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16 Cosy Casseroles for Weight Loss

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In no mood to spend hours cooking and washing up? These easy casseroles for weight loss don’t only save your waistline but also ensure a chill time in the kitchen.

We’ve rounded up the most comforting recipes with the most heavenly aromas. You’ll see what superpowers a single tray and an oven can have!

Awesome casseroles for weight loss

We can use just one word (of course, there are many more) to summarize why these vegetarian casseroles are great for weight loss – and that’s protein.

You’ve probably noticed that we sometimes tend to love this nutrient in many of our recipes and compilations. All for a good reason.

Eating high protein foods can really tame your hunger and even help you lose weight. Boosting your protein intake can mean reducing appetite, improving metabolism and even changing weight regulating hormones.

All these healthy vegetarian casseroles meet the following requirements:

  • 20g+ protein
  • 300-600 calories per serving
  • 5g+ fibre
  • less than 25g overall fat

You can also check out our vegetarian breakfasts or vegan weight loss recipes to see that our weight loss compilations never miss out on good nutrition and take into account the calorie count.

Stress-free weight loss rules

We’ve come across many eye-catching weight loss slogans over the web. Although some of them promise magic you should set a realistic goal straight from the beginning.

Don’t fret about every single calorie! But keep up the 1200-1400 (or 1500 if you’re active) calories per day limit for women (and about 1800 calories a day for men). Focus on plant-based protein, fiber and healthy fats to build muscle and stay satiated.

One of the main goals of this healthy vegetarian casseroles compilation is to show you that losing weight is actually delicious and pleasant if you develop the right mindset.

To discover more benefits of a vegetarian diet for losing weight check out our free 7-day vegetarian weight loss meal plan.

Why do one-pot meals taste so good?

Maybe, it’s all about heartiness. Maybe, it’s about how nourishing these high protein casseroles are. Anyway, recipes like this always feel like a happy family reunion.

Assembling weight loss casseroles is no rocket science although the results can be rather impressive as well. One pot, one oven and so many healthy vegetable bakes.

So sit back and enjoy the beauty of healthy weight loss casseroles (and once you’re done doing that , enjoy some equally delicious vegetarian lunches for weight loss!)!

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1. Bean and Pasta Vegetarian Casserole

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4.53 from 21 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 483kcal
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macias

Bonus: healthy, satisfying and low effort
512 calories per serving

A dump and bake dish that will please everyone, this bean and pasta vegetarian casserole makes a perfect healthy dinner (check out our other vegetarian pasta bakes if this looks tasty!).

2. Italian Quinoa Casserole

Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes (just 10 min prep)
Recipe by: TheLive-InKitchen
Bonus: crispy and comforting
408 calories per serving

Italian Quinoa Casserole is a comforting vegetarian casserole that’s full of protein and vegetables (if you like this, check out these vegetarian Italian recipes!)! Crispy quinoa and cheese with tons of healthy, hearty veggies (more veggie quinoa recipes this way!)!

3. Spinach and Chickpea Bake

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5 from 6 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 330kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: vibrant, flavourful and healthy
330 calories per serving

This spinach and chickpea bake is easy, delicious and super healthy- a breakfast your body will thank you for!

4. Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes (just 20 min prep)
Recipe by: EvergreenKitchen
Bonus: a cosy crowd pleaser
571 calories per serving

A mouth-watering vegetarian take on Shepherd’s Pie (Cottage Pie). This cozy dish has a saucy layer of vegan ground and veggies, piled high with silky smooth mashed potatoes.

5. Broccoli Cheese Casserole

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4.69 from 19 votes
Protein: 27g
Calories: 455kcal
Ready in:1 hour
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: cheesy and crispy
596 calories per serving

This cheesy, crispy, oven favourite broccoli cheese casserole is low effort and high reward – complete with cheat tips!

6. Smoky & Cheesy Vegetable Lentil Bake

Ready in: 1 hour (just 15 min prep)
Recipe by: HappyVeggieKitchen
Bonus: comforting and smoky
329 calories per serving

This veggie packed lentil bake is pure comfort food with a smoky, Mexican inspired twist! It’s a well rounded, protein filled vegetarian dinner that is completely stress free to prepare (and if that sounds good to you, you will also love these easy vegetarian high protein dinner recipes!).

