Effortless Family Dinners: 30-Minute Casseroles

When it comes to feeding your family on busy weeknights, there’s nothing quite like a comforting casserole that comes together in just 30 minutes. Our Effortless Family Dinners Casserole is a go-to recipe that’s both hearty and quick to make, ensuring smiles all around the dinner table.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cooked pasta, cream of mushroom soup, broccoli, cheddar cheese, milk, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a greased casserole dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the casserole.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

This Effortless Family Dinners Casserole is the ultimate solution for busy weeknight meals. Packed with tender chicken, wholesome broccoli, and creamy mushroom soup, it’s a dish that brings comfort and flavor to the table. The golden breadcrumb topping adds a delightful crunch to every bite.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 320 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g

After a long day, this 30-Minute Casserole is a blessing for families who crave a satisfying dinner without spending hours in the kitchen. It’s not just a meal; it’s a moment of togetherness, a medley of flavors, and a reminder that good food doesn’t need to be complicated. As you enjoy each forkful of this delightful casserole, let its ease and deliciousness inspire you to create more unforgettable family dinners in the days to come.