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The Best Casserole Recipe from Every State

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Take a bite out of the best casserole recipes in the country.

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Casseroles are comfort food at its finest. To celebrate our favorite casseroles, we found the best recipe from every state. These dishes were submitted from home cooks across the country and represent flavors from coast to coast. Still hungry? Check out the best slow cooker recipe from each state.

Alabama: Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

Alabama: Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits Taste of Home

In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese, and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it to my first family party as a newlywed, and it was a huge hit. This recipe has become a family tradition that I’m sure will be passed down for generations. —Melissa Rogers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Alaska: Smoked Salmon Quiche

Alaska: Smoked Salmon Quiche Taste of Home
My son fishes for salmon on the Kenai River in Alaska and smokes much of what he catches. My mother passed this recipe on to me to help me find new ways to cook with salmon. Regular salmon also works in this quiche, but the smoked flavor can’t be beat! —Rose Marie Cherven, Anchorage, Alaska. If you don’t feel like cooking a recipe from your state tonight, maybe have a meal at the best diner in your state.

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Arizona: Sausage and Egg Casserole

Arizona: Sausage and Egg Casserole Taste of Home

For the perfect combination of eggs, sausage, bread, and cheese, this is the dish to try. My mom and I like this sausage breakfast casserole because it bakes up tender and golden, slices beautifully and goes over well whenever we serve it. —Gayle Grigg, Phoenix, Arizona

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Arkansas: Chicken Noodle Casserole

Arkansas: Chicken Noodle Casserole Taste of Home
Everyone who tries this comforting, cheesy chicken and noodle casserole asks for the recipe. It’s so simple to make that sometimes I feel like I’m cheating! —Kay Pederson, Yellville, Arkansas. Watch out for these mistakes you’re probably making while cooking chicken.

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California: Eggs Benedict Bake with Bearnaise Sauce

California: Eggs Benedict Bake with Bearnaise SauceTaste of Home
I’ve made this recipe for my family every Christmas morning for ten years—it’s a food tradition that we look forward to every year. Part of what makes this dish special is the croissants that make the egg bake extra light and fluffy. —Susan Triplett, Citrus Heights, California. You know you’re from the West Coast if you’ve tried all of these foods.

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Colorado: Chicken Enchilada Bake

Chicken Enchilada BakeTaste of Home

Your family is going to gobble up this cheesy, southwestern, and easy chicken enchilada casserole…and will ask for it again and again. It’s real comfort food! —Melanie Burns, Pueblo West, Colorado

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Connecticut: New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet

Connecticut: New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet Taste of Home

When I moved to New England, I embraced the local cuisine. My cassoulet with baked beans pays tribute to a French classic and to New England in one hearty, heartwarming dish. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut

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Delaware: Turkey & Spinach Stuffing Casserole

Delaware: Turkey & Spinach Stuffing Casserole Taste of Home
I know dried cranberries may seem like an odd ingredient to include in this dish, but they add just a hint of sweetness that makes an easy casserole so special. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware. Learn how to cook turkey breast in a slow cooker (the right way).

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Florida: Cornbread Casserole

A casserole filled with Cornbread CasseroleTaste of Home

Since my husband likes spicy foods, I frequently sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers over half of this casserole for him. —Carrina Cooper, McAlpin, Florida

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