22 Healthy Fall Casseroles Perfect for Chilly Nights

Hot Chicken Salad Skillet Casserole
Photo: Blaine Moats

Love casseroles, but trying to minimize the calorie count? Fear not. Our healthy casserole recipes are cheesy and rich, and they all clock in under 400 calories per serving. With classic fall dishes like green bean casserole and mains like baked ziti and macaroni and cheese, our recipes let you enjoy healthy casseroles throughout the season. Just pop one of these healthy fall casserole recipes in the oven and enjoy.

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Healthy Baked Cavatelli

Healthy Baked Cavatelli
Blaine Moats

This hearty fall casserole recipe is called "healthy" for a reason. Packed with veggies, turkey sausage, and reduced-fat cheese, the bubbly dish offers a smart way to satisfy those cold-weather cravings. Did we mention it's only 254 calories per serving?

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Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake

Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake
Andy Lyons

This creamy, dreamy dish may not seem like a healthy casserole, but it is. The healthy chicken recipe is not only hiding a serving of cauliflower, but also spinach, too. If you don't have time to prep the cauliflower rice, look for pre-shredded cauliflower rice at the grocery store.

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Caprese Casserole

Caprese Casserole with sliced tomato garnish
Jason Donnelly

Use up the last of your fresh summer tomatoes and bake them alongside pasta, spinach, and chickpeas in this healthy casserole. The tiny tomatoes may remind you of summer, but this rich, cheesy casserole was made for a cool fall night.

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Turkey Dinner Shepherd's Pie

Turkey Dinner Shepherd's Pie
Andy Lyons

Packed with Thanksgiving flavors such as turkey, green beans, and cranberries, this healthy casserole is hard to beat. Plus, we love the artfully piped mashed sweet potatoes on top.

Buy It: Pastry Piping Bag Set ($7, Walmart)

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Gnocchi and Meatball Bake

Gnocchi and Meatball Bake
Jason Donnelly

Loaded with Italian herbs including oregano, basil, and fennel, our homemade meatballs are full of flavor and low in fat thanks to lean ground beef. Store-bought potato gnocchi and light tomato sauce keep this fall casserole healthy and easy to make.

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Hot Chicken Salad Skillet Casserole

Hot Chicken Salad Skillet Casserole
Blaine Moats

Chicken salad meets cheesy veggie goodness in this healthy baked dish—all made in one skillet. Rather than high-fat sour cream or full-fat condensed soup, we swap low-fat yogurt as the base of the sauce. Serve over steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice to complete your healthy meal.

Buy It: Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Casserole ($80, Walmart)

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Four-Cheese Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Four-Cheese Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese
Blaine Moats

Healthy macaroni and cheese is a real thing when seasonal butternut squash comes into play. Our recipe is under 300 calories per serving, and it's packed with vitamins and contains a good dose of protein. Its four-cheese blend isn't too shabby, either.

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Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna
Blaine Moats

This easy vegetarian lasagna is so cheesy you won't believe it's actually healthy (but it is!). Plus, the mix of frozen and fresh veggies makes the prep time for this healthy fall casserole a cinch.

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Baked Penne Florentine

baked penne florentine
Blaine Moats

This autumn casserole recipe may look like it's just pasta, spinach, and bread crumbs, but it's so much more. Cashews and beans blend together to add heartiness while also giving the dish a nutty fall flavor. Craving some spice? Serve with hot sauce for a low-cal kick.

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Vegetable-Loaded Pasta Bake

Vegetable-Loaded Pasta Bake
Blaine Moats

Cauliflower, carrots, and kale combine in this healthy baked dish. With seven veggies and less than 400 calories per serving, this easy fall dinner is basically a model for healthy casseroles.

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Garlic Cashew and Chicken Casserole

Garlic Cashew and Chicken Casserole
Blaine Moats

This bright-color, veggie-packed healthy casserole perfectly matches the autumn leaves outside. Cashews and chow mein noodles give unexpected crunch to this easy fall dinner casserole that's reminiscent of your favorite takeout meal.

