Heart-Healthy Casserole Recipes

Find delicious heart-healthy casserole recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Garlic Cashew Chicken Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
Combine brown rice, cashews, chow-mein noodles and vegetables galore with chicken in this delicious casserole.

Baked Penne Florentine

Rating: 2.33 stars 3
This comforting and flavorful vegetarian dish is packed with protein.

Apple, Bacon and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles

Rating: 5 stars 1
These sweet and savory mini casseroles are ready in just an hour. Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers to enjoy later.

Baked Cavatelli Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
This easy to make, comforting dish will keep you warm on a cold day.

Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
Prepare this dish the night ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it in the oven for an easy and delicious dinner.

Chicken-Noodle Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
Flavorful Chicken-Noodle Casserole comes to life with this diabetic-friendly recipe. Select light sour cream to lower fat and calorie content.

Chicken-Spaghetti Squash Bake

Rating: 3.4 stars 6
In this version of a chicken-and-broccoli casserole, spaghetti squash takes on a creamy texture when baked with cream of mushroom soup.

Smoked Turkey, Kale & Rice Bake

Rating: 4.38 stars 3
This hearty one-skillet dinner is loaded with celery, kale, tomatoes and quick-cooking brown rice. It's easy to make the recipe vegetarian by substituting smoked tofu for the turkey.

Turkey-Vegetable Bake

Rating: 4 stars 1
Need to use up leftover turkey from the holidays? Make this low fat casserole. It's made with brown rice and lots of vegetables.

Eggplant Tortilla Casserole

Rating: 3 stars 1
This layered casserole is inspired by classic cheese enchiladas, minus the fuss of rolling and stuffing individual tortillas. You'd never guess that within this comforting Tex-Mex casserole hides a layer of thinly sliced eggplant. The thin slices become tender when roasted and add a subtle savory note.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Rating: 4.64 stars 9
This retro dish will please kids and adults alike.

Turkey Tetrazzini with Mushrooms & Peppers

Prepared the original way, this dish has the potential to be astoundingly high in calories and fat. This diabetic-friendly version is healthier but tastes just as terrific. Serve it with a side salad tossed with reduced-calorie Italian dressing.
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Inspiration and Ideas

16 Diabetes-Friendly Casseroles You'll Want to Make Forever
These comforting, satisfying casserole recipes deserve to be on your table ASAP.
Rigatoni & Spicy Sausage Casserole
Rating: Unrated 3
Mushrooms have the perfect meaty texture to complement a modest amount of spicy Italian sausage in this baked rigatoni that has less than one-quarter the fat of the original. Whole-wheat pasta rather than white pasta makes our version a fiber powerhouse with 7 grams per serving. This delicious and cheesy pasta casserole freezes well so you might want to make an extra to have on hand for a ready-to-heat-and-eat meal.
Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole
Rating: 3.44 stars
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In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often bound together in a casserole with cream of mushroom soup. We forgo the sodium-rich canned soup and make a light, creamy sauce that gets depth of flavor from dry sherry and Parmesan cheese. If you already have cooked chicken, use 4 cups and skip Step 2.