Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey casserole?
Especially the kind that can be made ahead and either tossed in the fridge till dinner the next day, or frozen for weeks (or months)!
To me, casseroles are one of the best comfort foods out there, and make-ahead casserole recipes are the best. THE BEST!
My sister-in-law is nearly nine months pregnant and I blame her for having casseroles on my brain.
She asked me if I’d help her prep a few freezer meals to tuck away until after the baby’s born, which is very smart!
(For the record, I was not that smart. For either child.)
Those of you who’ve had babies must remember what it’s like those first six to eight weeks after the baby’s born.
Every single day is comprised of eating, sleeping, diapering and changing baby clothes.
I mean, you barely have enough time to grab a shower, let alone pull together a home cooked dinner—right?
Having make-ahead casseroles frozen and at the ready is a terrific way to get dinner on the table without also losing your mind (which may happen anyway, but at least you won’t be able to blame the food!).
10 Make-Ahead Casserole Recipes
NOTE: Each of these casseroles can be covered tightly with aluminum foil and frozen just before the baking step.
- Simple Mexican Ground Beef Casserole
- Baked Ziti
- Baked Creamy Chicken Spaghetti (I’d leave the topping off until you’re ready to bake)
- Spinach, Mushroom & Italian Sausage Lasagna
- Simple Oyster Casserole
- Creamy Baked Chicken Pasta
- Walnut French Toast Bread Pudding Casserole
- Vegetarian Lasagna Rolls
- Spinach, Bacon & Cheese Egg Casserole
- Chicken Noodle Casserole
(Yes, there are some breakfast options too—enjoy!)