Healthy Casserole Recipe

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It’s winter.

I want chili.



Unhealthy stuff. I want unhealthy stuff.

Because who wants a salad in the middle of winter?

I decided that this year is the year I substitute.

Turkey and black beans with the chili.

Zucchini lasagna instead of with noodles.

And casserole without the heavy soups and creams.

Healthy Casserole Recipe

Pyrex sent me a baking dish that’s perfect for a healthy casserole. Their 3-quart baking dish comes with a lid and carry bag. There’s even a hot/cold pack and a dish for your leftovers!

Pyrex Baking Dish

The carry container has easy to grip handles and a secure zipper, and the handles on the baking dish make it easy to put into and take out of the carry case. I love this set.

I put my Pyrex dish to the test with our healthy casserole last night.


Healthy Casserole Recipe

This recipe can be used with any vegetables and meat you have in your refrigerator, which makes it so easy. I’ll tell you how we made ours, but know that everything can be changed!


1C fresh mushrooms

2 peppers, I used one green and one orange

1/2 head of purple cauliflower

1/2 onion

1 zucchini

5 mini-potatoes: purple, yellow, and red

2 packages of chicken sausage: Italian and red pepper and garlic


Chop all of your veggies up small. Small is the key to even cooking, especially for the potatoes! Spray olive oil in the bottom of your baking dish and set your oven to 375*. Check your veggies after 20 minutes, and every 5 minutes after that until they’re done. I used a fork to see how soft the potatoes and cauliflower were before pulling them out of the oven.

For your sausage, you could add it to the baking dish if you’re cooking a smaller batch of vegetables. We were feeding four, so I cooked the sausage on the grill (which is our favorite, anyway). When the sausage was done, I sliced it into pieces and added it to the top of the vegetables.

Yum. Seriously. No creamy soups needed.

This post was originally published as a giveaway. 


  1. Amanda says

    I would for sure try healthy casserole but it would also be great for my famous strawberry rhubarb crumble!! And to transport it hot and serve it as if its out of the oven….yummmmmy!!!

  2. Margaret Smith says

    I’d love to try your Healthy casserole. I’d also like to make a family recipe and favorite, Easy stuffed cabbage. Thanks so much.

  3. mary-ann smith says

    I absouletlyi havwi have made these kind of soups for yeare. My oyrex is the bwst allk other brands i have had in the the right past have broken up in the the right oven. I will never use anything but pyrex. Ive had it for years

  4. wen budro says

    I would def make your recipe. Purple cauliflower?? I’ve never seen that before….what a colorful veggie recipe.

  5. Nicole Newby says

    I would love to try your recipe, I actually wrote it down. I make one with chicken, fresh broccoli, breadcrumbs, cheese, cream of mushroom soup. MMMMMMMM!

  6. Melissa Smith says

    Oh your Healthy Casserole does look good! I would make that, other casseroles, a few cakes & brownies. The possibilities are endless!

  7. Ashley says

    Your healthy casserole sounds delish! I would definitely try it.. among other fabulous recipes! I would love to make a not so healthy creamy chicken and rice casserole as well.. because who doesn’t love some unhealthy goodness in the winter.

  8. Amelia D. says

    I would make my veggies lasagna! It has noodles but is a white cream base with veggies instead of red with meat sauce…SOOO GOOD!

  9. says

    I always borrow my daughter’s Pyrex dish like this when I want to make lasagna, so that’s what I’d first make with it (although your healthy casserole also looks delish!) :)

  10. Beth R says

    The first time I would use it to make your healthy casserole. The second time I would use it to make brownies. :)

  11. Kathy Hanley says

    I would try your casserole and I would also make lasagna but with ground turkey, my homemade sauce and lowfat cheeses.

  12. Carolina says

    I’d love to use it try your healthy casserole and my favorite summer squash casserole

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  13. Annmarie W. says

    I would love to make your healthy dish in it! And I’d also make my chicken balboni. Chicken cooked in a mixture of mayo, sour cream & parmesan cheese…with thyme sprinkled on top!

  14. Nancy says

    I just might make turkey and cauliflower “rice” stuffed bell peppers with your healthy casserole baked underneath! I love to do 2 meals at one and have a night off from cooking.

  15. says

    Your Healthy Recipe Casserole looks delicious. I would definitely use the Pyrex dish to use for your healthy casserole. I would also use it for my broccoli and cheese casserole (every now and then – we need comfort food in the winter also)

  16. Arik Issan says

    how about a no-bake casserole , made with layers of cucumbers and tomatoes and onions, with hummus, and topped with chopped cauliflower and broccoli?

