Five Amazing Hotdish and Casserole Recipes

February 28, 2018 (Last Updated: May 15, 2019) - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Oh, hotdish, why do you make me love you so much? It is wrong, but sometimes it feels so right. With your voluptuous tots and your creamy filling, I just can’t keep my hands off of you! Today, we are going to continue our hotdish love affair by taking a look at some hotdish and casserole recipes from around the internet by my fellow food bloggers! Hopefully, we can find some hotdish and casserole recipes that will make our mouths water and get our ovens going.

Why Hotdish AND Casserole Recipes?

Our series is on hotdish, but why would I include casseroles in this roundup? They are not quite the same thing. Hotdishes, in fact, are a subgenre of casseroles and fairly closely related. I thought I would include both in this recipe roundup, as casseroles need love too. Actually, I just wanted to include stuff that looked interesting and tasty, and they are closely related, so that is why I am including both. Also, some recipes labeled as casseroles might be considered hotdish by my definition. So, let’s get into it and find some tasty hotdish and casserole recipes!

Braised Pork Penne Casserole from Garlic and Zest

Lisa makes a really tasty and good looking meal with this braised pork penne casserole. She made this with leftovers from a previous meal that also looks wonderful. One thing I really like about how she made this, is that she shows that casseroles and hotdish do not need to have cream o’ whatever soup dumped from a can. It can be fairly easy and super tasty to make your own sauce for a casserole. In fact, bechamel sauce (which is what she uses), is one of the five mother sauces of classic cuisine. A simple casserole really can be a beautiful thing when you realize you are cooking with the same sauces as the top chefs.

Braised Pork Penne Casserole

Image from Garlic and Zest

Easy Vegetable Chicken and Rice Casserole from Buy This Cook That

Alright, this recipe will feed a football team! Or it will give you a super easy and tasty recipe that gives you some extra for the freezer! It looks like this recipe will give you 16 servings, all with reasonably priced ingredients. And for the most important part, Teri makes a dish that looks really good!!

Dump and Bake Jambalaya from The Seasoned Mom

While this Jambalaya recipe has a touch of the south in it, it seems to fit into every one of the things that makes a hotdish a hotdish. So, no matter the flavors it is trying to add, it looks tasty. Additionally, it looks super easy to make and has lots of flavor going on. I give Blair credit for developing this easy dish that really has lot’s going on. What a great recipe!

Dump and Bake Jambalaya for Casserole Recipes

Image from The Seasoned Mom

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole from Delicious Little Bites

Alright, technically I don’t think this would fall into the hotdish category, but it certainly is a casserole and I am including it because it looks freaking phenomenal! Really, I almost think without the cauliflower, it would be a really good buffalo dip. The cauliflower gives the dish enough body and substance to make it a full blown casserole. I love wings and buffalo flavor. This dish has it. Cheese and cream cheese? Has it. This has got to be a tasty meal.

Shiratake Tuna Noodle Casserole from Low Carb Yum

I am not gonna lie… I am including this because it looks so dang interesting. Lisa makes low carb dishes and this is her take on a tuna noodle casserole. She substitutes traditional noodle with shiratake noodles. I don’t know if you have seen these noodles in the markets, but I have and they look pretty cool. I have bought them before and think I have made soups with this, but the idea for them as a noodle substitute in a traditional tuna noodle casserole is pretty cool.

Low Carb Shiratake Noodle Casserole

Image from Low Carb Yum

Well that finishes up our hotdish and casserole recipes roundup. I hope you click on the links above, check out the sites, and maybe give these recipes a try. In the meantime, subscribe to get updates for Ramshackle Pantry and follow me on pinterest!

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  • Reply
    February 28, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Hi, Ben! Thanks so much for including my Jambalaya!

    We love a good hotdish, and now I want to try each of these. Great list!

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      March 1, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Thanks and thanks for visiting! Your recipe looks awesome.

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    February 28, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Mmm I love hotdish and have always wondered what the difference was between a hot dish and casserole. 🙂

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      March 1, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Hey Jenna! There are slight differences and I talk about it a little bit more in an upcoming post.

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    February 28, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower? Sold! This is a seriously mouthwatering roundup — and thank you so much for including my pork penne casserole — I confess, my husband was GAGA about that one. Must have been the hatch chiles. I’m sharing!

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      March 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Not a problem, Lisa. It is my pleasure to include your recipe.

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    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    February 28, 2018 at 11:17 am

    What a delicious round up! I love a good casserole. I must admit I did not know the difference between the two

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      March 1, 2018 at 10:06 am

      All hotdishes are casseroles. Not all casseroles are hotdishes.

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    February 28, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I’ll take a hotdish or casserole any day of the week and every day if possible. I prefer the homemade sauce for the dishes too. Now I am getting majorly inspired!

