34 Excellent Cheap Casserole Recipes + 4 Bonus Casseroles
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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!
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Our Best Cheap Casserole Recipes
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.
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Cheap Breakfast Casserole Recipes
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.
- Hubby's Favorite Breakfast Bake
This recipe is hubby approved. Hubby's Favorite Breakfast Bake is an easy casserole recipe that is big enough to feed a crowd.
- Have Your Cake and Eat it Too Breakfast
Have Your Cake and Eat it Too Breakfast is a great dish to make when company comes over. Start your day on a sweet note!
- Easy Hashbrown Casserole
If you are looking for a no-fuss recipe tonight, this Easy Hashbrown Casserole recipe is the answer. It's stupidly easy to make!
- Cranberry Bliss French Toast Bake
French toast has never been easier to make. Make this delicious French toast casserole with a fruity twist!
Cheap Chicken Casserole Recipes
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!
- Dump-and-Bake Chicken & Ravioli in Alfredo Sauce
This easy Dump-and-Bake Chicken & Ravioli in Alfredo Sauce uses only five ingredients. You don’t even have to boil the pasta!
- Chicken and Rice Cordon Bleu Casserole
You’re going to love this 10-minute easy dump-and-bake Chicken and Rice Cordon Bleu Casserole. The family will devour it!
- 5-Ingredient No Peek Chicken
This 5-Ingredient No Peek Chicken dish is our editor's pick for cheap chicken casseroles. Seriously, it is so good, and ridiculously inexpensive. You've got to try it!
- Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole
This quick and easy Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole is so easy to make that you should get the kids involved!
- Budget Ritzy Comfort Bake
Budget Ritzy Comfort Bake kicks chicken and broccoli casserole up a notch with a layer of crunchy Ritz crackers.
- Dollar Store Ranch Chicken Casserole
You'll adore this Dollar Store Ranch Chicken Casserole with a gorgeous sauce mixture of bleu cheese crumbles, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
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Cheap Mexican Casserole Recipes
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.
- 4-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole only required four ingredients and five minutes of prep!
- Mexican Stuffed Shells
This wacky pasta bake takes a classic Italian recipe and gives it a Tex-Mex twist. Give it a try!
- Crazy Nacho Casserole
Turn your weeknight dinners into fiestas with this cheesy, crunchy Crazy Nacho Casserole. The kids will love it, too!
- E-Z Chicken Tortilla Bake
This recipe by Campbell's Kitchen is spicy, crunchy, golden, hot, and filling. You'll love the E-Z Chicken Tortilla Bake.
- Mexican Chicken Casserole
This Mexican Chicken Casserole is one of our favorite classic casseroles! It's simple, inexpensive, and guaranteed to satisfy.
Cheap Ground Beef Casserole Recipes
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
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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