The Best Casserole Recipe from Every State (2024)

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Alabama: Taco Lasagna Alaska: Creamy Seafood Enchiladas Arizona: Sausage and Egg Casserole Arkansas: Chicken Noodle Casserole California: Skillet Shepherd’s Pie Colorado: Chicken Enchilada Bake Delaware: Baked Mac and Cheese Florida: Cornbread Casserole Georgia: Mom's Favorite Chicken Tetrazzini Hawaii: Pineapple Ham Casserole Idaho: Barley Beef Skillet Illinois: Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole Indiana: Cheeseburger 'n' Fries Casserole Iowa: Party Potatoes Kansas: Taco Salad Casserole Kentucky: Loaded Red Potato Casserole Louisiana: Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage Maine: Dilly Zucchini Casserole Maryland: Pearl Onion Broccoli Bake Massachusetts: Best-Ever Beans and Sausage Michigan: Favorite Cheesy Potatoes Minnesota: Zucchini Pizza Casserole Mississippi: Scalloped Pineapple Casserole Missouri: Chicken and Swiss Stuffing Bake Montana: Four-Cheese Chicken Fettuccine Nebraska: Beef Nacho Pie Nevada: Loaded Tater Tot Bake New Hampshire: Tortellini Bake New Jersey: Broccoli Potato Supreme New Mexico: Chicken Tortilla Bake New York: Italian Sausage Egg Bake North Carolina: Mom's Macaroni and Cheese North Dakota: Burrito Bake Oklahoma: BLT Egg Bake Pennsylvania: Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole Rhode Island: Bacon Swiss Quiche Tennessee: Corn Bread Chicken Bake Texas: Southwestern Casserole Utah: Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole Vermont: Bacon 'n' Egg Lasagna Virginia: Broccoli-Mushroom Bubble Bake Washington: Spinach Feta Strata West Virginia: Eggs Florentine Casserole Wisconsin: Crustless Spinach Quiche Wyoming: Zucchini Tomato Casserole References

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The Best Casserole Recipe from Every State (1)Katie BandurskiUpdated: Feb. 15, 2024

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    Casseroles are comfort food at its finest. To celebrate our favorite casseroles, we found the best recipe from every state. These dishes were submitted from home cooks across the country and represent flavors from coast to coast. Still hungry? Check out the best slow-cooker recipes from every state.


    Alabama: Taco Lasagna

    If you like foods with southwestern flair, this just might become a new favorite. Loaded with cheese, meat and beans, the layered casserole comes together in a snap. There are never any leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks. —Terri Keena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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    Alaska: Creamy Seafood Enchiladas

    Shrimp and crab plus a flavorful sauce add up to outstanding enchiladas. I made them for an annual fundraiser, and now they’re always in demand. Spice up the recipe to your taste by adding more green chiles and salsa. —Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska

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    Arizona: Sausage and Egg Casserole

    For the perfect combination of eggs, sausage, bread and cheese, this is the dish to try. My mom and I like this sausage breakfast casserole because it bakes up tender and golden, slices beautifully and goes over well whenever we serve it. —Gayle Grigg, Phoenix, Arizona

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    Arkansas: Chicken Noodle Casserole

    Everyone who tries this comforting cheesy chicken casserole asks for the recipe. It's so simple to make that sometimes I feel as if I'm cheating! —Kay Pederson, Yellville, Arkansas

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    California: Skillet Shepherd’s Pie

    This is the best shepherd’s pie recipe I’ve ever tasted. It’s very quick to make, and I usually have most—if not all—of the ingredients already on hand. —Tirzah Sandt, San Diego, California

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    Colorado: Chicken Enchilada Bake

    Your family is going to gobble up this cheesy, southwestern and easy chicken enchilada casserole…and will ask for it again and again. It’s real comfort food! —Melanie Burns, Pueblo West, Colorado

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    When I moved to New England, I embraced the local cuisine. My cassoulet with baked beans pays tribute to a French classic and to New England in one hearty, heartwarming dish. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut

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    Delaware: Baked Mac and Cheese

    Even people who have had their own homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe for years ask for mine when they taste this crumb-topped version. For the best baked mac and cheese, use extra-sharp white cheddar cheese for more flavor. —Shelby Thompson of Dover, Delaware

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    Florida: Cornbread Casserole

    Since my husband likes spicy foods, I frequently sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers over half of this cornbread casserole for him. —Carrina Cooper, McAlpin, Florida

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    Georgia: Mom's Favorite Chicken Tetrazzini

    Rotisserie chicken turns this baked spaghetti into a warm, cozy meal our family craves. If we have leftover turkey, we use that, too. —Jennifer Petrino, Newnan, Georgia

