10/15/2013 01:54 pm ET Updated Dec 14, 2013

8 Gussied-Up Casseroles

We're not saying traditional casseroles aren't elegant and glamorous. We're just suggesting that they can be much, much more than all your leftovers mixed together with condensed cream of mushroom soup. Just because casseroles are comforting and easy to put together doesn't mean they can't be impressive and exciting. From a sweet Fig and Anise Clafoutis to a fancy Pasta Al Forno with Pumpkin and Pancetta, here are eight recipes to help you out of any casserole rut.

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8 Gussied-Up Casseroles

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