The holidays are a perfect time to create some warm and cozy recipes. We’re going to share with you our tips to make your casseroles festive for the holidays!

Casseroles are specifically a great option to make during the holiday season since there are so many ways to make a casserole that will satisfy your pallet. Plus, they’re quick to make and easy to prepare ahead. 

Casserole recipes are also great to serve when you have company over, so we’re going to show you how to put a holiday spin on your casserole dishes in ways that will impress your festive guests for any upcoming holiday events you have coming up! 

Turkey Casserole in red baking dish
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First of all, get into the holiday spirit by incorporating traditional holiday flavors in your casserole. 

Using these flavors is a great way to make your casserole festive for the holidays! Ingredients like turkey, cranberries, and potatoes could be a great way to bring in the holiday flavors you’re looking for. 

If you’re looking for a recipe that uses holiday flavors, we recommend trying out this Leftover Turkey Casserole. You could even use your holiday meal leftovers to create this dish.

Cheesy ground beef taco casserole on a plate, garnished with a lemon wedge and fresh herbs.

2. Add some colorful garnishes on top

You can also garnish your casserole dish with food that fits the seasonal colors. For Christmas, you could add some cranberries (red) and mint (green) if the flavors would complement the recipe you’ve chosen. This is an easy way to make your casseroles festive for the holidays

This Taco Casserole is a perfect way to add some Christmas colors to your table. Use red and green peppers to make the colors in this recipe pop!

3. Serve on festive dishes

If you’ve got some holiday-themed plates and serving ware, then surprise your guests by serving your fresh casserole on those plates, and make it in a festive casserole baking dish if you have one.

You can do this with any casserole recipe, but I think this Loaded Cauliflower Bake would be a great option to try out.

4. Add in comfort foods

The holidays are a perfect time to indulge in your favorite comfort foods. Depending on what type of casserole recipe you’re making, you could add in ingredients like cheese, sausage, mashed potatoes, and ground beef. Find a recipe that gets you really excited to dig into!

Sloppy Joe’s are a great comfort food, so this Sloppy Joe Casserole recipe is sure to be a crowd favorite during the holiday season!

Pillsbury Breakfast Casserole in casserole dish

5. Use holiday leftovers

If you have leftovers from your holiday dinner, then use them to add into a casserole! This will help you enjoy the meal a second time, but as an entirely different recipe so if doesn’t feel just like leftovers!
This Pillsbury Breakfast Casserole could be a great option for using holiday leftovers! Use any vegetables you have left and mix in your meat leftovers to create this delicious recipe.

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