Casseroles are an easy weeknight dinner Food Network star and Pioneer Woman host, Ree Drummond, is very familiar with. She’s showcased many casserole recipes on her cooking show and in her cookbooks. Without further ado, these are her top 5 casserole recipe videos from her on YouTube, according to Food Network.
1. Ree Drummond’s Sour Cream Noodle Bake is a 30-minute casserole
It’s no wonder this Pioneer Woman dish has claimed one of the top spots as a popular casserole video. Drummond’s recipe, which at the time of publication averages 4.5 stars on Food Network’s website, calls for a simple list of ingredients that can be easily found in almost any grocery store. Think cheese, sour cream, spices, meat, and sauce.
On top of that, the dish doesn’t require a lot of prep. According to the recipe, only 10 minutes of assembly is required before the casserole goes in the oven for 20 minutes making it a 30-minute meal. What’s more, Drummond’s Sour Cream Noodle Bake is easy to freeze for later or make ahead.
2. The Pioneer Woman’s Twice Baked Potato Casserole is easy and simple to make
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Another 4.5-star recipe from Drummond, her Twice Baked Potato Casserole is pure comfort food. Although it takes a bit longer to prepare than the Sour Cream Noodle Bake — it takes 2.5 to make from start to finish — this is still an easy Pioneer Woman recipe.
Once again Drummond uses a pretty short list of ingredients such as cheese, bacon, seasonings, and, of course, potatoes. Making the dish on an episode of The Pioneer Womanthe food-blogger-turned-Food-Network-star described it as “pretty much everything that’s wonderful about twice-baked potatoes but in casserole form.”
A tip from Drummond on making this casserole? Don’t buy pre-packaged bacon bits. Go the homemade route because, according to her, it makes a difference.
3. The cookbook author’s Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole makes brunch easy
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Tired of getting up early to prepare an elaborate breakfast or brunch? Those days are gone thanks to this Pioneer Woman recipe. Although it does require some planning — the filling has to sit overnight — it’s pretty easy to whip together.
Drummond, who lives on a ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, uses a shortcut to make Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, frozen tater tots. She combines them with vegetables, cheese, eggs, and meat to make a hearty dish. Need more convincing that this recipe’s a winner? At the time of publication, Drummond’s recipe averages 5 stars on Food Network’s website and has been reviewed nearly 250 times.
4. The Food Network star’s Best Broccoli Rice Casserole is a 1-dish dinner that’s ready in under 1 hour
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Get dinner on the table in less than an hour with Drummond’s Best Broccoli Rice Casserole. It goes in the oven for 30 minutes after 20 minutes of prep. The best part is the Pioneer Woman recipe can be tweaked depending on what’s in the fridge. Don’t have broccoli? Use another vegetable. Out of long-grain rice? Use quinoa or couscous instead.
5. The Pioneer Woman takes casserole up a notch with Chicken Tortilla Casserole
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Drummond gets a little fancy with this casserole. She creates layers of tortillas, salsa, rice, and tomatoes which accounts for the dish’s longer prep time of 30 minutes. Once again she uses ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores — no hard-to-find ingredients here — such as beans, store bought salsa verde, cheese, tortillas, and spices.