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      March 1, 2018 at 10:07 am

      I just perfected my mushroom soup and it is awesome. I can’t wait to share it.

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    Emily | OatandSesame
    February 28, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Hot dishes have such a Midwest vibe! They remind me of all my family gatherings in Minnesota! Comfort food at it’s finest!

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      March 1, 2018 at 10:07 am

      DEFINITELY a Minnesota vibe. I would say North Dakota, as well, but just not too many people have been here.

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    Edyta at Innocent Delight
    February 28, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Yum, love all these recipes. Will need to try them soon.

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    Kim Beaulieu
    February 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I want to make every single recipe! I’m a sucker for comfort food.

    Your bio is freaking amazing!

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      March 1, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Thank you, Kim! I worked hard at this post AND my bio. 😉

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    Allison Mattina
    February 28, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I didn’t know that fact about hot dishes. I learned something new today! Either way, I love them both, ha!

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    Kiki Johnson
    February 28, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    These casserole recipes are THE BOMB! I want to try every single one of them! The Shirataki Noodle one sounds especially intriguing!

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    February 28, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    I’m a lifelong Minnesotan and totally have to give you props for giving hotdish the respect it deserves! I just shared a tater tot hotdish recipe on my blog a few weeks ago, in fact… one of my all-time childhood favorites. I’ll definitely be following along for your hotdish series!

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      March 1, 2018 at 10:11 am

      MSP, huh? It has been a few years, but I still rave about my meal at Eatery 112.

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    Pie Rivera
    February 28, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    They all look so delicious. My only problem is which one to make first! Yum!!! 🙂

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    Teri Stephens
    March 1, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for including our recipe. Great post. I’m always looking for a great hot dish recipe. They are my kitchen saviors.

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      Ben Myhre
      March 3, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Happy to include your great recipe!

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    Veena Azmanov
    March 2, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Oh those are some delicious recipes. I love casseroles especially on busy days. Saving these for later. Love the shrimp casserole the best.

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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    March 3, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I would be happy to have any of those main dishes on my table!! They are unique and I like different. I stopped buying cream soups a long time ago. It’s not that difficult to make a béchamel sauce. That way I can control what I put into it especially the amount of salt.

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      Ben Myhre
      March 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Absolutely true on the cream soups. Marisa, you make some great recipes and LOVE your style!

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    March 3, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    These all look so creamy and comforting! I like that you provided a few options that don’t have noodles – a great way to mix it up! The jambalaya is definitely going on the menu here!

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    Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
    March 4, 2018 at 1:30 am

    I always thought hotdishes and casseroles were the same thing. I guess you really can learn something new every day! These look amazing. Thanks for doing all my meal planning for me this week. 😉 I certainly know what I’ll be eating!

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    Anne Lawton
    March 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    These are all making me hungry for a casserole. I can’t wait to try a few of the recipes out this week

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    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    March 4, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    These all sound amazing – you’re right, there is something just irresistible and so comforting about a good casserole! I especially want to try that dump-and-bake jambalaya – that one is going on our dinner plan ASAP!

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    Amanda Mason
    March 4, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    So funny that I came across this post…I dont feel well at all right now and I’m craving some comfort food and thes casseroles and hotdish plates look and sound amazing! I think I want to start with the Shiratake Tuna Noodle Casserole. They all look amazing though! Cant wait to try these!

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    March 4, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    All of these recipes look amazing but I think that dump and bake jambalaya is calling my name! Confession time, I just googled the difference between a casserole and hot dish. I had no idea there was a difference! I’m always happy when I learn something new!

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    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
    March 4, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    I’ve never heard the term hotdish before…you have me intrigued! And you picked some absolutely mouthwatering looking recipes for this roundup. I’m pinning them all

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      March 5, 2018 at 8:56 am

      I’ve never heard the term hotdish before

      It really is standard Midwest fare. Interesting how parts of the US can have their own food that other areas just don’t know about! I think one of my favorites was a time I was visiting deep Mississippi and ate at a restaurant for lunch. Squirrel was the lunch special. I just couldn’t believe it.

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    March 4, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I had no idea what the difference between a casserole and hot dish was! I was never a big fan of casseroles when I was younger but now I love them. This is a great roundup of hotdish and casserole recipes, I will be referring back when planning my week’s meals.

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    Jessica Pinney
    March 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Casseroles are heavenly! They’re easy to put together, easy to clean up, and super delicious. Thanks for putting this roundup together and giving me some new recipe ideas!

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      March 6, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      No problem! Thanks for visiting.

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    Jeff the Chef
    March 11, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    My vote is for the Buy This Cook That recipe. It looks so good!

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    August 8, 2019 at 3:52 am

    These casserole recipes are awesome! I’ll absolutely try these someday. Thanks for sharing!

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