20 High Protein Casserole Recipes You Can Eat All Week (2024)

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I love casseroles, as I’m sure many of you do too. There’s something that is oh, so comforting about them.

What’s more, they can feed a crowd. Casseroles also good for meal prepping- bake once, and you have leftovers you can pack for lunch or even dinner.

Also, most casseroles use only one dish. So, you don’t have a ton of cleanup at the end.

But most casseroles contain a ton of refined carbs and very little protein. This is a problem because when you don’t have enough protein, you don’t feel full…and that dessert seems so tempting.

I have the perfect solution: High Protein Casseroles. Since they’re high in protein, they’re filling.

So, you don’t end up having extra servings or two.

Today, I’m sharing 20 High Protein Casserole Recipes. They’re not only high in protein but sure to delight your taste buds.

To make sure your leftovers stay nice and fresh, be sure to store them in high-quality glass containers like these.

If you prefer lighter containers, I recommend these BPA-free plastic containers here.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make some casseroles!

1. Egg Casserole with Broccoli and Bacon

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This casserole is one of the best ways to load up on all of that protein early in the morning. You can also easily meal prep it for the day and bring to lunch for work.

Cheesy, moist, and salty – a perfect savory dish. You can make it with some of the most regular products in your fridge too!

Who doesn’t love a simple but nourishing recipe?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 453
  • Fats: 37g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 8.7g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 2.9g

2. Mexican Red Bean Quinoa Casserole

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Looking for something vegetarian but still high in protein? I’ve got your covered with this Mexican casserole.

Filled with flavors, cheese, and natural sweetness, it’s our go-to casserole for lunch or dinner. It is so easy to make and tastes absolutely wonderful!

If you’re on a budget, this just might be the recipe you’ve been looking for!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 560
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 77g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 15g

3. Keto Ground Beef Casserole

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Looking for a casserole that will keep you in ketosis? This is it.

A serving contains only 2 grams of net carbs. So, you can have more than one serving if you wish.

But you definitely won’t need to. That’s because it contains a lot of fat and protein, so it’s extra filling.

And it tastes divine. It is packed with cheesy goodness from the cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese.

The zucchini adds tons of freshness. So, it’s much lighter than your traditional casserole.

Besides being low-carb, it’s good for you too. It contains Vitamins A and C, which boost your immune system.

It’s also a good source of calcium, which is essential for healthy bones.

Do keep in mind that this casserole contains ground beef, which has a high carbon footprint. So, you want to eat this dish less frequently, or use ground pork instead.

Check out more high protein meals.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 290
  • Fats: 23g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

4. Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

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Did someone say chicken bacon ranch casserole? You had me at chicken…and bacon…and ranch dressing.

This casserole is brimming with flavor. You’ve got tender, juicy chicken breasts, crispy bacon, ooey-gooey Colby Jack cheese, and crunchy cauliflower, all tossed in a creamy Ranch dressing.

It’s definitely a dish you’ll want on your weekly meal rotation. It’s that addictive.

This dish is excellent on its own. But if you want, you can serve it with a side Garden Salad.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 410
  • Fats: 29g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

5. Tex-Mex Casserole

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Traditional casseroles are great. At times, you want something a bit different, like this Tex Mex Casserole.

It’s brimming with Latina Flava- from the black beans, salsa, brown rice, ground beef, and greens peppers.

Besides being tasty, it’s good for you too. It’s a good source of immune-boosting Vitamin A.

It contains a lot of iron, which keeps your energy levels up. And it provides close to a quarter of your daily fiber needs. Yay!

To add more Tex-Mex flavors, feel free to top with guacamole or avocado. This is also a great recipe for meal prep.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 449
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g

6. Dairy-Free Tuna Casserole

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Have you been avoiding tuna casserole because of the dairy? You can try this one.

There’s no hint of dairy in this one. Yet, it tastes great.

It’s decadent and oh, so comforting. The mayo and unsweetened milk add creaminess.

The Dijon mustard adds a nice tang. Meanwhile, the celery and bell peppers add extra nutrition.

Serve with some steamed broccoli.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 477
  • Fats: 24g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbs: 39g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g

7. Keto Pizza Casserole

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Time for a Keto Pizza Casserole. Yes, you read that right.

