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The 12 Best 5-Star Casserole Recipes

These casseroles have a perfect rating from our readers.

<p>Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer</p>

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

What's not to love about a casserole? They're some of the best comfort dishes. Many of them can be made ahead and popped in the oven when needed. They feed a crowd. If you don't have a crowd, you can freeze half for a second meal that's already prepared.

Simply Recipes has a ton of delicious casserole recipes, all of them written and tested by our recipe creators. The twelve in this list are so good that they have perfect 5-star ratings from our readers who were so impressed they took the time to let us know just how excellent these dishes are.

Beef Enchilada Casserole

<p>Simply Recipes / Marta A Rivera Diaz</p>

Simply Recipes / Marta A Rivera Diaz

No rolling. No filling. Just layering enchilada ingredients for a delicious Mexican-inspired dish that you can prepare up to two days before baking.

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Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Cindy Rahe
Cindy Rahe

You can prepare this breakfast beauty the night before then bake in the morning—perfect for guests or a sleepy Sunday.

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

<p>Simply Recipes / Michelle Becker</p>

Simply Recipes / Michelle Becker

An absolutely delicious, creamy version of the classic chicken and rice casserole made with no cans of soup.

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Three Sisters Casserole with Cornbread Topping

Megan Gordon
Megan Gordon

A fresh vegetable, and more flavorful, version of the "three sisters" casserole that often uses canned corn and beans, with a homemade cornbread topping.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Elise Bauer
Elise Bauer

The ultimate comfort food with a thick and creamy filling portioned into individual ramekins so no one can complain about getting the smallest piece.

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Polenta Casserole with Fontina and Tomato Sauce

Elise Bauer
Elise Bauer

This hearty and satisfying Tuscan-inspired vegetarian casserole has flavorful layers of polenta, fontina cheese, basil, and homemade tomato sauce.

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Tuna and Tomato Pasta Casserole

<p>Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer</p>

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

Take that can of tuna in your pantry and turn it into a delicious casserole with pasta, tomatoes, and ricotta cheese.

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The Best Homemade Lasagna

Cambrea Bakes
Cambrea Bakes

This lasagna is one of our most popular casseroles for a good reason. It's everything you dream lasagna should be, extra cheesy.

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Ham and Asparagus Strata

Elise Bauer
Elise Bauer

Prepare this casserole and store it in the fridge overnight to pop in the oven as soon as you get up in the morning for a delicious breakfast everyone will love.

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Healthy Shepherd’s Pie

Alison Bickel
Alison Bickel

A few tweaks—olive oil instead of butter, extra-lean ground beef, extra veggies, and a combination cauliflower-potato mash topping—lighten up shepherd's pie while still keeping it full of flavor.

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Pastelón (Puerto Rican Plantain "Lasagna")

Marta Diaz
Marta Diaz

Layers of thinly sliced plantains, ground beef with plenty of seasoning, and cheese fill this Pastelón, a Peurto Rican dish with as many versions as families that make it.

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Chili Mac and Cheese

Aaron Hutcherson
Aaron Hutcherson

Two of your favorite comfort foods combine in this skillet casserole that's sure to be a family favorite.

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