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Healthy Casserole Dishes

Some easy, good-for-you one-dish meals

Vegetable Moussaka, Healthy Casserole Recipes

With ingredients such as quinoa, kasha and currants, these casseroles make for a healthy dish. — The food passionates/Corbis

Who doesn't love a dish that allows you to mix some of your favorite foods into one hot delicious meal? While most traditional casseroles have cheese and cream as a base, we've chosen healthier recipes that exclude these fatty additions. And with ingredients such as quinoa, kasha and currants, these casseroles promise to stand apart from any you've tried before.

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1. Brown Rice, Currant and Walnut Casserole by Michele Urvater

For a sweet, tangy option, try this recipe, which has brown rice as a healthy base. You can add ham, lamb or turkey — a great use for leftovers — or chickpeas for protein.

Per serving: 357 calories, 2g saturated fat, 34g carbohydrates, 29g protein, 6g fiber

2. Slow-Baked Cannellini with Olives, Escarole and Gremolata by Lorna Sass

Mushrooms, leeks and garlic add wonderful flavor to this casserole. It has a nice creamy texture thanks to the slow-cooked beans.

Per serving: 380 calories, 2g saturated fat, 54g carbohydrates, 17g protein, 19g fiber

3.Vegetable Moussaka by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

A variation on the Greek classic, this moussaka includes lentils instead of lamb, and yogurt in place of cream sauce. Consider serving it with a fresh green salad.

Per serving: 361 calories, 5g saturated fat, 39g carbohydrates, 17g protein, 15g fiber

4. Kasha and Mushroom Casserole by Michele Urvater

This is a hearty Russian-inspired recipe that's easy to convert to a vegetarian meal by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth and omitting the ham.

Per serving: 449 calories, 7g saturated fat, 43g carbohydrates, 31g protein, 6g fiber

5. Ratatouille by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann

We love having a versatile recipe like this one on hand: Add or omit vegetables as you like, and adjust cooking time depending on how firm you want your veggies.

Per serving: 248 calories, 3g saturated fat, 20g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 8g fiber

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