Healthy Summer Dinner Casserole Recipes

Find healthy, delicious summer dinner casserole recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Tater Tot Casserole with Beef, Corn & Zucchini

Rating: 5 stars 3
Casseroles can be for summer too! We packed this one with peak-season vegetables—corn, zucchini and tomatoes—then topped it with crispy tater tots and gooey melted cheese, making it a dinner winner.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Zucchini, Corn & Egg Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This healthy casserole is essentially a crustless quiche, brimming with fresh summer vegetables. Bake it up for an elegant summer brunch or a casual backyard barbecue.
By Hilary Meyer

Shrimp and Cauliflower Bake

Rating: 5 stars 10
This quick and easy seafood casserole gets bright flavor from fresh dill and feta cheese.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Baked Vegetable Penne

Rating: 3.5 stars 10
This veggie-packed take on an American casserole is about as tasty as a one-dish meal can get.

Chicken, Peppers & Pasta Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 1
You can assemble this healthy chicken casserole before you leave for a party and pop it in the oven at the host's house. Or bake it at home and bring it along--it's delicious at room temperature too.
By Hilary Meyer

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Casserole

Simplify weeknight dinnertime by transforming leftover slow-cooked chicken (see associated recipe, below) into an easy, cheesy casserole.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Quinoa Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
This healthy quinoa lasagna recipe has a layer of quinoa (rather than noodles) along with vegetables, cheese and herbs. Though it tastes like comfort food, don't worry, this quinoa lasagna recipe is not too heavy--you'll still have room for dessert. To save time, use your favorite jarred tomato sauce in this vegetarian lasagna. (Adapted from “Quinoa Revolution” by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming; Pintail Books, 2012.)
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cornbread-Topped Chili Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cheesy Eggplant Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
This cheesy eggplant casserole has a light custard with deliciously tender and flavorful summer vegetables and fresh herbs. The cheese makes this easy dish creamy and decadent. Enjoy it for brunch or dinner with a green salad on the side.
By Julia Levy

Tamari-Ginger Meatball & Eggplant Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Eggplant soaks up the flavors of ginger, garlic and tamari in this Asian-inspired casserole recipe. A hot pepper in the topping adds a bit of heat, but opt for sweet if you prefer.
By Hilary Meyer

Zucchini Rice Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 41
We pack extra vegetables into this cheesy baked rice casserole. Plus we substitute brown rice for white, reduce the cheese by half and swap turkey sausage for pork sausage. If you're bringing it to a potluck, plan to reheat it before serving.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Polenta & Vegetable Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This healthful and comforting vegetarian casserole is perfect on a cool night--or any time of year when you want to remember clear, brisk October evenings. Make It a Meal: Enjoy with a glass of Zinfandel and for dessert, Ida's Mandelbrot dipped in a fresh-brewed cup of coffee.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 Veggie-Packed Casseroles for Summer Get-Togethers
Rethink what goes into a crowd-pleasing casserole by trading in cream of mushroom soup and french-fried onions for lots of fresh veggies and herbs.
Eggplant & Chickpea Baked Pasta
Rating: Unrated 3
Turn leftover Eggplant & Chickpea Stew into a comforting vegetarian baked-pasta dish. We love the taste of mint with the other Mediterranean-inspired flavors, but you can use parsley or basil if you prefer.
Puglian-Style Paella

In this Italian paella recipe, potatoes and other vegetables are layered with mussels and rice and baked in a casserole dish. Be sure to cover the rice completely with vegetables to ensure it cooks properly.