9 Must-Try Healthy and Easy Casseroles by Diabetes Food Hub

Looking for quick, easy, and healthy weekday meals? Look no further because casseroles are here to save the day! Casseroles are beloved for their convenience, versatility, and ability to bring comfort to any meal. But with a few simple swaps and mindful ingredient choices, they can also become a cornerstone of a proper diabetes-friendly eating plan.

9 Must-Try Healthy and Easy Casseroles Whether you are looking to feed a crowd or just want to make a meal that provides plenty of leftovers, casseroles are an easy way to get food on the table. Many of these recipes can be prepped ahead of time so all you have to do is throw the baking dish in the oven when you’re ready to eat. Breakfast casseroles can be especially helpful for when you are short on time in the morning.

Nine Diabetes-Friendly Casserole Recipes

Breakfast Casseroles

Egg and veggie casseroleEgg and Veggie Casserole
This is a great dish to serve when you have company staying with you. It serves eight people as a main dish, or more if you cut it into small cubes and use it as an appetizer. Plus, it’s packed with veggies to make sure everyone has a healthy morning.
Turkey sausage and egg casseroleTurkey Sausage and Egg Casserole
This protein-packed casserole is incredibly filling. Serve it with some sautéed veggies for a healthy way to start out your day. You can cut up leftovers for a quick grab-and-go breakfast on busy mornings.
 Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast CasseroleStrawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
This French toast casserole is the perfect kidney-friendly dish to serve at your next breakfast or brunch. Enough to feed a crowd, it’s sure to impress your guests!

Lunch and Dinner Casseroles

Chicken Nacho CasseroleChicken Nacho Casserole
Love Tex-Mex food? Try this healthier version of nachos in this delicious casserole. Made with all the flavor of traditional nachos, this version is diabetes-friendly by cutting down the fat and carbs.  
Unstuffed Pepper CasseroleUnstuffed Pepper Casserole
This hearty dish takes all the delicious elements of traditional stuffed peppers and layers them together in a convenient casserole form. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.
 Modern Tuna Noodle CasseroleModern Tuna Noodle Casserole
This reinvented dish combines tender noodles, creamy sauce, and tuna with a medley of fresh vegetables. By using whole grain pasta and bulking up the recipe with non-starchy veggies, this recipe is a healthy choice for a delicious meal.
Mexican Quinoa CasseroleMexican Quinoa Casserole
This nutrition-packed dish makes for a delicious and healthy entrée. It has plenty of plant-powered protein from quinoa and beans, is perfectly spiced, and it’s made without meat which makes it a great vegetarian-friendly choice.  
Spaghetti Squash CasseroleSpaghetti Squash Casserole
Looking for a lower-carb casserole recipe? Give this one a try! Spaghetti squash is a healthy swap for regular noodles. Plus, you can make this a vegetarian dish by omitting the sausage and adding more non-starchy vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and asparagus.
Easy Chicken and Vegetable CasseroleEasy Chicken and Vegetable Casserole
This recipe is incredibly simple—just layer everything in a casserole dish and bake! It's also flexible—you can sub in almost any protein, grains, vegetables, and cheese. Get creative! You can use fresh, frozen, or leftover cooked vegetables. For fresh or frozen vegetables, thaw them in the microwave before adding to the casserole. 

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