25 New Holiday Make Ahead Casseroles
The holidays are almost here and with that comes lots of friends and family popping over. I am doing another post for you to help you out, 25 New Holiday Make Ahead Casseroles.
Prior to this post, I did 25 Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes and it was a smashing success. A few years ago when I was just starting to do roundups I did Special Thanksgiving Makeahead Casseroles. Of course, you can use all of those too for the Christmas holidays and some even into Easter!!
So in total, I am giving you loads of choices for easy side dishes for the holiday season and beyond!! Come let’s jump in and see what I have for you in this collection!! I have divided them into categories for ease of finding!! Cheers!!
And here is a bonus make ahead and one that I love Sage Havarti Butternut Squash Lasagna. This is rich and creamy and tastes so much like fall. It would go great with turkey, chicken as well as ham and beef.
Face it, the holidays are stressful enough having to make sure you have all your corn, butternut squash, rice, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, and apple pie are made.
Add all those things on top of decorating, setting the table, cleaning, and getting ready to host and you have a busy, stressful day ahead.
The good news is, there are ways to prepare days in advance, making the big day far less rushed. All of these make ahead casseroles are perfect for the holidays and will give you the time you want on the big day to enjoy them.
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Potato and Sweet Potato Casseroles
The holidays just aren’t complete without delicious potato and sweet potato dishes to accompany that yummy turkey.
My personal number one favorite is Ruth’s Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole. There are also lots of other delicious sweet potato and potato dishes too!
- Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole by Noshing With The Nolands
- Cheesy Potato Casserole by Culinary Hill
- Scallop Potatoes Gratin by The Midnight Baker
- Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole by Kristine’s Kitchen
- Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Canadian Bacon, Swiss Chard Potato Gratin by Noshing With The Nolands
There are so many vegetable recipes out there that are easy to make and tasty to eat. In fact, some of these make ahead casseroles are vegan or can be used for breakfast as well.
The possibilities are endless. There is a delicious and easy side dish recipe for all of your guests. Vegetables are a must on the holiday table but you want them to be as delicious as everything else.
These recipes will help you accomplish that. Everyone will be going back for seconds!!
- Comfort Spinach Egg Casserole by Noshing With The Nolands
- Hatch Green Chile and Tomato Egg Casserole by Cotter Crunch
- Healthy Stuffed Pepper Casserole by Rachel Cook
- Cheddar Squash Casserole by The Blond Cook
- Broccoli Casserole from Scratch by Kristine’s Kitchen
- Slow Cooker Corn Pudding Casserole by Creole Contessa
- Cheesy Zucchini Bake by Simply Stacie
- Old Time Squash Casserole by Noshing With The Nolands
- Choose Your Cheese Cauliflower Casserole by The Midnight Baker
Maybe think outside the box a bit and add in some Pasta Casseroles. These dishes are all great with a ham but can be scrumptious with turkey, pork or roast beef too.
Some of these recipes are perfect for using up some of the leftovers from your big meal.
If you are trying to keep the kids happy a Pasta Casserole is the way to go! They would devour any one of these dishes!!
- Gruyere Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Ham and Cubed Sourdough by Culinary Life
- Orecchiette Pasta Bake by Life is But a Dish
- Cheesy Ground Beef Company Casserole by NeighborFood
- Baked Macaroni and Mushrooms by Taste Love and Nourish
- Easy Macaroni and Cheese by Simply Stacie
- Holiday Lasagna by The Midnight Baker
With a wide variety of miscellaneous casseroles to choose from, there is bound to be something for everyone gathered around your table.
From Cheesy Chile Cornbread Casserole, and Cheesy Creole Shepherds Pie to Cheesy Chicken Stuffing Casserole Recipe and French Onion Chicken Casserole, you will please everyone.
- Cheesy Creole Shepherds Pie by Creole Mama
- Cheesy Chile Cornbread Casserole by Savory Experiments
- Cheesy Chicken Stuffing Casserole Recipe by Julie’s Eats & Treats
- French Onion Chicken Casserole by Savory Experiments
Having a variety of recipes that can be made ahead of time, will help to make your holiday hosting far less stressful, leaving you time to enjoy your friends, family and food.
Comments & Reviews
Renee's Kitchen Adventures says
What a fabulous delicious collection. I’m all about making ahead this time of year. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this collection!
Debi @ Life Currents says
These all look really good! I don’t know where to start. But I do know that casseroles rock!
KC the Kitchen Chopper says
I could make a meal of any of these fantastic casseroles. They all look amazing.
Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? says
What a delicious variety of casseroles Tara! I wouldn’t know which one to pick first, LOL.
Celia at Chicago Jogger says
Yum, this is a great roundup of holiday recipes! That sweet potato casserole is at the top of my list.
Make ahead dishes make holiday entertaining so much simpler. These are great! I’m loving the orecchiette casserole. 🙂
Manila Spoon says
What a fanta-bulous collection you have here! With the super busy holiday season it’s great to have a list of casseroles that you can make ahead to save time!
Oh my gosh I’m so glad I don’t have to pick a favorite! So many great ideas, pinning for later.
justine @ Full Belly SIsters says
So many gorgeous, decadent, delicious dishes. Well done, Tara!
I’ll be having a great time ambling through all these blogs and checking out these wonderful make ahead casserole recipes! They all look so great! Happy Holidays!
Oh wow! There are so many gorgeous looking recipes in this collection! I’ll definitely be trying a few of them!
Florian @ContentednessCooking says
Great co,fort food collection!
Florian @ContentednessCooking says
Delicious and flavorful!
I’m so into this list!! I make some of the recipes (similar ones to these) and didn’t even realize I could make ahead with great results! Thanks for this 🙂
Divya @ Divya's Culinary Journey says
Great collection of delicious Casserole recipes!! Love them all!
It looks very appetizing. Thanks for this casserole recipe list.