14 Vegetable Casserole Recipes That Make Eating More Produce Easy

Cheesy Zucchini Focaccia Bake on plate
Photo: Blaine Moats

Plant-forward eating can be crowd-pleasing! These easy vegetable casserole recipes are satisfying, healthy, and a breeze to make—and share. We've rounded up the best vegetarian casseroles (and a few with a bit of meat, too) that are filled with fresh greens and other veggies for every season. With all the produce in each of these baked vegetable casserole recipes, your crew will be well on their way to a delicious dose of their five-a-day.

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Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole

Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole
Jason Donnelly

This mixed vegetable casserole takes the elements you know and love from an enchilada recipe, streamlines the process (no wrapping or rolling is required), and pumps up the produce. The result is easy, cheesy, saucy, and surprisingly nutritious, thanks to carrots, onions, and corn hiding between the layers of corn tortillas.

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Cheesy Zucchini Focaccia Bake

Cheesy Zucchini Focaccia Bake on plate
Blaine Moats

As if we didn't love focaccia bread enough already! This baked vegetable casserole recipe takes cubes of the fluffy, salty bread and mixes it with zucchini, bell peppers, fresh basil, and two types of cheese for one irresistible brunch menu addition. It's meat-free yet flavorful and can be assembled up to 24 hours ahead to cut down on day-of party prep.

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Tortellini and Garden Vegetable Bake

Tortellini Garden Vegetable Bake
Blaine Moats

Inspire your family to eat vegetables (and enjoy them) with this cheesy tortellini fresh vegetable casserole. Filled with vibrant summer produce like snap peas and cherry tomatoes, it's a well-balanced choice for a potluck or a weeknight dinner. No wonder one BH&G fan raves, "My fiancé really hates veggies, but he loved this recipe—even when he reheated it for lunch at work. I will definitely make it again."

Buy It: Threshold 3-Quart Rectangular Baking Dish ($20, Target)

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Four-Cheese Butternut Spaghetti Pie

Four-Cheese Butternut Spaghetti Pie in a pot
Jacob Fox

Hit the "easy button" on dinner prep and cleanup. This cheesy vegetable casserole comes together using just one pan, a Dutch oven. In addition to marinara-sauced spaghetti, the low-fuss savory pie showcases 1½ pounds of sautéed butternut squash cubes, plus piles of fresh herbs and three varieties of cheese. Yes, please!

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Asparagus-Tuna Casserole

Asparagus-Tuna Casserole
Andy Lyons

Didn't think tuna casserole could be a produce-packed meal? This family-friendly dish will change your tune. Our twist on the classic comfort food dinner is loaded with more than a pound of fresh asparagus alongside the noodles and canned tuna. That means there's a helping of vegetables in every bite of this creamy potluck vegetable casserole recipe.

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Roasted Zucchini Lasagna

Roasted Zucchini Lasagna
Andy Lyons

Is it even summer if you don't have pounds and pounds of extra zucchini? This hearty roasted vegetable casserole recipe will help you use up some of your summer veggie bumper crop in the most delicious way by layering roasted zucchini with noodles and fresh tomato slices. And don't forget the creamy Alfredo sauce.

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Spicy Green Bean Casserole

Spicy Green Bean Casserole
Andy Lyons

Add some zing to your holiday menu (or any celebration dinner) with this perked-up vegetable casserole recipe. Fresh serrano and chipotle chile peppers add just enough kick to the green beans. But don't worry: This classic dish is still loaded with creamy beans and topped with buttery bread crumbs to balance out the spice and to deliver an ample dose of Thanksgiving dinner nostalgia, no matter when you choose to share it.

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Brussels Sprouts Casserole with Pancetta and Asiago Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Casserole with Pancetta and Asiago Cheese
Blaine Moats

Not a huge fan of Brussels sprouts? This vegetable casserole side dish might just convert you. Chopped carrots, Asiago cheese, and panko bread crumbs help dress up the sprouts so even sprout skeptics will ask for seconds.

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Caponata Casserole

Caponata Casserole
Jason Donnelly

Like a sweet and sour sibling of French ratatouille, caponata is a classic Sicilian side dish for good reason. The mixed vegetable casserole is hearty enough that you won't miss the meat, and it's a brilliant way to clean out your produce bins come summer. The tomato-based dish boasts hearty eggplant, peppers, and mushrooms, and is topped with provolone cheese, parsley, and crunchy pine nuts.

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Vegetable Casserole

Vegetable Casserole
Andy Lyons

Casseroles are rarely this colorful—or easy. Made completely in the slow cooker, this spinach- and polenta-loaded fresh vegetable casserole requires only 20 minutes of prep time. In addition to the bounty of produce, store-bought or homemade pesto brightens up the dish so it's equal parts cozy and fresh.

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Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna
Blaine Moats

Talk about a low-fuss dinner idea: This cheesy vegetable casserole can be assembled up to 48 hours ahead then chilled until it's time to bake and serve. The meat-free lasagna recipe is loaded with mushrooms, onions, broccoli, and spinach nestled between layers of lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese. We even have an option to trim down on prep time (simply trade in no-boil lasagna noodles and add a splash more milk).

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Vegetable Three-Grain Casserole

Vegetable Three-Grain Casserole
Jason Donnelly

Two whole grains (barley and bulgur) join forces with two legumes (lentils and black or kidney beans) in this cozy dish that will change the way you think about "vegetarian eating." It's remarkably filling, even minus all the meat! Gouda lends its smoky flavor to the easy vegetable casserole recipe that features mushrooms, corn, and carrots. Pair each serving with a warm grilled pita and dinner is done.

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Spinach and Feta Casserole

Spinach Feta Casserole
Kritsada Panichgul

Tote this vegetable casserole side dish to your next brunch get-together and chances are it will steal the show. It's like a lighter version of spinach-artichoke dip that you can enjoy by the bowlful! With a full package of defrosted frozen spinach in the egg-and-cheese mix, this will stand out from the crowd of beige pastries, bagels, and muffins.

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Smokin' Tetrazzini

Smokin' Tetrazzini
Jason Donnelly

Transform leftover chicken or turkey into a supremely comforting dinner via this mixed vegetable casserole recipe. Smoked Gouda cheese gives this simple casserole its unique moniker, while red peppers, almonds, and dried tomatoes offer savory flavors and satisfying texture. To sneak in even more nutrition beyond the mushrooms, peppers, and onions in the mix, opt for higher-fiber multigrain or whole-wheat noodles instead of regular white pasta.

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