  17. Samantha L. says

    I’m trying to lighten up my chicken enchilada recipe… so that’s what I would make first. Your healthy casserole looks yummy too!

  18. Joni Caraway (trippygrandmaof3) says

    I would definitely try your Healthy Casserole Recipe, it looks delicious. I would also make grilled asparagus, onions, mushrooms, red -gold, green and yellow bell peppers, yellow squash and zuchinni and sweet potatoes.

  19. Susan Christy says

    I make a dessert every Sunday to take to dinner at my friend’s house. I’m sure I would use the often for brownies, cake, cheesecake bars.

  20. says

    Your dish looks delicious. I would also like to try recreate a baked pasta dish the family I stayed with in the Czech Republic used to cook. I miss it and that mother was a GREAT cook.

  21. Donna Cheatle says

    I would definitely try your recipe, it looks amazing! Well, except the mushroom, don’t like ’em, won’t eat ’em, lol.

  22. says

    I would definitely make your healthy casserole! ;) But I would also make several other yummy casseroles and maybe an apple crumble too! yummo!

  23. Gwen H says

    Your casserole does look like an awesome recipe! I love the colors. I would also love making high protein, low fat meals featuring meats. ghwasd at gmail dot com

  24. Joyce Ackley says

    I don’t eat sausage, but I would make a healthy vegetable bake or roasted vegetables with potatoes, carrots, onions, peppers, broccoli, and seasonings. Also might add in some other veggies as well. I’d love to win the Pyrex set.

  25. Jolynn R. says

    Your Healthy recipe Looks interesting, I’d I’d give it a try. I also make a chicken Biscuit casserole my family likes.

  26. Marsha Hinton says

    I would make a healthy taco dish made with cottage cheese, tomatoes, lean hamburger and several other items. It is so good and so good for you.

  27. Carolsue says

    Actually, I think I WOULD make your healthy casserole. We love veggies and the sausage makes it sound even better!

  28. Terri Moore says

    I would want to make your healthy casserole, love the purple cauliflower. I agree winter is not a time to eat salads.
    This would be so handy for carrying hot dishes to church pot lucks.

  29. Terri Moore says

    I am following you on Pinterest too, the ultimate place to store great recipes like this one.

  30. Kim Kenny says

    I’d make some of our favorites: Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage, Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole, Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Broccoli & Rice Casserole.

  31. says

    I’d almost certain make your casserole but making it vegetarian (probably replacing the sausage with some white beans) and change the amount of mushrooms. Yum!

  32. Jean says

    I WOULD make your healthy casserole, assuming I can find purple cauliflower. It sounds fantastic! I might even get my daughters to eat it, because of all the beautiful color in the dish.

  33. kelly mcgrew says

    Simple Shepherd’s Pie

    2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
    3 small carrots, chopped
    1 cup(s) frozen pearl onions
    1 pound(s) lean ground turkey
    1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
    1 cup(s) frozen peas
    2 1/2 teaspoon(s) chopped fresh rosemary
    Freshly ground pepper
    3/4 cup(s) low-sodium chicken broth
    3 cup(s) leftover mashed potatoes

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add carrots and onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 6 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 3 more minutes. Stir in peas and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in chicken broth and stir. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with more salt and pepper. Transfer to a 9- to 10-inch deep-dish pie pan.
    Spread mashed potatoes atop turkey mixture. Bake until golden on top and heated through, about 25 minutes.

  34. Colleen Maurina says

    I would like to try your healthy casserole! Thanks for sharing because I’m always looking for new healthy recipes.

  35. Andrea Williams says

    I would love to try your casserole. We do something similar with butternut squash and sweet potatoes too. I haven’t tried the purple cauliflower, but it looks really interesting!

  36. Debra Pauley says

    I’d love to try your Healthy casserole. I’d also like to make a family recipe and favorite healthy lasagna too.

  37. says

    i love pyrex! i love all the veggie colors in your casserole! i might try a vegetarian version of your casserole add some red pepper and leave out the sausage. Sounds similar to a veggie hash. yum.

  38. autumn grace says

    Most certainly will try your healthy casserole,,,along with making many dishes of chicken and asparagus….TY

  39. Emily Wells says

    I’d definitely make your casserole (then when dinner was over, I’d wash it and make a big old pan of brownies in it!)

  40. kristi h says

    I would love to try your healthy casserole recipe. I had never heard of purple cauliflower! Interesting! However, I would also make some roasted mixed vegetables.

  41. Stephanie Gossett says

    I would make your casserole of course! It looks delicious! I would also use it to make hash brown casserole for my little girls :)

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  42. Jennie says

    I like my casseroles with creamy soups… but I make mine with “cream of something” soup mix so it’s healthier. Honestly, I’d probably use that mostly for desserts (to take to pot-lucks, etc.) Your casserole has such fun colors!

