Already have an account?
Get back to the
Food & Recipes

These Cozy Casserole Recipes Have a Surprise Healthy Twist — So Easy + Delicious

Comfort food gets a good-for-you upgrade!

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

These lightened-up casseroles are sure to become your new go-to favorites. Want even more dinner ideas? Check out our pasta casserole recipes. and vegetable casserole recipes.

1. Meaty Mushroom Lasagna

Meaty Mushroom Lasagna (Healthy casserole recipes )
ARE Media

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

Chicken Meatball Bake (Healthy casserole recipes )
ARE Media

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

Butternut Penne Bake (Healthy casserole recipes )
ARE Media

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

Cheesy Tortilla Pie (Healthy casserole recipes )
ARE Media

Protein-rich veggie crumbles seasoned to perfection are the healthy secret in this Tex-Mex-inspired main.

5. Sweet Potato-Topped Beef Stew

Sweet Potato-Topped Beef Stew (Healthy casserole recipes )
ARE Media

Antioxidant-rich cauliflower stands in for some of the potatoes in this twist on shepherd’s pie.

6. Turkey Zucchini Lasagna

Turkey Zucchini Lasagna (Healthy casserole recipes )
ARE Media

Zucchini combines with turkey to create the filling in this lightened-up spin on an Italian classic.

7. Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie (Healthy casserole recipes )
ARE Media

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.

For more easy dinner ideas, click through the links below!

‘Dump and Go’ Slow Cooker Recipes for Your Easiest-Ever Weeknight Suppers

10 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes for Effortless Suppers That Really Satisfy

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.