Although there's nothing wrong with your favorite casserole, we have a few ways to mix things up this year. These recipes will channel holiday nostalgia while offering a variety of new flavors. Whether you choose to add unexpected ingredients like panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) or give a Southern recipe a California twist, you're guaranteed to find a new go-to heading into the holidays.
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
For a comforting and nostalgic recipe, bake up this green bean casserole . Panko and parmesan cheese offer a healthier revamp to french-fried onions, and the addition of mushrooms ups the veggie factor.
Pumpkin Parmesan Pasta Bake
This pumpkin bake casserole  is creamy and full of Fall flavor. Italian seasoning offers a kick, while milk (instead of cream) keeps this dish light.
A Southern recipe with a California twist, this squash casserole  is covered in sourdough bread, Meyer lemons, parsley, and cheese. It makes a great, satisfying side dish for vegetarians.
Breakfast Enchilada Casserole
Yes, you can have casseroles for breakfast! This breakfast enchilada bake  makes a great brunch dish for a large group. Since it's made with egg whites, refried black beans, low-fat cheese, cilantro, and red peppers, it's surprisingly healthy, too.
Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole
For a side dish heading into the holidays, turn to a sweet potato-pecan casserole . Rather than using marshmallows, a warming cinnamon pecan crumble plays up the natural flavor of the root vegetable, rather than covering it up.
East-Meets-West Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole
Loaded with buttery onions and earthy mushrooms, this umami-packed green bean casserole  will quickly become a favorite. It's actually a Japanese-meets-American rendition, since the caramelized the onions are deglazed with mirin (Japanese rice wine) and the onions are breaded in panko (Japanese breadcrumbs).