7 Cozy Casserole Recipes

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 11:15 AM, January 8, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired January 8, 2015

Who doesn't love a hot out of the oven and into your belly casserole? With hearty meats, pastas, fresh veggies and delicious sauces we are sharing our favorite casserole recipes. They're quick, easy and definitely a dinner homerun. Dig in!

1.) Roasted Cauliflower Broccoli Pasta Bake with White Cheddar

Crispy pancetta is folded into a creamy white cheddar cheese sauce, with roasted cauliflower and broccoli. Stir in al dente pasta and top with crunchy, buttery bread crumbs.

2.) Tuna Casserole Recipe

This classic Tuna Casserole recipe is a throwback! Sliced, white button mushrooms are browned and added with onion, garlic cloves, celery, dry Sherry, fresh bay and thyme. We stir in super-wide egg noodles to the savory mixture. Then top with grated gruyere cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, bread crumbs and parsley.

3.) Spaghetti Squash Casserole

If you’re looking for a hearty, healthy dish, try Bob Harper’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole. We swap spaghetti for squash and mix in ground white turkey, roasted veggies, marinara and low-fat cottage cheese. Load up your plate with this casserole and don’t feel guilty about it.

4.) Toastacho Casserole

This casserole combines our two favorite Mexican dishes—tostados and nachos. We layer crispy tortillas with Mexican chorizo, ground beef, jalapeno chilies, garlic, cumin, coriander, black beans. Then top with sharp cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack and bake until golden brown and bubbly. Finish with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, red onion and pickled jalapeno peppers. The smokey, sweet and spicy flavors will warm you right up!

5.) Buffalo Chicken Potato Casserole

We love buffalo flavored anything, especially when we bake it in a casserole. This super- simple, quick casserole uses a creamy buffalo béchamel sauce, thinly sliced potatoes, rotisserie chicken and Pepper Jack Cheese. You might want to make two because there will be no leftovers after your family tastes this!

6.) David Vendable's Cheesy Cheeseburger Casserole

Feel like a grilled cheeseburger? How about a Cheesy Cheeseburger Casserole? Yep! In a large skillet, we heat ground beef, onions, tomato sauce and seasonings. Mix in pasta, ricotta, sour cream, bell peppers and scallions. Then heavily sprinkle cheddar and mozzarella cheese until it’s bubbly and brown.

7.) Monkey Bread French Toast Casserole

This casserole is perfect for a weekend breakfast! We cube two loaves of banana bread and soak them in eggs, milk, maple syrup and cinnamon. Then gently toss the mixture in fresh bananas, walnuts and crispy bacon.