Our top-rated potato casseroles are the perfect side dish or main entree for cool winter nights. Filling, warming, and easy on the wallet, you’ll find a recipe to please everyone at the table.
The Main Meal
Do you want your potato casserole to be center stage? Then check out some of these fantastic recipes!
With just a few simple ingredients, this creamy casserole has all the taste of a hamburger, and is the definition of comfort food. Think of it as shepherd’s pie, but with half the work. Prep tip: Layer the ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, instead of using the oven.
Kids and grown-ups alike will be scrambling for seconds of this tasty dish. Rave review: Laura Tedeschi White says “I made this tonight and there is none left…This will be a staple in our household and definitely is going in the recipe box!”
This hearty and slightly spicy bake features paprika, cinnamon, and cloves. Sometimes referred to as “moussaka,” — these potatoes are layered with beef, bell peppers, and simmered in half-and-half. Prep tip: If you don’t have any half-and-half on hand, you can use a little sour cream mixed with milk instead.
A hearty breakfast or brunch casserole featuring sausage, onions, and lots of cheddar cheese. Prep tip: For added flavor, use maple-flavored sausage, and mix in some cooked and chopped bell peppers, mushrooms, and garlic.
This enchilada recipe is a twist on the classic, using sweet potatoes instead of regular ones. Prep tip: If you don’t want the mess and calories of frying the tortillas in oil, you can gently heat them in the microwave for about 45 seconds, until just pliable.
On the Side
If you’re looking for a potato casserole to serve alongside your main dish, you’ll love these ideas.
This delicious side dish is perfect served alongside barbecued meats, like ribs or chicken, and also makes a great potluck dish. Prep tip: Substitute small red potatoes for the russets, and leave the skins on, for added color and nutrition.
When you’re looking for something special to serve during the holidays, look no further. Prep tip: For even more sweet potato flavor, try baking the spuds in the oven until tender, instead of boiling them on the stove top.
If you’re looking to get a little green into your side dish, then this casserole is for you. Rave Review: Jessica Nix found a great shortcut: “I used spinach dip just because it was handy, instead of the spinach and sour cream separately…Definitely worth making again!”
This dish falls somewhere between a side and an entree. Either way you serve it, your whole family will love it for breakfast or dinner. Rave review: POOBOO says it’s “quick and easy to make, not to mention delicious!”
This is the perfect side dish to bacon, eggs, ham, and plate of fresh fruit at your next breakfast or brunch. Prep tip: To save time in the morning, you can mix all the ingredients (with the hash browns straight from the freezer) the night before, cover, and refrigerate. The next morning, let it come up to room temperature for about 20 minutes before baking.