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15 Casseroles that Make Great Freezer Meals

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Stocking your freezer with ready-to-pop-in-the-oven meals feels like money in the bank…especially when they’re this delicious. And freezer meals aren’t limited to meat-lovers either; some of our favorites are vegetarian or even vegan.

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    Freeze-and-Bake Fresh Tomato Lasagna

    Lasagna isn’t a dish we typically associate with freshness, but there is a way to brighten up the classic by starting with uncooked, peak-season tomatoes and adding in ricotta, fresh herbs, and leafy greens. Make this recipe at the moment tomatoes are at their most delicious, and then store it for when you need something comforting with a glimmer of summer thrown in.

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    Pumpkin Enchilada Casserole with Red Chile Sauce and Poblano-Pepita Salsa

    A fall twist on a Mexican favorite, this casserole is delicious either meatless or with cooked shredded chicken (or leftover turkey).

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    Savory Vegetable Bread Pudding with Ham

    Like quiche or frittata, bread pudding is really just another great way to turn custard—eggs and dairy—into a filling dish. And though it’s better known as “strata,” that term is a bit limiting: savory bread pudding isn’t just sausage and bread and cheese— it can be a fresh, bright-tasting dish packed with herbs, seasonal vegetables, and other flavorful ingredients.

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    Eggplant Parmesan

    For many Italian-American families, eggplant Parmesan is that heirloom recipe that tends to make an appearance at every important family gathering. This simple yet special casserole, rich with silken eggplant, tangy marinara, and gooey mozzarella, will surely grace many tables over the holidays. Even if your family lineage doesn’t trace back to Naples, this comfort food classic is perfect for group entertaining.

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    Moussaka Nistisimo (Vegan Moussaka)

    This meatless, dairy-free version of the Greek mainstay tastes as rich as the classic version, and it holds together well when sliced and served.

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    Macaroni and Cheese with Peas and Ham

    Peas and ham make a delicious addition to classic mac and cheese, while still keeping it kid-friendly.

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    Turkey and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

    This take on classic stuffed shells features diced turkey in place of ground meat. Pine nuts, currants, and arugula add a crunchy-sweet-peppery burst in every bite.

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    White Bean Chili Cornbread Pie

    There's no better accompaniment to chili than cornbread, and this genius recipe combines them into one dish.

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    Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

    A cottage pie is like a shepherd’s pie, except that it’s made with beef, not lamb. Here, a hearty filling of ground beef, salty olives, savory tomatoes, and warming spices like chile powder, cumin, and cinnamon rein in the sweetness of the creamy sweet potato topping.

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    Turkey Noodle Casserole

    Leftover roast turkey is combined with earthy mushrooms, a creamy cheese sauce, and a crunchy, sage-scented crumb topping to make this tasty, comforting dish. You can substitute wide egg noodles for the pappardelle.

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    Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

    This is a great destination for leftover chicken or turkey. If you have some on hand, substitute 2 cups of shredded, cooked chicken in place of the thighs. If you can find Mexican cheese, try queso panela or queso añejo instead of the mozzarella and provolone.

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    Hearty Bacon-Kale Macaroni and Cheese

    Mac and cheese, the ultimate winter comfort-food dish, is made even more rib-sticking with the addition of smoky bacon and hearty greens.

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    Moussaka

    Beloved by Greeks and non-Greeks alike, this hearty casserole is one of the best things you’ll ever eat. Like most good things, moussaka takes time to make, but it feeds a crowd. Plus, leftovers are a treat.

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    Crêpe Cannelloni

    Filled with a hearty blend of ricotta, ground meat, and sausage, these cannelloni are made with crêpes, which are lighter than traditional pasta.

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    Classic Meat Lasagna

    Classic meat lasagna shows off its many layers. Make it as tall as your ingredients will allow. Instead of one large lasagna, this recipe makes three smaller ones so you can freeze and use as needed.

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