Now your typical pizza is a minefield when it comes to carbs. Not with this baby.

One serving has only 8 grams of net carbs. Compare that to the whopping 37 grams of net carbs you get from one slice of pepperoni pizza.

It’s all about the yummy pizza toppings with this casserole. You have toppings like browned ground beef, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, spaghetti sauce, and Italian herbs.

To give the casserole some extra oomph, you’ll be mixing your toppings with shredded spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti squash is a powerhouse. It is rich in fiber and is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and manganese.

It also contains the antioxidant beta-carotene, which prevents damage to your DNA. So, eat up that spaghetti squash!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 477
  • Fats: 35g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g

8. Quinoa Enchilada Bake

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Meat is good and all. But sometimes, you just want to take a break from the meat.

This quinoa enchilada bake is for times like that. It’s earthy and full of flavor.

The corn adds sweetness, while the Monterey Jack cheese adds creaminess. The enchilada sauce adds Mexican flare.

Meanwhile, the black beans and quinoa make it creamy and satisfying. You definitely won’t miss the meat.

Besides being a great source of plant-based protein, quinoa is pretty nutritious. It is rich in bone-building minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese.

It also provides iron. As an added bonus, it’s gluten-free.

Besides using it in casseroles, you can use it in salads and porridge. If you’d like to try it, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 346
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbs: 39g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 6g

9. Pesto Rice With Chicken, Tomatoes, & Pine Nuts

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When you’re stumped for what to cook, you can’t go wrong with chicken. After all, who doesn’t love chicken?

But after a while, it can be monotonous. This chicken casserole adds a nice spin.

It has tons of Italian flavors: from the creamy pesto to the crunchy pine nuts, to the sweet cherry tomatoes. Your tastebuds will be happy.

Best of all, it takes just 30 minutes to make. So, it’s great for a busy weeknight dinner.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 426
  • Fats: 21g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 38g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 4g

10. Chicken Sausage Breakfast Skillet Casserole

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When you have people staying over for the night, it can be a hassle making breakfast the next day.

Before you know it, you’re a short-order cook. And no-one wants to be that.

This breakfast casserole serves 8 people. So, you have enough for everyone.

It’s also pretty tasty. There’s smoky, savory breakfast sausage, ooey-gooey cheese, egg whites, and even some crescent rolls.

So, you have all your favorite breakfast foods in one casserole.

To make it, you’ll need an oven-safe skillet. That’s because you’ll be preparing your casserole on the stovetop before transferring it to the oven.

This cast-iron skillet is a great option because it’s not only oven-proof; it also cooks your food evenly.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 255
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

11. Chicken Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Casserole

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Are you having a hard time trying to get your kids to eat their veggies? Feed them this.

It’s cheesy, creamy, rich, and full of tender chicken chunks. Oh, and some broccoli and celery are hiding there too.

But it tastes so yummy that your kids will be gobbling it up.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 381
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 36g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g

12. Spaghetti Squash Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

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Do you like to eat breakfast for dinner? I do too.

This breakfast casserole does double duty- you can have it for breakfast or dinner. Hey, you can even have it for lunch.

The sweet spaghetti squash pairs nicely with the spicy chorizo.

Meanwhile, the eggs and cheese add richness, while the red bell peppers add some freshness.

Besides containing a lot of protein, this dish is also low carb. So, you won’t get that sugar high and the inevitable sugar low after eating it.

To ensure it is low carb, you’ll be using coconut flour as your binder. Aside from being low in carbs, coconut flour is rich in fiber, which helps you feel full.

It is also rich in iron. As an added bonus, it’s gluten-free.

Besides using it to bind your ingredients, you can use it to thicken soups and stews or bread your meats. You can also use it for baking. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 261
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g

13. Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole

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Chicken breasts are rich in protein. And unlike chicken thighs, they’re low in fat, which means they contain fewer calories.

However, because of the low-fat content, chicken breasts can taste like cardboard. This casserole tastes like anything but that.

It’s bursting with flavor. It’s sweet, savory, and spicy.

