30+ Healthy and Tasty Casserole Recipes
Eating a healthier diet and incorporating more nutrient-rich foods like veggies and whole grains doesn't have to mean sacrificing the ultimate comfort food meal: the casserole. Flavorful, satisfying, and lower in fat and calories, these delicious casserole recipes are just what the dietician ordered. From a reduced-sugar sweet potato casserole to twists on classic King Ranch chicken, you're sure to find a new casserole or two to add to your favorite recipe rotation.
Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Recipe
A traditional creamy chicken casserole can have more than 800 calories per serving! Try our lightened up version that offers great flavor without all the calories.
This light and healthy vegetarian Mexican casserole gets its great flavor from tons of fresh ingredients, like cilantro, plum tomatoes, lime juice, and jalapeño peppers.
Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Spaghetti Squash Casserole Recipe
Our Spaghetti Squash Casserole has all the goodness of a cheesy pasta bake, and the absence of pasta makes room for lots of nutrients. The beef, marinara sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan keep that classic casserole taste intact, while the squash "noodles" hold up nicely and don't water out. The flavors keep this family-friendly, but it's especially great for anyone trying to avoid gluten.
Make a hearty, healthy Mexican casserole the whole family will enjoy. Substitute ground turkey and chicken broth instead of beef, if desired.
One-Pot Cheesy Pasta Bake
One-Pot Cheesy Pasta Bake Recipe
This easy skillet pasta bake is a surefire family hit. Pasta and meat sauce topped with mozzarella cheese will make everyone at the table happy, and the all-in-one-pot technique will have the cook smiling pretty. Cooking the pasta in the meat sauce not only lessens the amount of dishes you have to do and the time it takes to get dinner done, but the starches in the pasta thicken the sauce—without you having to do a single extra thing.
Our eggplant lasagna is a delicious, crowd-pleasing dinner that results from swapping traditional lasagna noodles for slabs of fresh eggplant. Besides being a great gluten-free and low-carb alternative to classic lasagna, this comforting casserole is the perfect way to put a load of summer eggplant to good use.
Salmon and Potato Casserole
Salmon and Potato Casserole Recipe
Salmon and Potato Casserole is a great for breakfast or dinner. This casserole is easy to make and great as leftovers, too! Smoked salmon is great for breakfast with eggs, bagels and toast - try these recipes to get your day started.
Cheesy Sausage, Broccoli, and Quinoa Casserole
Cheesy Sausage, Broccoli, and Quinoa Casserole Recipe
We traded white rice for whole-grain quinoa and kicked out any processed ingredients for a new take on this comfort classic. Freeze an extra pan of this whole-grain main for kid-friendly comfort. To add more flavor to quinoa, try toasting it. Here's how: After you've rinsed and drained the quinoa, heat a saucepan over medium-high heat and add the quinoa. Toast, stirring, until the grains begin to smell fragrant. Then, add the water and cook as normal.
Black Bean and Chicken Casserole
Black Bean and Chicken Casserole Recipe
This simple Black Bean and Chicken Casserole uses a slow cooker, canned beans and rotisserie chicken to make a super-convenient family meal.
Sausage and Bean Casserole
Sausage and Bean Casserole Recipe
Simple and satisfying, this hearty sausage and bean casserole is fast enough to prepare on a busy evening.
Cheesy Squash Casserole
Cheesy Squash Casserole Recipe
Enjoy all the flavor of savory squash casserole without the guilt! Reviewer Kim writes, "We used this in place of my mother's classic squash casserole for Christmas dinner and it was excellent! Tasted very similar to her much higher-fat recipe, and even she had to admit that it was very good."
Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole
Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole Recipe
This casserole is perfect for your busy week when getting in and out of the kitchen needs to be a snap. With very simple prep work, it will become a weeknight staple in your household.
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole Recipe
Using a long-grain and wild rice mix and toasted almonds in chicken casserole makes it a little bit dressier and fit for company during the holidays.
Lower-Sugar Sweet Potato Casserole
Lower-Sugar Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Our delicious casserole has 5 fewer teaspoons (20g) of added sugar per serving than traditional versions.
Chicken and Rice Casserole
Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe
Although the yellow and green squash give this chicken and rice casserole a colorful appearance, you can use one or the other, if you prefer.
