Everyone loves a good casserole—they’re easy to make, hearty, and typically involve leftovers for days. From breakfast to lunch and dinner, there’s a classic casserole for every meal of the day.

The truth is, no one does casseroles like people in the south. So we did the research for you to find the best vintage casseroles that are beloved in the south. Below are 13 of our favorite, but you can’t go wrong with any!

  1. Cheesy Sweet Corn Casserole

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    Can you get more southern than a sweet corn casserole? Chances are your ancestors ate this (or versions of it), but it’s still around today for good reason. It’s so convenient to make ahead for gatherings, and the leftovers (if any survive) are just as comforting.

  2. Amish Breakfast Casserole

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    Casseroles aren’t only for later meals—this breakfast version is to die for. With breakfast sausage, potatoes, spinach, cheese and more, no one in the family will even think about skipping breakfast again (plus it’s so easy to prepare ahead of time!).

  3. Cauliflower Casserole

    It’s got “cauliflower” in the title, so you know this one is at least a little bit healthy, right? This savory delight comes together in no time, and requires only a few ingredients (you might even have them all on hand already!).

  4. Sweet Potato Casserole

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    Another healthy veggie, sweet potatoes offer tons of nutritional benefits, plus they taste amazing in this hearty dish. If you love sweet potato pie, then you’re going to love this casserole. It’s the perfect side to bring to Thanksgiving dinner or your next potluck.

  5. Reuben Casserole

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    When you think of a Reuben, you probably think of a sandwich consisting of rye bread, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and corned beef or pastrami. Now think of that in casserole form. Yum!

  6. Cinnamon Roll Casserole

    Another sweet casserole, this cinnamon roll version can be made in the crockpot for added convenience. It’s perfect for any day from Christmas morning to an extra sleepy Monday as a bribe to get your kids on the school bus (spoiler alert: it’s so good that it totally works!).

  7. Chicken Parmesan Casserole


    Personally, whenever I make chicken parm, I always wish I had more leftovers. With this casserole version, you’re always guaranteed to have enough for days on end. It’s hearty, comforting and absolutely delicious!

  8. Tuna Noodle Casserole

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    With just five minutes prep and seven mandatory ingredients, you can whip up this tuna noodle casserole for lunch or dinner in no time. Did we mention the directions basically consist of “mix everything together and toss in a pan”?

  9. Tater Tot Casserole

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    Browned breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, layers of bubbling melted cheddar cheese, and everyone’s favorite breakfast meat: bacon. You can’t go wrong with this make-ahead breakfast casserole.

  10. Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole

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    For a twist on a comforting favorite, try this 30-mintue dinner. It’s got everything you crave in a classic chicken noodle soup, but traditional chicken soup, like egg noodles, chicken, peas and carrots, but with a creamy sauce and crunchy topping.

  11. Salsa Chicken Casserole


    All you need for this tasty number is some chicken, salsa, corn, rice and spices. No one will know it only took a few minutes to whip together. Seconds, anyone?

  12. Baked Oatmeal Casserole


    This easy breakfast bake is warmly spiced with brown sugar and cinnamon and filled with wholesome rolled oats, toasty almonds, and juicy berries. It’s perfect to make ahead for the week so you can reheat a piece each morning. (It also makes the perfect midday snack!).

  13. Loaded Potato Casserole

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    Who doesn’t love a hot baked potato stuffed with melted cheese, crisp bacon, and green onions? This dinner recipe bakes those flavors into one fantastic loaded potato casserole.

How delicious do these casseroles sound? Which one will you try making first?