The crunch from the turkey bacon balances out the creaminess of the cheese and ranch dressing.

Aside from being tasty, this casserole is nutritious. It provides a whopping 76% of your daily Vitamin A needs.

It contains Vitamin C, too- exactly what the doctor ordered.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 366
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 31.5g
  • Carbs: 18.8g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 3.9g

14. Stuffed Pepper Casserole

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Do you enjoy stuffed peppers but hate the hassle of stuffing them? This casserole is for you.

It’s deconstructed stuffed peppers in casserole form. So, you have all the tastes of a traditional stuffed pepper, but without all the work.

You’ve got a medley of veggies: spinach, red and green bell peppers, and fire-roasted diced tomatoes. The ground turkey adds some lean protein, while the cheddar and pepper jack cheeses make the casserole nice and gooey.

After eating it, you may never go back to your traditional stuffed peppers.

This casserole is pretty yummy on its own. But if you like, you can top it with some Greek yogurt for extra creaminess and protein.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 263
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 6g

15. Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole

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Do you love all things, Mexican? Then tuck right into this sweet potato black bean casserole.

It has lots of delicious Mexican flavors. You’ve got black beans, salsa, bell peppers, and cheese.

The tortillas make lovely layers for the casserole…it’s truly genius.

And since it has a ton of sweet potatoes, you’re getting plenty of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for healthy peepers.

To add more Mexican flavors, feel free to top with some guacamole.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 185
  • Fats: 2.3g
  • Protein: 9.6g
  • Carbs: 31.5g
  • Fiber: 8.9g
  • Sugar: 7.1g

16. Easy Chicken Fajita Casserole

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Do you love Tex-Mex? This casserole has your name written all over it.

Tender chicken tenderloins, zucchini, onions, and red and yellow bell peppers are topped with melted cheddar cheese. This casserole makes eating healthy a breeze.

What’s more, since you’re not using tortillas, it’s naturally low in carbs.

Making it is quite simple. Place your spices in a bowl, then add your chicken, mixing well.

Next, place your chicken in a greased baking dish, and drizzle with olive oil. Then add your veggies and some more spices on top.

Finally, top with cheese and bake.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 112
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

17. Healthy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole

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We could all eat more veggies. But, to be honest, veggies can be quite tasteless.

This spinach artichoke chicken casserole is really flavorful. After all, cheese makes everything taste better, right?

Also, since you’re cooking your veggies in the oven, they have a nice caramelization. So, they taste sweet, not bitter.

Besides being low in calories, artichokes are quite nutritious. They’re rich in folate, which is vital for making DNA.

They’re also rich in Vitamin K, which you need to help your blood clot.

To make this casserole, you’ll need shredded cooked chicken breast. To shred it, you can use your fork.

However, for extra convenience, you can use a meat shredder like this instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 213
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

18. Chicken Burrito Casserole

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Do you love hosting dinner parties? I do too.

After all, you get to catch up with good friends. And of course, we can’t forget about the food.

But often, you’re slaving in the kitchen, leaving your guests to fend for themselves. So, you don’t really get to enjoy their company.

This chicken burrito casserole requires only 10 minutes of prep time. Then, you let your oven take over. Yay!

And it tastes just as good as it looks. Your guests will be so delighted, and so will you.

To fancy things up, be sure to serve your casserole on dinner platters. These ones are a great choice because they’re elegant yet durable.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 361
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 4g

19. Easy Harvest Chicken Casserole

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Fall is the perfect time to indulge in all the bounties of the season. And this chicken casserole helps you do just that.

It is packed with fall goodies like Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.

So, it has a nice balance of sweet and savory. And the melted cheese adds another layer of flavor.

It’s also very nutritious. It has several vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C, calcium, iron, and potassium.

This casserole is great on its own. But if you like, you can serve it with some grilled corn.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 361
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 10g

20. Mushroom Cheeseburger Casserole

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Are you craving cheeseburgers on a low carb diet? This casserole will satisfy your cravings.

It has all the fixings of an upscale cheeseburger but with way fewer carbs. Sauteed ground beef and mushrooms are mixed with melted Swiss cheese and goat cheese and topped with scallion…it’s mmm, mmm good.

