Low-Calorie Casserole Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Quick King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Rating: 4.8 stars 7
Usually made by layering creamy chicken and tortillas (lasagna-style), this classic Tex-Mex chicken casserole gets speedier for an easy weeknight dinner when we mix everything together in a skillet, then pop the whole pan under the broiler to make the cheese topping gooey.

Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Rating: 3 stars 12
This one-pan chicken-and-broccoli recipe comes out of the oven all browned, cheesy and bubbling like a casserole, but is really prepared more like a skillet meal on the stovetop. Serve with a crunchy green salad.

Chicken, Quinoa & Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.18 stars 20
This protein-loaded chicken and sweet potato casserole dish is made with multicolored quinoa, a blend of white, red and black varieties, but any color will work.

Skillet Green Chile-Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
This 45-minute enchilada recipe is bursting with chicken, tomatoes, tomatillos, chile peppers, and cheese, and because it's a one-skillet casserole, cleanup is a breeze.

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 2
Like sloppy Joes? Then you'll love this sloppy Joe casserole recipe. This kid-friendly dinner has the classic sloppy Joe flavors kids love, while parents will like all the veggies that are packed in to make it a healthy meal.

Two-Bean Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars 4
This classic and comforting Mexican dish is easy to make on a busy weeknight.

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
Strands of tender squash replace pasta for a more flavorful version of spaghetti pie casserole. Not to mention, spaghetti squash is a low-carb alternative to pasta and saves more than 150 calories per serving compared to a traditional recipe. A sprinkling of nutty fontina cheese melts into a gooey topping.

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.

Kale & White Bean Potpie with Chive Biscuits

Rating: 4.67 stars 8
In this vegetarian white bean potpie recipe, kale and hearty white beans are topped with easy, homemade chive biscuits. If desired, add a little shredded Gruyère or Cheddar cheese to the biscuit dough.

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.

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 2
This veggie-packed beef enchilada casserole is mild, so put out hot sauce and chopped jalapeños if you're feeding heat-seekers. The quick and easy dinner recipe makes extra cheese sauce--save it to make One-Pot Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts later in the week (see Associated Recipes) or serve it with steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, for an easy side dish.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken & Stuffing Casserole
Rating: Unrated 3
Stuffing is not just for Thanksgiving with this easy chicken and stuffing casserole. And speaking of Thanksgiving, if you have leftover turkey, feel free to substitute it for the chicken in this comforting and healthy recipe. It's also a great use for extra carrots, celery, onions and day-old bread you might have on hand around the holidays. There's no boxed stuffing mix or canned soup in this lighter take on the comfort-food casserole, but it's still super-easy to make. Poultry seasoning helps humble bread to taste like stuffing, while thickened chicken broth takes the place of canned soup. There are plenty of veggies in this one, too, making this a healthy casserole you can feel good about serving year-round.
Cornbread-Topped Chili Casserole
Rating: Unrated 6
In this healthy casserole recipe--sometimes called tamale pie--the cornbread gets crusty at the edges, thanks to a cast-iron skillet. For the best texture, use yellow cornmeal with a medium grind. Serve with lime wedges for a little extra tang.
Shrimp and Cauliflower Bake
Rating: 4.67 stars
9

This quick and easy seafood casserole gets bright flavor from fresh dill and feta cheese.