Casseroles are a great choice for serving at luncheons because they are easy to transport, many can be made ahead, and they usually yield enough servings to feed large groups. While some dinner casseroles can be a bit heavier, these lighter lunch casseroles are great for serving earlier in the day alongside a salad or fruit. In our opinion, there's no occasion that can't be made better by having a casserole (or two!) on the menu.
From mains to sides to desserts, these are our favorite casserole recipes to serve at church luncheons.
Instead of serving sandwiches, serve this elevated version of a classic BLT. It's pretty and delicious.
Wow any lunch crowd by serving this warm casserole that's made with pineapple instead of just a bowl of cut fruit.
Swap it up from a traditional cold chicken salad and warm things up with this creamy casserole version that will have everyone asking for the recipe.
If you don't have miniature ramekins, you can also bake this grits casserole in a 2-quart baking dish.
This casserole version of the classic recipe is a bit easier to serve to a group since the shrimp sits on top of the grits all in one dish.
If you're in charge of dessert for the church luncheon, this strawberry cobbler recipe will be a welcome addition to the menu.
We prepared this croissant casserole with smoked ham and Swiss cheese, but you can use the meat and cheese of you choice.
Since it skips the step of poaching eggs, this casserole version of Eggs Benedict was made for entertaining.
Plenty of fresh, seasonal veggies make this baked ziti a lighter lunch option while still being both filling and delicious.
This creamy ham casserole fills two 8-inch square baking dishes. If you only need one, you can freeze the other for later.
As tempting as it may be, make sure you don't stir the contents of your casserole dish before baking. Adding the contents without stirring allows pockets of pudding to form as the cobbler bakes.
Another sandwich reimagined into a casserole, this recipe boasts fresh tomatoes, plenty of bread, and slow-cooked turkey.
You'll know this casserole is ready to come out of the oven when the cheese sauce starts bubbling.
Not only will this casserole please church luncheon guests, but it can also be made ahead and stored in the freezer so busy hosts can prepare it in advance.
Serve this Poppy Seed Chicken casserole alongside a Strawberry-Spinach Salad for a simple luncheon meal that's sure to wow everyone.