As the leaves begin to change color and the air carries the scent of earthy spices, we find ourselves eagerly welcoming fall. It's a season that invites us to indulge in hearty, soul-warming meals that bring both warmth and nostalgia to our tables. And what better way to embrace the autumn season than with a delicious variety of fall casseroles?
In this recipe roundup, we will dive deep into the heart of fall, exploring the rich flavors, vibrant colors, and comforting aromas that define this season. From the classic favorites that remind us of home-cooked meals shared with loved ones, to new creations that infuse traditional ingredients with a modern twist, these fall casseroles promise to please your taste buds and inspire your fall menus. If you’re looking for a comforting dish for a chilly evening, or something new to please your dinner party guests with, we’ve got it covered with this list of fall casseroles. Let’s dig right in!
And if you are looking for breakfast casseroles be sure to check out our collection of Fall friendly breakfast casseroles.
Butternut squash is the epitome of a fall vegetable. It’s amazing in soup, and it’s easy to use in casseroles. This version of a fall casserole is perfect because it’s paired with browned butter which enhances the taste of butternut squash in the best way. It’s very possible that this casserole will take center stage over any meat entree you serve!
This baked unstuffed bell pepper casserole is quick to prepare, a great freezer-friendly meal, and a filling dinner. It’s packed full of hearty beef and rice, so it will easily warm you up on a cool autumn evening. It’s much easier than making stuffed peppers, and just as delicious.
Mac and cheese is a year-round dish, but we’re making it warm and hearty by adding Italian sausage to it. This recipe makes classic mac and cheese into a full meal that can be done in about 30 minutes. Perfect for those busy, fall weeknights! Spicy Italian sausage goes great in this dish, but if serving kids, mild Italian sausage works too.
Of course, chicken pot pie makes the list of fall casseroles! This meal is the definition of comfort food, filled with creamy chicken gravy, vegetables, and juicy chicken. You may be used to the classic top crust, but by using biscuits instead, you get a super easy, comforting casserole. Biscuits add a delicious buttery topping.
Chili is a classic fall dish. Making it in casserole form is just as easy, and the sweet potatoes add a nice Autumn flavor that balances out the dish with a bit of sweetness. It will have your home smelling amazing and will put everyone in the best fall mood.
If you don’t like brussels sprouts, it’s because you haven’t had this casserole yet! It’s a take on the classic green bean casserole but with brussels sprouts instead. It’s all made in just one skillet, so cooking and cleaning are easy. It even has a bit of bacon added to enhance the roasted brussels sprout flavor.
This mushroom pasta bake recipe is easy to make with pasta tossed in a simple mushroom sauce and gremolata topping. It can be served as a family meal with the kids or as a classy dinner when hosting guests. The combo of mushrooms, almonds, hearty pasta, and a bit of sharp parmesan make this a fantastic dish for the autumn weather.
We use potatoes in casseroles, and we also use pasta, so why not use gnocchi? It’s amazing at soaking up flavors and absolutely pairs well with Italian sausage and kale. It’s hearty, yet creamy, and full of flavors. It’ll please all guests at your chilly dinner party. This is also a great dish to make for a date night in.
You’ll be amazed at how easy this polenta casserole is to make. Corn is perfect for fall dishes, and polenta is no exception. It keeps the casserole hearty and mixes perfectly with the homemade tomato meat sauce. A bit of cheese as a topping is all you need to finish it off.
You might have seen baked pasta recipes on TikTok. This baked Boursin pasta follows the same method and is topped with an entire round of Boursin cheese. It keeps things fun, but hearty enough to keep your group warm on a chilly autumn evening. It’s a great dish to serve to a crowd!
As stated before, corn is fantastic for fall recipes. And when it comes to corn casserole, of course we have to go for Paula Deen’s recipe. It’s simple and very easy to make, requiring just a few ingredients. You can even make it up to two days ahead of time, to save yourself some work the day of the dinner party.
The name says it all - this is the fall casserole recipe! It’s got brussels sprouts, butternut squash, chicken sausage, sage, honey crisp apples, pecans, dried cranberries, and cinnamon which are all classic fall flavors. Combined together, they work perfectly as a balanced fall casserole meal. This is a healthy recipe too as it’s paleo and Whole30 compliant.
A delicious twist on the classic Italian dish, our Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna is topped with melted cheese and béchamel sauce. If you’ve never had butternut squash in lasagna, you are missing out! It gives the dish an amazing creaminess and gives you a break from the traditional tomato sauce.
Sweet potato casserole is a staple side dish at many Thanksgivings. The battle is usually between a marshmallow topping versus a sweet pecan crumble topping. This year - switch it up and make a savory sweet potato casserole! This one includes the typical sweet potatoes but is ham, thyme, butter, and a bit of cheese. It’s still creamy and delicious.
Baked potatoes are amazing for a fall evening dinner. They’re warm, hearty, and filling. This twice-baked potato casserole takes on that heartiness but adds a world of flavor. This recipe is everything you need in a twice-baked potato. You can make it two days ahead of time and freeze leftovers.
Chicken and rice are classic casserole ingredients, but the addition of mushrooms gives this recipe an amazing flavor that pairs well with cool autumn evenings. It takes just one hour to whip up from start to finish, so it can give you an amazing homemade dinner even on busy weeknights.
This French onion chicken pasta is based on the oh-so-classic French onion soup, but they swap out the croutons for hearty pasta and replace beef broth with chicken to enhance the shredded chicken that is added in. It is a fantastic fall casserole because who doesn’t love French onion soup on a cold night? This is just more hearty!
A pasta dish really is the most comforting dinner you could have during a cold fall or winter night. A baked pasta dish is even better because it’s easy to put the work off on the oven, and who doesn’t love a bit of crispy, melty cheese on top?! Adding in a bit of turkey allows this to be a fully balanced meal all in one pot.
Sometime this fall, you’re bound to have some turkey leftovers. Now you have a recipe telling you exactly what to do with it. This leftover turkey casserole is the perfect solution because you can still feed a crowd with it, but not have to have the same meal you had the day before with the turkey. It keeps things varied and delicious.
How do you make mom’s chicken and rice casserole perfect for fall? You add a bit of heat to it, cajun style! The only extra ingredients you need are fire-roasted tomatoes, andouille sausage, and a bit of cajun seasoning. The rice keeps things from getting too spicy, and the andouille sausage adds amazing flavor.
As we talked about before, pasta is amazing in the fall and winter - especially baked pasta. This ultimate baked spaghetti casserole is going to be your new weekly go-to! It has a delicious homemade meat sauce and an “ultimate” cheese layer. It will please everyone in the family, no doubt about it.
You’ve got the list of options and recipes now, so grab your apron, preheat the oven, and get ready to immerse yourself in the cozy embrace of fall, one delicious casserole at a time!