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Top 8 Casserole Recipes Every Busy Family Should Know

Figuring out what's for dinner, is one of my least favorite things I have to do as a parent. Some moms love to cook and are good at it. I am NOT one of those moms. So, it's important that I have a reliable list of recipes on hand that the whole family will eat, that are nutritious, AND that I can make successfully with my limited time, and my limited cooking skills!

I scanned the internet looking for just the right casseroles for yours and for my busy family. The qualifiers I looked for included in addition to great flavor are: the number of ingredients, the amount of time required for prep/cooking, how kid friendly is it, and how healthy is it overall?

After reviewing a many many recipes, here are my favorite eight casserole recipes and they rate in each category.


Midwest Living’s Pizza Pasta Skillet recipe adds a fun twist to a classic food. I believe in always making a recipe the way it was written first, before adapting it to my own preference or just to experiment. This dish can made a little bit healthier while keeping it kid friendly with some additional veggie’s like spinach and onions.

http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/pizza-pasta-skillet-casserole/


Chicken Marsala is always a favorite in our house. This flavorful and easy to make dish by Southern Living is a good choice for a busy weekday dinner.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-marsala-tetrazzini-10000002011097/
(Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett)

Southern Living adds a little kick and a lot of flavor in this Mac and Cheese dish the whole family will enjoy.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/king-ranch-chicken-mac-cheese-50400000118342/
(Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett)

Who doesn’t like lasagna?! Taste Of Home brings back tradition with this recipe that will make everyone come back for seconds!

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/traditional-lasagna

Traditionally, Hash Browns are served with breakfast, but this casserole by Cooking Light is filling, and delicious enough to have for dinner. And… it includes bacon, enough said.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/hash-brown-casserole-with-bacon-onions-cheese-10000001120354/

This Eight-Layer Casserole takes a little more time to prep and requires a few more ingredients than some of the other recipes, so if you know you have a busy week ahead, this is a good dish to prepare on the weekend. Then, just pop it in the oven anytime during the week for dinner.

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/beef/eight-layer-casserole/

It’s not always easy to get kids to eat their veggies, that’s why this recipe by Midwest Living is a great one to try. Their Creamy Chicken-Broccoli Bake is a healthy, flavorful recipe (with veggies) kids will actually want to eat!

http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/poultry/creamy-chicken-broccoli-bake

Finally, The Chicken Florentine Artichoke Casserole, by Better Homes and Gardens, is a quick dish anyone can throw together easily to feed the whole gang. It’s definitely a healthier option than fast food when you don’t have a lot of time.

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/chicken/chicken-florentine-artichoke-bake/

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