Comforting casseroles that won't break the calorie bank!
Casseroles have always been a wonderful comfort food. However, I’ve always associated them with lots of calories and lots of unhealthy ingredients. Although there’s nothing like coming home to a plateful of warm casserole on a chilly night, I often found myself also enjoying a plateful of lots of calories and a soon-to-be upset stomach. Fortunately, SkinnyMs. has tons of casserole recipes that really are just platefuls of warm casseroles, minus the empty calories and upset stomach. Read on to discover our 50 Best Skinny Casseroles!
50 Best Skinny Casseroles
They’re just as satisfying as those typical casseroles that really are full of calories and unhealthy ingredients. The difference is the casseroles on this list don’t give me an upset stomach because, well, they’re healthy. Your body and mind will thank you in so many ways for choosing to eat these skinny casseroles. They’ll also be thanking you for doing nothing except enjoying delicious food. There’s no reason not to love these recipes!
1. Blueberry French Toast Casserole
I know, I know, you weren’t expecting a sweet breakfast casserole to be the first one on this list…but I just couldn’t help myself! My sweet tooth is too strong for me to not love this Blueberry French Toast Casserole of ours, and our recipe for it is too nutritious for you to not love it too! In just over 100 calories, you can fill yourself up with nutritious ingredients such as:
- Whole grain bread
- Egg whites
- Ground cinnamon
- And more!
Get the recipe: Blueberry French Toast Casserole
2. Sweet Potato and Zucchini Casserole
If you know me, you know that I have an unnatural love for sweet potatoes. I would eat them for every meal if I could…including snacks.
They are just so good for you. They provide you with vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, iron, and so much more! So, I bet you would have guessed that the biggest reason why I love this casserole of ours is because it uses sweet potatoes!
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato and Zucchini Casserole
3. Curry Chicken Casserole
Our Curry Chicken Casserole has 14 grams of protein per serving and only 304 calories! The high amount of protein and lower amount of calories is what makes it a great casserole for weeknight dinners. I also can’t help but say that the fact that it’s cheesy and is ready in just 35 minutes are also reasons it’s great for weeknight dinners.
CURRY up and make it! Get the recipe: Curry Chicken Casserole
4. 5-Minute Prep Tex-Mex Casserole
I don’t know about you, but I think that the “5-Minute Prep” part of this casserole recipe of ours is a good enough reason to try it out. I mean, of course the casserole itself tastes amazing (as do all of the skinny casserole recipes on this list), but the fact that it’s easy and quick to make is definitely important. It’s a great weeknight dinner in my book!
Get the recipe: 5-Minute Prep Tex-Mex Casserole
5. Spicy Turkey Enchiladas with Pumpkin Seeds
You can enjoy this recipe all year round; however, it’s particularly tasty after Thanksgiving! After all, it is the perfect way to use your leftovers! Full of cheesy goodness and spicy flair, this casserole is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!
Get the recipe: Spicy Turkey Enchiladas with Pumpkin Seeds
6. Jalapeno Popper Casserole
I love jalapeno poppers and their deep-fried cheesiness, but I don’t love the fact that they’re usually pretty unhealthy. This casserole of ours brings the flavors that that deep-fried cheesiness brings to the table. The only difference is this casserole of ours IS healthy.
It’s made with low-fat cheese, low-fat turkey bacon, chicken to fuel those beautiful muscles of yours, and cauliflower to cut out some carbs. It’s definitely a recipe to add to your list of favorite skinny casseroles!
Get the recipe: Jalapeno Popper Casserole
7. White Chicken and Black Bean Casserole
I’m actually not the biggest Mexican food fan, but even I can’t help but crave this casserole. The enchilada filling is my boyfriend’s absolute favorite. Unlike me, he is a Mexican food fan…like, a huge Mexican food fan. With that being said, he’s pretty picky (I mean, he has had a lot of experience with the type of food). So, when I made this and the first thing he said when he was finished eating was, “You’re going to need to make this again,” I knew the recipe was golden.
Get the recipe: White Chicken and Black Bean Casserole
8. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Casserole
I may not be a crazy Mexican food fanatic, but I do love me some Italian food. Full disclosure: on my very first date EVER, I ordered spaghetti. It was both a huge mistake and a very wonderful thing. I call it a mistake because, well, who can really eat spaghetti elegantly? It was a very wonderful thing because, well, who can really say they don’t like spaghetti?
This casserole of ours will give you that very wonderful thing that I felt on my very first date without making you feel like it was a huge mistake for a different reason: the unhealthiness of spaghetti. Fortunately, our casserole recipe is delicious AND healthy!
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Casserole
9. Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Wild Rice Casserole
Cheese, chicken, broccoli, and wild rice…what’s not to love?! Oh, and don’t forget that it’s a skinny casserole recipe! So, you can enjoy those things you love without feeling guilty.
