10 Easy Casseroles For Busy Nights

Eat healthy on your busiest of nights.

When we get home from work, the last thing most of us want to do is cook. Takeout and prepackaged meals are tempting, since they’re so easy. As convenient as they might be, however, you should avoid eating them on a regular basis. When you eat out or buy a prepared meal, you don’t know exactly what you’re eating. Store-bought meals are often full of sugar, salt, and preservatives. If you cook your own meals, you will know exactly what’s going into your body. You’ll also save money! Cooking doesn’t have to be time-consuming. We’ve compiled a list of 10 easy casseroles for busy nights. All the casseroles on this list are easy to prepare and can be frozen, so you can have a healthy meal in your freezer ready to eat on your busiest nights.

1. Tex-Mex Meaty Mac ‘n’ Cheese Casserole 

5-Minute Prep Tex-Mex Casserole Recipe

This Tex-Mex meaty mac ‘n’ cheese casserole will become the whole family’s new favorite dinner. It’s gooey, cheesy, flavorful, and made with real, whole ingredients.

2. Skinny Taco Casserole 

Skinny Taco Casserole Recipe2

The next time you want to indulge in tacos, make this skinny taco casserole instead. It’s high in protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants, but tastes like a treat.

3. Nacho Potato Casserole 

Nacho Potato Casserole

Get your potato fix with this nacho potato casserole. Ground turkey adds a helping of lean protein, and cumin and chili powder add spice.

4. Cheesy Squash Casserole

Cheesy Squash Casserole Recipe

Take advantage of squash season to make this cheesy squash casserole. Nutmeg adds an extra splash of fall flavor to this delicious dish.

5. Healthy Mexican Black Bean Casserole 


This healthy Mexican black bean casserole is another great alternative to Mexican takeout. It uses black beans and whole wheat tortillas, so it’s packed with protein and fiber.

6. Chicken and Penne Parmesan Casserole 

Chicken and Penne Parmesan Casserole Recipe

Try this chicken and penne parmesan casserole to satisfy your pasta cravings. It’s got plenty of cheese, but it also uses ground chicken and whole-wheat pasta, so it’s completely guilt-free.

7. Spaghetti Bolognese Cheesy Spinach Casserole 

Spaghetti Bolognese Spinach Casserole Recipe

If you want to add greens to your pasta, try this spaghetti bolognese cheesy spinach casserole. It’s super easy to make and super delicious to eat.

8. Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole 

Cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower Casserole

Broccoli and cauliflower are two of the healthiest vegetables around. Combine them with whole-wheat pasta, Greek yogurt, cheese, and spices for a nutrient-packed dinner.

9. Pumpkin and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole 

Pumpkin and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A and fiber, so this pumpkin and black bean enchilada casserole is the perfect fall dish. It’s hearty, delicious, and nutritious.

10. 5-Minute Prep Tex-Mex Casserole

5-Minute Prep Tex-Mex Casserole Recipe

This Tex-Mex casserole only takes 5 minutes to prepare. It uses whole ingredients and makes a tangy, healthy dinner.

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