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25 Best Potluck Casserole Recipes to Please a Crowd

These potluck casserole recipes are guaranteed to satisfy a hungry crowd!

Meaty, cheesy, or veggie-packed, there are plenty of great ideas for your next gathering.

They’re all easy to make and most are budget-friendly. 

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Homemade dishes are at the heart of every potluck. And casseroles are a staple. They’re enough to serve a crowd and they’re easy to prepare. With so many options, the hard part is figuring out which one to bring. 

But don’t stress! I rounded up the best casserole recipes, and they’re all hearty and satisfying. Try one, or try them all!

1. ​​Million-Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

You’ll win big accolades with this casserole. Hearty, meaty, and oh-so cheesy, it tastes like a million bucks. 

What sets it apart from all the others is the creamy filling. Cream cheese, ricotta, and sour cream add an extra layer of decadence. 

Paired with ground beef tomato sauce and tender spaghetti, it’s a prize-winning dish. 

2. Ham Casserole with Broccoli and Rice

Need a make-ahead casserole you can prepare 2 days in advance? Throw together this cozy dish. It’s creamy, cheesy, and savory, and comforting.

Rice, broccoli, and diced ham are combined with canned cream of chicken soup. It’s all topped off with a golden brown layer of Ritz crackers and shredded cheddar. 

Both kids and adults will love it!

3. Easy, Cheesy Potato Casserole

Every time I bring this casserole to a potluck I come back with an empty dish. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and gets gobbled up immediately. It’s rich, cozy, and irresistible.

The hash browns get smothered with creamy cheesy goodness and Corn Flakes for some crunch. 

It takes little to no effort to make and requires fewer than 10 ingredients.

4. King Ranch Chicken Casserole

I can’t talk about potluck casseroles without mentioning King Ranch chicken. 

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Loaded with chicken, cheddar, spices, Rotel, tortillas, and veggies, it’s a Tex-Mex dream. One bite and you’ll agree this dish is king. 

Serve it at your next potluck and watch it disappear. 

5. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Imagine everyone’s favorite holiday spud all dressed up for a special event. That’s what this casserole is! Mashed potatoes meet baked potatoes in this dish. The fluffy spuds come with the works. They’re topped with shredded cheddar, bacon bits, and fresh chives. 

But there’s an extra surprise. There’s a handful of cheese and sour cream mixed into the mash!

6. French’s Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole isn’t just for Thanksgiving. It’s a great dish for a potluck, too. 

This familiar classic has all the comforts of home packed into four easy ingredients. You need green beans, cream of mushroom soup, cheddar, and fried onions. Seriously, that’s all there is to it!

It’s simple, fuss-free, and budget-friendly. So you can wow all your guests without a ton of time or cash.

7. Old-Fashioned Hamburger Casserole

Need a dish that caters to both kids and adults? This family-friendly hamburger casserole is your solution!

Egg noodles are covered in two types of sauce with extra cheese. The beef tomato sauce makes it super savory. And the cheesy white sauce makes it even harder to resist.

8. Macaroni Corn Casserole

Feeding a hungry crowd doesn’t have to be stressful or time-consuming. And this dish is proof!

Macaroni mixes with corn kernels, cream-style corn, cheddar, and butter. It takes all but 5 minutes of prep while the oven does the rest. And you only need six ingredients!

Do yourself a favor and save this recipe. It’ll be a lifesaver the next time you need to feed the family. 

9. Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

Meat and potato lovers will adore this casserole. It’s a hearty meal and a prime choice for big appetites.

The bottom half is a meatloaf layer flavored with honey barbecue sauce. On top, there’s a thick creamy layer of mashed potatoes with a cheese crust. 

Part shepherd’s pie, part meatloaf, it’s a savory feast.

10. Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this versatile casserole will pair with any potluck spread. And it only takes 15 minutes to make.

Sour cream, cheese, and cream of chicken soup transform shredded potatoes into a scrumptious meal. 

It’s so good, it’s even better than Cracker Barrel’s recipe. But don’t take my word for it. Try it at your next potluck and see for yourself.

11. Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cozy casseroles are always a winner at a potluck. And this vegetarian dish is about as comforting as it gets. 

Fresh broccoli and white rice get submerged in a rich cheese sauce made from scratch. There’s no condensed soup or meat, either. 

Bring this dish and you’ll hear “mmm” all around. 

12. Shrimp and Crab Seafood Casserole

Prepare to swoon over this classy casserole! It has the wow factor you want, which makes it stand out among the spread.  

Lump crab, plump shrimp, creamy rice, and a breadcrumb topping make it one elegant meal. 

This is not your average, run-of-the-mill casserole. It’s a special dish perfect for a potluck where you want to impress.

13. Pizza Casserole

Everyone loves pizza! But bringing one to a potluck isn’t exactly convenient. Try it in casserole form! Topped with meat, cheese, peppers, mushrooms, olives, and marinara, the pasta tastes like pizza. 

