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15 Best Potluck Casseroles (Recipe Ideas)

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Potluck Casseroles

Welcome to the world of casseroles! Potluck casseroles are the best and perfect dishes to bring to any gathering, whether a potluck family get-together or even a weeknight dinner. Not only are they easy to prepare, but they are also enough to feed a crowd without breaking the bank. And if you need diversity for your party, try these potluck side dishes, or event-specific potluck ideas for easter.

This article has 15 potluck casserole dishes, from classic to cheesy, and everything in between. Here is a complete list of casseroles and their unique features and uniqueness. So, let’s start cooking some fantastic potluck casseroles without wasting more time.

1. Chicken Enchilada Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 50 minutes
  • Boneless chicken breast
  • Cheesy, spicy, and sinfully delicious
  • Layers of tortillas filled with enchilada sauce

Chicken enchilada casserole is a popular and one of the easy Mexican potluck recipes. Mexican foods are one of a kind; they are cheesy, spicy, quick, and easy to make. This chicken enchilada recipe gets ready in 50 minutes using only 4 ingredients; this makes it special and unique. It has become the favorite of everyone, including family and friends. You can efficiently serve this to a crowd at a party. The perfect flavor of shredded chicken marinated with enchilada sauce and cheese wrapped with a tortilla is perfection. The whole dish covered in cheese baked till golden brown is a delight.

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2. Cheeseburger Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 30 minutes
  • Lean ground beef layers
  • Pasta, sauce, onion, garlic, and spices layered together
  • Two types of cheese with thick-cut bacon bits

Cheeseburger casserole is a perfect replacement, more portable than burgers, and can feed a large crowd. This recipe has all the ingredients of a cheeseburger but more. You can put them all in a single skillet without the mess of patty-flipping. The perfect flavor of pasta cooked with sauce, onion, garlic, and other spices make this dish a winner. There is a lot of cheese inside the pasta and on the top to enhance the flavor and make it look irresistible. One of the most amazing things about cheeseburger casserole is that you can make it quickly without wasting time.

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3. Pineapple Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 50 minutes
  • Canned pineapple chunks
  • Crispy Ritz cracker crust
  • Cheddar cheese and buttery cracker crumbs

Pineapple casserole is one of the quickest and most delicious casseroles ever. There are casseroles for every occasion, whether a wedding, funeral, birthday, or party. You name it, and there is a casserole for that day. Pineapple casserole is the favorite of Southern Easter people, and they have this recipe on birthdays and other parties.

The flavor of cheddar cheese, pineapple chunks, and cracker crust is delicious. You can make this casserole with only 6 ingredients quickly. This casserole contains the right buttery taste blended with sugar, which is why you can also call it a dessert or a side dish.

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4. Cowboy Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 45 minutes
  • Filled with ground beef, cheddar cheese, and sour cream
  • Seasoned with baked beans
  • Topped with crispy tatter tots and cheese

Cowboy casserole is undoubtedly a crowd-pleaser due to its picking and delicious ingredients. This casserole is comfort food for many families and is on the repeat for different occasions as it is quick to make and has all the readily available ingredients. The flavors of cream, packed with loads of cheddar cheese, and the topping of tater tots make this recipe a win. One of the specialties of cowboy casserole is that you can freeze the leftover and bake it again to use later and become as fresh as new.

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5. Cabbage Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour
  • Creamy cabbage filling
  • Topped with buttery cracker crumbs
  • Excessively cheese and creamy casserole

Cabbage casserole is a warm and luxurious dish with perfectly chopped cabbage rich with cream layered with sweet onion and cheese. There are also some breadcrumbs topping this casserole to enhance the flavor. This casserole also absorbs some elements of baked potato grating; the change is the replacement of potato with cabbage. The whole recipe gives out a snappy and dynamic texture.

The taste and flavor of Worcestershire sauce in this casserole make it irresistible and highly delicious. The specialty of this recipe is that you can find all the ingredients throughout the year, and you do not have to wait for a particular season to use one of the ingredients that has been holding the recipe throughout the year.

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6. King Ranch Chicken Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 55 minutes
  • Perfect filling of chicken, corn, and tortillas
  • An integral part of Tex-Mex cuisine
  • Rich with cheese, cream with homemade sauce

King ranch chicken casserole is one of the yummiest and easy-to-make recipes that can feed a crowd at a party or celebration. It is one of the top-rated recipes among chefs, and it has a fantastic blend of Tex-Mex cuisine that makes it special and unique. You can have the flavor of Texas and Mexico in a single dish with a perfect flavor of pulled chicken, green chiles, corn tortillas, veggies, cream, and cheese. This casserole is a mood enhancer and perfect for serving on cold winter evenings.

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7. Mashed Potato Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Mashed potato delight
  • Layers of cheese and bacon
  • Topped with crispy and toasty panko

Mashed potato casserole is one of the creamiest casseroles for a party, and it is also known as loaded potato casserole, as the whole dish has baked mashed potato. The flavor of mashed potatoes with cream and cheese makes this dish favorite of everybody, including kids. And if you want to try something different, try these air fryer baked potatoes. You would definitely love these potatoes. By the way, for summer, you can try these summer potluck dishes.

The topping of this casserole has extra melty cheese, chives, and crispy bacon that gives the perfect look and flavor to the whole dish. The specialty of this casserole is that you can make it the night before, keep it in the fridge, and then put it in the oven the next day to bake. Any dish with mashed potato will be the highlight of the whole party.

