Casseroles are one of the best ways to make an easy dinner for your family or for a special occasion.
Depending on the particular recipe, preparation can be either 10 minutes or half an hour but once it’s in the oven you can relax or get stuck into something else.
For comfort food you can’t beat a casserole and if you are trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables this is a great way to do it.
Our 23 super easy vegetable casserole recipes will give you lots of inspiration and tips for your family mealtimes.
This cheddar green bean casserole is a wonderfully hearty dish. You could serve it for a special Sunday lunch or as a holiday treat.
A homemade cheddar cheese sauce is the winning ingredient, taking the place of the traditional Campbell’s soup used in the original recipe.
The green beans, mushrooms and onions are smothered in this delicious sauce and topped with cheese, breadcrumbs and onion rings.
A delicious warming casserole made with butternut squash and apple, topped with breadcrumbs.
This dish can be made in 15 minutes and cooks in under an hour. It can be a stand-alone or a side dish and the butternut can be swapped out for other types of squash if you prefer.
A lower carb alternative to the crumb topping would be chopped pecans or walnuts.
Cauliflower cheese casserole is a favorite winter dish. It can be varied by adding some broccoli alongside the cauliflower or serving it with steamed carrots.
A tablespoon of Dijon mustard adds a little spice to the cheese sauce and the paprika drops in a little zing to the breadcrumb topping.
The recipe only takes 15 minutes to prepare and is cooked in just 35 minutes.
A simple but delicious baked corn casserole is a wonderful side dish for any weekday meal or for any special occasion.
Not only is it super tasty on its own, but there are many variations such as adding bacon, cheese or fresh herbs. You can also use fresh, frozen or canned corn.
It takes only 25 minutes to put together and just 30 minutes in the oven.
Squash is one of the easiest vegetables to grow, so you need plenty of recipes to cook that abundance of harvest.
This colorful and appealing recipe can be served as a main course or as a side dish. Tender squash and onion are coated in a creamy sauce and topped with stuffing mix (see also ‘23 Stuffing Recipes You Need To Try‘) and butter.
Assembled in just 10 minutes this casserole cooks in only 40 minutes.
This colorful, cheesy dish is a great go to for a busy weeknight. You can have it prepared in 20 minutes and cooked in under half an hour for a hungry family.
Broccoli, rice and red bell peppers are temptingly coated in a creamy sauce of mushroom sauce and cheese.
You can vary the ingredients by adding garlic or pimentos for some extra flavor.
For fans of mashed rutabaga this casserole is a definite winner. Combined with butter, dill and paprika this tasty vegetable is then topped with beaten egg whites for a puffy finishing flair.
With only 15 minutes preparation time you won’t need to spend long in the kitchen to enjoy a hearty casserole. To mix things up a little add some carrot to the rutabaga for color.
This simple casserole of asparagus and mushrooms is really tasty and can be ready to eat in less than 40 minutes.
The sauteed mushrooms and boiled asparagus are placed in a buttered dish smothered in a creamy sauce with a little Worcestershire sauce to give it a bit of a kick.
Topped off with buttered breadcrumbs this casserole is a treat for any time of the year.
A small vegetable that packs a lot of punch, this okra and rice casserole will become a firm favorite with your family for a meatless meal.
Onion, garlic and Cajun seasoning provide a wonderful combination of flavors. Using small okra ensures that it will be tender.
Microwavable rice makes this preparation time a lot easier and the garlic breadcrumb topping gives a great crunch to the baked vegetables.
A zucchini and potato casserole is one of the easiest to make, but it looks and tastes amazing for a weekday dinner or special occasion.
With a base of slightly caramelized onions the potatoes, zucchini and some plum tomatoes are layered in a quiche dish.
Drizzled with butter and topped with Parmesan cheese for a tasty golden finish this casserole can be served warm or at room temperature.
If you thought French onions could only be a soup, think again. This hearty and filling casserole has taken the idea of French onion soup to the next level.
With the addition of thick slices of baguette and cheese this is a comforting family dinner or your contribution to the next potluck.
This casserole takes 1 hour 50 minutes in total but is worth it.
What a great dish to add to your family’s holiday traditions! Use small Brussels sprouts to get the most out of the flavors.
The sprouts are roasted in the oven, and mixed with crispy bacon, caramelized shallots and garlic. Then covered with buttery breadcrumbs and roasted again until the top is golden brown.
This dish can also be served as a midweek side dish.
Without a marshmallow in sight this is a dish that is both savory and sweet. That’s because sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and beautifully complement the herby Parmesan topping.
