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
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!
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.
Italian Quinoa CasseroleCheck out the recipe here
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! Crispy quinoa and cheese with tons of healthy, hearty veggies!
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!
Vegetarian Shepherd’s PieCheck out the recipe here
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.
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!
Smoky & Cheesy Vegetable Lentil BakeCheck out the recipe here
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.
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.
Creamy Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout CasseroleCheck out the recipe here
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.
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.
Vegan Sausage CasseroleCheck out the recipe here
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!
Hearty Vegan Beef StewCheck out the recipe here
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.
Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash CasseroleCheck out the recipe here
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!
Easy Baked Vegan PastaCheck out the recipe here
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.
Eggplant CasseroleCheck out the recipe here
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.
French Cheesy Gluten free Scalloped PotatoesCheck out the recipe here
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.
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!
Try it straight away:
- 8.8 oz spinach (8.8 oz = 250g) (if frozen, let defrost)
- 5 eggs
- 1.5 cup cheddar cheese (1.5 cup = 185g)
- 2 tomatoes
- ½ tsp garlic powder (or garlic salt)
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp basil, fresh (dried is also fine)
- 1 tbsp oregano (dried is also fine)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil (for greasing the tray)
- 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.
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