Best 5-Ingredient Casserole Recipes For A Simple & Delicious Meal! (2024)

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These 5-ingredient casseroles are super simple and easy to whip up for a delicious family meal any day of the week! Each one of these recipes uses just 5 ingredients so you can enjoy a budget-friendly dish or even skip the grocery store altogether! No matter which casseroles you choose to try out, you won't be disappointed!

Easy 5-Ingredient Casserole Recipes

I love a great casserole recipe! They are so convenient for those days when you either don't feel like cooking or you're just strapped for time! It's even better when the casseroles are all-in-one meals that don't need any side dishes!

These casseroles all have one thing in common: they only use 5 ingredients! Go ahead and skip your grocery trip and pick one that includes ingredients you already have at home!

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Whether you are actively budgeting or just don't feel like making a run to the grocery store, these simple 5-ingredient casseroles are the perfect dish for any day of the week!

  • Campbell's Green Bean Casserole
  • Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
  • Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Casserole
  • Jiffy Corn Casserole
  • Italian Sausage Bake
  • Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Green Pea Casserole
  • Frito Pie
  • Sweet Potato & Apple Sausage Casserole
  • Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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  • 1. Campbell's Green Bean Casserole
  • 2. Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
  • 4. Jiffy Corn Casserole
  • 5. Italian Sausage Bake
  • 7. Green Pea Casserole
  • 8. Frito Pie
  • 10. Chicken Parmesan Casserole
  • 11. Sheepherder's Breakfast
  • 12. Chicken Tortellini Au Gratin
  • 15. Cheesy Quinoa Casserole
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If you love casseroles as much as I do, make sure you take a look at these chicken casseroles, breakfast casseroles, and ground beef casseroles!

1. Campbell's Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is definitely a holiday favorite, but this recipe is so simple to make that you can really enjoy it any time of the year! Just grab a few cans of green beans, some cream of mushroom soup, soy sauce, milk, and (of course) fried onions!

Classic Campbell's Green Bean Casserole

Campbell's green bean casserole is a classic recipe that takes minimal prep work, is ready in a snap, and tastes delicious. This casserole is packed with green beans and a creamy sauce, perfect for the holidays, and then topped with crispy French fried onions. Plus, it only uses a handful of ingredients.

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2. Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

If you're craving some pizza but don't want to order takeout (or make your own), then this pizza casserole is perfect! You'll need your favorite variety of noodles (I enjoy using egg noodles), pepperoni, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, and cheese!

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Pepperoni pizza casserole with pasta and cheese is the perfect, easy casserole dish for busy weeknights that the whole family will love! This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients like egg noodles, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese! You can add your favorite pizza toppings to customize the pasta dinner as your favorite pizza!

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3. Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This hearty breakfast casserole is great for serving a large family! It's packed with all of your favorite breakfast staples so you don't even need to make anything to serve with it!

Although, you can easily pair it with some baked donuts for a sweet and savory complete breakfast!

Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This easy sausage egg & cheese breakfast casserole is a fabulous recipe for serving breakfast to a crowd on Christmas morning! With just a handful of classic breakfast ingredients like eggs, sausage, and cheese, you can make a hearty casserole for feeding visiting family or simply meal prep the leftovers!

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4. Jiffy Corn Casserole

I love serving this corn casserole for the holidays, special occasions, or for no reason at all! It only needs a few minutes of prep work before being popped in the oven, so you can enjoy it any day of the week!

Jiffy Corn Casserole

This Jiffy corn casserole is a sweet and savory side dish with creamy corn mixed into every bite of your cornbread! Best of all, you only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time to put it together. Whether you call it corn casserole, corn pudding, or spoon bread, it's a side that goes with practically anything!

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5. Italian Sausage Bake

This hearty all-in-one meal is packed with pasta, sausage, cheese, and sauce! It's the perfect way to enjoy some Italian food without having to spend forever in the kitchen!

