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15 Healthy Casserole Ideas That Are Still Comforting and Delicious

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15 Healthy Casserole Ideas That Are Still Comforting and Delicious

When you get home from work or a busy day running around, the last thing you want to have to do is cook a full-blown meal. And if that wasn’t time-consuming enough, you now have a pile of dishes to clear up before going to bed and doing it all over again the next day. If this is remotely close to your weekday scenario, then you’ll love this article on easy and healthy casserole ideas.

From comforting pasta recipes to a veggie-filled chicken bake, you’ll have dinner ideas for every day of the week—and tasty leftovers for lunch. So, grab your baking dishes and your little helpers, and let’s get cooking!

1. Healthy Beef Casserole

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This recipe is packed with so much flavor that you’ll almost forget how healthy it is. That is until you eye the copious amounts of carrots, peas, celery, green peppers, and onions. Delicious and nutritious!

2. Rotini Chicken Casserole

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We’re a sucker for any recipe that includes pasta. It feels like an indulgence, without all the extra calories. If you’re fresh and delicious pasta bake, look no further than this Rotini Chicken Casserole.

3. Healthier Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Broccoli, chicken, and cheese—what's not to love? Not to mention delicious pasta noodles. This Broccoli Chicken Casserole recipe is healthy, delicious, and makes for the perfect leftovers.

4. Stuffed Pepper Casserole

We know you're familiar with stuffed peppers. It's a popular weeknight dish that the whole family enjoys. So, if you like that, you would love this Stuffed Pepper Casserole.

5. Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This Chicken Enchilada Casserole was too good not to throw into the mix! If you and your family are craving Mexican food, try this one out and we're sure you'll love it.

6. Cheesy Shrimp and Rice Casserole

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All you need is one pan for this easy and delicious Shrimp and Rice Casserole. It's packed with vitamins and minerals and well please even your pickiest eaters.

7. Cheesy Caprese Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

This Caprese Chicken and Quinoa Casserole is packed with protein what is the easiest dish to make, which makes it the perfect recipe for a busy weeknight.

8. Healthy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole

Who doesn't love spinach and artichoke dip? Well now it's not just for an appetizer; you can make this nutritious and creamy, Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole, and still feel like you're indulging.

9. Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

If you're craving a stir-fry dish, this easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole will become one of your weeknight favorites.

10. Loaded Veggie + Chicken Casserole

With the name like Loaded Veggie + Chicken Casserole, you know exactly what you're going to get. A tasting meal packed with vegetables and healthy chicken.

11. Creamy Lemon Chicken and Rice Casserole

This tasty one pan meal pairs tangy, lemon with chicken thighs and rice, giving you a creamy and filling dish.

12. Healthy Beef Noodle Casserole

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noodle, minced meat casserole with cheese


The base of this casserole uses tomato rather than cream, making it much healthier than your regular casserole dish. Another quick meal that's perfect for your busy weeknights.

13. Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole 

An easy easy yet healthy, Mexican dish that's packed with flavor? Well, you may have just found one of your favorite recipes to add to your rotation.

14. Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole

If you're craving more of a spicy dish, this Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole will fit the bill. Plus, requires very little prep time, so you'll have dinner on the table in a flash!

15. Actually Healthy Taco Casserole

Last, but not least, you're going to want to make this dish for Taco Tuesday! This Healthy Taco Casserole is gluten-free and dairy free, making this a feel-good yet tasty meal.


What we love about casseroles the most is the fact that you get a veggie, starch, and protein all in one dish. It really is the most well-rounded meal, and it’s easy to find a recipe that even the pickiest eater will love. Looking for more casserole recipes? Try one of our favorites below. Enjoy!

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Potato-Crusted Chicken Casserole

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  • Author: MomsWhoThink.com
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 large potato, thinly sliced*
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash rubbed sage


  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

*Potato slices tested at 1/16 of an inch using a mandolin


  1. In a large bowl, toss potato slices with oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Arrange slices onto the bottom and sides of an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until potato is tender. Reduce heat to 350°.
  3. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil until no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
  4. In the same skillet, sauté onion in butter.
  5. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Reduce heat; stir in cheeses until melted.
  7. Stir in vegetables, seasonings, and chicken. Spoon into potato crust.
  8. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and topping is golden brown.


  • Calories: 340
  • Sodium: 674 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 85 mg
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