When fall arrives, and the temperature starts dropping outdoors, there’s only one thing to do — start raising the temperature in your oven for one of the coziest comfort foods out there, the casserole. For many, they bring back fond memories of childhood meals favored by hungry eaters, busy parents, and budget-conscious home cooks alike. With the combination of protein, veggies, and starches bound together with a tasty sauce, they offer a balanced, all-in-one dinner that usually stores and freezes well, too. Plus, they come together in just minutes of active cooking time.
The best part? There are so many different varieties of casserole, all of which provide tried-and-true flavors that have satisfied generations. Here’s a look at a few of the best retro casserole recipe options.
Ground beef vintage casseroles
Starting with ground beef, you have so many options for casserole. You can go with Tex-Mex, Italian, or even classic American inspiration. Grab a pound of ground beef, and try one of these casseroles tonight.
Vintage Main Dish Casseroles
Looking for a new star for your dinner table? Try one of these. Classic Chicken Divan, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Ham and Potato, and this creamy Beef and Noodle casserole won't disappoint!
Vintage Side Dish Casseroles
Sometimes, you want the perfect side, like corn pudding, green bean casserole, or even sweet potato casserole. Don't miss out on any of these favorite side dish casseroles.
Is your mouth watering yet? There’s something for everyone, whether you love ground beef, chicken, tuna, or other proteins or are craving Mexican, Italian, or genuine Made in America cuisine.
Pair these recipes with a simple green salad or other easy, fresh side for the perfect hearty meal to enjoy with friends and family as the leaves fall and that bracing autumn chill sets in.