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Casseroles

Southerners love casseroles and we take them everywhere! From traditional Breakfast Casserole, to this fabulous Broccoli Casserole, we find that casseroles are the quintessential dish for new parents, grieving families, someone who just moved, and just about anything in between.

Croissant breakfast casserole made with orange marmalade, eggs, and cream—luscious, and super easy. Prepare ahead and bake in the morning!

Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Croissant breakfast casserole made with orange marmalade, eggs, and cream—luscious and super easy. Prepare ahead and bake in the morning! My friend Rita’s late mother-in-law, Miss Louise, gave me this recipe for Croissant Breakfast Casserole, and it is one of the easiest breakfast recipes you will find. It takes about ten minutes to put together …

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Overnight breakfast casserole that you can whip up in about twenty minutes, stick in the fridge, and bake in the morning. This one features sausage and egg, with lots of cheese!

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Overnight breakfast casserole that you can whip up in about twenty minutes, stick in the fridge, and bake in the morning. This one features sausage and egg, with lots of cheese! It’s easy and the perfect make ahead breakfast! This breakfast casserole recipe is perfect when you’re having houseguests because you can put it together …

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A white dish filled with squash casserole with crumbled Ritz crackers.

Southern Squash Casserole

Squash Casserole is a favorite at every potluck gathering. With grated Cheddar cheese, crumbled Ritz crackers, and fresh yellow squash, this casserole is a great way to use those summer vegetables! Squash Casserole with Ritz crackers is ubiquitous on the Southern table in the summertime, probably because nearly everyone who has a garden grows squash …

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A closeup of a serving of Southern Broccoli Casserole on a plate over a marble board.

Southern Broccoli Casserole

Southern Broccoli Casserole with crispy bacon, cheese, onion, and topped with toasted cheese crackers is the best broccoli casserole we’ve ever had! Your family will love this one! My friend, Janis, gave me this broccoli casserole recipe back in 1990 and I’ve been making it the exact same way ever since. It is so good …

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version has a few secret ingredients that make it the best! It's perfect for a potluck gathering or new parents and it's freezer friendly!

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version has a few secret ingredients that make it the best! It’s perfect for a potluck gathering or new parents and it’s freezer friendly! Have you ever eaten Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole? It’s just an old-fashioned, simple chicken casserole that shows up at most church …

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Summer vegetables roasted in a cast iron skillet with toasted breadcrumbs.

Vegetable Gratin

A vegetable gratin without cream that’s bursting with flavor from fresh summer produce like squash, tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Is your summer produce overflowing? Do you have zucchini threatening to take over your yard? That’s what happens when you have a garden and lots of sunshine and rain and nice, warm temperatures. A few weeks …

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Double crust chicken pot pie on a cutting board with fresh thyme.

Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie

This double crust chicken pot pie has a rich, creamy sauce with lots of vegetables, and is topped with a savory thyme crust. And you can make it easy and use refrigerated pie crust! This double-crust chicken pot pie can be made with puffed pastry or even refrigerated pie crust, but if you have time, …

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A serving of apple sausage stuffing on a plate with the dish in the background.

Apple Sausage Stuffing

Apple Sausage Stuffing with mushrooms, sage, and other fresh herbs and vegetables is a delicious variation of traditional stuffing. Stuffing is not a traditional Southern Thanksgiving dish. We always have Southern Cornbread Dressing with Giblet Gravy, but every now and then I like to throw this Apple Sausage Stuffing out there as well. I’ve tweaked …

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Skillet Dressing Recipe made in a cast iron skillet with sage leaves on the side.

Skillet Dressing Recipe

This Skillet Dressing Recipe with Pear, Sage, and Bacon is just right for a smaller crowd—and it’s bursting with fresh flavor! Why is it that we only have dressing at Thanksgiving? Or is that just me? Are the rest of you eating fabulous Southern Cornbread Dressing all year long and I just don’t know about …

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A serving of Southern cornbread dressing on a plate with dish in background.

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing is so easy to make—with cornbread, celery, onion, sage, and lots of good chicken stock—this classic Cornbread Dressing is great for Thanksgiving dinner or as a side dish anytime!  Ahhh…here’s the star of the Thanksgiving table. It’s not the turkey, although that’s pretty nice too, especially if you use my turkey brine …

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A serving of Unstuffed Pepper Casserole in a shallow bowl with a fork.

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole with lean ground beef, bell peppers, farro, and cheese—easy enough for a weeknight dinner and delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy! What is Unstuffed Pepper Casserole? We first had this Unstuffed Pepper Casserole at my daughter’s house and fell in love with it. This is a simple dish, with just …

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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

A great potluck or party dish, this Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is filled with chicken, spaghetti, pimentos, peppers, and cheese. It has lots of flavor without being too spicy so it’s kid-friendly and adults love it. Remember church potlucks or even funeral gatherings where casseroles abounded? There’s a reason for that, of course. Casseroles are typically …

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