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Every year around Thanksgiving there’s chaos about finding the perfect side-dish. Although the stuffed turkey is an all-time high for a Thanksgiving dinner, a little something on the side could be quite lucrative.
If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner this year or are simply planning on fancying up the supper a bit, stick along.
Fun fact: The foods that are eaten on Thanksgiving haven’t changed since it was first celebrated in 1621!
With that said, casseroles are one such pristine food that lets you indulge in the festive feel. Owing to its name to the dish in which you bake and serve it, the casserole is the supreme comfort food and a full-fledged meal on its own.
However, we generally pair it up with the turkey. So, let’s dig right in to explore some of the best thanksgiving casseroles to ameliorate your turkey day!
81 Best Thanksgiving Casseroles
1. Cheesy Corn Casserole
Give a creamy turn to your conventional corn casserole through this six-ingredient cheesy corn casserole. Just like you can prepare this drool-worthy side dish in no time, similarly, it will disappear in no time.
2. Scalloped Corn Casserole
An elegant side dish for your holiday meal and a potential everyday dinner recipe. This creamy scalloped corn casserole is loaded with crackers and flavors. It can be one of the most wanted dishes on your thanksgiving dinner.
3. Ombré Potato And Root Vegetable Gratin
Get your hands dirty to make this fantastic vegetable gratin topped with a crispy parmesan cheese crust. It’s a make-ahead recipe, so you can cook it in advance and serve it later on.
4. Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potatoes are nothing new on Thanksgiving but this sweet potato casserole is a new take on the regular one. It has nutty pecan garnished on a creamy layer of sweet potatoes, making it a perfect sweet and savory delight for your Thanksgiving dinner.
5. Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Include candied pecan and marshmallows to your basic sweet potato casserole and transform it into something more delightful. Be a tad experimental with your food this Thanksgiving and watch your guests rejoicing at the meal.
6. Fish, Fennel & Potato Casserole
For all the fitness freaks out there, this fish, fennel, and potato casserole are for you. Quench your longing for a toothsome dish with this low-calorie feast this Thanksgiving. Prepare this dish for your guests and have them wanting for more.
7. Butternut Squash Casserole with Leeks, Prosciutto, And Thyme
This butternut squash casserole with leeks, prosciutto, and thyme is the perfect match to compliment your main course – turkey. It’ll steal the show this Thanksgiving dinner party.
8. Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin
Include the goodness of veggies in your Thanksgiving dinner with this broccoli and cauliflower gratin. This creamy and luscious casserole will convincingly lure your children into consuming veggies effortlessly.
9. Loaded Green Bean Casserole
Traditionally, green bean casserole is paired up with a mushroom sauce but this astonishing recipe has kicked it out. And yeah, it’s as palatable as ever by the addition of bacon. However, you can remove the bacon too if you’re opting for a vegan alternative.
10. Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
It’s hard to keep up with the diet during the holiday season but guess what? This broccoli quinoa casserole will let you indulge in that cheesy comfort without any resentment.
11. Swiss Chard Casserole
Swiss chard, apart from being a lucrative garden veggie, is an awesome addition to your cheesy potato casserole. This eclectic side-dish would perfectly complement your Thanksgiving main course.
12. Duck Dynasty Mashed Potato Casserole
There’s nothing more drizzling than the flavors of garlic, parmesan, and paprika put all together. Make this duck dynasty mashed potato casserole to savor the flavor of this super-duper side-dish.
13. Crock-pot Sweet Potato Casserole
Top off your potatoes with marshmallows and pecans and make this crock-pot sweet potato casserole. Everyone would love this mouth-watering addition to your menu. Plus, it’s easy to cook!
14. Crusty Baked Cauliflower And Farro
Have you ever thought of pairing up fresh cauliflowers with the creaminess of cheese? You’re missing out on a lot. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to introduce crusty baked cauliflower and farro casserole to your taste buds.
15. Cauliflower Casserole
With only 10 minutes of preparation, you can cook a low-carb cauliflower casserole. This cheesy and loaded casserole will steal your Thanksgiving dinner this year. It’ll lure in everyone irrespective of their eating preferences.
16. No Sugar-added Sweet Potato Casserole
Our comfort foods are generally defined by a truckload amount of sugar and eventually fat. But this no-sugar sweet potato casserole eliminates the inclusion of sugar into your comfort food.
17. Green Bean Casserole
Getting back to our signature side-dish – green bean casserole. To put on a hit show, you must use fresh beans instead of canned ones. Pair it up with a homemade mushroom sauce and serve it to your guests.