The potatoes are baked which takes around 1 and a half hours, and then peeled and mixed with shallots, eggs, milk and seasoning.
The mixture is topped with chopped pecans and cheese and roasted until golden brown.
A casserole that could easily feed a family reunion, this dish is packed with delicious ingredients and flavors.
Italian sausage, black-eyed peas, zucchini and squash with many herbs and spices make for a very filling and flavorful dish.
Preparation takes around 35 minutes and cooking time is about an hour. There are plenty of variations you can make to this dish too including adding a crust.
This fantastic recipe can be eaten for breakfast (see also ‘28 Tasty Breakfast Recipes Without Eggs‘) or brunch, add a healthy green salad, and it also makes a great dinner dish.
Spinach, broccoli and chives are layered with slices of Cuban bread (see also ‘27 Delicious Cuban Recipes‘). A mixture of evaporated milk, eggs and Dijon mustard is poured over the top and the whole thing is cooked in the slow cooker.
This will quickly become a family favorite.
You can’t really go wrong with lasagna and this fresh vegetable version will go down a treat with the whole family.
Zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers and onions are pre-cooked in the oven and then layered with a homemade marinara sauce and cheese sauce made from ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella.
The lasagna is sprinkled with cheese and then baked for an hour until golden brown on top.
A really healthy dish this wild rice and greens casserole lets you put whatever greens you prefer in. You can have kale, collard greens, or cabbage.
The greens are added to the onion, herbs and spices along with the liquid ingredients and finally the rice. Then the whole thing is put in the oven for about 18 minutes.
Quick, easy and very nutritious for the whole family.
If you struggle to get your kids to eat vegetables, topping a squash casserole with some fish crackers to encourage them is a great idea.
Of course, you can use any type of cracker for this recipe for those who don’t need to be coaxed to eat vegetables.
This casserole will take about an hour to cook with the crackers added for the last 10 minutes.
A keto friendly traditional holiday dish. This casserole means you don’t have to miss out on your favorite festive food just because you are watching your carbs.
The green beans are added to mushrooms and minced garlic. Cream cheese, chicken broth and parmesan make up the tasty sauce.
Instead of breadcrumbs the dish is topped with almond flour to give it a golden brown finish.
This casserole can be put together in just 15 minutes and will cook in 45. You can serve it for breakfast with eggs and bacon or as a dinner meal with chicken, steak or pork chops.
For ease use frozen hash brown potatoes but thaw them out beforehand. These are then mixed with the butter, sour cream, cream of chicken and cream of celery soup.
A cheese, cream and bacon loaded mashed potato dish may be a little heavy for a regular weekday meal but is perfect for a holiday occasion (see also ‘28 Easy New Year’s Dinner Recipes You Need To Try‘) or Sunday lunch.
Despite appearances this dish doesn’t take a lot of preparation and can be done in 12 minutes. Not having to peel the potatoes definitely helps with that.
This is a great side dish that is very versatile.
This casserole makes a great side dish for a Sunday or holiday lunch. The sliced carrots are lightly boiled for around 20 minutes.
A cheddar cheese sauce is mixed into the cooked carrots and the whole thing is tipped into a buttered oven dish. Add breadcrumbs soaked in butter for a crunchy topping.
A mixture of different colored carrots works well for this casserole.
For a special treat or a dinner party dish this leek gratin (see also ‘23 Leek Recipes For The Whole Family‘) is second to none. Prepared in only 15 minutes the leeks are boiled and then drained.
A creamy garlic sauce is added to the leeks in the casserole and then a blend of fontina and parmesan cheese is sprinkled over the top.
Bake for 20 minutes until nicely browned on top.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Basics Of A Vegetable Casserole?
A vegetable casserole will typically be a mixture of two or more vegetables, a liquid or binding ingredient, and seasoning. Many have cheese added especially in the sauce or as a topping.
How Far In Advance Can You Make A Vegetable Casserole?
You can make a casserole one or two days in advance and refrigerate it. Alternatively you can freeze it for up to three months. This is convenient and also allows the flavors to mingle.
Do Vegetable Casseroles Need To Be Baked?
The typical method for cooking a casserole is for all the ingredients to be combined in a dish and baked in the oven. One pot dishes can be made on the stove, but these are not usually called casseroles.
There are so many different vegetables available to us today and a multitude of ways to cook them.
These casserole dishes are just some of the choices that you have, but we think they are some of the best, and they’re also super easy to make.
We hope you enjoy our vegetable casserole recipes (see also ‘33 Amazing Ground Beef Casserole Recipes‘) and have fun making them.