  43. AndreaH says

    Definitely would make your healthy casserole, minus the the purple cauliflower. I have not seen purple cauliflower around here but other than that it all looks good. I’d probably also make chicken parmesan in the pyrex.

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  44. Casie says

    I would definitely make your casserole! It looks super delicious, but also *easy*–too many recipes I see involve way too many steps, especially when it’s so cold out (and in)!

    I think I would also make some baked chicken in it, stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. I’ve always wanted to try to make a veggie lasagna, too, so there’s also that! :)

  45. says

    I would be interested to try your healthy casserole but it isn’t foods I normally eat. I would be much more likely to make my hash brown casserole which is delicious but not healthy.

  46. Emi says

    Yes, I would use it to make your healthy casserole but I would also make my white bean (cannelli bean) and chicken chili too.

  47. Raina DelRio says

    I will certainly make your healthy casserole. My hubby was looking at the screen and his mouth was watering!

  48. Leah Shumack says

    Your casserole looks yummy! I would probably make my chicken cheesy rice bake first because my daughter wants that like once a week lol

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  49. Tina W says

    I would make a casserole similar to yours but without the sausage (I like to send leftovers to my vegetarian FIL). I also make “creamy” veggie soups using silken tofu and my trusty immersion blender.

  50. Lisa R says

    I would love to make your casserole because I am trying to change the way I eat because I overweight

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  51. ELIZA ELLIOT says

    I’d try your healthy recipe – looks delicious – I would also like to try an egg bake for the family brunch get together.

  52. tina says

    Hi, I would definitely try your healthy dish, I would also make it without the sausage and use it for a vegetable side dish, just add a little veggie broth or chicken broth maybe. Thanks

  53. Lenora D says

    I would love to try your casserole. When I saw the recipe I figured I might make it tonight since I have everything. Green broccoli, but…

  54. Taryn T. says

    I WOULD try your casserole. My husband dislikes casseroles because of the creamy soup content. I think he would like this! I would also make his ham and mac and cheese. Well… I wouldn’t make it! He would

  55. Kortney Nelson says

    I would be more than happy to try your healthy casserole! I love trying new things and HEALTHY things at that.

  56. KHBride says

    I actually would make your healthy casserole. I’m working on eating healthy too. I’d substitute something for the meat, as I’m a vegetarian. Maybe tofu or some other soy product. Thanks for the great recipe/inspiration!

  57. Angela P says

    Mmm your healthy casserole does look yummy. I’m trying to eat healthier myself. I’d use the pyrex to make a healthier lasagne… using part skim cheeses and substituting the lasagna noodles for thin slices of eggplant and zucchini. Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. says

    I would definitely try your casserole but like every other recipe I make, I would probably change lots of ingredients for things we have. ;) I actually make something sort of like this quite often. It has potatoes, onions, carrots and brocolli. Just all cut up and baked in the oven.

  59. Birdiebee says

    I would first make your healthy casserole since #1 it looks good and #2 it is healthy. Thanks for the great recipe!

  60. Ann says

    I would definitely make a healthy casserole – perhaps your recipe or perhaps a Mexican lasagna. Either way, YUM, and thanks for the giveaway. You rock!

  61. Betty says

    If I win, of course I will make your healthy casserole. Thank you for sharing – afterwards I’d like to bake chicken and several other things

  62. Stephanie Grant says

    I absolutely adore making casserole and your recipe looks amazing so I will most defiantly be making it soon and it would be fabulous to make in the Pyrex dish :)!

  63. Dorrie Turner says

    Your Healthy Casserole recipe sounds like a nice addition to the SuperBowl Party and well as I would love to use it for baked raviolis! Thanks for the contest and sharing the recipe!

  64. April M says

    I’d use it for stuffed cabbage, or a form of lasagna where I reduce the cheese and swap meat for roasted veggies and pasta for zucchini planks.

  65. Meaghan McD says

    I’ve been dying for a portable casserole dish! My special recipe is corn casserole and I bring it everywhere!

  66. chera says

    what a great recipe idea!. im on a mission to eat tons of veggies this year and my 2 year old loves roasted veggies

  67. jules m. says

    id definitely try your casserole! i love casseroles :) i’d probably make my evil mexican casserole also… its not healthy lol

  68. Stephen Albert says

    I would make a pure veggie cassarole with onions, green peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and whatever veggies I have around

  69. Theresa D says

    I would definitely try your healthy casserole recipe, it sounds delicious. I would also use the dish to make not so healthy brownies.