The crowd will love this recipe, especially the meat eaters. But you can easily make some adjustments to make it vegan or vegetarian-friendly. 

14. Easy Taco Casserole

Creating the ultimate taco bar takes a lot of time. Skip the fuss and turn your tacos into a casserole instead. It’s far more portable and it also serves a crowd.

Stuffed with ground beef, tortillas, cheese, and salsa, it has all the classic fillings. And yet, it’s highly customizable. 

You can swap out the protein or mix and match different toppings. 

15. Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I love bringing this chicken enchilada casserole to potlucks. It blends pantry staples with a few fresh ingredients for one scrumptious dish. 

It features shredded chicken, black beans, canned corn, and green chiles all smothered in enchilada sauce. It’s got a ton of melty cheese and corn tortillas too. 

Oh, and here’s another thing you’ll love. There’s zero rolling required. Instead, you layer the tortillas.

16. Tater Tot Casserole

Quick and easy, this casserole is perfect for a potluck! 

There’s a cheesy, umami ground beef layer topped with crunchy tots. For the final touch, add a sprinkle of cheddar. 

The ingredients are minimal and it’s affordable. Plus, it’s a kid-friendly dish

And if you need to know what to serve with tater tot casserole, I have you covered there, too!

17. Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Trying to figure out a breakfast potluck casserole? Your answer is right here!

It’s a well-balanced meal all in one dish. You get savory Italian sausage, eggs, potatoes, cheese, and broccoli. 

Hearty and cozy, this casserole covers all the staples you want in a hot breakfast

18. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Turn chicken parmesan into a feast with this casserole. It takes a classic and makes it a potluck-friendly dish. It’s full of breaded chicken, marinara, and cheese. There’s also penne pasta hiding in there for more substance. 

Assemble it in advance or make it the day of. It’s delicious either way!

19. Cheeseburger Casserole

Do you remember Hamburger Helper? This casserole tastes just like it, but it’s even better. 

Macaroni is hiding under a mound of gooey cheese with ground beef and tomato sauce. There’s also a ton of seasonings to make it extra savory. It has all the goodness you loved as a kid with a potluck-worthy upgrade.

20. Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Meat, cheese, and carbs are a foolproof trifecta for a yummy casserole. And this one has all three.

Butter, sour cream, and milk make the spuds very creamy. Topping it with bacon, cheddar, and chives turns it into a baked potato.

It’s a surefire hit! And it’s make-ahead friendly. 

21. Cajun Chicken and Rice Casserole

This casserole is packed with delicious flavor! It takes simple ingredients and creates an unforgettable dish. Chicken, white rice, andouille sausage, and veggies meld with Cajun seasoning. It’s savory, bold, and slightly spicy. 

No one will even realize how easy it is to make.

22. Easy Zucchini Casserole

Have a bounty of zucchini you need to put to good use? Turn it into a casserole for your potluck.

Herbs, garlic, feta, heavy cream, and breadcrumbs spruce it up for the party. An egg is also important for binding. It’s a great option for vegetarians, but even meat lovers can’t resist it.

23. Paula Deen’s Squash Casserole

Paula Deen knows how to make a mean casserole, even when the main ingredient is squash!

Full of flavor and texture, this tasty dish will surprise you. It’s so creamy, cheesy, sweet, and savory, you won’t even realize it’s meatless. And you won’t believe how easy it is to make. 

You can have it hot and ready in just 30 minutes. 

24. Baked Ziti

Ziti is a foolproof classic. Meat, cheese, and pasta, what’s not to love? Big on comfort and big on flavor, this baked pasta is a hearty Italian feast. And an irresistible one at that!

Help yourself to a slice before it’s all gone. There are tons of servings. But in my experience, ziti always disappears quickly.

25. Cauliflower Casserole

It’s remarkable how much this casserole tastes like a loaded baked potato. Except it has a little secret. There are no spuds in this dish. The fluffy creamy mash is actually cauliflower. It’s a low-carb version with all the same comforting flavors.

Try it at your next potluck. I have a good feeling everyone will ask for the recipe.

25 Best Potluck Casserole Recipes to Please a Crowd

These potluck casserole recipes are definite winners! From chicken to potato to pizza and taco, each dish will wow any crowd.


  • Million-Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

  • Ham Casserole with Broccoli and Rice

  • Easy, Cheesy Potato Casserole

  • King Ranch Chicken Casserole

  • Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

  • French’s Green Bean Casserole

  • Old-Fashioned Hamburger Casserole

  • Macaroni Corn Casserole

  • Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

  • Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

  • Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • Shrimp and Crab Seafood Casserole

  • Pizza Casserole

  • Easy Taco Casserole

  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  • Tater Tot Casserole

  • Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole

  • Chicken Parmesan Casserole

  • Cheeseburger Casserole

  • Twice Baked Potato Casserole

  • Cajun Chicken and Rice Casserole

  • Easy Zucchini Casserole

  • Paula Deen’s Squash Casserole

  • Baked Ziti

  • Cauliflower Casserole


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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