The holiday season can be immense at times. Check out this roundup of Easy Holiday Casserole Recipes to knock out the dinner overwhelm. The meals in this roundup have made it into our collection for easy casserole recipes.
Casseroles make a great addition to your holiday menu. They are not only filled with flavor, but you can make them ahead of time and pop them in the oven when you need a quick dinner on a busy evening.
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In our house, we enjoy making meals that warm our soul during this time of year. Ingredients such as chicken, sweet potatoes, turkey, and squash all make the cut and can be incorporated into hearty casseroles.
What Do You Serve With These Holiday Casseroles?
Casseroles can be served with anything from a nice green salad to these Lemon and Olive Oil Green Beans. We also like to make a side of garlic breadsticks and bake a festive dessert (such as our Mini Cherry Cheesecake Treats) to round out the meal.
Simple Holiday Casserole Recipe Tips
- Drain your meat. Whether you are using chicken, hamburger meat, sausage, ham, or turkey, be sure to drain it properly to prevent a soggy or greasy casserole.
- Choose the correct baking dish. Small casseroles can be made in an 8×8 dish. Bigger casseroles can be made in bakeware that measures 9×13.
- Be aware of the types of cheese and which ones are casserole friendly. Certain ones such as blue and feta aren’t made for melting. They are better off placed in the middle of the casserole versus the top.
What Is the Most Popular Casserole Dish Size?
To hold the proper amount of ingredients, it is recommended to use a standard 9×13 inch size dish when you create these recipes. We enjoy using these Emile Henry casserole dishes to make ours. They come in different colors and are made with Burgundy clay for best baking/cooking results.
Another great bakeware brand are these Pyrex 9×13 casserole dishes. These are wonderful to use due to their glass exterior. Each set also comes with lids which makes it convenient for transport.
How Do I Freeze These Easy Holiday Casserole Recipes?
These casserole recipes are not only delicious, but also freezable. If you are planning on freezing your casseroles, bake them in a disposable, aluminum dish. Once they are finished baking, let them come to room temperature. Wrap in saran wrap and then in aluminum foil. Write down the date and reheating instructions on the top with a Sharpie marker. Casseroles should last in the freezer for about 2 to 3 months.