What’s for dinner? How about making a healthy dinner casserole recipe?
Wait! Come back! It’s time to rethink the casserole — and give it another shot. And this roundup is a great place to start.
These 9 healthy dinner casserole recipes range from healthified comfort food to stepped up versions of classics to whole new takes on what a casserole can be. But one thing’s for sure: These aren’t the creamy grey casseroles you remember from childhood.
So, which one do you want to try first?
Hatch Green Chile and Tomato Egg Casserole | Cotter Crunch
Do you see those beautiful tomatoes? This casserole, which also features the fresh flavor of hatch green chiles and cilantro, along with eggs, seasonings and cheese, is a delicious vegetarian — and potentially gluten-free — option for dinners. And it’s so pretty too …
Chicken and Mushroom Casserole with Crispy Panko Topping | The Lemon Bowl
Think creamy dishes can’t be healthy? Think again. Liz from The Lemon Bowl created this recipe using lean chicken breast, whole wheat pasta and creamy yogurt. Yes, it’s a from-scratch creation, but the creamy, cheesy results are well-worth the effort.
Low Carb Mock Lasagna Spaghetti Squash Casserole | Kalyn’s Kitchen
Need some comfort food, but want it to be healthier? Score! Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen has a recipe for lasagna that swaps in spaghetti squash for the traditional noodles. Filled with layers of cheese, sausage, sauce and, of course, spaghetti squash, this gluten-free, low-carb version of the classic is a must-try for lasagna lovers.
Quinoa and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole | Kristine’s Kitchen
With an easy homemade enchilada sauce (it’s ready in just 15 minutes!), this meatless casserole is full of big, enticing flavors. From quinoa and black beans to sweet potatoes and cheese, it’s perfect for enjoying Tex-Mex flavors without all the guilt.
Acorn Squash, Beef, and Bulgur Bake | Farm Fresh Feasts
I love me some grains, and when I saw that this Greek-inspired casserole used bulgur wheat, which is commonly used in tabbouleh and happens to be a favorite of mine, I was all over it. Bulgur is a great source of iron, magnesium and more, and paired with ground beef, roasted acorn squash and a host of tantalizing toppings, this casserole sounds amazing.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-Fry Casserole | Foxes Love Lemons
The first thing I noticed about this casserole was how colorful it is … I kind of wanted to grab a virtual fork and take a big bite. Brown rice is layered with chicken, fresh veggies and pineapple and a homemade sweet and sour sauce for a satisfying, but not heavy, casserole that’s ready in less than an hour.
Chicken Tamale Casserole | Everyday Maven
Like tamales? I do! And this casserole, which uses ground chicken, tomatoes, corn and more with a combination of seasonings, turns tamales into a baked casserole delight with a cornmeal topping. Sounds amazing, right? Be sure to read the head notes — it also includes suggestions for when corn and tomatoes aren’t in season.
Paleo Casserole with Turkey, Peppers, Zucchini and Tomato | Food Faith Fitness
This casserole proves that dishes like this don’t have to be smothered in cheese to be delicious. Layers of veggies, turkey and herbs combine to create a paleo casserole that sounds amazing. I mean tarragon, cardamon, cumin … how can you go wrong?
Double Broccoli Chicken Cheese Casserole | A Healthy Life For Me
Let’s be real here: This isn’t your mama’s chicken broccoli casserole. No, with a double portion of broccoli, lean chicken, several cheeses and salsa, this is a tuned up, stepped up, high on flavor casserole that broccoli lovers will delight in. Now, pass me a plate, please.