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    Hawaii: Pineapple Ham Casserole

    Living in Hawaii, I wanted to share this recipe which features pineapple. It's our most important fruit crop. —Marsha Fleming, Kula, Hawaii


    Idaho: Barley Beef Skillet

    Even my 3-year-old loves this family-favorite beef barley skillet. It’s very filling, inexpensive and full of veggies. It’s also really good spiced up with chili powder, cayenne or a dash of Tabasco. —Kit Tunstall, Boise, Idaho

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    Illinois: Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole

    This delicious chicken and broccoli casserole recipe is a twist on chicken divan that came from an old boss. It’s quick, satisfying comfort food. —Jennifer Schlachter, Big Rock, Illinois

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    Indiana: Cheeseburger 'n' Fries Casserole

    Kids love this cheeseburger french fry casserole because it combines two of their favorite fast foods. And I like the fact that I can whip it up with just four ingredients. —Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana

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    Iowa: Party Potatoes

    These creamy, tasty potatoes can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to pop them in the oven (I often do that). The garlic powder and chives add zip, and the shredded cheese adds color. —Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa

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    Kansas: Taco Salad Casserole

    This taco casserole recipe tastes like a taco salad and is a breeze to assemble. I crush tortilla chips to form a bottom layer, then spread on refried beans, a spicy meat mixture and cheese. —Rhonda McKee, Greensburg, Kansas

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    Kentucky: Loaded Red Potato Casserole

    This potato casserole has the same flavor of the potato skins you can order as a restaurant appetizer. It's an ideal dish for tailgating and potlucks. —Charlane Gathy, Lexington, Kentucky

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    Louisiana: Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage

    Looking for a different treatment for cabbage? Try this spicy cheese-topped Cajun cabbage that I adapted from a friend's recipe. I added a little of this and that until it tasted the way I wanted. Not only do my husband and kids like it, but I also get rave reviews when I make it for company or church functions. —Bobbie Soileau, Opelousas, Louisiana

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    Maine: Dilly Zucchini Casserole

    Whenever I take this timesaving side-dish casserole to a potluck, I seldom bring any home, and folks often ask for the recipe. If I have fresh dill, I'll substitute a couple tablespoons for the dill weed. —Esther Kilborn, Bridgton, Maine

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    Maryland: Pearl Onion Broccoli Bake

    With its creamy white cheese sauce and buttery crumb topping, this dish is great comfort food. If you’re looking for a mild way to dress up broccoli, this is the recipe. —Charles Keating, Manchester, Maryland

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    Massachusetts: Best-Ever Beans and Sausage

    When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of copies of the recipe! — Robert Saulnier, Clarksburg, Massachusetts

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    Michigan: Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

    My family loves these potatoes. I make a large batch in disposable pans and serve them at all our get-togethers. The holidays aren't the same without them. It's also a wonderful recipe for Christmas morning brunch. —Brenda Smith, Curran, Michigan

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    Minnesota: Zucchini Pizza Casserole

    My husband has a hearty appetite, our two kids never tire of pizza and I grow lots of zucchini, so this tasty tomato casserole is absolutely tops with us throughout the entire year. Once you've tried the recipe, you may even decide to grow more zucchini in your own garden next summer! —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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    Mississippi: Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

    My family can't get enough of this sweet and satisfying side dish. This casserole disappears quickly whenever I prepare it.—Judy Howle, Columbus, Mississippi


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    Missouri: Chicken and Swiss Stuffing Bake

    I love to cook but just don't have much time. This casserole is both comforting and fast, which makes it my favorite kind of recipe. I serve it with a green salad. —Jena Coffey, Sunset Hills, Missouri

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    Montana: Four-Cheese Chicken Fettuccine

    As a cattle rancher, my husband’s a big fan of beef. For him to comment on a poultry dish is rare. But he always tells me, “I love this casserole!” I first tasted it at a potluck; now, I fix it for my family (we have a 3-year-old daughter) once or twice a month, and I’m asked to take it to most every get-together. —Rochelle Brownlee, Big Timber, Montana

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    Nebraska: Beef Nacho Pie

    I like to spend time in the garden, so I look for recipes that don’t require hours in the kitchen. This savory southwestern pie has a short list of ingredients and is quick to prepare. —Doris Gill, Sargent, Nebraska

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    Nevada: Loaded Tater Tot Bake

    I keep frozen spuds on hand for meals like this Tater Tot breakfast casserole. It’s a super brunch, breakfast or side dish for kids of all ages. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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    New Hampshire: Tortellini Bake

    One year I had so much summer squash, I was desperate for different ways to prepare it. That's when I came up with this recipe. Serve it as a side dish or on its own as a light meal. —Donald Roberts, Amherst, New Hampshire

