Casseroles are an excellent and often very hearty type of comfort food that most truly enjoy. However, not all casseroles are as healthy as we would like them to be. Enter skinny casseroles. For those interested in all of the enjoyment of a great casserole dish but without all of the extra calories, these skinny casseroles may just be the perfect fit.
With a calorie count of about 380 per delicious serving, you can get completely full courtesy of this great dish, and without a bunch of guilt. Enjoy a hearty blend of penne pasta, portobello mushrooms, parmesan cheese, and spinach that eats like a much more calorie-filled meal. The secret ingredient that brings it all together and adds that final mouthwatering appeal is soy sauce.
As its name whimsically suggests, zoodle lasagna casserole utilizes health-friendly zucchini in the place of regular pasta sheets to form the basis of this very lasagna-like dish. You can expect about 281 calories per serving with this great one, but that won’t come at the cost of being filled up or happily sated. Even the biggest of hard-working appetites are typically happy after a dive into this casserole.
Again, zucchini comes to the rescue and hits a home run with this surprisingly filling meatless casserole option. Zucchini herb casserole features a delicious blend of long grain rice, zucchini, green onions, chopped tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and a perfect array of herbs including basil, sweet paprika, and dried oregano. This one is particularly good when served with a slice of french bread or even included in omelets should there be leftovers the next day.
Next up, Skinny Mexican Chicken Casserole is a real crowd-pleaser, and with a calorie count of about 300 per wholesome serving, health consciousness doesn’t have to come at the cost of taste or being pleasantly satisfied. This dish is just like a main course right out of a Mexican restaurant with a surprisingly brief prep time as well. The mouthwatering fiesta all comes together with ingredients like whole-grain brown rice, black beans, sweet corn, cubed chicken breast, red bell peppers, green onions, lettuce, tomatoes, a Mexican-style cheese blend, and some other great herbs and spices.
If you and the family are into tuna melts, tuna macaroni salad, or similar types of tuna dishes, then this one will probably be a huge hit for you. As the name of this skinny dish suggests, tuna noodle casserole combines tuna and noodles with a number of other simple ingredients like peas and cream sauce for a delectable fish dish that even the kids will love. An added bonus is the fact that this one can often be made for less than $10 in all and is very quick and easy to make.
Sloppy Joes are an all-American fare that can be totally satisfying in terms of taste and satiety, and that great dish also works incredibly well when adapted to a casserole form. This one uses biscuits and ground beef but allows for plenty of room for healthier versions by stretching out the biscuit top layer to a thinner consistency as well as swapping out the ground beef for lean ground turkey or a similar meat choice. Nine servings at a calorie count of about 204 each can be expected from this one, and the prep time to make it is relatively short too.
Finally, for the breakfast lovers out there, this one is for you. This awesome casserole adaptation of a hearty yet reasonably healthy breakfast combines lean ground turkey, crumbled bacon, reduced-fat cheese blend, diced green onions, and hashbrowns along with a few simple spices. Per hearty serving, the calorie count on this recipe is about 329, and it will definitely fill you up.