7. Easy Baked Feta with Veggies

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4.75 from 43 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 505kcal
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: nutritious, easy and quick
505 calories per serving

Melted Feta and Veggie Bake. Easy and quick. 10 minutes prep time, then for 30 minutes in the oven. High in vitamins A, C and B6, protein and fiber.

8. Creamy Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout Casserole

Ready in: 41 minutes
Recipe by: PeasandCrayons
Bonus: veggie-loaded and cheesy
375 calories per serving

Cozy up with this delicious Creamy Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout Casserole! It makes a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving and holiday dinners galore (we have more yummy festive side dishes like this on our plant-based Thanksgiving Menu).

9. Baked Eggs in Spinach and Tomato

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4.83 from 17 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 422kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: anti hangover, easy and quick
416 calories per serving

Baked Eggs in Spinach and Tomato. A delicious breakfast to help combat hangovers by replenishing the most important nutrients and amino acids. Easy to make and very tasty. You know you wanna.

10. Vegan Sausage Casserole

Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: VeganPunks
Bonus: hearty and minimal effort
322 calories per serving

This Vegan Sausage Casserole is a hearty, protein-packed meal that really hits the spot. Use your favourite vegan sausages, mix up the beans if you like and enjoy!

11. Hearty Vegan Beef Stew

Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes (just 10 min prep)
Recipe by: VeganPunks
Bonus: comforting and warming
542 calories per serving

This vegan beef stew is made like a traditional British beef stew, just using plant-based ingredients. It delivers the same comforting, hearty bowl of comfort food with the same deep flavour.

12. Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Ready in: 55 minutes
Recipe by: PeasAndCrayons
Bonus: flavourful and low carb
390 calories per serving

This Spaghetti Squash Casserole channels all the flavor of our favorite lasagna recipe with a healthy low-carb twist! This gluten-free recipe can be served as a side dish or a main entree for dinner. Enjoy!

13. Easy Baked Vegan Pasta

Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: HealthMyLifestyle
Bonus: filling, lazy and cosy
311 calories per serving

If you’re the kind of person that likes an easy dump and bake type recipe, this one is for you! This casserole takes hardly any time to prepare—simply mix your ingredients together, dump them into your baking dish, and bake.

14. Eggplant Casserole

Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes (just 30 min prep)
Recipe by: MomFoodie
Bonus: satisfying and filling
524 calories per serving

This eggplant casserole is made up of multiple stacked layers of baked eggplant Parmesan. The recipe is moist and packed with flavor, but not greasy.

15. French Cheesy Gluten free Scalloped Potatoes

Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: GoHealthyWithBea
Bonus: deliciously cheesy and creamy
527 calories per serving

These cheesy gluten-free scalloped potatoes with bechamel are easy to make and kid-friendly.

16. Low-Carb Spinach and Cheese Pie

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4.72 from 53 votes
Protein: 24g
Calories: 449kcal
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super speedy and low carb
315 calories per serving

This low-carb pie that’s keto-friendly is incredibly tasty – and the best thing – it takes only five minutes to prep! Seriously!

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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:35 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
  • Beat the eggs in a large bowl.
  • Add the garlic, nutmeg, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Grate the cheese.
  • Give it all a stir then mix in the spinach and cheese.
  • Make sure everything is thoroughly coated in egg and spice mix.
  • Pour into a 9 inch pie tin (grease with a little oil first), spread it evenly and get it in the oven!
  • Slice the tomatoes.
  • After about 20 minutes of cooking, take out the pie and layer the tomatoes on top.
  • Cook for another 15-20 mins.
  • When ready, sprinkle on the basil, oregano and a little more salt and pepper.
  • Done! Serve, and enjoy.


Thanks go to this Crustless Spinach Cheese Pie recipe for the inspiration! If you’re after more spinachy goodness then make sure you check out these feta-spinach pancakes. So good!!
Here are some more recipes that you may enjoy:
Amazingly delicious Chickpea Pancakes #2 – Caramelized Onion & Feta
Best ever Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna
So healthy and crispy Tortilla Pizza
Mega-tasty Jackfruit Burgers


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