25 Casseroles for Thanksgiving to Elevate Your Feast

Casseroles for Thanksgiving
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Okay, turkey is the star of any Thanksgiving dinner, but side dishes are the thing that differentiates a good dinner from a feast! Cooking for a lot of people requires A LOT of time, so casseroles are a saving grace, as you don’t need much effort to make them. Here is a list of ideas for Thanksgiving casseroles to make a memorable feast! 

Green Beans Casserole

Green beans casserole is an all-time classic to serve with a juicy, glazed turkey. This recipe looks amazing; I love crisped-up onions on top – it is such a good idea!

Green Bean Casserole (From Scratch)
This Green Bean Casserole recipe is a Thanksgiving classic made with a creamy mushroom sauce, tender green beans, and crispy fried onions.
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Green Bean Casserole (From Scratch)

Sweet Potato Casserole

One more traditional recipe – sweet potatoes with charred marshmallows on top, simply smells like Thanksgiving. Some finely chopped pecans on a bed of mash add a missing crunch to this amazing bite.

Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a homemade sweet potato casserole. Top this lightened version of a basic sweet potato casserole recipe with both marshmallows and toasted pecans.
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Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Loaded Potato Casserole

I mean, the combination of potatoes, bacon, and cheese cannot be bad in any form or contest. This casserole is creamy on the inside with a crispy, golden top layer, making it perfect to serve alongside any dish.

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole with Bacon
This easy baked potato casserole recipe is rich and cheesy with lots of crispy bacon and chives. Sure to be everyone’s new favorite side dish!
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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole with Bacon

Vegetable Casserole

This is the ultimate autumn casserole that combines Brussels sprouts and squash, but the flavor lies in special additions: pecans, dried cranberries, and apples. This is not the most common blend there is, but it will blow your mind!

Fall Roasted Vegetable Casserole
This Roasted Vegetable Casserole is packed with Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and TONS of Fall Flavor! A delicious Gluten-Free & Vegan side dish.
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Fall Roasted Vegetable Casserole

Corn and Cheese Macaroni Casserole

Creamy mac and cheese with sweet corn is another traditional side to serve for Thanksgiving. It is amazing to make it at the last minute, as you need no skill and only 30 minutes!

Creamy Corn Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
Creamy Corn Macaroni and Cheese Casserole ~ Amazing, Creamy, Cheesy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese with Corn! The Perfect Side Dish for Your Holiday Meals!
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Creamy Corn Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Corn Casserole

This one is for corn lovers and corn lovers only! It is a fusion of corn and corn flour submerged in eggs, milk, and heavy cream, so you get a nicely browned crust and silky inside.

Corn Casserole Is The Best Way To Use Jiffy Muffin Mix
This casserole is in a league of its own.
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Corn Casserole Is The Best Way To Use Jiffy Muffin Mix

Cranberry Apple Casserole

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than cranberries, and paired with apples and pecans; they make a top-notch holiday dessert. It is super undemanding to make; just mix all the ingredients together, toss it in the oven, and when you pull it out, you will have the perfect aromatic casserole.

Apple-Cranberry Casserole
Is this a cranberry casserole or dessert? Who cares because it’s tasty. Serve this alone for a side dish or with a bit of whipped cream if serving for dessert.
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Apple-Cranberry Casserole

Cabbage Casserole

People say this combo is a Southern favorite, and I can see why! It is creamy and cheesy, with a strong flavor of cabbage, so definitely skip it if you’re not a fan. The best part are cracker crumbs on top for some crunch!

Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole
Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole is a southern favorite with a creamy cabbage filling topped with buttery cracker crumbs and cheese.
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Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

Apple Cheese Casserole

The apple and cheddar duo is actually a match made in heaven! Pungent, stretchy cheddar pairs particularly well with the slight tang of apples and warm spices. This is definitely a must-try!

Old-Fashioned Apple And Cheese Casserole
You’ll love this souped-up cinnamony apple cobbler, with its crunchy cracker topping and layer of gooey Cheddar. It’s similar to pineapple casserole but with tender glazed apples. Get the recipe for this Apple and Cheese Casserole.
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Old-Fashioned Apple And Cheese Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole

The only thing better than hash browns is a whole casserole dish of it! I love to crisp them maximally, but the inside still stays tender. You must admit, this is the ultimate comfort food!

Hashbrown Casserole
This classic Southern hashbrown casserole is made with sour cream, Cheddar cheese, and crushed cornflakes. It’s the perfect comfort food side dish for holidays, potlucks, picnics, and more. Get the recipe for Hashbrown Casserole.
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Hashbrown Casserole

Creamy Potato Casserole

Are you surprised that there is one more potato casserole on the list? Creamy gratin is always one of the best additions to any meat you choose to serve on your festive dinner!

Creamy Potato Gratin
Creamy Potato Gratin – Guaranteed to be everyone’s favorite side dish, for dinners or holidays! So amazingly rich, creamy, buttery and completely addictive!
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Creamy Potato Gratin

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

When you serve this casserole, you don’t need anything else on the table, I swear! Layers of tender sweet potatoes and rich Gruyère cheese make an impeccable fusion that will make your taste buds sing!

Savory Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole
Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole Thinly sliced sweet potatoes layered with a creamy sauce and gruyère cheese then baked with a crispy crust.
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Savory Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole

Mac and Cheese Casserole

I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving spread without mac and cheese; I feel like everyone has their own old, tested recipe. If you need an inspo, this one is incredibly cheesy, but with the addition of spinach, yum!

