Friday Four 12: Casserole Recipes + Giveaway!

Friday Four 12: Easy Casserole Recipes | This Gal Cooks

Happy Friday, to you.

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away? I know, crazy, right? It feels like the last Thanksgiving was just a couple of months ago. But my has the year flown by. This year, we are going to have a low-key celebration at our house. Just the two of us and the dog. I think we may smoke a turkey this year. Mmm. Smoked turkey is great. And just for the heck of it, we may throw a slab of ribs on the smoker, too. The last time we smoked ribs, we DEVOURED them within twenty minutes of taking them off the smoker.


So with Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, I know you all will be busy. So today I’ve put together a little collection of casserole recipes that will make life in the kitchen easier for you while you prep for the big Thanksgiving dinner. I even included a make ahead breakfast casserole that would be perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast.

OH, and there’s a giveaway, too. $500 gift card up for grabs. Find the deets and the entry form at the end of the post.


ON THE BLOG: This week I shared this Chocolate Cabernet Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream. For breakfast, I shared two recipes: Cranberry Walnut Muffins and Cranberry Pumpkin Pancakes.

IN MY LIFE: I found out that my job is going to hire someone else to do Accounts Payable. *Happy Dance* x 1000. I will still have to be the backup and help out, when needed. But I will get to train the person we hire, which I’m excited about. And I will get to start learning new things and focusing on my other duties, that I enjoy SO much more. On a non-happy dance note, I forgot about the Food Blog Forum ticket sale TWICE. So I didn’t get tickets. I’m pretty bummed about it because I found out some of my favorite blogging gals scored tickets. *sad face* x 1000. Was looking forward to seeing those girls.

So let’s get to those casserole recipes. Enjoy!

Four Easy Casserole Recipes

Overnight Chocolate Pecan Pie French Toast Casserole

Overnight Chocolate Pecan Pie French Toast Casserole

Quick and Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole

Quick and Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole from

Skillet Sweet Potato Enchiladas Casserole

Easy one skillet Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole | This Gal Cooks

Cajun Shrimp & Quinoa Casserole

Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole - This Gal Cooks #cleaneating #healthy #seafood

Giveaway time!

Two Year Blogiversary Giveaway 2

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  1. says

    Love these casseroles! I live off of casseroles in the fall and winter so these are fabulous! and congrats that your job is going to hire someone else to do Accounts Payable!! that’s awesome! I love that you shared this with us! I was also hoping to score a ticket to Food Blog Forum . . but oh well, what are you going to do? There’s always 2016 right?! :P

    • says

      Yep, always 2016! I hope I snag a ticket from the wait list but I’m not going to count on it. I will look forward to some other conferences next year. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words, Alice! :)

  2. says

    Congrats on the accounts payable person at work!!! Bummer on the tickets, but I’m not going either…does that help?
    Thanks so much for joining us in our 2 year celebration Julie. I am so grateful to be a part of our blogging group. I have learned so much from you over these past two years, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings…..hopefully some conferences in the future! :)

    • says

      Thanks, Lisa! Well, maybe you can do what I am doing…if I don’t snag a ticket from the wait list, I’m going to just go up to Orlando for a night or two so I can see Zainab, Ashley, Kelly and whomever else I know that is going. Of course, I will not stay on Disney property. But it will still be fun. I’m sure you will want out of the snow by then. ;) So glad to have gotten to know you and for your friendship over the past couple years, Lisa! :)

  3. says

    Julie, these casseroles look amazing and I just love that card about Thanksgiving! :) Thanks so much for helping us to celebrate with this giveaway and for your friendship!

  4. Joanne says

    Hi Julie – These casseroles look delicious, especially the overnight french toast! Have a great weekend!

  5. says

    Oh, I know the feeling, Julie. On any given week I do the happy dance a few times and the sad grumpy face a few times too – over different things. Sounds like your job is looking up, though, and let’s face it, that’s a very good reason to do a big happy dance. Great timing, as well -just before the holidays.
    Love the look of the sweet potato enchilada recipe. I love these kinds of recipes because they are so American – in a good way of course. You would never see anything like that on a British menu … and I love that about blogging!

    • says

      You just don’t know how happy I am about the change with the job! It’s such a relief. I like the people I work with (I work with a couple people I worked with at an old job – one of them is now my supervisor again) and my job is only four miles from my house. So I didn’t really want to look for something else but if some changes didn’t happen, I was probably really going to start to look. But all is good now. :)

      Hope you’re having a great weekend! I imagine we have many dishes here that you don’t have on the British menus. In fact, some of the stuff we have on the menus here in the US is kind of crazy! I mean, a burger made with donut buns. What?! LOL

  6. says

    Yummy casseroles presented. Out of these four, Cajun Shrimp & Quinoa Casserole seems the best for me. i am gonna try this today only. Thanks for sharing these beautiful dishes.

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