Italian Sausage Bake

This Italian sausage bake is an easy family casserole dinner made with pasta, spaghetti sauce, Italian sausage links, cheese, and basil! With only 5 ingredients, it's a super meal to put together quickly and still serve up hearty comfort food that everyone will enjoy! It will definitely be added to your weekly dinner rotation!

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6. Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs

This baked spaghetti recipe is super versatile. You can use frozen or store-bought meatballs to make this a 5-ingredient casserole. To make it even easier, this dish works fantastically with leftover spaghetti!

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Baked spaghetti and meatballs is an easy casserole with layers of spaghetti coated in sauce, cheese, and meatballs! This tasty comfort food dinner can be loaded with cheesy goodness to please your entire family. Plus, it's the perfect use of leftovers from a spaghetti dinner!

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7. Green Pea Casserole

This pea casserole is so simple, all you do is mix together your 5 ingredients and bake it in the oven! As a result, you get to enjoy a delicious pea side dish!

8. Frito Pie

Frito pie is a staple dish in the South, and it only uses a few ingredients (4 to be exact)! Just grab some corn chips, cheddar cheese, onion, and some chili!

Of course, you can make some homemade chili. Or, you can use canned chili or even some leftovers!

9. Sweet Potato & Apple Sausage Casserole

This hearty dish can be enjoyed as a side or as the main course! It features sweet potatoes, apple chicken sausage, granny smith apples, and honey mustard!

10. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

If you love chicken Parmesan but don't want to put in all the work then this casserole is for you! All you need is some pasta, chicken, marinara sauce, cheese, and bread crumbs!

11. Sheepherder's Breakfast

Another fantastic breakfast option, this casserole features bacon, onion, frozen hash browns, eggs, and cheese! Since all of your favorite breakfast items are already in the casserole, you won't need to serve it with anything else!

12. Chicken Tortellini Au Gratin

This warm and delicious casserole can be made using leftovers! You'll need to have some cooked chicken, tortellini, artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, and cheese!

13. Biscuits & Gravy Casserole

This casserole is perfect for a warm and cozy Sunday brunch! You'll need pork sausage, onion, biscuits, cheese, and milk (plus a few staple items like flour).

14. Ham & Vegetable Cobbler

Move over chicken pot pie, it's time to enjoy this ham and vegetable cobbler! As written, this recipe does have a few more ingredients than just 5. However, you can easily use a bag of frozen mixed veggies to lower the amount!

15. Cheesy Quinoa Casserole

Not only does this casserole only need 5 ingredients, but it is also ready to eat in just 15 minutes! It is packed with quinoa, tomato sauce, almond milk, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes!

What do you think of these simple casseroles? Which one do you want to make first? Leave a comment down below and let me know!

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😋 More Delicious Casserole Recipes

  • Ritz Chicken Casserole - This incredibly satisfying dish features chicken, butter, and Ritz crackers!
  • Cinnamon Roll Casserole - A sweet breakfast treat that is perfect for a group!
  • Panettone Cherry French Toast Casserole - This is the most decadent way to enjoy brunch!
  • Doritos Chicken Casserole - A hearty casserole that incorporates Doritos chips for tons of flavor!
  • Mexican Cornbread Casserole - Cornbread is layered with seasoned ground beef for a family favorite meal!
  • Tuna Noodle Casserole - This kid-approved casserole is easy to make and loaded with cheese and tuna!

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5-Ingredient Casseroles: Campbell's Green Bean Casserole (+More Great Recipes To Make!)

These 5-ingredient casseroles are super simple and easy to whip up for a delicious family meal any day of the week! Each one of these recipes uses just 5 ingredients so you can enjoy a budget-friendly dish or even skip the grocery store altogether! No matter which casseroles you choose to try out, you won't be disappointed!

Author | Angela

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 163kcal

Prep 5 minutes minutes

Cooking 30 minutes minutes

Total Time 35 minutes minutes

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  • 2⅔ cups fried onions (divided into 2 equal portions)
  • 56 oz green beans (drained)
  • 21.5 oz condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

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  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a 3-quart casserole dish.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add half of your fried onions, green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, and black pepper. Stir until everything is well-distributed.

