatoes instead. 

These are perfect for people who love the complimentary tastes of cheese, onions, and garlic. 

A serving of ground beef casserole topped with melted cheese.

11. John Wayne Casserole

The John Wayne casserole isn’t the most traditional Christmas casserole. But if you prefer more of a spicy, Tex-Mex flair, then you’ll love it, nonetheless. 

It’s a mix between taco salad, a casserole, and some really involved, flavorful chili. It’s fantastic and large enough to feed the whole family.

A serving shepherd's pie with ground beef, tender veggies topped with mashed potatoes.
Source: Thewholesomedish.com

12. Shepherd’s Pie

Juicy ground beef, tender veggies, and a thick, savory gravy… Sounds great, right?

Now imagine all of that topped with incredibly cheesy and garlicky mashed potatoes. 

If you think it sounds too good to be true, I understand. It is unbeatable, but that’s what shepherd’s pie is – unbeatable meat, veggies, gravy, and potatoes. 

You’d be hard-pressed to find a recipe so filling anywhere else.  

Yellow squash potatoes with crumbly toppings.

13. Yellow Squash Casserole

In the lineup of Christmas casserole recipes, the yellow squash casserole shines bright.

It’s a delightful mix of summer squash, onions, and cheese, all coming together in a sweet and savory hug.

Each spoonful is creamy and comforting. What really sets it apart? A golden, crunchy layer of crushed crackers on top.

It’s a Southern classic turned festive favorite.

Spoonful of baked ziti from a casserole dish.

14. Baked Ziti

In case you’re in the mood for Italian but aren’t feeling lasagna, here’s a great recipe for baked ziti. 

It’s hard to beat this dish with its robust sauce,  sausage, and three different cheeses.

You can make it vegetarian by leaving out the sausage and adding a few of your favorite veggies.

I recommend carrots, zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms.

Baked french toast casserole in a glass baking dish with blueberries on the side.

15. French Toast Casserole

The French toast casserole is a breakfast game-changer, especially during the festive season.

Imagine traditional French toast but in a syrupy, baked casserole form.

It’s crunchy on the outside, and inside, it’s all sweet, custardy goodness.

Ham and potatoes, smothered in melty cheese and creamy sauce, with a breadcrumb crust on top on a casserole with spoon.

16. Ham and Potato Casserole

This ham and potato casserole is a surefire crowd-pleaser.

It’s a mix of ham and potatoes, smothered in melty cheese and creamy sauce, with a breadcrumb crust on top.

It’s the kind of hearty, indulgent dish that makes any meal feel special.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just because – it fits any occasion.

A serving of cheesy Hash brown casserole on a white saucer.

17. Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

This copycat recipe is a Christmas morning casserole hero.

It’s a cozy blend of shredded potatoes, oozing with cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

This casserole doesn’t just fill plates; it brings smiles.

It’s a hit for any holiday or just a regular day.

Spoon dipped on a cheesy pineapple casserole with crushed cracker toppings.

18. Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple casserole is a quirky dish that’s a hit at any gathering.

It features pineapple slices under a blanket of melted cheese, with a Ritz cracker crust.

Yes, pineapple and cheese – sounds unusual, but trust me, it’s a delightful surprise.

This sweet and savory combo is a Southern classic, perfect for shaking up the usual menu.

Chicken stuffing casserole with veggies, sauce and chunks of chicken.
Source: Spendwithpennies.com

19. Chicken Stuffing Casserole

You’ll only need a few basic ingredients to make this scrumptious casserole.

Best of all, even though it’s tasty and incredibly filling, it takes only 35 minutes to make from start to finish.

Of all the casseroles on this list, this is the best one for waiting till the last minute. 

Rice casserole with cream sauce served on a white dish.

20. Chicken and Rice Casserole 

This chicken and rice casserole is a heartwarming classic that feels like a hug in every bite.

It’s packed with tender chicken and creamy rice, rich in savory flavors.

It’s like a taste of grandma’s kitchen, simple yet so satisfying.

Perfect for family dinners or potlucks, it’s a universal hit that everyone loves.

Cheesy and meaty hamburger casserole on a white baking dish.

