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Nothing warms the belly (and the soul!) quite like casserole.

Here is a collection of hearty, crowd-pleasing casserole recipes.

One of the common themes of a casserole is the use of hearty, budget-friendly ingredients like pasta, rice, and canned soups. Now, there are a million different variations and combinations of these ingredients.

Where to start? My personal favorite is the cheesy corn hotdish. This simple combination of foods results in something absolutely delicious.

A reader favorite is the ring bologna hotdish. Another surprising combination of ingredients that blend wonderfully together.

Are casseroles and hotdishes the same thing? In my opinion, they’re slightly different. Hotdish is more of a midwestern team/dish, and casserole is used nationwide. Hotdish may be more likely to contain condensed soups. Casserole is perhaps a more encompassing term (think green bean casserole).

Enjoy these hearty, budget-friendly casserole recipes!

Crab rangoon hotdish: Pasta, crab, cream cheese - does it get any better?

Crab Rangoon Hotdish

Chicken broccoli hotdish recipe: Click through for recipe!

Chicken Broccoli Hotdish

Chow mein noodle hotdish recipe

30+ Hotdish Recipes

Cheesy corn hotdish: SO EASY to make, and one of the most delicious Minnesota hotdish recipes I've had.

Cheesy Corn Hotdish

Tuna noodle hotdish: A classic casserole recipe. Click through for recipe!

Tuna Noodle Hotdish

Three bean hotdish recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Three Bean Potluck Hotdish

Chow mein noodle hotdish recipe

Chow Mein Noodle Hotdish Recipe

Ring bologna hotdish recipe: An unexpected combination makes for a supremely delicious hotdish/casserole. Click through for recipe!

Ring Bologna Hotdish Recipe

Pastel de choclo recipe - Chilean corn casserole: Learn how to make this traditional sweet corn-based Chilean dish!

Pastel de Choclo Recipe