It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey, but we have to admit that the side dishes just might be what we look forward to most — we get to pile so many of our favorites on one plate! Among all the options, we can’t get enough of a good casserole. From classic green bean to potato gratin and more, there’s just some so comforting about casseroles. Even better, they’re an easy way to delight a crowd. Over the years, the First for Women test kitchen has created so many casseroles, and here, we’re gathering the dishes we always return to. Keep scrolling for the Thanksgiving casserole recipes that you’re sure to love too!
16 best-ever Thanksgiving casserole recipes
Your holiday table will be overflowing with deliciousness when you serve up one (or more!) of these casseroles. Want more recipe ides? Click through for more Thanksgiving side dishes.
1. Creamy Sweet Potato Gratin
This guaranteed-to-please colorful casserole is make-ahead easy; simply reheat it in a low-temperature oven. Bonus: Sweet potatoes are not only delicious, they’re good for you too — click through to learn about their health benefits.
2. Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin
Thanks to handy jarred Alfredo sauce, this comforting family-favorite side is a cinch to prepare.
3. Parmesan-Gruyère Potato Gratin
To save time on prep, assemble and bake this side three days ahead, then reheat at 375°F for 15 minutes.
4. Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles
These personal-sized spiced delights are topped with fluffy sweet meringue and baked to golden perfection.
5. Cheesy Corn Casserole
Just 15 minutes is all it takes to prep this pleasing dish packed with corn, butternut squash, corn muffin mix and cheese.
6. Green Bean-Mushroom Casserole
Fresh leeks, creamy rich Gouda cheese sauce and meaty mushrooms brighten up this Thanksgiving mainstay.
7. Cauliflower Gratin with Almond-Bacon Crumbs
This low-carb veggie gets an indulgent flavor upgrade from the heavenly combination of Parmesan and bacon.
8. Sweet Potato Casserole with Oatmeal Crumble
To save time on the big day, prep the filling up to two days ahead; sprinkle on the topping just before baking. Can’t get enough sweet potatoes? Click through for our favorite baked sweet potato recipes.
9. Make-Ahead Cheesy Potato Casserole
Refrigerated sour cream onion dip and dill Havarti transform humble mashed potatoes into a wow-worthy side.
10. Creamy Green Bean and Leek Bake
We added pimientos for a kick of heat and a pop of color, but sun-dried tomatoes will work too.
11. Double-Cheese Potato Gratin
Our test kitchen director used a food processor with a slicing attachment to cut the spuds into rounds in seconds.
12. White Cheddar Mac ‘n’ Cheese Mini Casseroles
Better than the box, these individual baked pastas cook up with toasty breadcrumbs on top. And if you happen to have any leftovers, click through for how to reheat mac and cheese casserole so it tastes just as delicious the next day.
13. Butternut Squash Gratin with Cheesy Crumbs
Layering onions in the bottom of the dish lets them caramelize in the heavy cream for a pop of sweetness.
14. Sweet Potato Bake with Maple-Pecan Crumble
With a subtle sweetness from maple syrup, this out-of-the-ordinary casserole is sure to earn raves.
15. Double-Corn Casserole
With a package of corn muffin mix, convenient canned corn, some cream cheese and
Cheddar, you can create this super-tasty side dish that’s one of our most requested recipes.
16. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble
Ginger-spiced sweet pecans top this tempting casserole of mashed sweet potatoes flavored with maple syrup and raisins.
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