These vegetable casserole recipes are a hearty way to get more veggies on your plate. And because they are so flavorful, vegetable casseroles are a great way to get picky eaters to eat their vegetables. These healthy baked vegetable dishes are great for serving as a side or as a main dish casserole for vegetarians or for “meatless Mondays”. There are also a few vegan casserole options.
Hearty Vegetable Casserole Recipes
From a hearty vegetarian shepherd’s pie to a healthy squash casserole, most of these delicious recipes for vegetable casseroles are filling enough to be served as a main dish. And because they are so full of flavor, chances are, you won’t even miss the meat.
1. Spinach and Sauteed Veggie Casserole
This delicious vegetarian casserole includes spinach, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers. You can easily customize the recipe by adding or omitting any vegetables according to your family’s preferences.
2. Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Casserole
Cauliflower is so versatile and is the perfect vegetable for your vegan cauliflower recipes. This vegan vegetable casserole calls for cashews to create a delicious vegan cheese sauce.
3. Hearty Vegetable Pasta Bake
This creamy vegetable pasta bake gets its rich flavor from sun-dried tomatoes and gouda cheese for a delicious vegetarian pasta meal.
4. Eggplant Gratin with Feta Cheese
This delicious French side dish is a nice twist on Eggplant Parmesan. And for those following keto and other low carb diets, a serving comes in at just 14 grams of carbohydrates, with over 6 grams of fiber.
5. Vegan Mexican Casserole
You won’t miss the meat or dairy in this hearty vegan casserole. And with so many people eating a plant-based diet you will find that vegan cheese, such as the vegan Mexican cheese blend called for in this recipe is now fairly common in many grocery stores.
6. Healthy Squash Casserole Recipe
This healthy squash cassoulet is similar in texture to a frittata and is low in both calories and fat (perfect for those following low-calorie plans such as Weight Watchers). It is chock full of veggies and other low-carb ingredients that would make it perfect for those following a diabetic diet and other eating plans that aim to lower carbohydrates.
7. Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole
Root vegetable casseroles tend to be very filling, and with the addition of black beans, buckwheat, and kale, this sweet potato casserole recipe is transformed into a hearty one-dish meal. It’s the perfect dinner for vegetarians or anyone that enjoys the occasional “meatless Monday” meal.
8. Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Meat-eaters won’t miss the meat in this healthy, hearty vegetarian shepherd’s pie recipe. A base with a variety of spices, lentils, peas, corn, mushrooms, garlic, and onion is topped with buttery mashed potatoes for the perfect meatless main dish casserole.
9. Thanksgiving Chickpea and Butternut Squash Casserole
This Thanksgiving chickpea and butternut squash casserole is one of our favorites casseroles for Thanksgiving (or anytime). The combination of filling chickpeas and butternut squash makes this recipe perfect as either a side or main-dish meal.
10. Baked Ratatouille
This tasty baked ratatouille recipe is full of so many healthy vegetables. This dish can fit into a variety of healthy eating plans such as Weight Watchers and Keto. Ingredients for this French dish include eggplant, tomatoes, and zucchini, as well as flavorful basil and Herbes de Provence.
11. Zucchini Cheese Casserole
This delicious zucchini casserole is the perfect way to use up an abundance of squash from your garden. You can also substitute the zucchini for summer squash.
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