18. Carrot-parsnip Gratin
Carrots are a lot more than just a plate full of roasted snacks. Make this delightful carrot-parsnip casserole and make your Thanksgiving memorable. Besides, you can prepare its healthier version and cut down up to 160 calories! Amazing, right?
19. Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
Every meal on turkey day should tickle your festive bones, that’s why we’ve found this pumpkin french toast casserole recipe for you! Prepare this hasty dish for a thanksgiving breakfast and let the holiday begin!
20. Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole
Add some potatoes, some cheese, some garlic, some cheese, and your creamy garlic mashed potato casserole is ready to swoon them away. This side-dish is a full-fledged meal on its own but since we can’t steal the turkey’s thunder, it has to be on the side!
21. Roasted Mushrooms, Parsnips, Potatoes & Spinach Casserole
Try this easy roasted mushrooms, parsnips, potatoes, and spinach casserole. This healthy and loaded comfort food is everything you need to organize a happy dinner party!
22. Winter Squash and Gruyère Gratin
This ultimate casserole is loaded with butternut squash and potato, and layered with rich cheese. You can’t afford to miss this golden and bubbly winter squash and gruyère gratin this year!
23. Apple & Potato Gratin
I never thought we could use apples to make a Thanksgiving casserole. But it turned out to be an amazing ingredient! Make this apple and potato gratin and surprise your guests with this easy-peasy dish!
24. Cheesy Corn And Green Bean Casserole
What’s better than a holiday dinner becoming an excuse for your children to consume veggies? This cheesy corn and green bean casserole can handle that work very well. You won’t have to call them out for not finishing their dinner and of course, the adults will love it too.
25. Maple Winter Squash Casserole
Prepare this pumpkin-colored maple winter squash casserole this year. It has chunks of butternut and kabocha, sage butter sauce, and pure maple syrup (already drooling!). It’d be a suitable fit for your dinner party.
26. Cornbread Dressing With Sage & Pecans
Cook this cornbread dressing in sage and pecans for your Thanksgiving dinner this year. You can use this crunchy and creamy casserole recipe for a simple yet decadent dinner option. Besides, it’s easy to cook.
27. 3-ingredient Sweet Potato Casserole
Apart from the basic kitchen ingredients, this sweet potato casserole requires only 3 ingredients to get ready to serve. The maple syrup and pepper ramps up the flavors of this classic dish.
28. White Meat Turkey Casserole
Feed the insatiable hunger of your guests with a casserole made up of white meat turkey and mashed potatoes. Everything about this casserole radiates thanksgiving vibes making it a tailor-made fit for the dinner.
29. Chicken Wild Rice Casserole
Chicken wild rice casserole is a legitimate option to serve on a cold and chilly night but you can also use it as a thanksgiving side-dish. The ingredients are readily available and the process is hassle-free.
30. Squash Gratin
Squash casserole is everyone’s all-time favorite holiday meal. Try this thanksgiving-staple with a buttery cracker topping that’s a full-proof crowd pleaser. It’s extremely delicious and irresistible.
31. Cheesy Ham And Sweet Potato Casserole
Put together this cheesy ham and sweet potato casserole and rejoice the holiday season. This cheesy retreat is quite simple and has limited exclusive ingredients. Get rolling into the creaminess!
32. Loaded Red Potato Casserole
Buy a couple of baby red potatoes to prepare this simple yet toothsome loaded red potato casserole. Load it with the bacon and cheese to experience the best of indulgence.
33. Cheesy Hasselback Potato Gratin
If you’re looking out for a crispy alternative to your regular creamy potato casserole, this cheesy Hasselback potato gratin is for you. It’s crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, making it an irresistible side-dish for turkey day this year.
34. Squash Casserole
We know you’re stanning over squash, so we’ve got you another palatable squash casserole. This rich and creamy casserole would just require an hour or two to be completely ready.
35. Winter Squash Casserole With Rosemary
Presenting you with a roasted butternut squash layered with garlic butter and crunchy rosemary breadcrumbs. This winter squash casserole with rosemary will be your hot-button this thanksgiving and everyone will love it.
36. Vegan Thanksgiving Casserole
It’s officially turkey day but you can’t disappoint your vegan friends because of that. So, this vegan casserole is here to your rescue. It’s gluten-free and downright delicious.
37. Eggplant, Tomato & Chickpea Casserole
Have you ever thought of using eggplants in your casserole? If no, then you must! Eggplant, tomato, and chickpeas put together a hit show disguised as a mouth-watering casserole.
38. Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Streusel
This sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel is here to help you sail through the big night smoothly. It’ll replace the traditional mushroom topping with a crunchy pecan and give it a drool-worthy make-over.
