14 Surprisingly Healthy Casseroles Everyone Is Sure to Adore

The often cheesy, creamy DNA of a good casserole is deliciously comforting, plus a single pan can feed a crowd of hungry loved ones in one fell swoop. What’s not to like about that? All of that being said, a lot of casserole recipes are reserved for special occasions simply because they use heavy cream liberally and require what seems like mountains of shredded cheese. Those recipes have their place, but what about the average weeknight when you’re craving something cozy and nutritious for dinner? The selection of recipes here aims to deliver that balance through fresh takes and clever swaps that breathe new life into the humble casserole.

Ahead, you’ll find hearty, plant-based dishes like the Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie shown here, where lentils and extra vegetables replace the usual ground meat. There are also all vegetable casseroles that can deftly switch from co-star to leading role for the vegetarians

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The Best Dinner Casseroles | Martha Stewart

Casseroles are mealtime staples. Whether you’re serving one as a Thanksgiving side dish, like a classic Green Bean Casserole, or you’re simply trying to find a dinner the whole family will love, casseroles are just the thing to get everyone excited for a family meal. To that end, we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes that will make figuring out what to make for supper a no-brainer.

Take our Eggplant Meatball Casserole, pictured here, for example: Our eggplant-based take on the classic meatball makes it a win for any vegetarians at your dinner table, while breadcrumbs, mozzarella, and Parmesan give the dish the familiar texture and flavor that will have everyone asking for seconds. It’s comforting, easy to prepare, and guaranteed to be gone in a flash. Another vegetarian-friendly recipe the whole family will love is our Mushroom and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole. It only takes 30 minutes to get

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18 Easy Breakfast Casseroles Ideal for Brunch and Beyond

Herbert M. Pickett

Casseroles are a hit for a reason—they require little prep work, are perfect for a crowd, and are absolutely delicious. If you’re hosting brunch or attending a potluck party, consider making one of our breakfast casserole recipes. Whether you’re team sweet or team savory, there’s something here for everyone.

Love the creamy nature of bread pudding? Try making our Panettone French Toast Casserole during the holiday season. The dried fruit in the classic Italian treat adds texture and sweetness to each individual slice (and it’s the perfect canvas for absorbing a rich custard). Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup for a breakfast bite that borders on dessert, but we promise you won’t hear anyone complaining about that.

In the mood for something savory? Our Turkey-Pastrami Croque-Madame Casserole is a crowd-friendly twist on the classic French ham and cheese sandwich. Ciabatta bread is nestled between a sharp béchamel sauce

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