Healthy Casserole Recipes
Healthy Baked Cavatelli
Eggplant, fresh mushrooms, and red sweet peppers all play a role in this cheesy, hearty pasta bake. Of course, they also make it much healthier than normal pasta casseroles too! But thanks to all those veggies, you can enjoy this yummy cavatelli and ground turkey casserole guilt-free.
Two-Bean Enchilada Casserole
Make an enchilada-style casserole a little healthier by using black beans and pinto beans for the filling. Thanks to green chile peppers, tortillas, and plenty of cheese on top, each bite will still have the creamy zest you expect from an enchilada. Add a burst of freshness to this easy casserole recipe before digging in with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and olives.
Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake
At first glance, this casserole definitely doesn't seem like it could be healthy—but it is! Ultracheesy pasta and crispy pieces of bacon may add decadence to this dish, but they're balanced out by fresh butternut squash and mushrooms. The picky eaters at your table won't even know they're eating squash because it's mashed and mixed into the pasta and cheese.
Italian Barley and Sausage Casserole
These bowls of baked deliciousness may look too good to be healthy—but they are! Instead of pasta, use barley to add a healthy grain to this casserole, along with Italian sausage and melty mozzarella cheese. In addition to the meat, fresh mushrooms also help make this casserole hearty, while a few cherry tomatoes on top add a burst of freshness.
Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake
Cauliflower rice is having a serious moment in the spotlight (and rightfully so!), so naturally we had to incorporate it into an easy, cheesy casserole recipe. Make your own cauliflower rice—or speed up the process a little by using store-bought—then stir in fresh spinach, shredded chicken, and Alfredo sauce for a creamy, delicious dinner. A coating of panko bread crumbs on top adds a yummy crispiness too!
Jamaican Sausage and Black Bean Bake
Bold flavors and fresh ingredients both play a huge role in this Jamaican-inspired casserole. Fresh sweet potatoes and corn help pack your casserole dish with veggies, while Jamaican jerk seasoning gives every bite a burst of fiery heat. And this casserole definitely won't leave you with a growling stomach later—it's got plenty of protein thanks to chicken sausage and black beans.
Smoky Wild Rice Casserole
No matter what time of year it is, sinking your fork into this creamy casserole will make you think of fall. Fennel, turkey sausage, and carrots help give this dish Thanksgiving dinner vibes (but unlike a holiday meal, you can make this casserole in under an hour). Stirring in fresh asparagus makes this recipe even tastier and will help you get a full serving of veggies.
Turn your caprese salad into a healthy, hearty casserole! It's got everything we love about caprese salads (fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella), plus a few casserole favorites, too (think pasta, chickpeas, and gooey cheese). Once you dig into this recipe, you'll find all sorts of other goodies hiding inside, like fresh spinach and Kalamata olives.
Egg and Veggie Casserole
Eggs and veggies are just about all it takes to throw together this breakfast-meets-dinner casserole. Fresh broccoli, yellow potatoes, sweet potatoes, and red onion help make this recipe healthier than most other casseroles out there, while eggs make it hearty. But of course, it wouldn't be a casserole without a few sprinkles of melted cheese on top.
Unlike most casserole recipes, this delish dinner comes together in just 25 minutes! It's so speedy that you can create this veggie-filled recipe on a busy weeknight. Part of what makes this recipe so quick is starting with deli chicken (no need to cook it yourself), and cooking the casserole in individual bowls to seriously cut down on bake time.
Potluck Chicken Tetrazzini
Yes, pasta can be part of a low-cal dinner. A lemony cream sauce forms the flavorful base for this veggie-laden casserole—and no one will believe it's less than 300 calories per serving! You won't believe how easy and quick this leftover rotisserie chicken recipe is. It's on your table in less than an hour!
Hot Chicken Salad Casserole
Creamy chicken salad meets cheesy casserole in a three-step recipe. Rather than high-fat sour cream or condensed soup, use yogurt in the sauce. A crunchy combo of almond slices and cornflakes forms the irresistible topper. This easy chicken casserole recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser!
Greek Lentil-Quinoa Casserole
Move over, heavy casseroles—there's a new bake in town. Tender lentils and quinoa nestle in a protein-packed Greek yogurt sauce, topped with salty Kalamata olives and crunchy pita chips. A scattering of fresh tomatoes and snipped oregano keeps flavors bright.
Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole
Lean ground beef and canned pinto beans—rather than refried beans—form a hearty, low-fat filling for this healthy Mexican casserole. Top it with diced green onions and fresh tomatoes, if you'd like. (We like!)
Garlic Cashew and Chicken Casserole
Get all the flavors of takeout for a fraction of the calories. Crunchy stir-fried veggies—including carrots, celery, and bok choy—combine with chicken and brown rice to form a filling casserole base, and lightly toasted chow mein noodles and cashews form a crispy topper. This chicken and rice casserole could easily replace takeout when the craving strikes.
Baked Shrimp with Rice
Shrimp is a low-calorie protein that just so happens to taste fabulous in a casserole—especially when that casserole features creamy, veggie-studded rice topped with golden-brown almond slivers.