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8. Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour
  • Filled with tender pasta
  • Chicken and vegetables in a creamy and cheesy sauce
  • Topped with plenty of cheese

Chicken spaghetti casserole is one of the best and most lightweight casseroles containing all the delicious ingredients. You can make this recipe quickly whenever your family requests, and the ingredients of this dish are primarily available in the chicken and never go off the season. You can use any leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, or boiled chicken, whichever is available. The flavor is undeniably delicious when this chicken combines noodles, cream, and loads of cheese. Serve the casserole with cornbread muffins, biscuits, potluck salads, or whatever is on your menu.

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9. Baked Spaghetti Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Zesty meat sauce rich in tomatoes
  • Delicious baked spaghetti pasta
  • Topped with loads of golden-brown baked cheese

Baked spaghetti is the favorite casserole due to its zesty and savory ingredients. This casserole is rich in Italian flavors, with loads of cheese blended inside the spaghetti mixture. It is a simple recipe with pasta and sauce in the middle and heavy cheese on the top. This casserole is one of the comfort foods in the casserole family. This dish is perfect for serving at weeknight dinners, family gatherings, and potlucks. The specialty of this dish is that it is heavily baked, and this baking enhances the flavor of this dish.

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10. Scalloped Corn Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 50 minutes
  • Rich with creamed corn
  • Crushed saltine crackers
  • White sauce and egg with veggies

Scalloped corn casserole is another cheesy, topped with cracker casserole. The embedded sweet corn mixed with cream and layers with cheese makes the filling of this dish mouth-watering. Sweet corn added to any dish takes away the credit; this casserole can easily be the highlight of any get-together and party. You can cook it quickly on dinners, weekends, and holidays due to the limited ingredients and this casserole’s time-saving ability. It is easy to make and gives a perfect creamy corn taste.

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11. Baked Mac and Cheese Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 minutes
  • Long elbow macaroni
  • Rich with sharp cheddar cheese with breadcrumb topping
  • Soft and melts inside mouth

Mac and cheese are the perfect casserole recipe for many families as it contains a winning blend of 3 different types of cheese. The flavor of extra sharp cheddar cheese is delightful with orange color. Parmesan cheese is on the topping with the breadcrumbs to add a perfect touch of salt and crispiness to the dish’s beauty. You can choose the third cheese among mozzarella, Monterey jack, provolone, and any other white cheese to enhance the creamy texture by mixing it up in the pasta.

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12. Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour
  • Covered with all pizza toppings
  • Blend of cheese, pepperoni, and mushrooms
  • The buttery garlic bread base

Pepperoni pizza casserole is one of the best pizza-meets-garlic-bread casseroles you can make on weekends for dinner or any small get-together. It is one of the best casseroles and will become your family’s favorite. The pepperoni slices add the perfect savory flavor to this dish; when you add the marinara sauce inside the pan, ensure separating them nicely to enhance the look. It is a total crowd-pleaser due to its flavors and pizza-like taste. It is simple and easy to make and does not take much time.

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13. Macaroni Corn Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Mac and cheese with corn addition
  • Soft and tender macaroni
  • Thanksgiving side dish and kid-pleasing

Macaroni corn casserole is the favorite of every family due to its striking resemblance with mac and cheese but better due to the addition of corn. Macaroni corn casserole is cheesy and slightly sweet due to the presence of sweet corn. It makes a perfect family dinner and is part of a party menu. This casserole melts inside your mouth and tastes divine. You can use it as a side dish, which will still be the menu’s highlight. It is usually cooked on thanksgiving or at birthday dinners as it is kids’ favorite.

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14. Corn Dog Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 40 minutes
  • Embedded with hot dogs
  • Baked corn muffin on the top
  • Canned baked beans and barbecue sauce filling

Corn dog casserole is one of the easiest and quick casseroles. The specialty of this dish is the filling of hot dogs and the covering of the muffin top. The flavors are twisted, and every bite tastes different due to multiple layers of baked beans with a barbecue sauce that makes it spicy; the muffin top adds a perfect flavor to the recipe. This recipe is perfect and easy to make on a weeknight for family or when sudden guests come over. It has an excellent volume to serve a crowd.

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15. Shrimp and Grits Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour
  • Delicious shrimpy gravy
  • Smoked Gouda and cheddar cheese
  • A perfect blend of veggies

The main feature of shrimp and grits casserole is combining two classic southern dishes into one hearty, flavorful meal. The combination of creamy grits and succulent shrimp is unique and delicious. Adding vegetables, cheese, herbs, and spices adds an extra flavor and texture layer. This casserole is also a great way to use as a leftover, and you can also customize it with any ingredients you have in hand. The versatility of this dish makes it an excellent option for putlock for dinner and a formal get-together.

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Potluck Casseroles recipes

15 Best Potluck Casseroles (Casserole Party Ideas)

Adalynn Ward
 Potluck casseroles are the best and perfect dishes to bring to any gathering, whether a potluck family get-together or even a weeknight dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 7 persons

Ingredients

  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole
  • Cheeseburger Casserole
  • Pineapple Casserole
  • Cowboy Casserole
  • Cabbage Casserole
  • King Ranch Chicken Casserole
  • Mashed Potato Casserole
  • Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
  • Baked Spaghetti Casserole
  • Scalloped Corn Casserole
  • Baked Mac and Cheese Casserole
  • Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
  • Macaroni Corn Casserole
  • Corn Dog Casserole

How to Make?
 

  • Select any one casserole from these potluck casserole dishes and open it on a new tab.
  • Note down all the ingredients you need for the casserole.
  • Make sure that all the ingredients must be fresh.
  • Follow the instructions to make your favorite potluck casserole.
  • I hope you have made the casserole that you wanted to make for the party.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1casseroleCalories: 450kcal
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Adalynn Ward
Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!