Delicious Christmas Casseroles Recipes – Best Ideas for a Holiday!

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What is served at a traditional Christmas dinner?

The festive season is fast approaching and I know that most of us are now looking for some Christmas-themed decor to style our house with. But do you know what else is as important as your home decor this Christmas? Christmas food, of course! Particularly, Christmas dinner meals! Because what could be more comforting during holidays than a traditional Christmas dinner or gathering with family and friends? Of course, we all want to try something new and creative with our recipes each year but we must also not forget the traditional classic Christmas meals that make this holiday festive and special. 

A traditional Christmas dinner consists of turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, carrots, turnips, other types of poultry, roast beef, a glass of eggnog, fruity cakes, chestnuts, and plenty of festive cookies, baked goodies and of course, casseroles! Of course, a traditional Christmas dinner will differ per household and tradition so it is best to serve those meals that you grew up with!

A good tip for not stressing out in making your Christmas dinner is to actually prepare all the ingredients the day (or a few days) before! This includes already chopping up your veggies and other ingredients, stuffing the turkey, and making your Christmas fruit cake in advance. And do not be afraid to ask for help! The spirit of Christmas comes when families and friends do things together, after all!

Holiday Casserole Recipe

Be it a Christmas dinner or a get-together party, one must be prepared to cook a hearty meal that is fit for the crowd. And what better holiday dish for this than a casserole? More specifically, a sweet potato casserole! If you are not familiar with a sweet potato casserole, then it is basically a southern-style casserole that is a dessert-like side dish which is made of cooked and mashed sweet potatoes combined with sugar, butter, vanilla, milk, and eggs. The sweet potato mixture is then topped with a buttery pecan and then baked until golden brown. With its sweet filling and savory topping, a sweet potato casserole is definitely a crowd pleaser! This sweet dish is perfect for the festive season!

Anything can seem overwhelming if you are cooking for a crowd. But do not worry, sweet potato casseroles are actually really easy to make! You just need a few ingredients such as:

  • large sweet potatoes 
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt

For the toppings

  • 80g chopped pecans
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 20g plain flour
  • 20g oats
  • Salt 

Directions: 

If you are serving a crowd, you will need about 5 to 6 medium sweet potatoes for a 9×13 casserole. When selecting the best kinds of sweet potatoes, look for those that are free of any blemishes or bruises.

Preheat the oven to 175C then wrap each sweet potato in aluminum foil. Place the wrapped sweet potatoes on a sheet pan or baking tray then bake in the oven for 1 hour or until the skewer easily inserts into a sweet potato. Allow to cool.

Remove and discard the peel along with any black bits at the stem or root ends. Place the flesh in a mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, blend the sweet potatoes until smooth.

For the toppings, you just need to combine the pecans, melted butter, brown sugar, and oats with a pinch of salt. Spread the topping over the sweet potatoes and place the dish in the oven, and bake for about 30-40 minutes until it bubbles.

You can actually prepare your sweet potatoes for using in the casserole by baking or boiling them so the cooking method will solely depend on your preference. 

And if you have a bunch of leftovers, no need to worry because you can store your sweet potato casserole in the freezer for up to 3 months if wrapped tightly. Meanwhile, it will last 5 days in the refrigerator. 

Easy Christmas Casserole Recipes

Casseroles are a meal staple to almost any type of holiday including Christmas! With that said, here are some easy and delicious Christmas casserole ideas you and your family will enjoy! 

15. Cheesy Chicken Fajita Casserole

If you’re looking for an easy chicken dinner to make on a busy weeknight, then this cheesy chicken fajita casserole is the answer! It’s a 5-ingredient dinner, and all you have to do is prep the ingredients, throw them in a baking dish, and bake until everything is baked to perfection.

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14. Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is the perfect side dish made with shredded hashbrowns, cheddar cheese soup, sour cream, and onion. Quick and easy and perfect for a crowd.

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13. Keto Turkey Leftover Casserole With Broccoli Recipe

Looking for a Keto leftover casserole? This delicious Keto Turkey and Broccoli Casserole is so easy to make, and it comes together in no time! The best thing about it is you will be able to use up your leftover turkey!

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12. Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole (Fresh)

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole with optional Crispy Bacon Topping, is made with fresh ingredients and will brighten up your Holiday table.

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11. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble

This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole is a must-have classic for your holiday table! It’s warm-spiced, subtly sweet, and a real crowd favorite!

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10. Slow-Cooked Lamb And Sweet Potato Casserole

You’ll love this deliciously warming casserole, made with sweet potato, lamb and green beans, gently spiced with Moroccan notes and slow-cooked until the lamb melts in the mouth.

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9. Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

The crunchy topping is always a favorite in this house. This Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole will be a great addition to your dinner rotation!

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8. Corn Casserole (Cheesy Corn)

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese – this cheesy corn doubles as a dip! It’s a classic side dish that is perfect for parties as a dip or a family-friendly side dish.

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7. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Make this easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole with homemade breaded chicken, chicken tenders, or with leftover rotisserie chicken! Add in some pasta and lots of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese!

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6. Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

This homemade CopyCat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is so cheesy and so easy to make right at home. Great for breakfast or even a dinner side. Plus they are perfect for potlucks or anytime you are needing to feed a crowd.

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5. Italian Sausage, Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

For as long as I can remember my family has had pasta for dinner on Christmas Eve, with the holiday ham reserved for Christmas Day. My mom is well known for her lasagna, and I kept the lasagna tradition going for a while with my own family.

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4. Pork Tamale Casserole Authentic Taste No Husk

This Pork Tamale Casserole takes homemade tamales to an entirely new level. You get all the authentic tamale taste and texture without making individual corn husk filled tamales. Let’s get started!

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3. Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls and Christmas morning and are a perfect match. Our Christmas Cinnamon Rolls is an easy recipe filled with gingerbread spices and brown sugar and topped with a silky cream cheese glaze.

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2. Sweet Potato Casserole Without Pecans, WITH Marshmallows (Recipe)

We don’t eat sweet potatoes much in our family, but you can always bet we will be on Thanksgiving! Whether it’s just southern-style diced or sliced sweet potatoes candied and covered in marshmallows, or mashed sweet potatoes spread out in a dish, there is always some form of sweet potato casserole available during the holiday.

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1. Baked Pumpkin French Toast with a Maple Glaze

Today’s recipe for make-ahead baked Pumpkin French Toast with a Maple Glaze is such a treat. It’s perfect for the fall and holiday season or anytime you want an extra special breakfast without a lot of work.

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