However, if you’re not a fan of the cheeses or don’t have them handy, you can make some substitutions. For instance, you can use provolone, mozzarella, or cheddar cheese instead of Swiss cheese.

You can also use cream cheese, ricotta, feta, or blue cheese instead of goat cheese.

And if you prefer it spicy, feel free to add jalapeno peppers.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 540
  • Fats: 35g
  • Protein: 45g
  • Carbs: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 1g

21. Egg Casserole

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If you’re on a budget, you can’t go wrong with eggs. Eggs are a pretty affordable source of protein.

They also contain B vitamins, which are good for your brain. Besides, they’re rich in selenium, which is a potent antioxidant.

This egg casserole is perfect for a weekend brunch. It’s delicious, moist, rich, and packed with classic breakfast ingredients like eggs, cheddar cheese, and bacon.

Yet, it contains veggies like red and green bell peppers. So, you’re starting your day off right.

And it’s naturally low in carbs. Perfect if you’re on a low carb diet. This egg casserole will do for a great high protein breakfast.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 180
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

22. Cauliflower Casserole

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Looking for some more low carb eats? I’ve got you covered.

Your traditional casserole tends to contain a ton of carbs. That’s because you typically use pasta or potatoes as your starch.

This cauliflower casserole has way fewer carbs. And it’s creamy, cheesy, and topped with crispy bacon and parsley.

In fact, I prefer this casserole to your traditional casserole. That’s because the cauliflower adds freshness, which balances out the creaminess of the dish.

Also, it contains a lot of fiber, which makes it really filling.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 366
  • Fats: 25g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 7g
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FAQs

What is an example of a protein casserole? ›

Among the listed dishes, the protein casserole is the beef lasagna due to its high protein content from the beef used in it. Other dishes, while possibly containing some proteins, are primarily made of fruits or vegetables which have lower protein content.

What is a very high protein meal? ›

You can reach 100g of protein per day by choosing protein-rich food options with each meal. This can include Greek yogurt, chicken breast, and a salmon fillet. Plant-based sources to help reach your goal can include peanuts, beans, and tofu.

What is the most filling high protein food? ›

On the satiety index, fish scores higher than all other protein-rich foods, including eggs and beef. Fish had the second highest score of all the foods tested ( 3 ). Another older study compared fish, chicken, and beef protein. The researchers found that fish protein had the strongest effect on satiety ( 25 ).

What happens if you eat only protein for a week? ›

You're likely to lose muscle mass as your body makes up the calorie deficit by using protein as well as stored carbohydrates and fat.

What is the best protein to eat daily? ›

Lean meats such as chicken, turkey, beef, and pork are excellent sources of high-quality protein as well as important nutrients like iron and zinc. To avoid unhealthy saturated fat, opt for lean or low-fat meat options such as lean ground beef, pork loin, or skinless chicken breasts.

What is an example of a high-protein meal? ›

Case in point, our caramelized beef with rice, steak grain bowls, creamy Tuscan chicken, and sheet pan bibimbap. Want more high-protein inspiration? Check out our top weeknight dinners featuring steak, chicken, and seafood, and our favorite vegetarian dinners too.

What is an example of a serve of protein? ›

How much is a serve of lean meat and poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans? A standard serve is (500–600kJ): 65g cooked lean red meats such as beef, lamb, veal, pork, goat or kangaroo (about 90-100g raw) 80g cooked lean poultry such as chicken or turkey (100g raw)

What is an example of a complementary protein dish? ›

And here are some common meal items that naturally complement each others' proteins: Beans and rice or tortillas. Peanut butter sandwich. Macaroni and cheese.

What is an example of a food that is made up of proteins? ›

Protein Foods include all foods made from seafood; meat, poultry, and eggs; beans, peas, and lentils; and nuts, seeds, and soy products. Beans, peas, and lentils are also part of the Vegetable Group. To learn more, visit the Beans, Peas, and Lentils page.

Is pasta an example of protein? ›

In addition to its high content of complex carbohydrates with low glycaemic index, pasta also contains proteins. The quality of a protein is substantially related to its composition in essential amino acids and its digestibility.

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