It’s no secret we love a good casserole — they’re so easy and comforting, plus there are seemingly endless combinations to keep dinner interesting. One of our favorite variations: We love giving them a lightened-up makeover with some clever ingredient swaps that still taste just as delicious. And these healthy casserole recipes from the First for Women test kitchen don’t disappoint. So keep scrolling for the good-for-you hot dishes guaranteed to please any crowd.
From the gooey cheese to the lustrous layers, casseroles are the perfect food for any night of the week. Our First For Women test kitchen has been hard at work coming up with the tastiest ones. And the best part? They’re healthy! So, indulge your taste buds and try these 7 mouthwatering healthy casserole recipes.
11 healthy casserole recipes
1. Meaty Mushroom Lasagna
We swapped some of the ground beef for umami-rich mushrooms to transform a family favorite into a guilt-free treat with 24% less fat than the traditional.
2. Chicken Meatball Bake
Made with lean ground chicken instead of beef, these better-for-you orbs are a snap to toss together thanks to jarred curry sauce.
3. Butternut Penne Bake
Loaded with fiber and naturally gluten-free, chickpea pasta makes a delicious alternative to wheat-based varieties — plus it complements the veggies in this satisfying dish.
4. Cheesy Tortilla Pie
Protein-rich veggie crumbles seasoned to perfection are the healthy secret in this Tex-Mex-inspired main.
5. Sweet Potato-Topped Beef Stew
Antioxidant-rich cauliflower stands in for some of the potatoes in this twist on shepherd’s pie.
6. Turkey Zucchini Lasagna
Zucchini combines with turkey to create the filling in this lightened-up spin on an Italian classic.
7. Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie
We mixed cauliflower with two kinds of cheese and seasoned breadcrumbs to give this riff on a classic tons of richness with a lot less carbs.
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