Vegetable Casserole Recipes That Make It Easy (and Fun) to Eat More Produce
Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole
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.
Italian Garden Casserole
Think of this fresh basil-crowned casserole like a meal-sized twist on your favorite stuffed artichoke appetizer. The garden casserole is all about artichokes and cherry tomatoes—oh yes, and the craveable crunchy Parmesan-parsley breadcrumb topping. Swap in vegetable broth for the chicken broth and this is one of the most satisfying and best vegetarian casseroles possible come summer.
Cheesy Zucchini Focaccia Bake
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.
Tortellini and Garden Vegetable Bake
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.”
Four-Cheese Butternut Spaghetti Pie
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!
Tomato-Topped Corn and Feta Casserole
You need not heap your baking dish full with leafy greens to score a nutritious and satisfying vegetable casserole. This summery option starts with six ears of fresh sweet corn and finishes with plenty of garden-fresh cherry tomatoes. Enjoy as an entrée on its own for a light meal, or pair with a piece of grilled chicken, salmon, or steak to round out the seasonal feast.
Vegetable-Pesto Risotto Casserole
Intimidated by making a risotto recipe on the stove top? Try this hands-off version that calls for baking the creamy, dreamy dish instead. To amp up the nutrition, slip slices of summer squash, zucchini, and eggplant into this rice and vegetable casserole that's studded with roma tomatoes and corn kernels. White wine, broth, and basil pesto infuse rich flavor into each and every bite.
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.
Roasted Zucchini Lasagna
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.
Spicy Green Bean Casserole
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.
Brussels Sprouts Casserole with Pancetta and Asiago Cheese
Egg and Veggie Casserole
It won't be difficult to get your family to eat more produce when you serve up this easy vegetable casserole recipe. Jam-packed with three cups of broccoli and a cup of sweet potatoes, this breakfast (or dinner) dish will be popular with even your pickiest eater. Especially once you crack in the eggs, which can act as a makeshift sauce if you all enjoy runny or jammy yolks.
Butternut Squash Maple Bacon Casserole
Come fall and winter, we have this easy vegetable casserole recipe on nearly every Sunday dinner and holiday menu. It will be tough to whip up a casserole more veggie-filled than this one. Four pounds of butternut squash star in this side dish, while a maple-bacon and caramelized onion topping takes the delectable dish, well, over the top.
Root Vegetable-Butter Bean Gratin
No more fighting over the largest scoop … or battling for the crispy edge pieces. Use ramekins to make single-serving vegetable casseroles that will help keep the peace. We sneak three root vegetables (parsnips, carrots, and potatoes) into these darling dishes for a tasty, hearty, and nutritious meal.
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.
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.
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).
Two-Bean Tamale Pie
A review for this easy vegetable casserole recipe says it all. "This was awesome—like a meatless chili, packed full of veggies," including peppers, tomatoes, onions, and vegetable juice. The tasty topper is a simple mix of corn muffin mix with ooey-gooey cheese and verdant fresh cilantro.
For brunch or dinner, feeding eight (or six, in our home) is a snap with this six-ingredient baked vegetable casserole recipe. Packed with four medium fresh zucchini and just a bit of turkey sausage, the hearty bake is fast to assemble and remarkably filling. It has only 1½ ounces of meat per portion but will keep everyone well-fueled for hours thanks to all the fiber and dairy protein.
Vegetable Three-Grain Casserole
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.
Spinach and Feta Casserole
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.
Baked Penne Florentine
You probably already have everything you need to make this baked pasta dish hiding out in your freezer and pantry staples. Hearty beans, nutrient-rich spinach, a cashew “cream” sauce, and whole wheat noodles make this vegetable casserole recipe a light and easy meatless dinner idea. And get this: Not only is it one of our best vegetarian casseroles, it’s 100% vegan diet-friendly, too—no modifications required.
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.