Get the recipe: Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Wild Rice Casserole
10. Low Carb Reuben Style Cauliflower Casserole with Pastrami Meatballs
Sugar Free Mom really hit the nail on the head with this skinny casserole recipe. If you love meatballs, this recipe is sure to be life-changing.
11. Classic Green Bean Casserole
My mom’s specialty for almost every holiday is green bean casserole. It’s pretty much the only time and way my little brother will ever eat a vegetable. Unfortunately, the green beans are really the only nutritious ingredient used in her recipe. So, as delicious as the recipe is, the “green bean” part of the title is a bit deceiving because, well, it’s not really an efficient way of getting in your greens.
Our recipe, however, is! It’s made with nutritious ingredients and tastes pretty similar to my mom’s unhealthier recipe. It’s definitely a win-win!
Get the recipe: Classic Green Bean Casserole
12. Cheesy Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole
As much as I love making casseroles with rice, using quinoa as an alternative is a great move for when you’re trying to get in more nutrients, less carbs, and more protein. I’ve been a quinoa fan since before it even became so popular (and since before I knew how to even pronounce it), so I am a HUGE fan of this casserole. I’m also one to tell you that you’re sure to be a huge fan, too!
Get the recipe: Cheesy Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole
13. Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Although I usually prefer a sweeter breakfast, sometimes even I wake up craving something savory. On those mornings, this recipe comes to my rescue! Between the eggs, potatoes, cheese, and salsa, it never disappoints!
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
14. Tex-Mex Meaty Mac ‘n’ Cheese Casserole
Mac ‘n’ cheese in casserole form is pretty hard to beat. But, if you’re a meat-eater, this recipe beats that normal mac ‘n’ cheese casserole. Oh, and, if you’re a fan of Mexican food too, then this casserole is going to taste just heavenly to you. It’s a comfort food gone EXTRA comforting!
Get the recipe: Tex-Mex Meaty Mac ‘n’ Cheese Casserole
15. Tamale Casserole
Mac ‘n’ cheese in casserole form is pretty hard to beat. But, if you’re a meat eater, this recipe beats that normal mac ‘n’ cheese casserole. Oh, and if you’re a fan of Mexican food, too, then this casserole is going to taste just heavenly to you. It’s a comfort food gone EXTRA comforting!
Get the recipe: Tamale Casserole
16. Chili-Corn Casserole with Polenta
This casserole is not only delicious and provides some more chili flavors, but it also doesn’t take long to make at all. We have Pinch of Yum to thank for this 30-minute recipe that’s great for a weeknight dinner.
Get the recipe: Chili-Corn Casserole with Polenta
17. Cheesy Squash Casserole
I love lots of foods, but squash is definitely high up on my list. Squash is great for your vision, skin, immune system, bones, and heart health. The nutritious food is also full of vitamins and minerals and tastes great too!
Get the recipe: Cheesy Squash Casserole
18. Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Casserole
This casserole recipe is super easy to make yet super delicious to eat! There’s nothing better than coming home to a bowl of it on a chilly winter night. I love pairing it with really any cooked vegetable and/or a baked sweet potato. Almost anything goes with chicken and rice!
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Casserole
19. Stuffed Pepper Casserole
My very first job, when I was 14 years old, was a waitressing job at a small diner near my house. Wednesday was one of my days to work, and Wednesday was also the day that we served the “Stuffed Pepper Special.” I was surrounded by the delicious aroma but never had the chance to try it.
So, when I tasted our recipe for this Stuffed Pepper Casserole, I immediately understood why everyone ordered the dish at the diner and why it really was so “special.” What makes our recipe even better is that ours is much healthier than the normal recipe!
Get the recipe: Stuffed Pepper Casserole
20. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
I love making this recipe when I have either leftover shredded chicken or leftover diced chicken. It’s a great way to use up those leftovers while also getting in your cheese fix for the day. Yup, this recipe calls for multiple cheeses: blue cheese, ricotta cheese, and Swiss cheese. This casserole is cheese heaven!
Get the recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
21. Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Would you believe me if I told you that this spaghetti casserole only has 10 grams of carbs per serving?! Well, you should! As much as it sounds like it’s too good to be true, this casserole really does only have 10 grams of carbs per serving and still gives you that unbeatable spaghetti taste.
Get the recipe: Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole
22. Skinny Taco Casserole
Although Mexican food isn’t my absolute favorite, I do love celebrating Taco Tuesday. With that being said, this is one of my go-to recipes for Taco Tuesday! It’s low in fat, calories, and cholesterol, and everyone at the fiesta is sure to love it.
Get the recipe: Skinny Taco Casserole
23. BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole
My family loves BBQ, so when I made this casserole recipe by Gimme Some Oven and brought it home to them, they were more than satisfied. The dish disappeared faster than it took me to make it. This, however, isn’t hard to do, considering it only took me half an hour to make!
