Casserole Recipes

A Cook's Best Friend

Favorite Restaurant Recipes

These restaurant Casserole Recipes are tasty, easy to make, one dish meals that are a cook's best friend.

Having a large selection of these restaurant recipes in your file will benefit you and your family frequently.

Most of these restaurant recipes are easy to make. And most recipes will freeze well.

This type of cookery has been around since prehistoric times, but in the twentieth century, these meals took on an American identity.

During the depression of the 1890's, this type of cooking provided a welcome way to stretch meat, fish, and poultry.

Certain items were also scarce during World War I and leftovers were turned into full meals. The same was true during the Great Depression of the 1930's and again during WWII.

Restaurant Casserole Recipes

Recession “Proof” and Delicious

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Classic Macaroni And Cheese!

Not considered "gourmet" but still considered a fabulous meal or side dish - true comfort food for Americans.

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4-6.

3 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

The ultimate variation of the classic recipe!

Preparation time: 20 minutes. 10 servings

Hoppin John

An adaptation of a Southern (USA) tradition on New Years Day for luck and wealth.

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 8

Spinach Casserole

This restaurant recipe is not only versatile (use lean ground beef, ground turkey or chicken), it is flavorful, quick and easy. In fact, if you and your family or friends do not eat all of it at one time, you can freeze what's left and when you reheat it at a later time it will still be excellent.

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 10

Sausage and Cheese Strata

Try this delicious restaurant recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can be made ahead and baked the next morning. I have used this recipe successfully for banquets (large groups, self serve) many times.

Preparation time: 40 minutes. Recipe serves 12.

Italian Sausage Lasagna

A favorite and classic Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipe with Italian sausage, tomato sauce, ricotta and mozzarella cheese is very easy and delicious.

Preparation time: 45 minutes for cooking the sauce and pasta. Baking time is 65 minutes with a standing time of 10 minutes. Serves 8.

Baked Sausage Omelet

Ring that breakfast bell! This Baked Sausage Omelet is not only delicious and easy to cook, it is a very flexible recipe. You can change the cheese and sausage you use and you can add ingredients to your heart’s content. In other words, the omelet breakfast recipe is easily modified to you and your family's desires.

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes. Serves 6-8.

Potato and Cheddar Pie

This restaurant recipe for will satisfy appetites and taste buds for breakfast, lunch or as a dinner entree. Serve it with fresh fruit or a salad  or fresh vegetable platter and for a finale, delicious brownies.

Preparation time: 1 hour. 4-6 servings depending on portion desired.

Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie

This restaurant pot pie recipe is wonderfully flexible. You can substitute turkey. You can serve it as a pie or serve it over biscuits or even pasta.

You can also substitute diced potatoes and diced carrots in place of the mushrooms and red peppers.

Preparation time: 45 minutes. Serves 6-8 depending on desired portion


A famous Cajun dish everyone enjoys.

Preparation time: 45 minutes. Serves 4


Make this delicious dish when you have left-over rice in the refrigerator or when you need a wonderful dish to take to a pot luck or barbeque.

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 8

Tamale Pie

This restaurant recipe for tamale pie is one of those I "go to" when I am pressed for time. It is delicious but it is very quick to put together and bake. With a little salad to accompany this casserole, everyone is happy. Some of my restaurant guests order it with a glass of beer and their favorite hot sauce.

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 8

Enchilada Recipe

This enchilada recipe will give you a delicious traditional Mexican main dish and it is easy easy to prepare.

This traditional Mexican main dish can be filled with a variety of ingredients, including meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables, seafood or combinations.

Preparation time: 40 minutes for Enchilada sauce. Makes about 10 enchiladas

Deep Dish Salmon and Potato Pie

You won't have to swim up-steam looking for a fabulous tasting baked salmon recipe from a restaurant. You found it!

This recipe is easily a "stand alone" meal but is especially good when enhanced with a salad or Cole slaw.

Preparation time: 40 minutes. Serves 4-6 depending on desired portion.

Dungeness Crab with Cheddar Cheese

Dazzle your family and friends with this Dungeness Crab Dish for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Serve this restaurant casserole with a variety of fresh fruits and sliced avocado or a wild green salad tossed with avocado and a light vinaigrette dressing (recipe on the website). Finish your meal with the strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert! Sit back and enjoy the applause after the meal!

Preparation time: 1 1/2 hours. Serves 12-15.

Spinach and Sausage Pie

Select your favorite sausage, one that will give the dish "the punch" you prefer. My personal favorite is a good Polish sausage. That is the way I make it to serve at my restaurant and the restaurant guests really enjoy it.

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 6-8 depending on portion.

Pasty Recipe

For those of you from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or familiar with the U.P., guess what? I serve Cornish Pasties occasionally at the restaurant! You can prepare this pasty recipe as a pasty pie.

Preparation time: 25-30 minutes. Serves 4.

ENJOY your casserole recipes and the company of those you share them with! - Donna

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Barbara Grizzuti Harrison