Favorite Healthy Casserole Recipes

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By: Chris Freytag, CPT // November 9, 2016


When you want a hearty meal that warms the soul and fills the stomach, look no further than these healthy casserole recipes.

And while layers of ooey gooey cheese, sizzling sauces, baked noodles, creamy potatoes sound heavenly, many comfort foods are incredibly high in calories and carbs that are sure to widen your waistline.

The best way to enjoy the coziness and deliciousness of this food is to make it healthy. But is there really such a thing as a healthy casserole? There sure is! And the following casseroles prove it.

vegetarian black bean enchiladas topped with tomatoes and cilantro in a baking dish.

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    Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

    These vegetarian black bean enchiladas are filled with beans, roasted sweet potatoes, peppers, and cheese then drenched in a yummy red enchilada sauce. This healthy enchilada recipe is just as filling and delicious as a classic meat-based enchilada option.  Is there anything better than sitting down to a casserole dish filled with steamy, cheesy homemade

    red casserole dish with quinoa , chicken and veggies on top of table

    Chicken Quinoa Casserole

    If you’re looking for a high-protein, one-dish meal that the whole family will enjoy, look no further than this chicken quinoa casserole.  This healthy family dinner has excellent flavor and a fantastic cashew crunch, and it couldn’t be easier to make! Casseroles are an easy option when cooking for a large group.

    Healthy Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

    Who doesn’t love eggplant parmesan? But the classic eggplant parm is fried and loaded with tons of fat and calories. So that’s why I created this lightened-up eggplant parmesan casserole. Eggplant parmesan casserole is an easy way to enjoy eggplant while it’s in season and benefit from this nutrient-dense vegetable!

    Stovetop Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

    This chicken broccoli and rice casserole recipe features lean chicken breast, rice, and broccoli. Everything is made right in the same pan.
    What I love about this chicken broccoli rice casserole is that it’s not made in a classic casserole dish. It’s actually made in a skillet – so the cooking time is quicker.

    Casserole pan of eggplant lasagna with cheese and veggies

    Eggplant Lasagna (Easy Vegetarian Dinner)

    It’s true; this is no ordinary lasagna. We’re skipping the meat to make this vegetarian lasagna and we’re swapping out the noodles for eggplant! And if that sounds intimidating, don’t worry, it’s super simple!

    white casserole dish with sweet potatoes

    Spicy Southwest Butternut Squash Casserole

    his is healthy comfort food that the entire family will love! This Spicy Southwest Butternut Squash Casserole is savory, spicy, wholesome, and perfect for a quick and easy dinner! Made with simple ingredients, this make-ahead meal can be made entirely in a casserole dish and bursts with flavor.

    Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

    The perfect healthy comfort food for winter! The perfect healthy comfort food for winter! A hearty, flavor-packed lentil and sticky onion filling meet fluffy mashed potatoes and cauliflower in this protein-rich plant-based dinner.

    cast iron healthy BBQ chicken spaghetti squash casserole.

    BBQ Spaghetti Squash Casserole

    Casseroles don’t have to be complicated or gluttonous, and this Mediterranean recipe proves it. Sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and quinoa are the shining stars of this gluten-free dish which is a savory treat that even vegetarians can enjoy!

    Tater Tot Casserole

    We can’t talk about casseroles without mentioning how to make a healthier tater tot casserole. This easy tater tot casserole is made without “cream of” soup; it’s completely homemade but super easy to whip up.

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