21. Old-Fashioned Hamburger Casserole

This meaty, cheesy casserole is like Hamburger Helper’s Cheeseburger Macaroni, only better.

It takes a little over an hour to prepare and cook. But, you’ll only need ten ingredients, which you probably already have in your kitchen. 

It is a huge hit, especially with kids, but trust me, adults will be coming back for seconds, too. 

A serving of cornbread casserole made with ground beef and melted cheese, tucked under a layer of cornbread.

22. Cowboy Cornbread Casserole

Cowboy cornbread casserole is Southern comfort food at its best.

Picture juicy ground beef and melted cheese, tucked under a layer of cornbread. It’s like a cheeseburger, but with cornbread stepping in as the bun.!

It’s so hearty and flavorful, sides become optional.

Casserole dish with creamy chicken filling and crumbly toppings on a white baking dish.

23. Million-Dollar Chicken Casserole

This creamy, cheesy chicken casserole tastes like a million bucks.

But since it requires fewer than ten ingredients, you can pull it together for a little of nothing. 

And, you can make the whole thing in less than an hour. How awesome is that?

Square cut muffins topped with bacon, chopped onion leaves and white sauce.
Source: Aspicyperspective.com

24. Eggs Benedict Casserole 

Eggs Benedict casserole transforms a brunch classic into a crowd-friendly dish.

It’s a blend of English muffins and Canadian bacon, smothered in a creamy, spiced egg mixture.

The real star is the rich hollandaise sauce that drizzles over the top.

This casserole captures the essence of traditional eggs Benedict in a fuss-free way.

A serving of chicken noodle casserole with breadcrumb toppings.
Source: Thecountrycook.net

25. Chicken Noodle Casserole

This casserole is light and creamy but surprisingly filling.

The Panko breadcrumb topping adds a nice bit of crunch that sets off the rest of the casserole perfectly. 

It’s also freezer-friendly, so you can make this dish months in advance if you need to do so!

Golden spoon scooping a serving of cinnamon rolls with sugar glazed toppings cooked in a sheet pan.
Source: Castironrecipes.com

26. Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Cinnamon roll casserole is a holiday casserole dream. It’s the perfect sweet, indulgent treat for your festive gatherings.

Imagine soft cinnamon rolls soaked in creamy eggnog, creating a deliciously rich flavor.

One bite, and it’ll become your new holiday favorite, no matter the season.

It’s a sweet, comforting treat everyone will love.

Cheesy potato casserole on a baking dish garnished with chopped green onions.

27. Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cheesy potato casserole brims with gooey cheese and comforting flavors.

It’s the kind of dish you just can’t get enough of!

Perfect for holiday gatherings, potlucks, or as a tasty side on any night.

Just a tip – make extra, because this casserole will vanish before you know it.

Top view of brussels sprouts baked with creamy sauce on a baking dish.
Source: Pardonyourfrench.com

28. Brussels Sprout Gratin

Brussels sprouts gratin takes a classy spin on a veggie side dish.

Imagine caramelized Brussels sprouts, bathed in a creamy sauce, then baked to perfection.

It’s a perfect pick for the holidays, or any cold day, really.

Prep it in advance and watch it become the star of your winter table.

28 Best Christmas Casserole Recipes

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Gather ’round for the Christmas morning strata casserole, where cheesy goodness meets spinach in a holiday hug. It’s the perfect dish to make your festive morning merry and bright.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 6 cups cubed day-old bread

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 6 large eggs

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Grease a large cast-iron skillet or baking dish.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion until translucent, then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Add in the tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In the prepared skillet, layer half the bread cubes, half the spinach mixture, and half the cheese. Repeat with the remaining bread, spinach, and cheese.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Pour mixture evenly over the bread and spinach layers.
  • Let the strata sit for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Sprinkle the top with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the strata is puffed up, golden brown, and set in the center.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Choose crusty, dense bread like French or sourdough to hold up against the egg mixture without getting soggy.
  • For added flavor, mix in herbs like thyme or rosemary to the egg mixture before pouring it over the bread.


  • Calories: 413kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 230mg
  • Sodium: 824mg
  • Potassium: 433mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Calcium: 506mg
  • Iron: 3mg
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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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