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Budget-Friendly Casserole Recipes


Budget-Friendly Casserole Recipes

Simple ingredients can come together to create hearty and satisfying meals without breaking the bank. These recipes prove that delicious budget-friendly comfort food doesn’t have to compromise great flavor. And, who doesn’t like one-pan meals that are easy-prep and can go from the oven to your table?

1. Easy Tuna Casserole

Tuna casserole is one of those dishes that has stood the test of time and this recipe is pure nostalgia. The ultimate comfort food is made of canned tuna, peas, celery, mushroom soup, and tender egg noodles – kid and adult-approved!

2. Firecracker Casserole

Firecracker casserole is a southwestern-inspired enchilada casserole, without the hassle of making them one by one. Aged sharp cheddar cheese is a must here for a more complex flavor profile and it’s easy to customize the recipe to make it a little healthier.

3. Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

What if you could have a cheeseburger and fries together in one incredible dish? Now you can with this American-style casserole. Gooey cheese, salty french fries, and flavorful ground meat of your choice combine to make an instant dinnertime classic.

4. Chicken Rice Casserole

The best part about this chicken and rice casserole? It only has four ingredients – most of which you probably already have at home! Chicken, white rice, onion soup mix, and cream of mushroom soup become the ultimate comfort casserole for adults and children alike!

5. Frito Pie

Frito pie, or casserole, makes frequent appearances at gatherings for a reason. The legendary combination of salty chips, flavorful cheese, and spicy enchilada sauce along with protein and ranch-style beans makes for the perfect party food!

6. Mexican Street Corn Casserole

Mexican street corn is a tasty classic that’s creamy, tangy, and a little spicy. This recipe turns the famous street snack into the perfect side dish. Frozen corn, mayo, sour cream, spices, and queso fresco make this casserole irresistible.

7. Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

In this exciting casserole recipe, salsa verde and spices add zest and kick that pairs perfectly with creamy cream cheese and mozzarella. Not to mention the chicken comes out tender every time!

8. Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

Broccoli and cheddar are a great combination in any format, from soups to casseroles. This dish adds chicken and rice to the mix for a fantastic dish that will have your family sprinting to the table. Tired of chicken? Use ground beef instead!

9. Chili Mac

Chili mac is exactly what it sounds like – a combination of two of the most comforting dishes on the planet. The powerful punch of flavor in chili pairs very well with creamy mac and cheese. You’ll be dreaming about it!

10. Southwest Chicken Casserole

This southwest chicken casserole is packed with protein and is one of the easiest meals you’ll ever make. Plus, it’s lower in sodium and fat than some other casserole recipes. The flavor is amazing and is as simple to make as pouring ingredients into a dish.

11. John Wayne Casserole

Supposedly, John Wayne loved casseroles – which is probably where this one got its name. It’s like a southwest casserole but with a biscuit mix base. It’s unique and perfect for family gatherings.

12. Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Last up is a fabulous stuffed pepper casserole. This recipe tastes like stuffed peppers without the complication of stuffing them one by one. You lose no flavor and gain more time – what a win!

Casseroles are family favorites for a reason – they’re easy, tasty, and affordable. Whether you love southwest flavors or classic ones, there is sure to be something here you’ll love.