Ultimate Casseroles

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Ultimate Casseroles

By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Here’s the truth about casseroles: everyone loves them.

And during the cool fall, and even colder winter months there’s absolutely nothing better than sitting down to a piping hot, ooey, gooey, helping of a cheesy, creamy casserole. They’re great time and money-savers too, as you can save large portions for later, and simply reheat them.

We love casseroles because they’re the ultimate comfort food! They’re easy to make, because they’re slow-baked, so it’s hard to mess them up, which is always nice.

Our test kitchen knows that you love casseroles too; so, we’ve collected Paula’s favorite and time-tested casserole recipes to come to your rescue. Go ahead, pop one of these recipes in the oven for dinner tonight!

imageMeat Casseroles
Maybe you don’t want to invite one these hearty, meaty casseroles to star in your holiday feast, but what a better way to serve a house full of out of town guests! These one-pot wonders will be your lifeline during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Shake off the chill of the night air with your family when you sit around the table to one these delicious dishes.
Chicken and Rice Casserole
Cheeseburger Casserole
Gobbler Cobbler Pie
Chicken Boudine
Shepherds Pie

imageSquash Casseroles
What Thanksgiving Day table is complete without a squash casserole? Not ours! Cheesy and delicious, you won’t be able to resist just how amazing these casseroles are. So go ahead, pull up a plate and a spoon and dig on in. We’ve got plenty!
Butternut Squash Casserole
Cheesy Squash Casserole
Squash Casserole

imagePotato Casseroles
Sweet potatoes and casseroles go together just like peanut butter and jelly! Paula’s hash brown and potato tot casserole recipes are also perfect for late morning brunches. Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipes.
Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Bake
Creamy Hash Brown Casserole
Potato Tot Casserole

imageMore Veggie Casseroles
If you’ve got a household of picky eaters, we’re confident that at least one of these recipes is sure to please. They’re a great and super tasty way to get your serving of vegetables for the day.
Green Bean Casserole
Corn Casserole
Cheesy Broccoli Bake
Broccoli Casserole

imagePasta Casseroles
Looking to make an amazing meal without a lot of fuss? Try one of these delicious pasta casseroles. Just throw all your ingredients into your baking dishes, and wait for the savory flavors to come alive in the oven. Bring one of these to your next church social or potluck dinners and you’ll be the talk of the town.
Three Meat Pasta
Baked Spaghetti
Walk Away Baked Spaghetti

imageSeafood Casseroles
We just wouldn’t be true to our Southern roots if we didn’t include some of Paula’s favorite seafood casserole recipes. Shrimp, scallop, and crab all make wonderful additions to your casserole dishes, and add amazing flavor.
Spicy Shrimp and Pasta Casserole
Shrimp Gumbo Casserole
Shrimp and Wild Rice Casserole
Shrimp and Scallop Lasagna
The Best Crab Casserole


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Really enjoy your website and your receipts. Have made several and always give you the credit.

By Richard Price on February 01, 2014


Finally our super groc. put paula;s mag back on shelf. So love casseroles in winter months. Can;t wait to try some of these listed. they are filling and easy and good way to change veggies and meat and still bring comfort and good food to the table. Have a wonderful day and we are getting closer to Spring, We just need to be brave and wade out Feb. and March. Keep eating healthy, walking or whatever exercise we need to do. Hope Someday u will be back with us, if not foodnetwork some other media. We love u here in Ct. rosie

By R.Herdman on January 31, 2014


Paula, I wrote you a couple months ago, with a "cheer up and don't let the bastards wear ya down" note. Well, as a former Georgia Gal myself, just wanted to let ya know, I'm still on your side and love you. For Christmas I have bought myself your pots snd pans.(yippee!), and hopefully for my birthday at the end of the month I will be getting more of your products. I even have taken friends to wal-Mart today to buy your cookware. Have faith in us. We have faith in you! Lynne Eckert 223 W 5th street. Apt 101 Irving, Texas. 75060 Rhyce4areason@yahoo.com

By Lynne on November 11, 2013


Paula; Your casserole dishes are fabulous. Especially the potato casserole. Casseroles are great, especially when the whole family gets together. Love ya, Cindy

By Cindy Markaverich on November 05, 2013


Thanks you for sharing you awesome recipes with us all.

