10 Lightened-Up Casseroles That Are Actually Delicious

If you're dreaming of a big scrumptious casserole, but worried about the calories, these recipes are just what you need. Each one of these casseroles has less than 400 calories per serving, but none of them skimp on flavor. By using a few clever ingredients like ground turkey instead of beef, less cheese, and more veggies, you can still enjoy a hearty casserole without ruining your diet.  Check out some of our best low calorie casseroles!

close up view of a slice of Artichoke Spinach Lasagna garnished with fresh herbs on a white plate with a fork
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Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole | 380 Calories

Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole closeup
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This bubbling hot dish has been made, and loved by over 2,000 of our peeps. The secret ingredient is soy sauce, and it's what makes this casserole irresistible. "I was reluctant to use the soy sauce because it seemed like a strange combo," says valleygirl. "DON'T leave it out! It gives the dish its wonderful and different flavor."

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Zoodle Lasagne | 281 Calories

Zoodle Lasagne
Buckwheat Queen

In this creative recipe, zucchini replaces regular wheat pasta sheets for a low-carb take on lasagne. Brigid says, "I made this lasagne exactly as was stated, and it was a crowd-pleaser. My picky husband even ate it, and he usually needs a heavy meal. This tasted exactly like regular lasagne, but was light."

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Ground Turkey Noodle Bake | 346 Calories

Ground Turkey Noodle Bake
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Your family will love this comforting casserole. DixieLee raves, "Excellent, quick, easy, and nutritious. My guys wanted second helpings, big winner!"

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Lentil Quiche | 165 Calories

This protein-packed quiche has just enough veggies to make it healthy, and just the right amount of cheese to make it tasty. According to emarika, "this is a fantastic recipe! Simple, tasty, and healthy".

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Zavioli with Spinach and Ricotta | 267 Calories

Zavioli with Spinach and Ricotta
Photo by Buckwheat Queen.

These cheesy ravioli are low-carb, low-guilt, and tasty. "These were delicious and fun to make! Loved that these were healthier and gluten-free friendly too!" says SuzyQ.

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Crouton Eggplant Parmesan | 310 Calories

Crouton Eggplant Parmesan
Photo by Buckwheat Queen.

In this recipe, the eggplant is baked, not fried, which cuts down on some of the calories. To save even more guilt, you could use skim-milk mozzarella.

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Enchiladas Verdes | 284 Calories

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes
Authentic Enchiladas Verdes | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine.

These traditional enchiladas are made with corn tortillas, chicken, and lots of tomatillos. Recipe creator Gema advises using less cream and cheese, to make the flavor of the sauce stand out.

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Zucchini Herb Casserole | 266 Calories

close up view of a Zucchini Herb Casserole in a white baking dish

"My husband doesn't believe in dinner without meat, but when he tasted this dish, he exclaimed over it for no less than half an hour!" says ELAM4. "I'm on Weight Watchers, and each serving was only six points!"

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Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables | 280 Calories

Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables
Photo by footballgrl16.

"This is the first time I've ever felt compelled to write a review for a recipe and felt that I must, because I can't remember the last time I had a low-fat meal with so much flavor!!" raves natsmom.

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Artichoke Spinach Lasagna | 396 Calories

Artichokes make this dish taste meaty, but also make it extra healthy. "This was the best lasagna ever!" says J. Van Liere. "I made it exactly like the recipe said and it was perfect -- don't change a thing. You have to try it!"

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