Casseroles are often made with a binder―usually a thickened sauce or condensed soup―to hold the ingredients together. While a topping isn’t essential, it can add a nice crunchy texture to a dish. Shredded cheese, toasted nuts, French fried onions, buttered bread crumbs, or cracker crumbs are a few popular topping choices. These casserole’s ideas will help you to decide tonight’s fancy dinner!
For those who love breakfast for dinner, this chicken quiche is sure to please. Rotisserie chicken, Gruyere cheese, onion, and parsley are combined with eggs and cream and poured into a homemade crust. Baked in a springform pan, this quiche is easy to cut and pretty to look at.
Chicken Tamale Pie
All of the flavors and textures of a chicken tamale are baked into this easy casserole. A mixture of onion, shredded cooked chicken, black beans, salsa, and taco seasoning is topped with a homemade cornbread batter studded with corn, cheddar, and cilantro. The tamale pie is baked until golden brown and served with sour cream and avocado.
Dorito Chicken Casserole
Crushed Dorito chips form the crust and topping for this easy Dorito chicken casserole. The chicken teams up with condensed cream of chicken soup and sour cream. The cheese topping finishes the dish perfectly. You can even use a can of tomatoes with green chili peppers to spice things up!
Beefy Nacho Casserole
Layers of tortilla chips, cheese, beef, beans, taco sauce, and salsa make this a satisfying all-in-one main dish. Taco seasoning gives the ground beef Tex-Mex flavor for this beefy nacho casserole.
Low-Carb Chicken and Cauliflower Casserole
Cauliflower takes the place of rice in this tasty low-carb chicken and cauliflower casserole. The one-pot dish makes the perfect meal for anyone watching their carbs. A little cream, some cheddar cheese, and a variety of herbs jazz the casserole up and give it great flavor.
The main dish casserole is usually a one-pot meal―an easy and convenient way to prepare a family meal. Casseroles came to popularity in the 1950s when casserole dishes were first available to home cooks.