10 Holiday Casseroles No One Would Guess Are Healthy

cheesy cauliflower casserole
Photo: Mackenzie Schieck

Looking for a healthy holiday casserole recipe that doesn't taste healthy? You've come to the right place! Even the pickiest eaters at your holiday table will absolutely love these nutritious and delicious casseroles. Whether you're looking for a tasty way to sneak veggies into your meal or a lighter take on a classic side dish, you'll find a crowd-pleasing new favorite in this collection of our very best healthy holiday casserole recipes.

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Healthy Sweet Potato and Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Healthy Sweet Potato and Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Start your holiday with a make-ahead breakfast casserole that's full of nutrient-rich ingredients like sweet potatoes, broccoli, and spinach. "This casserole is a way to have healthy fats and delicious veggies without all the bad stuff," according to recipe creator The Noshologist.

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Healthy Broccoli Cheese Bake

creamy broccoli bake with whole wheat bread croutons
Allrecipes Magazine

This satisfying broccoli and cheese casserole packs a healthy punch, thanks to nutrient-packed veggies like red bell peppers and mushrooms. Whole-wheat breadcrumbs add wonderful texture and flavor.

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Healthier Homemade Mac and Cheese

healthier homemade mac and cheese in a white dish
Allrecipes Magazine

This lighter take on traditional baked macaroni and cheese starts with a box of whole-wheat noodles and ends with a low-fat Parmesan and Cheddar sauce.

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Brussels Sprouts Bake

Brussels Sprouts Bake in a white dish
Melissa Goff

Even Brussels sprouts skeptics will absolutely love this nutritious vegetable bake. "Incredibly delicious," raves reviewer Texas Nonna. "Wish I had made more so I would have had leftovers!"

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Low Carb Yellow Squash Casserole

squash casserole in a yellow casserole dish

This keto-friendly casserole will brighten up your holiday spread. "Delish," raves reviewer loriely2000. "I'm really not a squash fan, but this was soooo so good, I had seconds!"

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Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

overhead view of Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe with a decorative pattern of pecan halves on the top

This dairy-free sweet potato casserole is the perfect vegan side dish that will please everyone at your holiday table. A 5-ingredient pecan topping adds welcome flavor and crunch.

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Simple Cauliflower Keto Casserole

cheesy cauliflower casserole
Mackenzie Schieck

Make this low-carb casserole with just five ingredients: cauliflower, shredded Cheddar cheese, heavy cream, salt, and pepper.

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Low-Carb, Twice-Baked Cauliflower Casserole

homemade Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower Casserole with serving spoon

Looking for a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes? Try this comforting cauliflower casserole topped with Cheddar cheese and bacon.

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Healthier Homemade Green Bean Casserole

green bean casserole with slivered almonds
Allrecipes Magazine

"Almond milk and dry white wine combine to make a lighter sauce for this homemade green bean casserole featuring mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and thyme," says recipe creator coweed.

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Healthier Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Healthier Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

These au gratin potatoes are lighter than their traditional counterpart, thanks to easy substitutes like low-fat milk and Cheddar cheese.

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More Inspiration

chicken and vegetables in a yellow dish
Cynthia LaFourcade

Try one of Our Best Healthy-ish Recipes from Grandma. Plus, explore our entire collection of Healthy Casserole Recipes.

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