Cauliflower-Carrot Casserole Recipe
This cauliflower-carrot casserole is a tasty recipe and a great alternative to a starchy side dish. Delicious enough to serve on the holidays, you will want to make this easy casserole again and again.
Beefy Baked Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese
Beefy Baked Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese Recipe
Everyone will be excited to dig into this comforting skillet supper. Look for ravioli in the refrigerated section—our Test Kitchen prefers Buitoni brand. Substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef, or replace the spinach with Swiss chard leaves.
Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe
For an easy, satisfying, and healthy chicken casserole dinner, check out this lightened up version of one of our most popular chicken dishes of all time.
Noodle-and-Spinach Casserole Recipe
This cheesy pasta bake sneaks in fresh spinach for extra nutritional value. Want to cut calories further? Make sure to use lean ground beef and swap in reduced-fat cheese and sour cream. To make ahead, bake as directed, cover, and freeze. Let thaw overnight in refrigerator. Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 more minutes.
Hearty Tex-Mex Squash-Chicken Casserole
Hearty Tex-Mex Squash-Chicken Casserole Recipe
The addition of yellow squash, bell pepper and frozen chopped spinach sets this Tex-Mex chicken casserole apart from the rest and is a great way to include more veggies at your dinner table.
College Chicken Casserole
College Chicken Casserole Recipe
This ultra-satisfying casserole calls for low-sodium chicken broth, low-fat milk and light butter to cut calories and fat without sacrificing any comforting flavor.
Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole Recipe
This south-of-the-border-inspired chicken casserole features salsa verde, chopped green chiles, and nutrition-packed avocados. A squeeze of lime, fresh cilantro, and lightened cream of chicken soup and sour cream makes this casserole just as flavorful as it is easy on the waistline.
Tomato 'n' Beef Casserole With Polenta Crust
Tomato 'n' Beef Casserole With Polenta Crust Recipe
If it's hard to get your kids to eat their vegetables, try this ooey-gooy beef casserole featuring sliced zucchini for an extra dose of nutrients.
Mexican Chicken Casserole with Charred Tomato Salsa
Mexican Chicken Casserole with Charred Tomato Salsa Recipe
Instead of the usual jarred salsa often called for in Mexican casserole, this recipe features a homemade salsa made with charred tomatoes that are mixed with cilantro and fresh lime juice. Charring the tomatoes gives a rich flavor to the salsa, which is a good match for this chicken-and-veggie-packed dish.
Creamy Chicken-and-Rice Casserole
Creamy Chicken-and-Rice Casserole Recipe
Use on-hand ingredients to assemble this easy, make-ahead creamy chicken casserole that has less than 7 grams of fat per serving.
Pasta Bake Florentine
Not only is this baked pasta delicious, but the variety of vegetables makes it colorful and appealing as well.
King Ranch Chicken and Quinoa Casserole
King Ranch Chicken and Quinoa Casserole Recipe
This ain't your mama's chicken casserole. The comfort food classic gets a modern, nutrient-dense makeover with the addition of quinoa. Beyond being warm, cheesy, and generally delightful, this flavor-packed casserole is loaded with protein and is sure to become a new family favorite.
Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole Recipe
Our Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole is all the proof you need that cauliflower can be comforting. It's definitely creamy, thanks to multiple types of cheese, but still has a good bite from the cauliflower rice's texture. You can make your own cauliflower rice by pulsing the florets and stem in a food processor, or you can buy it fresh or frozen at most grocery stores. Dry your chicken skin and brown it before placing the dish in the oven and cook it skin-side up for the crispiest skin possible. Serve with green beans, asparagus, or another spring vegetable.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe
Low-fat sour cream, egg whites, and low-fat milk help keep the fat and calories under control in this hearty and flavorful casserole.
Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole Recipe
This chicken spaghetti casserole is low in calories and can easily be made ahead. The recipe makes two casseroles so enjoy one for dinner and freeze the other for later. To prepare the frozen casserole, cover and bake for 55 minutes at 350°; uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Broccoli-Quinoa Casserole with Chicken and Cheddar
Broccoli-Quinoa Casserole with Chicken and Cheddar Recipe
In our updated riff on chicken-rice casserole, whole-grain quinoa stands in for the typical white rice. It's a modern interpretation that still has loads of old-school comfort-food appeal.