Quick Chicken Tortilla Bake
Looking for a casserole that's healthy AND speedy? Try this five-ingredient wonder. Choosing reduced-fat cream of chicken soup helps to keep this melty casserole low-cal, and precooked chicken ensures the prep time is quick (15 minutes!). This is a great leftover chicken recipe to use up extra ingredients in your fridge.
Spinach and Artichoke Casserole
Celebrate the winning combination of spinach and artichokes in our healthy casserole recipe made with turkey, sweet peppers, and onion. Not only is each serving less than 400 calories, but it also has a whopping 29 grams of protein and is full of fiber, too.
Greek Vegetable and Feta Cheese Pie
A flaky phyllo crust holds a delicious mix of sweet pepper, zucchini, spinach, garlic, and feta in this Greek-style casserole recipe. Don't let its indulgent flavors fool you: Each slice has only 252 calories!
Asian Shrimp and Noodles
Load your casseroles with healthy nutrients by combining lean protein, veggies, and whole grains. A combo of shrimp, zucchini, peppers, carrots, and rice noodles keeps this delicious casserole recipe low-cal.
Spicy Grits and Greens Sausage Casserole
Nutrient-rich kale, sweet peppers, grits, and light sour cream temper the kick of smoky heat from chipotle peppers in this healthy casserole recipe. Topped with crumbled sausage and shredded cheese, this healthy recipe tastes surprisingly indulgent.
The Ultimate Chicken and Noodle Casserole
Use this leftover rotisserie chicken recipe when you need an easy meal for your family! By starting with rotisserie chicken, this casserole comes together extra quick (with a lot less work). With other good-for-you ingredients like mushrooms, asparagus, and red sweet peppers, this is definitely one chicken casserole recipe you can feel good about serving.
BBQ Beans and Meatballs Casserole
Turkey meatballs, carrots, celery, and green beans fill this unique casserole with nutrients, while a low-cal barbecue sauce adds delicious smoky-sweet flavor. With all the veggies, who needs pasta to go along with meatballs?
Chicken Taco Casserole
Want to learn how to make chicken casserole that's far from ordinary? This nontraditional casserole recipe puts a new spin on the classic dish! For a surprisingly low-cal twist on tacos, try a layered and colorful chicken casserole recipe with plenty of vegetables, corn tortillas, and a melty Monterey Jack cheese topping.
Tuna and Green Bean Casserole
This dish has all the elements of classic tuna casserole, with one exception: Each serving is under 250 calories. The secret? Fresh vegetables and reduced-fat ingredients. Sprinkle with fish-shape crackers for a kid-friendly finishing touch.
Four-Cheese Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese
With four different reduced-fat cheeses, nutty butternut squash, and whole grain macaroni, this is a mac and cheese recipe you can feel good about. If you can't find butternut, try the same strategy with another winter squash such as acorn or delicata.
Chicken and Stuffing Bake
One of our favorite leftover rotisserie chicken casserole recipes, this dish has Sunday dinner written all over it. Classic casserole ingredients including rice and cream of chicken soup mingle with herb-seasoned stuffing and tender chicken for a warming dinner your family will surely eat right up.
Crisscross Pizza Casserole
Kids and adults will love the fun crisscross crust that tops this delicious twist on pizza. Sliced zucchini, sweet peppers, and chicken sausage are fresh additions to classic pizza components like tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
Vegetarians and meat-lovers alike will delight in a low-carb lasagna made with sweet corn polenta and fresh veggies. Since this healthy casserole recipe is made with cornmeal instead of pasta, gluten-free diners can dig in, too.
Hearty Tuscan Bean Casserole
Bring the flavors of Tuscany to the table in this warming casserole recipe. It boasts delicious ingredients like antioxidant-rich kale, cannellini beans, and crispy prosciutto.
Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie is a mashed potato-topped dish traditionally filled with leftover vegetables and roast beef. We've swapped the mashed potatoes for sweet potatoes and the beef for turkey to make a leaner, healthier take on the original.
Herbed Root Vegetable Cobbler
Move over, fruit cobbler. Five kinds of vegetables, including Yukon gold potatoes and rutabaga, bake together with chicken broth and herbs for a beautiful side dish. Layer with fluffy Herbed Parmesan Dumplings before serving—they're even better than biscuits!
Coconut Sweet Potatoes and Wild Rice
Bring a little tropical flavor to the table with a coconut- and curry-laced sweet potato casserole. It's loaded with vitamin-rich edamame, creamy peanut butter, and whole grain rice. It makes a quick, easy, and satisfying side dish.
Walnut and Sage Potatoes au Gratin
Dress up potatoes au gratin with fresh sage, tiny fingerling potatoes, and creamy Gruyère cheese sauce. Crunched for time? You can cut the cooking process down to 30 minutes by using your microwave.
Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole
Take a trip to New Orleans without leaving your kitchen! We've baked the best of Cajun cuisine into this down-home skillet meal. It's brimming with colorful shrimp and vegetables and topped with fluffy corn bread dumplings.