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34 Excellent Cheap Casserole Recipes + 4 Bonus Casseroles

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34 Excellent Cheap Casserole Recipes  4 Bonus Casseroles

Try one of these delicious cheap casserole recipes that are quick and easy and won't break the bank. The beautiful thing about making casseroles is that some of the tastiest recipes can be made using leftovers or ingredients from your pantry.

In addition, many of these excellent cheap casserole recipes involve throwing ingredients together in a casserole and baking them, so not only will you have extra money in your pocket, you'll also have extra time to enjoy a meal with your family!

Our Best Cheap Casserole Recipes

Aunt Bee's Leftover Turkey Casserole

RecipeLion.com is flooded with tasty, easy budget-friendly recipes. We understand how difficult it can be to learn to cook on a budget. Because we don't want you to have to sacrifice health and flavor for frugality, we've colled our best cheap casserole recipes.

Just because ingredients are not expensive doesn't mean that they're not tasty. Ingredients like pasta, rice, beans, chicken, canned veggies and soups, and more can easily come together in recipes that you will make again and again. 

One great technique for making a delicious, cheap casserole is using the leftovers that are already in your fridge. Aunt Bee's Leftover Turkey Casserole is perfect for that! Most of these simple ingredients are probably already somewhere in your refrigerator or pantry, and they come together into something that is not only scrumptious but also healthy and frugal. 

  • Baked Spaghetti

    This baked spaghetti is perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner, and best of all, this casserole is incredibly frugal.

  • Great Depression Casserole

    This Great Depression Casserole is full of savory and delicious flavors the whole family will love. The dollar amount is low, but the flavor content is high!

  • Crowd-Pleasing Tuna Noodle Casserole

    This Crowd-Pleasing Tuna Noodle Casserole features a classic combination of tuna, noodles, peas and cream of mushroom soup

  • Pecan-Pleaser Sweet Potato Casserole

    This Pecan-Pleaser Sweet Potato Casserole is both sweet and savory -- the perfect side dish for any weeknight dinner.

  • Layered Italian Crescent Roll Bake

    This easy recipe for Layered Italian Crescent Roll Bake takes all the ingredients for your favorite Italian sandwich and transforms it into a delicious casserole.

  • Mom's Best Tuna Melt Casserole

    Mom's Best Tuna Melt Casserole uses Swiss and Cheddar cheeses, broccoli flowerets, and medium sliced tomatoes on top.

  • Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

    There's no better choice for a dish that will be universally loved than this Simple Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole.

  • Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Gnocchi Bake

    This easy Butternut Squash Gnocchi Bake is a filling, budget-friendly dish that will warm and comfort you down to your core.

Cheap Breakfast Casserole Recipes

Overnight Peach Cobbler French Toast Casserole

Most of us want to concentrate more on lunch and dinner, so we don't want to spend the big bucks on breakfast. Still, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That's why we've collected these cheap breakfast casserole recipes.

Prepare any of these simple and quick breakfast casseroles the night before, and you will have a delicious hearty meal waiting for you in the morning. These recipes include all of your favorite breakfast standbys including ham, eggs, cheese, toast, and veggies. Although each of these cheap breakfast casseroles doesn't cost much to make, they still include the yummy ingredients you will love.

One delicious breakfast casserole you may never have considered is this Overnight Peach Cobbler French Toast Casserole. Combining the sweet dessert of peach cobbler and the sweet breakfast of French toast, you just can't go wrong.

Cheap Chicken Casserole Recipes

Easy Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

There are few categories of recipes more classic than chicken casserole. Flavorful, juicy, and healthy, you just can't go wrong with any of these excellent chicken casserole recipes.

To start you off, check out this Easy Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole. It could not be any easier to make, and the leftovers are great too, whether cold or reheated!

Cheap Mexican Casserole Recipes

Ortega Taco Casserole

No one ever said that cheap casserole recipes had to be boring and bland! Add some spice to your frugal weeknight dinners with some excellent cheap Mexican casserole recipes. Bring some flavors from below the equator into the mix, and your wallet and your stomach will thank you.

To kick things off, why not give this Ortega Taco Casserole a try? Most of the ingredients are probably already kicking around in your pantry, so use them up and get your money's worth! The bold flavors in this Mexican casserole are sure to make you smile.

Cheap Ground Beef Casserole Recipes

Amish Country Casserole

Do your kids love cheeseburgers? Then they'll sure to be in love with these much-cheaper recipes that use ground beef spectacularly! These delicious and easy casserole recipes will help you stay on your budget. Ground beef is a great cheap protein with lots of flavor, and these cheap ground beef casserole recipes take advantage of it with tasty dishes.

Stat off by taking a cue from the Amish with this Amish Country Casserole. Dinner has never tasted so homey! Nobody will go hungry with this recipe. This thick, creamy casserole is perfect to come home to after a long, tiring day.

  • 30 Minute Beef 'n Bean Bake
  • Ground Beef Crescent Casserole

    This Ground Beef Crescent Casserole recipe is a hearty ground beef casserole that will remind you of your mom's home cooking.

  • 30 Minute Cabbage Roll Casserole

    This 2-in-1 recipe for 30 Minute Cabbage Roll Casserole fills the kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma that will have your stomach rumbling.

  • Easy Hamburger Casserole

    This Easy Hamburger Casserole is the perfect dish to feed a table full of hungry children. Cheap, quick, and easy, it's a surefire win.

  • Tater Tot Casserole

    Tater Tot Casserole is chock full of delicious ground beef, tater tots, and a creamy beef sauce with cheese.

  • Taco Pie Casserole

    Made with pasta, ground beef, taco seasoning, gooey cheese, and your favorite salsa, this Taco Pie Casserole beats Taco Bell any day.

Bonus Cheap Casserole Recipes

Cheddar Potato Casserole

We're casserole crazy! Don't leave before checking out this assortment of bonus casserole recipes. You just may find your new favorite in here -- we know we have!

First off, take a gander at this Cheddar Potato Casserole. There is simply nothing more comforting and homey (and frugal!) than this simple recipe from Campbell's Kitchen.

  • Kristy's Tater Tot Casserole

    This one pot casserole recipe is familiar to those from the Midwest. If you've never tried it before, you're missing out!

  • Crazy Easy Ritz Casserole

    This Crazy Easy Ritz Casserole is the ultimate dish to bring to a potluck or party! We dare you not to fall in love with this casserole.

  • Dollar Store Chicken Casserole

    This chicken version of tuna casserole uses ingredients that can all be bought at the Dollar Store. Score!

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