A make-ahead casserole is perfect for just about any occasion. You can welcome new neighbors, prep for an upcoming party, or plan next week's meals. With cheesy lasagnas, bubbly tuna bakes, and more, these enticing freezer casserole recipes are sure to make life easier!View Slideshow
Chicken casserole, with its hearty helpings of protein and rich mix of vegetables, is a dinnertime classic. We've collected our favorite healthy chicken casserole recipes -- including creamy chicken noodle casserole and an easy chicken tortilla bake -- all with warm, homey goodness and fewer than 400 calories per serving.
Pasta-lovers will swoon over this tortellini-studded chicken casserole. We use the whole wheat cheese-filled kind, then bake it in a sizzling blend of cremini mushrooms, dried tomato pesto, and shredded chicken breast. With all that deliciousness, you'd never guess each serving has fewer than 400 calories.
With just five ingredients, 15 minutes of prep, and fewer than 300 calories per serving, it's no wonder this quick chicken casserole is one of our most-pinned recipes. Layers of gooey cheese, diced tomatoes, and cooked chicken stack between corn tortillas for a healthy chicken casserole with just 10 grams of fat per serving.
Homemade corn batter is the secret to these chicken crepes' authentic Mexican flavor. Just give the ingredients a quick spin in the blender and brown over the skillet. Wrap in all the fixings (peppers, chicken, and cheese) then pop in the oven for an enticing, 250-calorie casserole.
Watch as we show you the proper serving amounts when prepping cooked chicken for chicken casseroles and other chicken recipes. You can use chicken breasts, a whole bird, or a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
Plain yogurt, reduced-fat cream of chicken soup, and other healthy substitutions make this creamy casserole a guilt-free dinner option. It has fewer than 300 calories per serving and is full of veggies, but it still has all the warm, bubbly qualities you look for in comfort food.
Surprise! Just because it's baked with bacon doesn't mean it's unhealthy. This fancy, French-style casserole calls for low-fat and reduced-sodium ingredients. Multigrain ciabatta rolls give it an extra boost of fiber.
Our healthy casserole version of chicken chow mein features juicy chunks of carrot, celery, bok choy, and green sweet peppers swirled with fiber-rich brown rice and smothered in a warm ginger-garlic hoisin sauce. Chow mein noodles and cashews add crunch to the healthy chicken casserole.
Chicken Casserole Prep Tip: Short on time? Use purchased, precooked chopped chicken or try a rotisserie chicken. One chicken will yield approximately 2 cups of boneless meat.
A jar of salsa verde (also called green salsa) gives our Mexican chicken casserole its zesty tang. Every forkful is packed with umami olives, tomato-soaked chicken, and cool queso fresco. Best of all? Each serving provides a whopping 38 grams of protein and has only 400 calories.
Chicken Tikka Masala, a dish traditionally made with yogurt-marinated chicken and a masala spice mix, becomes a delicious and low-fat dinner option with a few simple ingredient swaps. Use fat-free yogurt and light cream to save on fat and no-salt-added tomato sauce to reduce sodium.
This healthy chicken-broccoli casserole is easy-peasy, thanks to convenience items like canned soup, frozen veggies, and precooked chicken. Just stir all of the goods into a casserole pan, pop in the oven, and let it do its thing.
Editor's Tip: Opt for skim milk instead of whole to cut down on calories.
A savory tandoori spice mixture of curry powder, garam marsala, ginger, and cinnamon makes chicken breasts more flavorful than ever. The spiced chicken joins a bed of long grain brown rice and an array of colorful veggies for a scrumptious, 344-calorie dinner recipe.
A pound of tomatillos combines with spicy poblano chile pepper to create the flavorful sauce that covers this 250-calorie-per-serving Mexican chicken casserole. Stacks of warm corn tortillas layered with shredded chicken, salsa, and reduced-fat cheese complete the healthy casserole.
Our light chicken tetrazzini casserole is perfect for an outdoor potluck. Brimming with fresh vegetables, Swiss cheese, and chicken, the pasta dish gains citrus from shredded lemon peel and yummy texture from sourdough bread slices.
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Chicken pot pie has never been easier thanks to deli-roasted chicken, a jar of home-style gravy, and an assortment of frozen vegetables. In addition to saving time, you'll save calories with this healthy chicken casserole by using a thinly sliced seasoned apple as a topper instead of traditional, fat-laden crust.
Despite its gooey cheese and sprinkling of tortilla chips, this healthy chicken casserole recipe manages to stay just under 200 calories per serving. Sneak spinach, cherry tomatoes, and sweet peppers into the family-friendly recipe for nutrients your kids won't notice.
Use cream of broccoli soup and sour cream to create the velvety sauce in this healthy chicken casserole. Fresh mushrooms, green onion, red sweet pepper, and frozen broccoli add flavor and fiber to the crunchy bread-crumb-topped casserole.
Chicken enchiladas are notoriously high in fat and calories, but we've supplemented our recipe with steamed spinach, light sour cream, and low-fat yogurt so you can indulge in the classic comfort food casserole without all the guilt.
For a warm and comforting dinner recipe inspired by chicken noodle soup, try our cozy chicken noodle casserole. The family meal staple packs 30 grams of protein per serving and features a savory blend of egg noodles, celery, onion, and chicken in a creamy French onion broth.
Two types of shredded cheese and a can of nacho cheese soup make this chicken casserole extra creamy. Tomatoes, broccoli florets, and peas color the casserole, while cubed chicken adds 26 grams of protein per serving.
This easy lasagna recipe features all your favorite Caesar salad elements, including roasted chicken, spinach, and roasted red sweet peppers -- all bathed in a light Alfredo sauce and a blend of Italian cheeses. Sprinkles of lemon juice and cracked black pepper finish the low-calorie chicken casserole.
Get all the home-cooked flavor and warmth of a chicken casserole recipe without all the calories and fat. Clocking in under 400 calories and 15 grams of fat per serving, this healthy chicken casserole recipe incorporates herb-seasoned stuffing mix for rich, seasonal flavor.
Light mayonnaise and salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning add tang to the creamy white sauce featured in this simple and healthy chicken casserole recipe. Cook your own chicken breasts rather than using packaged chicken product to save on sodium.
Made with chile peppers, diced tomatoes, zesty spices, and a warm layer of shredded cheese, this satisfying chicken casserole will spice up dinner tonight. To lower sodium and add fiber, substitute brown rice for the packaged flavored rice.