This cooler time of year has us chomping at the bit in the kitchen. We’re always wanting to try new casserole recipes since they’re warm comfort food that promise both leftovers and easy clean-up. The good news is that the green bean casserole recipes of the past are long gone and our generation of the one dish oven wonder is flavorful, healthy and positively perfect for the coldest days of the year.

Julia Child said, “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook—try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” When it comes to casseroles, we believe this is the perfect philosophy. Now, once you know the ratio of moist ingredients to dry ones, pretty much anything can be turned into a casserole. Until you get to that level of mastery, you might need a recipe or two so we’re giving you 10 easy winter casserole recipes to try right away!


  1. Cheese Enchilada Casserole
    Surely you have a standby recipe for enchiladas, yes? Us too! You can turn those same ingredients into a casserole by layering them in your rectangular dish, as you like and then baking the same way you’d make your enchiladas of choice. Top with extra enchilada sauce and cheese in the last ten minutes in the oven to get an ooey, gooey, melty layer of goodness on top.

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  1. Mushroom & Black Bean Tortilla Casserole
    Layer mushrooms sautéed with cayenne, butter and garlic mixed with black beans with corn tortillas and cheese. This one is simple, flavorful, vegetarian and healthy!