Veggie Casseroles: Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Veggies are high in vitamins and fiber, and they contain minimal amounts of sodium and fat. Bake all your favorites -- potatoes, fennel, green beans, and more -- into one of our healthy (and often cheesy!) vegetable casserole side dishes with fewer than 250 calories per serving.

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    Walnut-Sage Potatoes au Gratin

    Potato gratin doesn't get any more gourmet than this: baked with fancy Gruyere and fresh sage leaves. Walnuts and walnut oil give it a rich fix of healthy omega-3s.



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    Baked Sweet Potatoes (Camote)

    Spice up your sweet potato casserole with honey-draped jalapenos and cool queso fresco. Canela (Mexican cinnamon) gives the authentic side dish a sweet spin.

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    Browned Butter Fennel Gratin

    Don't let the name fool you -- just because it's baked in butter doesn't mean it isn't healthy. You can enjoy rich forkfuls of golden dill-fennel bliss for fewer than 230 calories per serving.

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    Herbed Root Vegetable Cobbler

    Move over, peaches -- there's a new kind of cobbler in town. This dumpling-topped twist calls for five nutrient-rich veggies: potatoes, carrots, parnsips, red onion, and rutabaga.

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    Perfect Scalloped Potatoes

    The secret to avoiding crunchy, overcooked scalloped potatoes? A mandoline! Watch as we use the simple kitchen tool to make perfectly even slices.

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    Swiss Corn Bake Cups

    Perfect for a healthy dinner party, these mini corn casseroles are baked with fancy Swiss and Gruyere cheeses and have fewer than 250 calories apiece.

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    Spinach and Feta Casserole

    Getting the kids to eat their spinach is a whole lot easier when cheese is involved. This protein-rich vegetable casserole features crumbly feta and is baked with just a hint of homey nutmeg. 

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    Smoky Green Bean Casserole

    Making healthy green bean casserole has never been easier, thanks to your slow cooker and a few simple convenience items. Just toss in all the goods -- fresh veggies, canned soup, french-fried onions -- and let it do its thing.

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    Cauliflower-Fontina Gratin

    Look no further than cauliflower for a delicious dose of nutrition. The saucy side dish gets lots of flavor from Fontina cheese and fresh herbs to take bland cauliflower to tempting new heights.

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    Creamy Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

    Whether they're fresh or frozen, green beans offer a fantastic fix of good-for-you vitamins and minerals. This Grandma-approved classic trades in the traditional onion rings for crisp, stringy shallots.

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    Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

    Apples can't have all the fun. Put a spin on streusel by using chopped sweet potatoes as the base. Brown sugar and a slew of fiber-filled grains -- rolled oats, flaxseeds, and cracked wheat -- create a perfectly crumbly topper.

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    Creamed Corn Casserole

    A tub of reduced-fat onion-chive cream cheese gives this home-cooked casserole its lush texture. Stud with vitamin-rich peppers for some colorful crunch.

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    Baked Fennel with Parmesan

    Baked with crisp onion in a bubbly blend of garlic, nutmeg, and Parmesan, this fennel casserole side dish has only 140 calories per serving -- and you'd never guess it!

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    Tomato-Basil Corn Pudding

    Fresh Italian staples -- mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil -- mingle in this Midwestern corn pudding that's packed with smooth cream cheese and tender zucchini. Enjoy the unexpected flavor fusions for fewer than 130 calories per serving. 

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    Quick and Healthy Potato Casserole

    Sometimes basic is best. This healthy, 30-minute potato casserole calls for Yukon gold potatoes, reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, and a plethora of comforting herbs. Like it tangy? Add a squeeze of Dijon.


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    Smoky Gouda-Sauced Broccoli

    Tucked underneath this blanket of bubbling Gouda cheese and toasted bread crumbs is a powerhouse of nutrients -- aka broccoli. The treelike green offers a slew of important vitamins, including K, A, and C.

    Warning: Be sure you don't overcook the broccoli or it will lose its nutrients.

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    Vegetable Casserole Recipes

    Our all-in-one vegetable dinner casseroles are satisfying, healthy, and easy to make. You can also feel good about serving the nutrient-loaded dishes to your family. We've rounded up our favorite vegetarian bakes (and a few with meat, too) that are filled with fresh greens and other veggies for every season.
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