  • Pour the mixture into your prepared 3-quart casserole dish. Bake in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 25 minutes.

  • Remove the casserole from the oven and stir it. Then, sprinkle the remaining fried onions on top.

  • Place the casserole back into the oven and bake it for 5 more minutes. Remove from the oven when done and serve while warm.


  • For this recipe, you can use two 28-ounce cans of green beans.
  • 21.5 ounces is equivalent to two 10.75-ounce cans of Cambell's cream of mushroom soup (or the reduced-fat version).
  • If using fresh green beans, trim the green beans and cut them in half then add to a pot of boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Immediately drain the blanched green beans and transfer them into a bowl of iced water. Drain them again and use them as directed in the recipe.
  • To store: Keep your green bean casserole covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To freeze: Prepare your casserole as directed, but do not bake it yet (or add on the topping). Cover the casserole and store it in the freezer. When ready, bake it from frozen, and add the topping after it has been in the oven for 20 minutes. *The green bean casserole will need to be baked longer due to being frozen.
  • To reheat: For small, individual portions, you can reheat your casserole in the microwave. Alternatively, you can put it back in the oven until heated to your liking.


Calories: 163kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 18g (6%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 8g (12%) | Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg (2%) | Sodium: 535mg (23%) | Potassium: 376mg (11%) | Fiber: 4g (17%) | Sugar: 5g (6%) | Vitamin A: 946IU (19%) | Vitamin C: 16mg (19%) | Calcium: 76mg (8%) | Iron: 2mg (11%)

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Macaroni and cheese is the oldest written casserole recipe found in 1250.

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What is a basic casserole? ›

In the United States, a casserole or hot dish is typically a baked food with three main components: pieces of meat (such as chicken or ground meat) or fish (such as tuna) or other protein (such as beans or tofu), various chopped or canned vegetables (such as green beans or peas), and a starchy binder (such as flour, ...

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Not every single casserole has all of them, but as a rule of thumb, here's what to look for: a starch, a binding agent or sauce, and a protein or vegetable. Many casseroles also have both vegetables and proteins, as well as a crunchy element to give some textural contrast, and cheese.

Do I bake my casserole covered or uncovered? ›

Uncovering the foods promotes browning and crisping, and reduces the amount of liquid in the finished dish. If a casserole looks soupy when it's ready to bake, bake it uncovered unless the ingredients include pasta or rice, which absorb liquid.

Is it better to cook casserole the day before or? ›

Make-ahead meals (especially baked casseroles) are terrific because you can completely assemble them in advance and bake them just before serving. They're the ultimate comfort food as they come bubbling hot and delicious straight from the oven to the table to the delight of family and friends.

What is the best oven setting for casseroles? ›

Slow Cook

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John Wayne first wrote the casserole recipe, but it looks a little different today. John Wayne Casserole was first popularized by the 1979 cookbook, "Cooking with Love from Cara and Her Friends," a collection of different celebrities' favorite dishes.

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That's right, the iconic John Wayne Casserole is named after none other than the actor himself. Typically, you'll find that most recipes call for refrigerated biscuits or Bisquick, onions, red bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, sour cream, mayonnaise, ground beef, tomatoes, taco seasoning, and Cheddar cheese.

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The main ingredients for a casserole are protein, sauce, vegetable, starch, and topping. After that, you can just choose from each category whatever food is to your family's liking or what you have on hand. Here are some great ideas from each category.

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It protects your food from drying out or burning and helps keep in the heat and moisture, ensuring a perfectly cooked meal. Loosely covering your dish with foil can prevent uneven browning while baking. However, tightly sealing your bakeware with foil is the way to go for more steam.

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The term “casserole” can refer to any dish prepared in a casserole dish—essentially a deep, wide baking dish—and baked in the oven. A casserole can have layers, as in the case of an Italian lasagna or a deep-dish pizza, or composed of some evenly distributed combination of veggies, a protein, and a starchy binder.


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