Whether it’s a succulent pot roast, cheesy casserole, or warming, savory stew, we love Sunday supper. It’s a dinner party without the formality, where family and friends gather for easy conversation and good food – lots of it!
At Southern Living, we love the holiday season, but we know that it can also be stressful. When we’re busy shopping for gifts, cleaning the house for guests, and running from one holiday-themed function to the next, who has time to make a home-cooked meal? That’s why this week, we’re featuring casseroles – one-dish wonders that are sure to make your season a little brighter.
The casserole as we know it today gained popularity in the United States during the 1950s. Around this time, Campbell’s Soup Company used their own convenience products like canned cream of mushroom soup and crispy onions to create the iconic green bean casserole. Campbell’s estimates that more than 30 million households made this dish for Thanksgiving last year, showing that America really does love the casserole.
Below, we’ve chosen our best fuss-free, crowd-pleasing casseroles fit for a variety of holiday occasions. And best of all, many of our casseroles can be prepared ahead of time, so all you have to do is pop them in the oven. From The South’s Most Trusted Kitchen, we wish you a happy holiday!
Easy Christmas Morning:
For more ideas, check out our Make-Ahead Quick-Fix Casseroles.