Get the recipe: BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole
24. Slow Cooker Banana French Toast Casserole
Some of the ingredients this recipe calls for include:
- Milk (I use almond milk)
- Whole grain bread
- Raw walnuts
You’ll go absolutely bananas for this recipe and all of the flavors that come with it!
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Banana French Toast Casserole
25. Poblano and Turkey Sausage Casserole
The first time I had this casserole of ours, I had it without our Tomato Avocado Topping (only because I, unfortunately, didn’t have any avocados) and loved it. The second time I had it, I had it with our Tomato Avocado Topping, and REALLY loved it. This casserole will not disappoint!
Get the recipe: Poblano and Turkey Sausage Casserole
26. Curried Turkey Casserole
Since turkey is a great lean protein meat, I figured we should stick with it! This Curried Turkey Casserole of ours is bursting with flavors, great for the holidays, and only 237 calories per serving.
Get the recipe: Curried Turkey Casserole
27. Spaghetti Bolognese Cheesy Spinach Casserole
I think I’ve already mentioned how much I love both spaghetti and cheese, but did I mention how much I love spinach?! It’s such a great source of potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and more. I love that this casserole recipe includes so many of the things I love, especially spinach.
Get the recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese Cheesy Spinach Casserole
28. Cheesy Kale and Sweet Potato Casserole
I know that I just finished preaching about how much I love spinach because of all of the vitamins and minerals it provides, but here I go again with another leafy green: kale. Kale is also high in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, folate, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It’s known as a superfood because of how amazing it is for you and your body. Grab some at the store and make this delicious recipe of ours!
Get the recipe: Cheesy Kale and Sweet Potato Casserole
29. Nacho Potato Casserole
This casserole recipe of ours is the perfect thing to make the next time you have guests over. It’s low in calories and SmartPoints, and high in protein. Plus, it’s absolutely mouthwatering (which you may have guessed from the title).
Get the recipe: Nacho Potato Casserole
30. Cranberry Apple Pear Vegan Casserole
Calling all vegans out there! This recipe by A Virtual Vegan is super sweet and super nutritious! Honestly, even all of you non-vegans out there should give it a try. I don’t think anyone could be disappointed.
Get the recipe: Cranberry Apple Pear Vegan Casserole
31. Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole
This casserole calls for pasta, cheese, and two of the best cruciferous vegetables: broccoli and cauliflower. Cruciferous vegetables are high in fiber and vitamins and have even been known to contain cancer-fighting abilities. So, hop on the cruciferous vegetable bandwagon and try out this yummy casserole recipe!
Get the recipe: Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole
32. Slow Cooker Beef and Mushroom Casserole
There’s nothing worse than having a slow cooker and not putting it to good use. This slow cooker casserole of ours is definitely a great way to dust off that slow cooker of yours. It’s definitely worth it, too!
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef and Mushroom Casserole
33. Pumpkin and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole
As much as I use every excuse in the book to eat pumpkin and pumpkin-flavored things in the fall, I love it all year round. Using it in this recipe not only adds to the delectable flavor. It also adds to the dietary fiber content per serving! This recipe is super unique and totally deserving of being on this list of best skinny casseroles.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole
34. One Skillet Creamy Chicken and Kamut Casserole
Some of you may be wondering what kamut is. Well, let me inform you of the amazingness. Kamut is an ancient grain that provides a nutty flavor. It’s also significantly higher in protein than modern wheat. With those things in mind, you should definitely try this casserole recipe by Healthy Nibbles and Bits.
Get the recipe: Creamy Chicken and Kamut Casserole
35. Easy Tuna Casserole
When I was a kid, I ate tuna all the time. It was always just an easy, yummy, protein-filled ingredient that my family put to good use. With that being said, my childhood self would have LOVED this casserole. I know that for a fact because older me (who is far less obsessed with tuna than younger me) LOVES it.
Get the recipe: Easy Tuna Casserole
36. Healthier Burrito Pie Casserole
My favorite thing about this skinny casserole recipe is that it’s totally customizable. You know when you order a burrito at Chipotle and get to choose what you want and don’t want in it? Well, the same goes for our Burrito Pie Casserole. Top it with whatever you like!
Get the recipe: Healthier Burrito Pie Casserole
37. Vegetarian Pizza Casserole
Pizza and a casserole together in one recipe? Two of my favorite comfort foods together in one recipe?! Two of my favorite foods together in one recipe that’s healthy?! Yup, you got that right! This casserole is one of my all-time favorite skinny casserole recipes. I mean, who could say “no” to a healthy casserole with pizza in the name?
