15 comforting protein-rich casseroles for fall

Seasonal vegetables like cauliflower, kale, and cabbage make these casseroles perfect for a cozy fall dinner. From hearty stuffing with chicken to layers of cheese and crispy phyllo, these comforting, vegetable-filled meals are sure to appeal. These dishes also have at least 15 grams of protein per serving from foods like lean beef, pasta and beans to help with satiety, injury recovery and immunity. Recipes like our Cabbage Casserole and Smoked Turkey, Kale & Rice Roast are filling, delicious and satisfying dinners that you’re sure to make again and again. .

Ground beef cheese and cauliflower stew

Ground beef and cauliflower come together to create a hearty weeknight casserole that kids and adults alike will love. Serve with tortillas and sour cream.

Chicken Taco Casserole

Photographer: Fred Hardy, Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf, Costume Stylist: Shell Royster

This flavorful chicken taco casserole is packed with veggies, chicken, cheese and crispy chips and grilled to perfection, then topped with fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce and creamy avocado just like an old-fashioned taco dictionary. Make it your own by swapping out black beans for pinto beans or adding pepper jack cheese for extra flavor. If you want to keep it mild, choose a milder taco seasoning and omit the jalapeos.

Chicken stuffed stew

Stuffing isn’t just for Thanksgiving, and this easy chicken and meat casserole is proof. It’s packed with veggies, making this a healthy casserole you can feel good about serving year-round.

Cabbage roll casserole

Brie Passano

This casserole has all the ingredients of ground beef cabbage rolls, onions and rice cooked in a tomato sauce and no tossing required. Instead, the cabbage is shredded and layered with the sauce, then topped with cheese for an easy and satisfying casserole. Feel free to substitute other ground meats, such as turkey, for ground beef, this recipe would also be great as a vegetarian meat substitute.

Creamy spinach & chicken stew

Creamy spinach and chicken combine in this comforting and crowd-pleasing casserole. Crushed red pepper is a bit spicy, so add less or omit it altogether if you want a milder version. You can pre-cook long-grain brown rice or substitute microwaveable packaged brown rice.

Chicken and white bean stew inspired by Spanakopita

Photographer: Carson Downing, Food Stylist: Annie Probst, Costume Stylist: Joseph Wanek

This is an interesting take on spanakopita, filled with creamy feta and spinach and topped with crispy phyllo. Chicken and white beans are high in protein. Any white beans, such as cannellini, garbanzo or navy beans, work well here. To keep the phyllo dough from drying out as you make the casserole, keep unused sheets under a clean, damp towel.

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Photographer: Fred Hardy, Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf, Costume Stylist: Julia Bayliss

With a combination of beef, cheese, and bell peppers, this easy casserole packs a punch when it comes to the flavors of the classic Philly cheesesteak. This is sure to be a new family favorite and is quick enough to make on a weeknight. We love the flavor smoked provolone gives to dishes, but if you want a more traditional flavor, aged provolone works too.

Cheesy Ground Beef & Broccoli Casserole

Christine Ma

This cheesy ground beef and broccoli soup is comfort food the whole family can enjoy. It’s assembled and baked all in one pan and is ready in 30 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal.

Smoked Türkiye, Kale & Grilled Rice

This hearty one-pan dinner features celery, kale, tomatoes, and quick-cooking brown rice. It’s easy to make the recipe vegetarian by substituting smoked tofu for turkey.

Spinach & Feta Strata

Victor Protasio

This breakfast casserole is a natural choice before baking, since the egg mixture needs plenty of time to soak into the bread before baking. In addition, hot, room temperature or cold are all equally delicious, so guests can serve themselves when they wake up.

Cheese chicken and cabbage stew

Diana Chistruga

This cheesy chicken and cabbage stew is creamy and briny with lots of delicious flavor thanks to the sauerkraut and kielbasa. Gruyre (or Swiss) cheese adds a nutty flavor to the dish, while the rye breadcrumbs on top give it a hint of caraway and a nice crunch.

Chicken stewed with sour cream and onions

Sara Haas

If you’re looking for something cozy to eat, this casserole is a delicious choice! Instead of using a can of cream of mushroom soup, we make our own simplified version here. This hearty casserole is finished with tangy sour cream and buttery biscuits, adding the perfect crunch.

Broccoli, Beef & Tater Tot Hotdish

The hot dish may be a Minnesota tradition, but everyone, everywhere, should add this cheesy casserole to their fall dinners.

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Tender strands of squash replace pasta for a more flavorful version of spaghetti casserole. Not to mention, spaghetti squash is a low-carb alternative to pasta and saves over 150 calories per serving compared to the traditional recipe. A nutty bit of fontina cheese melts into a creamy top layer.

Mom’s creamy chicken & broccoli dish

Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

This light creamy chicken stew is filled with vegetables. The core sauce of this family-friendly casserole uses nonfat milk with a combination of nonfat Greek-style yogurt and a little mayonnaise to give the dish richness.

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