Healthy Vegetable Casseroles
These warm and comforting veggie dishes are hearty enough to be the centerpiece of the meal, but also versatile enough to complement an array of flavors when served as a side.
First up: Here's a deliciously updated version of the classic, with fresh green beans and wine-infused mushrooms. We just had to keep the fried onion topping, which is arguably the best part.
Sweet Potato Casserole
No Thanksgiving table is complete without this sweetened vegetable. Our modern twist on the classic sweet potato casserole is a fragrant vanilla bean streusel.
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Rather than using sodium-loaded canned soup, we made our own creamy sauce to update this dish.
Cheesy Brown Rice Gratin with Zucchini and Eggplant
The walnuts in this gratin offer a crunchy contrast to the roasted vegetables and cheesy rice mixture, while the splash of half-and-half adds creamy richness. The rice mixture can be made ahead and refrigerated. When ready to prepare, bring to room temperature, spoon into the baking dish, and proceed as directed at the end of step 5.
Broccoli and Rice Casseroles
This cheesy casserole is bound to be a new favorite. The individual servings are fun and perfectly portioned.
Baked Italian-Style Cauliflower
A delightful array of ingredients come together in a magnificent way under a baked topping of crispy bread and pecorino Romano cheese.
Mashed Potato Casserole
The combination of buttery Yukon gold and fluffy baking potatoes offers richness and a nice contrast both in flavor and texture. We recommend using a food mill to ensure the potatoes are evenly mashed and, just as important, not overworked, so they won't get gluey. If you don't have a food mill, cream the potatoes and cooking liquid with a potato masher.
Sweet Onion Casserole
Onions, rice, and a creamy cheese sauce make this casserole a winner in our book. We're fairly sure you'll agree.
Potato, Turnip, and Spinach Baeckeoffe
Translated from the Germanic Alsatian dialect, baeckeoffe means "baker's oven," as it was traditionally a dish that was brought to the local baker to cook in his oven. Classic versions are loaded with meat, but our vegetarian riff is equally hearty and rich.
Easy Corn Casserole
Making the most of convenience products, this corn casserole comes together quickly as an ideal side dish for a weeknight meal or even a holiday gathering.
You can assemble the spinach and cheese casserole in less than 10 minutes by using preshredded cheeses. The casserole's spinach, cheese, and nutmeg ingredient combination produces a rich layer of flavor that everyone will love.
Zesty Broccoli Casserole
This favorite casserole was revamped to include the same creamy tang of the original recipe, but with 26 fewer grams of fat. The water chestnuts add a surprising crunch, and the substitution of sharp Cheddar cheese for the milder Colby variety provides additional zing.
Streuseled Sweet Potato Casserole
A sprinkle of a buttery, brown sugar and pecan mixture over the top of the creamy potatoes in this casserole side dish make it sweet enough to be dessert.
Tex-Mex Hash Brown Casserole
This simple skillet dish uses shredded potatoes as a base. The potato mixture cooks on the stove top first to get it browned and crisp on the bottom. Use a cast-iron skillet to get the potatoes perfectly crusted on the bottom, then bake them with smoky chorizo under a blanket of gooey cheese.
Potato Gratin with Duxelles
Duxelles is a flavor base primarily consisting of mushrooms, onion, and leeks. It is used in meat and fish stuffings, soups, stews, and pastas. Here, it gives earthy, aromatic notes to the potato casserole.