By Anonymous on November 01, 2013


I would like to share a recipe with you . take 2-3 cans of Pillsbury bisq and roll them in butter in a bunt pan add 1 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries place bisq after rolling bisq in butter roll them in sugar and place them in bunt pan after all linedin pan poor remain butter and sugar over bisq and add another cupof strawberries bake 30-45 min on 350 after done turn out on to cake pan let cool and serve with cool whip everyone loves them this is my own recipe .

By christina dyer on June 27, 2013


what would be the best dinners that I can prep, that night before with out vegs, you see my boyfriend is comming Home from the Hosp, he has cancer he likes rice chicken and roastbeef. thank you

By Cathy on January 15, 2012



By DAVID on January 14, 2012


i just love your show and your recipes you are so southern love to hear you talk you are great

By PAM LOWDER on January 10, 2012


love your green bean casarol i just love you in general your cooking is good god bless you and your whole family

By sara gonzalez on December 19, 2011


Hello Ms. Dean! I am writing to tell you that my daughter and I are such big fans of you. Your kindness, humor and grace are inspirational. I am blessed with three daughters. My youngest, Cate, who is four years old adores you. She had been watching your show on Food Network all of her four years. She was having trouble falling asleep at bedtime. We are Catholic, so she asked for her medals of Mary to be put by her bedside. She thought this would keep her safe. The next morning, she explained that although she liked her medal of Mary, she thought a medal with Paula Dean on it would be even better! I have to admit that I giggled. You are on a saintly level in our home, and of course Ms. Dean we all know when sainted, you will be the saint of BUTTER! Thanks for allowing us to get to know you and to enjoy your recipes. Sincerely, Linda McMahon

By Linda McMahon on November 30, 2011


Love all your recipes. Would like to get newsletter emailed to me.

By cynthia byrum on November 28, 2011


I love ur recipes paula! I would love to come down to savannah and meet you one day! I've been to savannah a lot even lived there for a short while. Savannah is a magical place!I loved it there! I've had a lot of ur recipes but I really love the banna pudding and the chicken& dumplings. They r my favorites! Love u pau,a! Sincerely, paula roberts

By paula roberts on November 28, 2011


Thank you for all these delicious ideas for cassaroles:)! I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday:)! ~Take Care, Neshka:).

By Neshka Virdure on November 24, 2011


where is the recipe for the potato looking casserole that is on your newsletter picture? looks so good, love your e=mail newletter.... thanks HAPPY THANKSGIVING and best cooking MARY ANNE

By Mary Anne on November 23, 2011



By angelgirl on November 22, 2011


Paula you are the best....We love all your cookin'.

By Lori Nelson on November 21, 2011


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By lila williams on November 20, 2011


Ms. Paula, I don't remember when I first 'heard' of you, but I SURE am GLAD! Being born and raised in Moultrie, I am PROUD to share your love of cooking-Georgia style! God bless you and your family! Happy Thanksgiving! smile Jerrie Harris

By Jerrie Harris on November 19, 2011


I have tried quite a few of your recipes, and they have all been superior. Two years ago at Thanksgiving, I made a gingerbread-pumpkin truffle, and I thought it was your recipe, but I can not find it for the life of me. I had a little taste and it was very good, but that was it and it stayed at my son's house, which they liked it also. The truth is, I would have liked to get a bigger taste. Does anyone happen to remember this particular recipe? Would appreciate any help. I have looked in all of your cookbooks that I have and could not find it. Now I am going to go through all my magazines, and see what I come up with. Thank you for any help and God Bless & have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

By Jean Overly on November 19, 2011

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