  70. Samantha Daleo says

    I would make your Lasagna of course ;) I would also make my chicken enchilada casserole. Both YUM and warm!

  71. Susan McNeill says

    I’d love the brownie points, but I have to admit I’d probably make a ham and cheese cassarole. It’s my kids’ fave!

  72. Jill Myrick says

    Your healthy recipe looks yummy. Especially the mushrooms.
    But this would also be perfect for my homemade peach cobbler.


  73. krista grandstaff says

    I would def make your casserole, but would use a reg cauli or green cauli instead of the purple… ( my purple ends up looking unappetizing and gray…eek!) I also have a great veggie lasagna, and a great veggie Greek casserole loaded with spinach and onions and mushrooms with a hint of feta and garlic…delish!

  74. Bobbie Smith says

    I would definitely make my cheesy potatoes in it, it’s always a big hit!! and I followed on pinterest I’m @spiceyroad

  75. Holly S. says

    Haha! Your healthy dish! Just kidding; while it looks super yummy, I would probably make something with a cream sauce ;) Specifically, I make an Italian sausage and tomato-stuffed Manicotti with a Parmesan cream sauce that everybody asks me to bring to events, but it is a pain, and messy, and I usually spend the car ride there with a towel-wrapped hot dish on my lap and get there smelling like cheese. I’d love to win this. Thanks!

  76. Tricia says

    I’m sorry, but I can’t say your casserole, since we don’t eat mushrooms or sausage! Therefore I’ll say a spinach egg bake. Yum.

  77. rebecca m says

    Okay. I would try your zucchini lasagna idea, for sure. :) But I would also make this thing known to me only as “Granny’s Casserole.” And it’s awesome.

  78. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I will definitely try your healthy casserole! This fits right in with what we are doing–more and varied veggies…fewer cans. I might also make a healthier version of King Ranch Chicken–also with more veggies and no canned soup.

  79. judy mitchell says

    while i would indeed try your recipe, the very first thing I would make in it would be a terribley fatting dessert which is a favorite of my families called a chocolate eclair cake.

  80. Tanya White says

    I love veggies I will have to make your healthy casserole sometime. I would also make a Zucchini Rice Casserole.

  81. Birdiebee says

    After I made your wonderful casserole, I would make my all time favorite mexican breakfast casserole that is a real hit with my family.

  82. susan smoaks says

    honestly i can’t wait to try your healthy casserole. we are eating healthier this year and this is a recipe that will go with our new healthy eating plan.

  83. Emily Morelli says

    I’d love to make a healthy casserole with zucchini, mushrooms, peppers and chicken all tossed with herbs and olive oil.

  84. Megan says

    I have never seen purple cauliflower! When the snow clears I am going to find it and make this. I think my girls will eat it just because of the color.

  85. Danielle Jones says

    I would make my new favorite recipe that is lasagna made with zucchini. I made it last summer since i’m now Gluten free. It was wonderful and i’d try out your recipe too.

  86. Kathryn Cort says

    I would definitely try your healthy casserole! I would also try to make tater tot casserole again

    Kathryn C

  87. pamela love says

    I like everything in your Health Casserole & will try it even if I don’t win. Thanks for your recipes and the giveaway.

  88. Karin Heidy says

    In my family (immediate and extended) I am known as the “Queen of Casseroles”! I would make your healthy casserole and more, more, more. By the way, I have never heard of Purple Cauliflower. That is a new one for me!

  89. Karin Heidy says

    Also LOVE Pinterest and pinning. Am heading over there to Follow you now! Hope to win Pyrex – everyone should love Pyrex!

  90. Anonymous says

    I would def try your healthy casserole always looking for something that is good tasting and good for you..Thanks for the recipe we have a ton of cauliflower in the garden right now..

  91. Julie says

    I would def try your healthy casserole always looking for something that is good tasting and good for you..Thanks for the recipe we have a ton of cauliflower in the garden right now..

  92. Jennifer Reed says

    I would love to make your Healthy Casserole in the Pyrex baking dish. I am trying desperately to make healthier meals for my family. I doubt I would find the purple cauliflower in my grocery store but I would just substitute white.

  93. Vikki Billings says

    I would make my Stuffing and chicken casserole. Its boneless skinless chicken tenders, stove top stuffing, reduced-fat cream of chicken soup and then you bake it on 350 for 45 mins.

  94. Dawn Sterner says

    I would definitely make your delicious looking Healthy Casserole! We all LOVE vegetables here and I think my kids would really like this dish! Thanks :)

  95. Gennie Lancaster says

    I would try your healthy casserole of course and lots of other healthy dishes! Thanks for the giveaway!


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