39. Jalapeno Corn Casserole
Give a spicy transformation to your regular corn casserole using jalapeno peppers. It’ll moderately heat your casserole and multiply its taste by 10 times. This casserole would work well as a side as well as a part of the main course.
40. Asparagus Casserole
Smoky bacon, creamy bechamel, and sharp gruyere together make this asparagus casserole a super-duper hit! Present it before your guests and brace yourself for the praises.
41. Tuna Casserole With Dill And Potato Chips
Bring in your favorite fish and make a yum-yum tuna casserole with dill and potato chips. Potato chips will add the much-needed crisp to your casserole and the inclusion of undercooked pasta would balance it perfectly.
42. Creamy Parmesan Spinach Bake
Whether or not you’re a spinach lover, this creamy parmesan spinach bake will mesmerize you. This cheesy bake is a legit option to tastefully hold a thanksgiving dinner.
43. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
Presenting you with a sweet twist in your favorite classic to make it yummy. All your guests will go gaga over this flavorful and visually appealing vegan sweet potato casserole. It’ll let you add a truckload of veggies into it without compromising on taste.
44. Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Blend the goodness of broccoli with the creaminess of cheese to prepare this decadent and indulging feast. You’re surefire to love it, even if you don’t like broccoli.
45. Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole
For the people who’re planning on beforehand for a marvelous dinner, this maple meringue sweet potato casserole is for you. You’d have to begin its preparation two days early to bring the best out of it.
46. Cheesy Mixed Pasta Casserole With Mushrooms
Presenting you with a great way to add pasta to thanksgiving dinner – a cheesy mixed pasta casserole with mushrooms. This mouth-watering side-dish is going to be your star this year.
47. Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin
Butternut squash has a command over winter comfort foods. So we’ve got this butternut squash and creamed spinach gratin to make your thanksgiving loaded with sheer richness and creaminess.
48. Tomato Gratin
Prepare this low-carb and tangy tomato gratin with caramelized onions. This appetizing casserole will be a terrific taste booster for your vegetarian friends.
49. Corn And Broccoli Rice Casserole
To all the broccoli haters, you won’t hate it as much after savoring this quintessential corn and broccoli rice casserole. The key is to top your dish off with butter and Ritz crackers and witness the wonder!
50. Sweet Potato Casserole With Homemade Marshmallow
Get ready to receive compliments with this second to none sweet potato casserole with homemade marshmallow. Surprisingly, you don’t have to be a baking expert to cook this spectacular dish.
51. Eggplant Casserole
Although eggplant casserole is a summer dish, it’s always fun to include some quirky options. Make this phenomenal casserole for your vegan guests and let the party get started!
52. Creamed Corn Au Gratin
Try this versatile creamed corn au gratin. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser, sweet and savory at the same time. Plus, it’s seamless to make.
53. Creamy Shrimp Casserole
To make this thick and hearty side, you’ll need frozen egg noodles, shrimp, cheese, crushed buttery crackers, and a few essentials. It’s an unmatched dish to savor.
54. Garlic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
Bake these delicate potatoes covered with a crispy and creamy layer of garlic sauce and cheese this year. I bet this garlic parmesan scalloped potatoes casserole will be your new favorite dish to accompany your turkey.
55. Creamy White Bean And Fennel Casserole
If you’re searching for an effortless side-dish option to bake, this creamy white bean and fennel casserole is here to your rescue. Its delicious aroma will cast a tasty spell on you and buck you up for the entire holiday season.
56. Corn Pudding Casserole
Ironically, this corn pudding casserole is more savory than sweet and that’s what makes it stand out. You can easily put it together using frozen corn, and fontina or swiss cheese. It’ll be a luscious feast.
57. Corn Fritter Casserole
A sweet-savory and delightful side-dish to ameliorate your thanksgiving. It’s an effortless cross between cornbread and corn pudding and a highly lucrative bake.
58. Wild Rice Mushroom Bake
Another mushroom casserole recipe is here to rock your thanksgiving dinner. This creamy bake with a nutty flavor is everything you expect a side-dish to be. Don’t knock it till you try it!
59. Twice Baked Potato Casserole
I never thought that double baking potatoes could do wizards to its flavors. This twice baked potato casserole will be a huge hit. You can serve this at a cookout alongside turkey, burger, and even a baked chicken.
60. Garlic Potatoes Gratin
Give an incredible twist to your regular gratin potatoes, lay back, and enjoy the caramelized, cheesy, and roasted garlic crust. Remember not to save it for the other day as it’s perishable, so dig in!
