26 Vegetable Casserole Recipes That Are Guaranteed Crowd-Pleasers
Vegetable casseroles have come a long way since the days of simple green beans and cheese baked in a casserole dish. Now, friends and family will look forward to the unique and mouthwatering aromas of these dishes that feature ingredients far beyond the ordinary, just like the Broccoli Cheddar Hash Brown Casserole pictured here. Best of all, you serve one of these nutrient-rich vegetable casseroles as either the meal's main attraction or as a hearty side. Incorporate bold seasonings like thyme, sage, and red-pepper flakes for a powerful punch to your menu. To help you work more casseroles into your weeknight dinner rotation, we're sharing a selection of our favorites, including innovative twists on classic recipes—just wait until you see how we update traditional green bean casserole with bacon or artichokes for a new taste.
Whip up our savory Mushroom and Celery-Root Bread Pudding full of fresh thyme, sharp blue cheese, and wild mushrooms, and watch as it becomes a new family favorite. If you're looking to make a filling and indulgent twist on the classic vegetable casserole, try placing homemade gruyere biscuits atop baked cherry tomatoes with red-pepper flakes, onions, and garlic. This hearty cool-weather choice is a modern take on a savory cobbler.
While many vegetable casseroles feature rich ingredients, we have plenty of options for those wishing for a lighter flavor profile. For instance, try the Tomato-Onion Casserole, which is ideal for warmer spring months thanks to its use of sweet roasted tomatoes and onions. No need to use decadent cheeses to make a delicious dish. The dairy-free and colorful Autumn Tian is another appetizing option—and is the perfect way to show off your knife skills with thin even slices of beets, potatoes, and tomatoes for a meal that is as tasty as it is bright.
From eggplant parmesan to Turnip and Sweet Potato Gratin, find an inventive and delicious dish from our repertoire that you're going to want to make again and again.
Tian Provencal with Polenta
This meal-in-one casserole uses polenta as its base and is topped with layers of thinly sliced tomato, eggplant, and zucchini–and nutty Gruyere cheese.
Mushroom and Celery-Root Bread Pudding
Bread pudding goes savory with ultra-delicious results thanks to the winning combination of celery root, wild mushrooms, fresh thyme, and blue cheese.
Gruyere biscuits sit atop juicy cherry tomatoes amped up with red-pepper flakes, onions, and garlic in this savory side dish.
Green Bean Casserole with Bacon
This is not your mother's green bean casserole! Instead of relying on frozen green beans and canned cream of mushroom soup, go for fresh beans and mushrooms and throw in some bacon for good measure. Serve it at Thanksgiving or any time the weather calls for comfort food.
Butternut-Squash and Kale Gratin
Kale and butternut squash are a surprisingly delectable pairing, especially when combined with Parmesan cheese, fresh sage, and panko breadcrumbs.
Sometimes more is more, and that's definitely the case with this decadent casserole. Bechamel sauce, blanched asparagus, bacon, and hard-boiled eggs are arranged into layers then topped with buttery cracker crumbs and nutty Gruyere cheese.
Twice-Cooked Potato-and-Leek Casserole
Never choose between mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes again! Just make this irresistible side dish, which boasts layer of both, plus a crispy fried leek topping.
Easy Cauliflower Gratin
You can't go wrong with tender cauliflower, ooey gooey cheese sauce, and golden-brown bread crumbs! This comforting casserole goes well with all manner of roasted meats.
Eggplant Parmigiana with Homemade Marinara Sauce
The trick to this Italian-American classic? Frying the breaded eggplant quickly over high heat and making the marinara sauce from scratch.
Time to show off those knife skills! Even slices of beets, potatoes, and tomatoes are key to this colorful side dish.
Mushroom and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole
A half hour is all you need to throw together this deconstructed version of cheesy enchiladas.
Turnip and Sweet Potato Gratin
The nutritional powerhouses turnips and sweet potatoes take center stage in this satisfying side.
Roasting vegetables at a high temperature brings their natural sweetness to the forefront and allows them to caramelize. Here, the tomatoes release their liquid, enabling the simple flavors of the dish to meld together.
Protein-packed black beans are the filling for this Tex-Mex-inspired vegetarian bake.
Artichoke, Leek, and Potato Casserole
The beloved traits of comfort food are here—creamy sauce, crisp potato topping. The addition of artichokes and Neufchatel cheese make it less decadent without compromising on flavor.
Three-Pepper Corn Casserole
Much of the corn gets blended in this recipe, yielding a creamy side that closely resembles a spoonbread.
Baked Tomato Casserole
Sweet tomatoes and basil revive leftover mac and cheese by giving it a Mediterranean spin.
Leek, Potato, and Morel Gratin
Rich and indulgent, this creamy side dish is the ideal showcase for earthy morels.
Hatch Chile Corn Pudding
The classic flavors of the Southwest punch up this rich and airy side dish.
Green Bean and Artichoke Casserole
Canned artichoke hearts add fiber to this quick and easy update on the Thanksgiving classic.
Butternut Squash and Sage Lasagna
Consider this wintertime lasagna a whiteout of the standard red-sauced version: Seasonal butternut squash steps in to replace the tomato as the anchor in this casserole.
Zucchini and Yellow Squash Gratin
Summer squash are transformed into comfort food in this quick-cooking casserole.
Let the underrated root vegetable shine in this vegan casserole! The cashew cream sauce is so delicious that no one will miss the traditional cheese and dairy version.
Broccoli and Pasta Casseroles
This pasta bake is a more healthful twist on mac and cheese, complete with a lightened-up bechamel sauce, whole-wheat pasta, and a serving of vegetables.
Classic broccoli casserole gets a flavor kick from tangy sour cream and nutty Gouda cheese. Cremini mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce up the umami factor.