With the rise of meal prep, casseroles are making a comeback. These aren’t your grandmother’s casseroles either—they’re quick, healthy, and can be packed up and taken to work easily.
Whether you’re trying to boost your protein intake, are a cheese lover, or want to increase the amount of vegetables you’re eating, these casserole recipes cover it all. The best part? They’re all made with five ingredients or less.
1. Cheesy Quinoa Casserole
Via Jessica in the Kitchen
Get your favorite pizza flavors and textures—like melty cheese and sweet, tangy sauce—without the heavy feeling afterwards. With a base of quinoa, this casserole provides protein and complex carbohydrates.
2. Eggplant Rollup Recipes
Via Southern Living
This easy baked eggplant recipe is made with eggplant, ricotta, basil, marinara, and parmesan. Serve as a main dish, complemented by a side salad or another veggie, or as a side dish to accompany chicken or turkey.
3. Chicken and Kale Casserole
Via Rachel’s Kitchen
This casserole cooks in only 30 minutes and provides plenty of protein and whole grains. If you want to cut down the prep time, buy pre-cut and washed kale.
4. Italian Sausage and Kale Baked Ziti
Via Gimme Some Oven
For some comfort food, this casserole is a great option. For the most flavorful dish, try to find spicy Italian sausage. The kind of sausage you use is up to you, both turkey and pork will work.
5. Zucchini Potato Casserole
Via Southern Living
Get ready for summer with this side dish that’s easy to make and also beautiful to look at. The casserole can be served warm or at room temperature.
6. Turkey Egg Breakfast Casserole
Via Aimee Mars
There’s never a bad time for breakfast, especially with this casserole. The eggs and turkey are balanced out by the sweet potato and spinach for an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
7. Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Via The Seasoned Mom
This casserole is an easy and delicious meal prep option. Top the enchiladas with avocado, green onion, or olives. You can also layer the enchilada on top of roasted vegetables for extra nutrients.
8. Pesto Broccoli Sweet Potato Rice Casserole
If you’re feeling lazy and want to get this casserole done quickly, feel free to sub the homemade pesto for store bought. To make the casserole vegan, swap the mozzarella for vegan cheese.
9. Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole
Via Making Thyme for Health
That’s right—your favorite dip just got revamped into a meal. This recipe is made easy with frozen spinach, just be sure to squeeze all of the excess water out before mixing it with everything else.
10. Cheesy Beef and Egg Noodle Casserole
Via Sweet Phi
For all you red meat lovers, this one’s for you. Instead of egg noodles, try substituting them for whole wheat pasta or chickpea pasta. If you’re not a fan of green beans, you can also swap those for you vegetable of choice.
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