61. Turkey Casserole
Turkey day doesn’t mean that you’ll have to bake the entire turkey as such. So, if you’re on the lookout to bash on something new with the turkey, bake it into a casserole. There’s no coming back to normal after this!!
62. Broccoli And Cheddar Casserole
If you have some pre-cooked rice ready on-hand, then this broccoli and cheddar casserole is the perfect option for you! You’ve found a legit way to utilize those rice and that too in quite a functional manner.
63. Fall Roasted Vegetable Casserole
Incorporate the blessings of mother nature through this fall roasted vegetable casserole. Made with over 11 plant-based ingredients and fully loaded with exquisite flavors.
64. Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake
Vegan isn’t a preferable eating option for most of us but you won’t be able to bail out on this cauliflower alfredo bake. It’s an irresistible dairy-free vegan side-dish that would allow you savor a guilt-free treat.
65. Best Ever Green Bean Casserole
You must be familiar with green bean casserole. But this best-ever upgrade to your usual casserole will add every missing spark to it. Top it off with crispy onions and serve with a toothsome sauce.
66. Turkey And Stuffing Casserole
Another recipe for the folks who’ve ditched the idea of cooking the entire turkey. Buy a chopped turkey, infuse the flavors of herbs into it, and bake it on a layer of stuffing!
67. Thanksgiving Breakfast Egg Strata Casserole
Begin your turkey day on a lips-smacking note with this breakfast egg strata casserole. It’s a whole new way to enjoy turkey breast and stuffing.
68. French Onion Green Bean Casserole
Don’t get flustered simply by looking at the name, this French onion green bean casserole is nothing but your regular casserole revamped with the flavors of French onion soup. It’s incredibly easy and time-efficient to cook.
69. Pumpkin Casserole With Vegetables
Don’t limit your pumpkin usage to Halloween solely, bring it into play for thanksgiving to cook pumpkin casserole with vegetables. This comforting vegan recipe will over everyone’s hearts.
70. Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole
Another recipe with broccoli, cheese, and rice is here to rock your thanksgiving with a healthy twist. Simply blend cooked rice, mushrooms, and broccoli into the indulging creamy sauce. Best part? This casserole will stay intact for up to 5 days in the refrigerator!
71. John Wayne Casserole
You must have heard the background story of John Wayne’s casserole and its name owing to his contribution to a renowned cookbook. Well, the point here is that this beef and biscuit casserole is something you can’t afford to miss.
72. Creamy Bacon Corn Casserole
Add this creamy, flavorful, and cheesy side-dish to your menu and it won’t let you down. Although a corn casserole is quite usual, this twist with bacon would make it 100 times better.
73. Sweet Potato Carrot Crisp
Upgrade the status of carrot from just a roasted side to a luxuriously baked casserole ( lol! ). It has a subtle taste with a punch of garlic and nuts topping. Such a drool-worthy combo.
74. Chicken + Stuffing Casserole
Cook something for that ” I’m on a gluten diet ” club too because you won’t wish to let them down, would you? Well, this chicken + stuffing casserole is a perfectly meaty and gluten-free option to rely on.
75. Chicken And Broccoli Casserole
Brace yourself for a healthier update of your ultimate chicken and broccoli casserole. Well, you must have grown up eating the regular version but this one’s here to stay. The upper layer of pasta makes it quite visually appealing and downright irresistible.
76. Cranberry, Sausage, And Apple Stuffing
A potential companion for the turkey is here! This cranberry, sausage, and apple stuffing will not only lure your guests at the dinner but also provides tonnes of options for post-thanksgiving.
77. Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Casserole
Preparing casseroles in a slow cooker is the new rave these days. The slow cooker easily accentuates all the flavors and will ameliorate your eating experience.
78. Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole
Get a box of Jiffy mix and some essential ingredients to cook this Paula Deen’s corn casserole. You can make this side-dish in an oven or a Crock-Pot, both are equally simple and delicious.
79. Amazing Spinach Artichoke Casserole
Prepare this amazing spinach artichoke casserole within half an hour and rejoice in the toothsome flavors throughout your dinner. Best part? You can use leftover turkey as the protein in this yum-yum dish.
80. Creamed Kale With Gruyère Gratin
Chow down on these creamed and decadent greens with nutty gruyère. It also includes uber favorite – kale to add a tad bit of vitality and freshness to the dish.
81. Basil Corn And Tomato Bake
Bake this spectacular mix of basil, corn, and tomato to slay your thanksgiving dinner this year. It’s a great side-dish to savor at any time of the day!
A sublime side-dish is capable of doing wonders at your party. Thus, it’s necessary to stay provident beforehand. What are you waiting for? Grab your apron, put on the gloves, and get started!