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30 Must Try Yummy & Healthy Casseroles
There are many reasons to love a good casserole – they are comforting, easy to make, and you get to use up a lot of the leftover ingredients in one dish. I used to make a lot of casseroles when I was a university student because they were cheap to make and I could feed a crowd (my flatmates).
I can’t say I paid much attention to the nutritional values of those casseroles at the time, so they were often heavy, made with pasta and way too much cheese.
Let’s just say there are much healthier ways to make a casserole and that’s why I’ve put together this roundup of nourishing casserole recipes.
First of all, what is a casserole? Simply put, it’s a one-pot dish of various ingredients (usually meat, vegetables and some kind of starchy foods), cooked together in an oven-proof dish called a casserole.
Lasagna, ragout, cassoulet, tagine, moussaka, gratin, pasta bake and Shepherd’s pie are all types of casseroles and can sometimes be made on a stove top instead of the oven, or both.
In this round up, we wanted to focus on casseroles made with nutritious whole foods and natural ingredients, and we’ve selected recipes suitable to paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan followers.
Some recipes include easily replaceable ingredients like flour (which can be replaced with tapioca starch), so get creative!
You can use the recipes strictly, or make your own variation according to your personal dietary standards. Enjoy!
We love healthier adaptations of popular comfort foods such as these low carb, casserole versions of pizza and lasagna. Try the Zucchini Lasagna from the Spicy Southern Kitchen (left) or the genius Cauliflower Pepperoni Pizza Casserole from the Closet Cooking (right).