There’s nothing more satisfying than taking a big bite out of a cheesy casserole. If this were 1957, that casserole might consist of cream of mushroom soup and some potato chips. But, it’s 2017, and now you’re more likely to find foodie-forward ingredients like truffle oil and coconut milk. When you’re constantly prepping make-ahead dinner casseroles, the more unique the recipe, the better. Spice things up with these 19 out-of-the-box recipes that you’ll *definitely* want to have leftovers of.

1. Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Lasagna: A whole dish that’s dedicated to cheese, pasta and Brussels sprouts? Yes, please! If your kids are picky eaters, they’ll have no choice but to change their fickle ways when they dig into this lasagna. (via How Sweet It Is)

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2. Chicken Bacon Ranch Lasagna: If you’re craving a lasagna with no marinara sauce (or veggies) in sight, this cheesy chicken bacon ranch recipe will be your new favorite. (via Chef in Training)


3. Chicken Pasta Stuffed Bell Peppers: Chances are, you’ve never stuffed your peppers with macaroni. Take our advice: You need to start ASAP. (via Plating Pixels)


4. Chicken Spinach Pizza Couscous Casserole: Talk about a mash-up of different dishes. Why should you choose when you can have pizza, couscous, chicken and spinach in one serving? (via MJ and Hungryman)


5. Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole: Instead of your standard taco night, shake things up and make this Southwestern-style tater tot casserole. It finishes in the slow-cooker so your entire meal can be ready when you walk in the door. (via Slow Cooker Gourmet)


6. Deep Dish Shepherd’s Pie With Sweet Potato and Chicken Curry: This isn’t just any old Shepherd’s pie. Nope, this one is curry-spiced with a sweet potato mash on top. (via Kitchn)


7. Stuffed Mushroom Casserole: Stuffed mushrooms are a fab appetizer, but they can also be a delicious main course. Instead of actually stuffing the mushrooms, slice them and place in a casserole dish with all of the typical ingredients on top. (via Peas and Crayons)


8. French Onion Soup Casserole: French onion soup is an elegant dinner that’s perfect for chilly nights. If you’re feeding more than a couple of people, take advantage of the oven and turn it into a hearty casserole interpretation. (via The Seasoned Mom)


9. Italian Quinoa Risotto Lasagna With Truffle Oil: Holy fancy lasagna, Batman! Adding truffle oil to anything is a surefire way to make it unique AF, and this lasagna is *no* exception. (via Half Baked Harvest)


10. One Pot Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole: If you normally fix rice to go alongside your enchiladas, you should try mixing the two together in a one-pot casserole. Top with an obscene amount of cheese and consider yourself a director of food porn. (via Recipe Tin Eats)


11. Mexican Taco Casserole: Forget about taco shells and tortillas — this casserole is about to be your new go-to for Mexican night. Serve with a side of guacamole and pico de gallo for a tasty topping. (via Low Carb Yum)


12. One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole: When that pizza craving hits, make it casserole-style with quinoa, olives and turkey sausage. Lucky for you, it will be even better the next day. (via Spoonful of Flavor)


13. Potato Salad Bake: Wait, warm potato salad? Sounds nuts, right? It’s just crazy enough to be absolutely delicious and change your potlucks forever. (via Food, Folks and Fun)


14. Rosemary Chicken Mac and Cheese: Any time you have an excuse to eat macaroni and cheese for dinner, you use it. This grown-up version is flavored with fresh rosemary, hearty chicken and creamy goat cheese. (via Little Rusted Ladle)


15. Sweet Potato and Kale Brown Rice Casserole: This healthy vegetarian casserole is filled with sweet potatoes, kale and brown rice. (via Cook Nourish Bliss)


16. Teriyaki Turkey, Rice and Vegetable Casserole: Takeout won’t seem nearly as appealing when you’ve prepped this casserole before work. It’s healthy, filling and has all of the flavors you look forward to from delivery but in a healthier package. (via Cookin’ Canuck)


17. Thai Chicken Enchiladas: You don’t play by the rules in the rest of your life, so you might as well follow that path in the kitchen as well. Be a rebel and fill your enchiladas with Thai flavors like peanut, coconut and sweet chili. (via How Sweet It Is)


18. Three Cheese Mushroom Bolognese Spaghetti Squash Casserole: This low-carb version of your favorite baked spaghetti is totally mouth-watering. You may even want to forgo real pasta from now on… just sayin’. (via The Roasted Root)


19. Gigante Bean Cassoulet With Chorizo: Cassoulet is arguably the original casserole dish comprised of slow-cooked beans, meat and pork fat. This slightly modernized version is pretty true to the classic, except for its use of chorizo as the protein. (via Coley Cooks)

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