Get the recipe: Vegetarian Pizza Casserole
38. Hawaiian Chicken Casserole
The taste of Hawaiian chicken is so particular, so special, and so, so, so delicious. With that being said, it can be hard to get the flavors right. However, I’m incredibly certain that we did.
The best part: that we did it in the healthiest, skinniest way possible! Our recipe calls for healthier alternatives to unhealthy ingredients. Some of the ingredients we use are:
- Whole wheat breadcrumbs
- Low-sodium soy sauce
- No-sugar added pineapple juice
- Fresh pineapple
- Egg whites
Get the recipe: Hawaiian Chicken Casserole
39. Healthy Pierogi Casserole
I was super close with my great-grandmother growing up, and she was very, very Polish. As much as I love and miss her, I blame her for my love of pierogis (and really all food since grandparents tend to overfeed you…out of love, of course).
It’s always been so hard for me to say “no” to the carb-loaded, deep-fried Polish deliciousness dolloped with sour cream. Luckily, with this recipe of ours, I don’t need to say “no”! The pierogis in this casserole are not deep-fried, and I dollop them with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
Get the recipe: Healthy Pierogi Casserole
40. Southwestern Broccoli and Potato Casserole
This casserole is perfect for all of my fellow busy bees out there. It barely takes any time to prep and only bakes for 10 minutes. Say hello to your new favorite weeknight dinner recipe!
Get the recipe: Southwestern Broccoli and Potato Casserole
41. Sweet Potato Casserole
Again, I love sweet potatoes, and again, I love sweets. So, this Sweet Potato Casserole recipe of ours that’s bursting with sweetness from ingredients like sweet potatoes, honey, vanilla, and coconut oil, is a favorite of mine. It’s especially great around the holidays, but since I love it so much, I make it all year long!
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole
42. Chicken Florentine Casserole
This skinny casserole recipe is one that even kids will love and one that will get them to eat some veggies without even knowing it. The spinach in this recipe is masked by all of the creamy cheese and pasta. It’s a great recipe for the whole family.
Get the recipe: Healthy Chicken Florentine Casserole
43. Easy Zucchini Casserole
Easy skinny casseroles are definitely my kind of casseroles. This one is (clearly) made with zucchini: a great vegetable for those of us trying to get or stay slim. I know it may be hard to believe, but despite zucchini’s small amount of calories, it’s super filling!
Get the recipe: Easy Zucchini Casserole
44. Mexican Tortellini Casserole
Have you ever thought of putting the spicy, savory Mexican flavors and tortellini in the same dish? I haven’t, but Peas and Crayons obviously did, and it turned out to be one amazing skinny casserole.
Get the recipe: Mexican Tortellini Casserole
45. Chicken Alfredo Penne Casserole
As much as casserole and comfort food go hand-in-hand, I can’t help but feel that chicken alfredo also fits in there somewhere. This is a great skinny casserole for cozying up on the couch with everyone, or anyone, or really no one. The only company you really need is a big plate of this casserole.
Get the recipe: Chicken Alfredo Penne Casserole
46. Chicken and Penne Parmesan Casserole
Remember when I said that chicken alfredo is a comfort food? Well, I think chicken parm is, too. So, after trying out our Chicken Alfredo Penne Casserole recipe above, this one better be next on your list!
Get the recipe: Chicken and Penne Parmesan Casserole
47. Healthy Mexican Black Bean Casserole
Here’s another Mexican casserole recipe that my boyfriend and even I love! It’s kind of crazy how flavorful it is, considering it contains far fewer calories per serving than the Mexican dishes you order at restaurants.
Get the recipe: Healthy Mexican Black Bean Casserole
48. Cracker Barrel “Copycat”Hashbrown Casserole
This is such a great brunch recipe! Between the hash browns, the onion, and the creamy cheddar cheese, it’s impossible not to love it. I opted for low fat milk and cheese when I made this recipe to keep the fat and calorie content down. Delicious as ever!
Get the recipe: Cracker Barrel “Copycat” Hashbrown Casserole
49. Artichoke and Spinach Penne Casserole
Artichokes are yet another vegetable that are so incredibly beneficial to your health. They’re good for your heart, can help prevent certain cancers, aid in digestion, great for brain health, and they even are known to boost metabolism. In my book, that means eat all the artichokes!
Get the recipe: Artichoke and Spinach Penne Casserole
50. Baked Oatmeal Casserole
I started this list on a sweet note, and I’m ending it on a sweet note, too! I love making this sweet breakfast casserole at the beginning of the week to freeze for the rest of the week. It makes for a great, quick oatmeal breakfast that really takes oatmeal to the next level!
Get the recipe: Baked Oatmeal Casserole
Now that you have 50 skinny casserole recipes that are truly the BEST, you have no reason not to enjoy the ultimate comfort food. You won’t regret it!