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    New Jersey: Broccoli Potato Supreme

    My family insists that this two-in-one casserole makes an appearance at all of our special meals. Every bite is doubly delicious! —Jane Birch, Edison, New Jersey

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    New Mexico: Chicken Tortilla Bake

    Mother frequently made this comforting chicken tortilla casserole when I was growing up. Our family would scrape the pan clean. Chicken, cheese and zippy green chiles are a mouthwatering mix. —Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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    New York: Italian Sausage Egg Bake

    This hearty entree warms up any breakfast or brunch menu with its herb-seasoned flavor. —Darlene Markham, Rochester, New York

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    North Carolina: Mom's Macaroni and Cheese

    The wonderful homemade goodness of this creamy Velveeta mac and cheese makes it a staple side dish in my mother's kitchen and in mine as well. It has tender noodles and a crowd-pleasing golden crumb topping. —Maria Costello, Monroe, North Carolina

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    North Dakota: Burrito Bake

    Back when I was in college, my roommate would frequently make this economical baked burrito casserole. It’s so easy to put together, and one serving goes a long way. —Cindee Ness, Horace, North Dakota

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    The entire family will enjoy this heartwarming, all-in-one dinner. Plus, it offers easy cleanup! —Mike Tchou, Pepper Pike, Ohio

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    Oklahoma: BLT Egg Bake

    BLTs are a favorite at my house, so I created this recipe to combine those flavors into a warm, cozy casserole. It was such a hit, I served it to my church ladies group at a brunch I hosted. —Priscilla Detrick, Catoosa, Oklahoma

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    This creamy mac and cheese definitely doesn't come from a box! Fresh veggies add crunch and color and will leave everyone asking for seconds. —Marsha Morril, Harrisburg, Oregon

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    Pennsylvania: Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

    Whenever we get together as a family for major holidays, my kids, nieces and nephews literally beg me to make this sweet potato casserole. It goes together in minutes with canned sweet potatoes, which is ideal for the busy holiday season. —Sue Miller, Mars, Pennsylvania

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    Rhode Island: Bacon Swiss Quiche

    Light and fluffy, this scrumptious quiche is ideal for breakfast or brunch but can also be served at dinnertime. Serve with a clump of chilled grapes or other fresh fruit on the side. —Colleen Belbey, Warwick, Rhode Island

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    I had this dish at a bridal brunch many years ago. It was so delicious that I created my own version, and this is the result. Now I make it all the time. Enjoy! —Melissa Millwood, Lyman, South Carolina

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    Tennessee: Corn Bread Chicken Bake

    To make the most of leftover cornbread, try this hearty main dish casserole. It's moist, delicious and good on any occasion. —Madge Britton, Afton, Tennessee

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    Texas: Southwestern Casserole

    I’ve been making this mild family-pleasing southwest casserole for years. It tastes wonderful and fits nicely into our budget. Best of all, the recipe makes a second casserole to freeze and enjoy later. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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    Utah: Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole

    When you need supper fast, this tuna noodle casserole makes a super one-dish meal. Cooked chicken breast works well in place of the tuna. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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    Vermont: Bacon 'n' Egg Lasagna

    My sister-in-law served this special dish for Easter breakfast one year, and our whole family loved the mix of bacon, eggs, noodles and cheese. Now I sometimes assemble it the night before and bake it in the morning for a terrific hassle-free brunch entree. —Dianne Meyer, Graniteville, Vermont

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    Virginia: Broccoli-Mushroom Bubble Bake

    I got bored with the same old breakfast casseroles I'd see at our monthly moms' meetings, so I decided to create something new. Judging by the reactions of the other moms, I think I have a winner. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia

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    Washington: Spinach Feta Strata

    This is a fairly new recipe for me, but my family loved it the first time I made it. A friend shared it with me.—Pat Lane, Pullman, Washington

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    West Virginia: Eggs Florentine Casserole

    For our Christmas brunch, I make this variation on a classic eggs Florentine recipe, adding sausage and spinach to make a snappy casserole. Sometimes I mix in fresh peppers or green chiles, so play with it. —Karen Weekley, Washington, West Virginia

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    Wisconsin: Crustless Spinach Quiche

    I served this crustless quiche at a church lunch, and I had to laugh when one guy told me how much he disliked vegetables. Many people were surprised by how much they loved this veggie-filled quiche recipe—and he was one of them! —Melinda Calverley, Janesville, Wisconsin

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    Wyoming: Zucchini Tomato Casserole

    Even people who don’t like zucchini can’t seem to get enough of this full-flavored side dish. I always bring it to our family gatherings and potlucks because it goes well with any entree. —Cathy Johnston, Ranchester, Wyoming

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    Originally Published: March 01, 2021

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