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12 Five-Ingredient Casseroles You Can Throw Together On Busy Weeknights

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If you’re looking for quick and easy weeknight meals to simplify your busy schedule, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best casserole dishes made with no more than five ingredients.

These delicious one-dish meals require a minimum of prep time and effort and will liven up your busy weekday menu.

1. Baked Ziti

Colorful and packed with flavor, baked ziti is an easy family favorite for a weeknight meal. Dress it up with a salad and a loaf of bread and you’re set for dinner. It also freezes well, so make a double batch and you’ll have a casserole on hand! Get the recipe from Cooking with Libby.

Cooking with Libby

2. Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole

If you love enchiladas but don’t have the time to make them, you need this recipe! Ground beef and enchilada sauce are layered between tortillas for an easy casserole that gives you all of the flavor of your favorite dish, but with less work. Get the recipe at Six Sisters’ Stuff.

Six Sisters' Stuff

3. Easy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Chicken, broccoli and cheese make for a hearty, filling meal in under 30 minutes. Garlic powder and pepper give this dish a little extra zing. Find the recipe at Appetizer Girl.

Appetizer Girl

4. Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

Breakfast for dinner? Sure, why not! Eggs, sausage, hash browns and cheese make the perfect warm, hearty comfort meal. Get the recipe at Recipe Diaries.

Recipe Diaries

5. Cheesy Beef and Egg Noodle Casserole

This fabulous casserole is perfect for cozy dinners and will carry you through fall. Savory tomatoes with Italian herbs give this dish a flavorful kick. And if you struggle with getting your kids to eat their vegetables, they probably won’t even notice the green beans! Check the recipe out at Sweet Phi.

Sweet Phi

6. Easy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

The best part about this casserole is how easy it is to substitute whatever ingredients you have on hand! The casserole gets its zesty flavor from cream of celery soup, and almonds provide a satisfying crunch in every bite. Get the recipe at Simple Nourished Living.

Simple Nourished Living

7. Baked Tortellini Casserole

You’ll feel like you’re at your favorite Italian restaurant with this delicious casserole. Frozen tortellini and fresh Italian sausage links make this the perfect go-to weeknight dinner. You’ll find the recipe at A Wicked Whisk.

A Wicked Whisk

8. Cheesy Quinoa Casserole

This vegetarian casserole is easy to put together and makes for a good, healthy weeknight dinner. Tomato sauce and diced tomatoes create a bright and beautiful dish that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Get the recipe at Jessica in the Kitchen.

Jessica in the Kitchen

9. Italian Crescent Casserole

If you love Italian dishes but aren’t in the mood for pasta, this casserole is for you. The crescent dough base is reminiscent of deep dish pizza — without all the work! Find the recipe on Real Mom Kitchen.

Real Mom Kitchen

10. Easy Chicken Florentine Casserole 

Mayonnaise, sour cream and parmesan cheese make this casserole seem like a decadent weekday meal. Low carb and gluten free, this yummy dish will brighten up your work week. Get the recipe at Low Carb Yum.

Low Carb Yum

11. Ham And Noodle Casserole

Make the most of your leftovers with this crowd-pleasing casserole. Hearty ham pairs well with egg noodles in this dish, but you can substitute any cooked meat you might have on hand. Get the recipe at The Seasoned Mom.

The Seasoned Mom

12. Tuna Casserole

This tasty casserole is a twist on the tuna classic. The cheddar cheese soup base makes for a rich and creamy flavor — and this is a terrific way to introduce young kids to seafood. Find the recipe at 3 Boys and a Dog.

3 Boys and a Dog