Whether you start planning your Christmas menu around January 1st or December 24th, this list of Christmas casserole recipes is for you.
Casseroles are an excellent option for Christmas for just about anyone, no matter their planning styles.
For example, early planners enjoy them because they look, smell, and taste amazing.
Last-minute planners are crazy about them because of how easy they are to make.
Basically, you throw everything in a casserole dish, shove it in the oven, and then worry about all the other last-minute things you need to do.
Plus, there are casseroles for every meal of the day!
So, whether you’re looking for Christmas casserole recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this list has you covered.
1. Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Blueberry French toast casserole is a devilishly decadent dish that is 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.
Just be sure you don’t have anything strenuous planned afterward because most people will want to curl up and nap or watch the Christmas lights twinkle after this breakfast.
2. Sausage Breakfast Casserole
If you’re looking for a more savory breakfast option, try this recipe.
It combines pork sausage, eggs, peppers, onions, cheese, and more for a cheesy, hearty breakfast.
The edges get perfectly crispy, but the center of the casserole stays soft and melt-in-your-mouth good.
3. Amish Breakfast Casserole
This is for those of you who love the idea of a hearty breakfast casserole but prefer bacon and hash browns to sausage.
This one is also much cheesier and has an additional earthy flavor from the onions and green chiles.
4. Sweet Potato Casserole
I don’t know about your family, but in mine, it just isn’t Christmas (or Thanksgiving) without a sweet, aromatic sweet potato casserole.
If your old recipe for it isn’t cutting it, try this one instead.
The cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla make it smell just as fantastic as it tastes, and the crunchy chopped pecans on top are exquisite.
The filling is soft, fluffy, buttery, and insanely delicious. When it comes to sweet potato casserole, it doesn’t get much better than this one.
5. Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole
Between the tender green beans, crunchy fried 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.
6. Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole
Cheesy, soft, and filling, corn casserole is a dense, rich treat that’ll transport you back in time to holidays with your grandparents or maybe even your great-grandparents.
All you’ll need to make it is whole kernel corn, creamed corn, sour cream, melted butter, corn muffin mix, and cheddar cheese.
Plus, you can make it two days early and refrigerate it until you’re ready to pop it in the oven, which always helps take the stress level down at Christmas.
7. Leftover Turkey Casserole
I love this thick, chunky turkey casserole whether I make it with leftover turkey or not. It’s almost like a turkey pot pie without the pie.
You’ll use beans, peas, carrots, mozzarella, and more, but the real star of this dish is the tender, succulent turkey in every bite.
Mmmm… My mouth is already watering.
8. Mac and Cheese Casserole
Although it’s hard to find anything that beats homemade mac and cheese, this mac and cheese casserole just might do the trick.
Made with cream of cheddar soup and two different cheeses, this is the cheesiest, gooiest, most delectable mac and cheese you’ll ever taste.
Pro Tip: Add a light dusting of diced green onions over the top once it’s done for extra flavor.
9. Funeral Potatoes
Funeral potatoes are what I like to call “funny potatoes.”
A young girl asked me what kind of potatoes these were, and 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.
10. Scalloped Potatoes
Of course, if you prefer your potatoes thin and slightly crispy on the edges to thick and tender, you may want to go with scalloped potatoes instead.
These are perfect for people who love the complimentary tastes of cheese, onions, and garlic.
11. John Wayne Casserole
The John Wayne casserole may not be the most traditional Christmas casserole, but if you and your loved ones 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.
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 pretty 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.
13. Easy Lasagna
If you love lasagna, you’ll want to bookmark this recipe. It is hands down the best lasagna recipe I’ve ever tried (unless you’re looking for vegetarian lasagna, of course).
It’s supremely cheesy and more filling than you’d believe. Plus, you’ll only need seven ingredients to make it.
14. Baked Ziti
And in case you’re in the mood for Italian but aren’t feeling lasagna, here’s a great recipe for baked ziti, as well.
It’s hard to beat this dish with its tender pasta, robust sauce, sausage, three different cheeses, onions, tomatoes, and the perfect mix of seasonings.
You can make it vegetarian-friendly by leaving out the sausage and adding a few of your favorite veggies.
I recommend carrots, zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms.
15. Baked Spaghetti
Baked spaghetti is another great Italian option. It’s just as flavorful and easy to make as traditional spaghetti, but it’s a whole lot cheesier.
16. Ham and Broccoli Casserole
I’ve always loved broccoli casserole because of the tender earthiness of the broccoli mixed with the cheese and rice.
It’s delicious, but I never thought about adding ham to the mix.
If you want something a bit more filling and with a slightly richer, meatier flavor, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.
And don’t forget the Ritz cracker topping, which gives the whole thing a phenomenal crunch.
17. Ham and Noodle Casserole
The ham and noodle casserole was explicitly made for ham and cheese lovers everywhere.
It’s unbelievably cheesy and packed with juicy ham and soft, creamy noodles.
The onion powder and garlic add an extra level of flavor that makes it taste even better.
18. Leftover Ham Casserole
There’s no better way to enjoy leftover ham than with this leftover ham casserole.
It’s absolutely overflowing with flavor from the garlic butter sauce, oregano, Italian seasoning, and parmesan.
It also has that wonderful ham and cheese yumminess that’s hard not to love.
The crunchy, well-seasoned topping adds the perfect contrast to the creaminess of the casserole.
19. Chicken Stuffing Casserole
All you’ll need to make this scrumptious, chicken- and vegetable-filled casserole is stuffing, hot water, cooked chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and frozen mixed veggies.
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.
20. Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
This hearty, chunky casserole is full of simple, healthy ingredients like rice, onions, celery, cream of chicken soup, cooked chicken, frozen veggies, and more.
It’s warm, creamy, and the perfect comfort food, especially on the colder nights of the year.
This one may be the ideal Christmas casserole, but you’ll want to make it all year long.
21. Old-Fashioned Hamburger Casserole
This meaty, cheesy casserole is like Hamburger Helper’s Cheeseburger Macaroni, only it’s homemade and has a much better flavor.
It takes a little over an hour to prepare and cook, but you’ll only need ten ingredients, and they’re all things 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.
22. Chili Cornbread Casserole
This dish is precisely what it sounds like – a thick, savory chili topped with dense, crumbly cornbread and jalapenos.
It’s spicy, robust, and simple to make, and it’ll certainly warm up your belly on a cold winter’s evening.
23. Million-Dollar Chicken Casserole
This creamy, cheesy chicken casserole may taste like a million bucks, but since it requires fewer than ten ingredients, you can pull it together for a little of nothing.
All you’ll need is cooked chicken, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, onion powder, Ritz crackers, and butter.
You can make the whole thing in less than an hour.
24. Easy Tuna Casserole
Most people already have a go-to recipe for tuna casserole, but this is an excellent one if you don’t.
And if you do, you may want to check this one out, anyway.
It takes only 33 minutes to make! It’s full of cheese, veggies, noodles, and tuna, and every bite is so good.
25. Chicken Noodle Casserole
You can have this chicken noodle casserole ready to go in 45 minutes or less, and it’ll only take you ten ingredients to make.
It’s light and creamy but surprisingly filling, and the Panko breadcrumb topping adds a nice bit of crunch that sets off the rest of the casserole perfectly.
It’s also freezer-friendly (pre-cooking, that is), so you could technically make this dish months in advance if you needed to do so!
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