Kid-Friendly Casserole Recipes

These one-dish dinners feature kid-favorite flavors and ingredients, making them perfect for family dinners.

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White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Kids will love the fun bow-tie pasta in this simple ham and cheese dinner.

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Yunhee Kim

Broccoli and Fontina Orzo Bake

Cover this irresistible comfort-food dish when it comes out of the oven, and whisk it to the potluck within a half-hour. It tastes best when it's warm.

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Tortellini Casserole

Cheese-filled pasta makes this a heartier version of the classic mac and cheese.

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Family Dinners: 4 Tips To Make Them Better

See what the key is to successful family dinners and learn why they're so important. The best part? No fancy food required. A casserole fits the bill perfectly.

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Yunhee Kim

Pineapple and Ham Bread Pudding

This delicious dish is a great conversation starter. Guests have probably never tried anything like it!

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Peter Ardito

Couscous Casserole

This recipe is a personal favorite of creator Mark Bittman. The couscous is a lovely alternative to rice or conventional pasta, and almost any vegetables -- even leftovers -- are a nice addition.

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David Prince

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

If you love enchiladas, you'll want to try this hearty casserole, which features layers of chicken, beans, and cheese.

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Charles Schiller

Ravioli Lasagna

Think lasagna takes too long to make? This recipe is super easy, and your kids will love the meatball and cheese filling.

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Shortcut Vegetable Lasagna

Instead of taking the time to make a layered lasagna, throw together some curly noodles, cheese, marinara, and veggies in this easy variation.

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Even the smallest kids can learn good table manners. Here's how to fix their most common problems.

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Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

If your kids don't like broccoli, try sweet peas, corn, or a different vegetable instead.

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James Baigrie

Chicken Potpie

With its flaky crust and creamy filling, it's easy to see why this casserole has been a family favorite for years.

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Allison Miksch

Tex-Mex Mac & Cheese

Take a break from the same old mac and cheese with this spiced-up version. Your kids can crush the tortilla chips for the topping.

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Charles Schiller

Hearty Lasagna

When your family craves lasagna but you're short on time, make this five-ingredient recipe. It uses no-boil noodles so it goes together fast.

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Yunhee Kim

Beef Nacho Casserole

Does your family love nachos? Then serve them for dinner in this cheesy beef casserole.

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Paula Hible

Polenta Lasagna

Rich and creamy polenta replaces the pasta, which helps cut down the prep time for this lasagna recipe.

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David Prince

Beef & Bean Tortilla Casserole

Kids who like a little spice in their meal will enjoy this Tex-Mex casserole. For those who don't, just use less chili powder.

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Mark Ferri

Spaghetti-Pepperoni Pie

With two kid-favorite ingredients, pasta and pepperoni, this dish is sure to be one you'll make again and again.

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David Prince

Cheeseburger-Zucchini Pie

Zucchini has a mild flavor so it is a good vegetable for kids. In fact, they may not even taste it in this burger-flavored dish.

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Sweet Potato & Bean Casserole

Beef round steak makes a hearty filling for this casserole. Kids will like the tender sweet potato and cheese topping.

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Mark Thomas

Tortellini-Alfredo Casserole

This meatless casserole is super easy to make. Just cook the pasta, mix in the other ingredients, and bake.

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Mark Thomas

Pizza Casserole

The yummy flavors of pizza make this sausage and cheese casserole a family favorite.

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Mark Ferri

Eggs-for-Supper Casserole

It's fun to have breakfast foods at dinnertime. Make it a theme by having everyone come to dinner in pajamas.

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