We know you love sheet pan dinners and one-pot wonders, but let’s take a moment to recognize the casserole. From the classic crispy green bean to lasagna warm and weeping with cheese, casseroles perfectly transition from weeknight workhorse to dinner party showstopper. They’re often make-ahead meals, waiting in the fridge or freezer until to get golden and toasty under the heat of a hot oven, and transport as easily to the kitchen table as a faraway potluck. No matter if you’re craving a hearty shepherd's pie or the crumbly crust of mac and cheese, we have 17 casseroles we can’t wait to tuck into.
What's your favorite casserole? Do you have any hot tips for hotdishes?
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).