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Beef and Vegetable Biscuit Bake

Beef vegetable Biscuit Bake
Blaine Moats

Need a healthy casserole recipe that's ready in less than an hour and healthy to boot? This 309-calorie wonder delivers. A savory mixture of autumn veggies and extra-lean ground beef forms a hearty (but low-cal) base for flaky, golden-brown biscuits.

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Spinach, Butternut Squash, and Pasta Bake

Spinach, Butternut Squash, and Pasta Bake
Blaine Moats

Nutty winter squash teams up with iron-rich spinach and spiral pasta for a fall casserole that's healthy and comforting. A blend of Parmigiano-Reggiano and fontina cheeses adds a level of rich Italian flavor worthy of a gourmet meal.

Buy It: Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Oval Covered Casserole ($130, Williams Sonoma)

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Fruited Multigrain Pilaf

Fruited Multigrain Pilaf
Jason Donnelly

Full of hearty grains like wheat berries, farro, and wild rice, our pilaf-style side-dish casserole has four grams of fiber and five grams of protein while staying under 200 calories per serving. Dried cranberries and chopped apples give this healthy casserole recipe hints of fresh sweetness.

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Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole

Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole
Jason Donnelly

Succulent shrimp and Cajun seasoning bring the taste of New Orleans to your kitchen, while veggies and corn bread dumplings give the dish a comforting touch of fall. Who says healthy casseroles can't be satisfying?

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Creamy Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

Creamy Green Beans with Crispy Shallots
Peter Frank Edwards

Rather than using store-bought mix-ins for creaminess, we made our own nutmeg-infused cream sauce to cut calories and fat from this traditional green bean casserole recipe. Crispy fried shallots top off this low-calorie take on a classic fall casserole.

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Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake

Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake
Andy Lyons

This cheesy, bacon-studded casserole has fewer than 350 calories per serving. The secret? Creamy butternut squash lets you eliminate some of the cheese for a lower-fat but equally delicious healthy casserole recipe.

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Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole

Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole
Blaine Moats

Warm-up on a chilly fall day with this healthy version of a sweet potato casserole. The flavor-packed recipe features a vitamin-loaded blend of sweet potatoes, edamame, spicy chiles, and fresh sage.

Buy It: Pyrex Glass Casserole with Lid ($13, Target)

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Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake

Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake
Blaine Moats

Good thing this potato casserole recipe is low-calorie, because its contrast of creamy, cheesy filling and crispy panko topping is impossible to resist. Best of all, this Italian-inspired dish has enough protein for a full meal. Serve with a side salad to complete your vegetarian plate.

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Herbed Root Vegetable Cobbler

Herbed Root Vegetable Cobbler
Blaine Moats

If you haven't had a savory cobbler before, now's the perfect time to change that. This healthy casserole for fall features seasonal root veggies such as rutabaga, parsnips, and carrots. Aromatic herbs and fluffy parmesan dumplings bring tons of flavor to every bite. You won't believe there are only 235 calories per serving.

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Chicken-Vegetable Casserole

Chicken-Vegetable Casserole
Blaine Moats

This healthy fall casserole can be on the table in just 25 minutes. Our Test Kitchen's easy recipe utilizes frozen veggies, deli-roasted chicken, and purchased gravy to get this fabulous casserole ready for the fam even on the busiest weeknight.

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Tuna and Green Bean Bake

Tuna Green Bean Bake
Kritsada Panichgul

Enjoy the same nostalgic flavors of the tuna-noodle dish from your childhood—only healthier. This fall casserole packs in healthful fresh veggies including green beans, mushrooms, celery, bell peppers, and onions. The flavorful creamy sauce keeps the calorie count down with low-fat cheese, condensed soup, and fat-free milk.

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