Paula Deen recipes have been a staple in my household for as long as I can remember! To me, she makes the ultimate comfort food while also putting her own twist on things.
I know that now as I've grown older, my life has gotten busier. With a family of my own, it can be hard to find the time to make meals every night of the week! That's why casseroles are so great. I can make them on a Sunday night and that way I know my boys will have meals for the week even if I'm not home!
These are some of our favorite Paula Dean recipes that have all been taste tested by my sons and husband. They're guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers!
If you're looking for something a little on the lighter side, this casserole is for you! With no butter or cream, it's both healthy and delicious! Veggies, rice, and chicken make this a perfect meal for your growing kids.
"My Chicken Florentine is cheesy, creamy, and good for the soul, y'all! "
Enough of that healthy stuff, am I right? Paula is know for her comfort food! And that's exactly what you get with this. The classic dish is turned into a casserole combines chicken and spinach, and of course a ton of cheese. Make it ahead of time and you can even bring some for lunches at work!
"You just gotta try Dora’s Baked Spaghetti for dinner tonight."
Spaghetti is a household favorite around here, but I hate having to make a new pot every night. This way the sauce and the pasta are all in one and it's a no hassle dinner. Cheesy, meaty goodness all in the same dish sounds like a no-brainer to me!
Talk about southern comfort! Ham and collard greens were a Sunday night tradition growing up, and this casserole tastes just like mama used to make! Nothing is better after a long day of work or school than some collard greens cooked up in bacon fat.
I had never heard of this before seeing Paula's recipe, but now it's something I make at least once a month! Using turkey, sandwich bread, and a whole lot of cheese, you can make these deconstructed sandwiches ahead of time and serve them up throughout the week! Careful though, they may not last that long.
This is a perfect dish to have up your sleeve for when guests are coming over. Nothing is better on a weekend morning than a good ol' serving of sausage and eggs. But when you have a big group of people, it can be hard to get everyone's food on the table nice and hot. This way you can make sure all your guests get a little bit of everything...and all at the same time!
Think of this as a type of pot pie! Using refrigerated crescent roll dough, some frozen broccoli, and a lot of crumbled sausage, you can get a creamy and comforting casserole the whole family will love. My boys always try and eat the crust off of everyone's piece, but I always make sure they don't touch mine!
8. Farmer's Pork Chops
Okay, so maybe this isn't really a traditional casserole, but it will always be a staple around here. Making these pork chops ahead of time only takes 30 minutes, and then you have a great source of protein for the entire week. Plus, they're cooked on a bed of mashed potatoes. What could be better?
Whether you eat it as a side dish or a main course, this corn casserole is guaranteed to make your day better! Using a combination for fresh corn, creamed corn, and cornbread mix, you can have this casserole ready to eat in 45 minutes! And there's cheese. Don't forget the cheese.
What meal is complete without a little bit of dessert? Paula's apple cinnamon oatmeal casserole is the perfect way to end off your meal, with some crunch and some sweetness all in one. Heat it up in the microwave during the week for a little slice of heaven!