15 Deliciously Cheesy Dinner Casseroles That’ll Make You Melt

There’s nothing quite like coming home to the delicious aromas of comforting cheesy casseroles. Whether you crave the old-fashioned goodness of a hearty tuna noodle casserole, or a Tex-Mex fiesta with a cheesy beef enchilada casserole, you’re going to be wishing for leftovers the next day once you try these comfort food delights.

If you’re a meal-planner or love enjoying leftovers the next day, these family-friendly casseroles are make-ahead and freezer-friendly too!

Beef Enchilada Casserole

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This Beef Enchilada Casserole with Corn Tortillas is your ticket to a hearty, fuss-free dinner, cooked up in 40 minutes. Packed with flavor, it’s a mouthwatering masterpiece featuring layers of zesty red enchilada sauce, savory seasoned ground beef, soft corn tortillas, and an irresistible blanket of ooey-gooey cheese. Get the Recipe: Beef Enchilada Casserole

John Wayne Casserole with Bisquick Crust

John Wayne Casserole served on a white plate with a fork on the side.
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Savor this effortless casserole packed with flavorful layers of seasoned ground beef, taco-inspired goodness, and a creamy, cheesy sauce with green peppers and onions. Topped generously with cheddar cheese, all nestled on a delectable biscuit crust, John Wayne Casserole is the ultimate dinner for a stress-free weeknight. Get the Recipe: John Wayne Casserole

Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake

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.This simple yet scrumptious Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake is tailor-made for hectic days, ready to delight your taste buds in just 35 minutes. Featuring tender chicken, velvety melted cheddar cheese, and a rice foundation that absorbs all the flavors, this casserole promises ultimate comfort with every bite. Get the Recipe: Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake

Beef Noodle Casserole

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This Ground Beef Noodle Casserole is made with seasoned ground beef, a savory sauce, and tender noodles and that promise pure comfort in every bite. It’s both hearty and satisfying and tastes just as delicious reheated the next day! Get the Recipe: Beef Noodle Casserole

Old-Fashioned Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna casserole with potato chip topping on a white plate.
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This nostalgic Old-Fashioned Tuna Noodle Casserole is straight out of Grandma’s recipe box. This well-known classic is great for any day of the week, ready in 45 minutes. The crunchy potato chip topping is fun and easy, or it can be replaced with a breadcrumb topping. Get the Recipe: Old-Fashioned Tuna Noodle Casserole

Baked Ziti with Meatballs

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Juicy, tender meatballs are the star in this Baked Ziti with Meatballs recipe. Snuggled in marinara sauce, perfectly cooked ziti and a blanket of mozzarella cheese, this cozy casserole will soon become a family favorite. Get the Recipe: Baked Ziti with Meatballs

Broccoli Rice & Cheese Casserole

Broccoli rice and cheese casserole in a white baking dish with a wooden spoon.
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This tasty Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole is perfect weeknight dinners, potlucks and parties. This recipe keeps things simple yet flavorful with tender broccoli, fluffy rice, a creamy cheesy sauce and an irresistible buttery cracker topping. It’s a great make-ahead dinner to meal prep. Get the Recipe: Broccoli Rice & Cheese Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken enchilada casserole in a white baking dish.
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This budget-friendly Chicken Enchilada Casserole is an easy recipe made with shredded chicken, black beans, corn and bell peppers in a red enchilada sauce, topped with a generous helping of cheese. This dinner is easier than making traditional chicken enchiladas with all the same great flavors! It’s the best of both worlds! Get the Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

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We’ve swapped out steak with seasoned ground beef in this Cheesy Philly Cheesteak Casserole. Peppers, garlic and onion combined with a tangy cream cheese sauce, biscuit crust and traditional Provolone cheese melted on top with a sprinkle of cheddar to give it even more cheesy deliciousness. Get the Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole

Mexican chicken and rice casserole served on a white plate with a red and white striped napkin on the side.
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This Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole, also dubbed Fiesta Chicken Casserole, is a beloved family classic featuring tender chicken, fluffy rice, black beans, corn, and zesty salsa. With only 15 minutes of prep and 40 minutes of baking, it’s a Tex-Mex treat ideal for those bustling evenings! Get the Recipe: : Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole

Mexican Lasagna with Noodles

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Easy Mexican Lasagna with Noodles consists of taco-seasoned ground beef, beans, two kinds of cheese all baked in a red enchilada sauce. So hearty and satisfying on a chilly night. Get the Recipe: Mexican Lasagna with Noodles

Chicken Hashbrown Casserole

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Made with simple ingredients, this chicken and potato casserole is topped with Parmesan-infused buttery crackers. A hidden layer of melty Pepper Jack cheese takes frozen hashbrowns to a whole new level in this easy family dinner recipe. Get the Recipe: Chicken Hashbrown Casserole

Easy Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini

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This creamy, dreamy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is about to become your new go-to dish! Imagine tender chicken, smothered in a rich and velvety sauce, all wrapped up in a cozy blanket of pasta and cheese. It’s the perfect family-friendly meal that’s easy to prep ahead and freezes like a charm. Get the Recipe: Easy Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

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With only ten minutes of prep time, easy-does-it with this cheesy King Ranch Chicken Casserole. Tex-Mex flavors with chicken come together in a creamy sauce between layers of flour or corn tortillas and cheddar cheese. Get the Recipe : King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Easy Cheesy Tortellini Pasta Casserole Bake Recipe

Cheesy totellini bake casserole in a white baking dish.
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With only five minutes or prep time, this simple Cheesy Tortellini Pasta Casserole is a weeknight wonder that the whole family will love. It just doesn’t get any easier than this! Get the Recipe: Cheesy Tortellini Pasta Casserole Bake

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