Spotlight Recipes: Healthy Casseroles

Casseroles are an easy and tasty way to feed a crowd, but they're often very fattening. Check out our favorite healthy casserole recipes, including breakfast and dessert!

Ellie Kriegers Peach French Toast Bake as seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Casseroles are an easy and tasty way to feed a crowd, but many recipes are loaded with fatty cream sauces or layers of cheese. We’ve got some sensible (and of course, delicious) casserole dishes, including breakfast and dessert!

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Spotlight Recipes: Chutney

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Spotlight Recipes: Granita

Dig in to these delicious frozen treats that are reminiscent of Italian ices. Granita’s are harder in texture than sorbets and contain less sugar. To make a granita, cook up a simple sugar (combo of sugar and water) and add flavors such as coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. Once the mixture has begun to freeze (it takes about 3 hours), scrape the ice crystals every so often as they start to form. Once frozen, scoop and serve.

Spotlight Recipe: Michelada

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Spotlight Recipes: Gazpacho

Enjoy a refreshingly cool (and super healthy) soup this summer. Traditional gazpacho is a pureed mixture of fresh tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, onions, celery and cucumbers but don’t be afraid to get creative. Shake things up—blend a batch of watermelon, red pepper or white grape gazpacho instead.

Spotlight Recipes: Smarter Dips

Whether for a kid’s birthday party or having friends over to watch the game, dips are an easy to make crowd pleaser. Don’t let gobs of calories and fat weigh down your festivities – try our more figure-friendly picks.

Spotlight Recipe: Eggplant Sandwich

With 350 calories per serving, this baked eggplant and cheese sandwich works as a light, veg-friendly dinner served with baked sweet potato fries

Spotlight Recipes: Summertime Sweets

I’m a whole-hearted sweets lover (Dana can attest to that!). You’ll find my face pressed against the bakery window drooling at all the chocolate goodies. These low-cal scrumptious desserts are sure to satisfy that sweet tooth --- add them to your recipe collection.