Old Fashioned Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach
Old fashioned baked macaroni and cheese is an all-time favorite comfort food. Creamy, cheesy and delicious, made a tad healthier with spinach.
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Old Fashioned Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach

Squash Casserole

Squash lovers – unite! This recipe calls for yellow squash, but I assume any would work like a charm! Add anything you would usually do for potato casserole, and that’s it.

Squash Casserole
This easy squash casserole features tender squash, gooey cheese, and crunchy crackers that make this a memorable side dish or a hearty main course.
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Squash Casserole

Polenta Casserole

Polenta casserole is something similar to corn bread, but this one is loaded with beans, tomatoes, chilis, and onion. Thus, this version needs variety of spices like cumin, garlic, cayenne, jalapeños, fresh herbs…

Black Bean & Polenta Casserole (Vegetarian)
Southwest-style baked polenta casserole! A gluten free, vegetarian casserole baked with black beans, green chilies, and more.
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Black Bean & Polenta Casserole (Vegetarian)

Pumpkin Casserole

I must admit, this one is not my favorite, but my family devours pumpkin casserole every time. The recipe in question is amazing, though; it requires a few ingredients and is keto-friendly, as well!

Pumpkin Casserole | Low-Carb, So Simple!
Gluten-free, sugar-free ketogenic recipes with 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS
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Pumpkin Casserole | Low-Carb, So Simple!

Pea Casserole

I have love-hate relationship with peas, but this is one of those dishes I could eat on regular basis. Sour cream in the recipe balances out tons of sweet peas finely, plus crumbled bacon and crackers add bursts of crunch and savoriness. 

Sour Cream Pea Casserole Recipe
A perfect dish to serve at a family picnic or neighborhood potluck.
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Sour Cream Pea Casserole Recipe

Eggplant Casserole

Thanksgiving feasts tend to be heavy and very caloric, so it is a good idea to have something on the side to lighten it up. Eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a load of fresh herbs are just what you need!

Eggplant Casserole
This eggplant casserole is full of the best that summer has to offer – eggplant, fresh herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, and bell peppers. It’s topped with cheese and baked until bubbling hot.
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Eggplant Casserole

Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower casserole is a low-carb sidekick option, and believe me when I say – it will steal the spotlight. It’s got layers of love, from tender cauliflower florets to the cheesy sauce, and the best thing is a caramelized crust. 

Cauliflower Casserole {with Cream Cheese and Bacon}
Creamy and cheesy cauliflower casserole with cream cheese and bacon is an easy, low-carb side dish perfect for holidays and gatherings.
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Cauliflower Casserole {with Cream Cheese and Bacon}

Cornbread Dressing Casserole

When making cornbread for Thanksgiving, double up the batch and make this casserole, as well. This simple, traditional recipe is a keeper, especially because of herbs and spices. P.S. Never skip sage, as it skyrockets both the taste and aroma of the dish.

Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing
This Southern cornbread dressing, flavored with sage and aromatics, is sure to become a family favorite for holidays and other special occasions.
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Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing

Rice Casserole

The combination of wild rice, broccoli, crimini mushrooms, and carrots is incredibly tasty. The best thing is, it goes with any food whatsoever, so it is an ideal side dish.

Thanksgiving Isn’t Complete Without Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole
This is one of my very favorite Thanksgiving recipes, and if I could eat it for breakfast right now, I would.
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Thanksgiving Isn’t Complete Without Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

Zucchini Casserole 

If you want something super delish but maximally effortless – this is the recipe for you to test out! The ingredients list is simple but effective: just zucchini, cheese, eggs, and some spices, that’s all.

Zucchini Casserole Recipe
Packed full of fresh zucchini and cheddar cheese, this easy, creamy, and cheesy Zucchini Casserole is a delicious dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes! #zucchini #zucchinicasserole
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Zucchini Casserole Recipe

Carrot Casserole

Carrot casserole is similar to zucchini casserole; it just requires some shredding. Besides, it looks amazing, as its vibrant orange color adds a pop of color and shades of fall to your table.

Carrot Casserole
This is the best carrot casserole recipe ever!! You can add diced broccoli and cauliflower in it too if you like. Great vegetable side dish.
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Carrot Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

I chose this recipe for the list because it has loads of crackers, and I adore that crunchy moment. I recommend spicing it up a tad; pepper and broccoli pair flawlessly!

Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers
Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers is a delicious and easy comforting casserole to make for an every day dinner, Sunday supper, or even a holiday. The entire side dish comes together in a half hours time.
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Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers

Tomato Casserole

I saved the best for last – cherry tomato casserole is out of this world! It brings a touch of Mediterrranean and tang to the table, while refreshing heavy, buttery taste of meat and other side dishes.

Cherry Tomato Casserole
Among the salad community, few are as beloved as Panzanella; the bread salad that is what happens if croutons finally steal the show. Cherry Tomato Casserole is what happens if you take that salad, with its crunchy, golden bread cubes, refreshing bright cherry tomatoes, and fragrant basil and garlic, and make it a warming, nourishing casserole! That sounds like a dream! With plenty of sharp parmesan to accent the wondrous flavors, this Cherry Tomato Casserole is the cherry on top of a great day!
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Cherry Tomato Casserole

Hey chefs, thank you for amazing, quick, and memorable ideas and recipes. There is something for everyone’s taste, yum!

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