Just because the year’s rounding up does not mean you should give up on watching your weight, right? But at the same time, it also doesn’t mean you should give up on tasty and flavorful dishes. In this article, we’ll bring you fifteen cozy WW casserole recipes to make this winter. So, if you’re set, let’s get to it!
Let’s start with the simplest dish to make at home. If you had Thanksgiving at your place, then there’s a big chance you still have some leftover turkey in your freezer. Here’s what you can do with it. Dice the turkey into cube bits, and add some cooked carrots, onions, nutritious sage, parsley, and all the other healthy ingredients you can think of. Or you can just follow my recipe for a step-by-step guide. This meal has a low 6 WW point and a 5 SmartPoint (SP), which makes it great for Weight Watchers.
To take things up a notch, try our cheesy chicken, broccoli, and potato one-pot casserole. Not only is this a simple dish that’ll only take about an hour to prepare, but it is also a dish that the whole family, including kids and adults, can enjoy regardless of weight watching. This dish is great for December with 8WW points and a low 5SP.
Still on the topic of Chicken, you can add some reduced-fat Alfredo sauce and whole-grain pasta to make a cozy casserole that is both delicious and unfattening. This creamy delicious dish from Make Ahead Meal Mom is great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, not to mention that it has a very low SP for WW.
If you’re not a fan of meat or chicken, you can also opt for this vegetarian option with creamy cauliflower and chickpea. It’ll be great for you also to know that this flavorful dish is also rich in fiber and vitamins (best for the cool season). For a guide to creating this delicious meal, follow Two Spoon’s recipe.
Pasta is always a go-to for casserole making, and even if you’re watching WW points, you can still have a blast with some spaghetti and turkey. Since traditional pasta has a lot of starchy carbs in it, you can swap that conventional taste for unique spaghetti squash, add some lean turkey as in My Savory Cravings’ recipe, and there you go; you’ve got yourself a guilt-free, low-carb option.
Have you tried using lean beef and plenty of vegetables to make a tasty casserole? If you haven’t, you need to do so immediately. Lucky for you, the winter season is the perfect time for a flavorful, satisfying, and comforting dish like this. In Paleo Gurbs’ recipe, this low WW points dish also comprises some garlic, roasted broccoli, and almond milk. You can also experiment with cabbage and zucchini.
Instead of the famous lasagna noodles, try slicing some eggplant and cucumber to make a tasty eggplant and zucchini lasagna. With layers of velvety tender roasted eggplant and a delicious cheese mixture with spinach and fresh herbs, you can say that this low-carb dish is here to stay. In just an hour and 45 minutes, you can whip yourself a one-pot healthy lasagna dish with tomatoes, squash, and basil by following Serious Eats’ recipe.
Have you maybe heard of the famous broccoli and cheese casserole? As tasty as that might sound, you might already be able to imagine the loads of carbs that go into one serving. For a low-carb version of this casserole dish, The Hungry Waitress recommends you switch the regular cheese with a reduced-fat cheese and a creamy sauce. Still the same taste, but a much healthier choice.
At number nine, we have our very own chicken and stuffing casserole that’ll only take you about 50 minutes to prepare. This dish is perfect if you’re looking for some side dish ideas for Christmas or a meal for the entire family (including the little ones). Since this chicken breast, cream, and veggie mix casserole has low SPs, it’s surely a meal you should try.
Are you in the mood for some chicken parmesan? Try SkinnyMs’ recipe and mix up some diced lean chicken, whole-grain breadcrumbs as a binder, and of course, the sweet-sour taste of any tomato-based sauce. Also, remember to switch the traditional pasta for some healthy options if you’d be having some.
Speaking of long dishes, another great cozy Weight Watchers casserole to make this winter is the healthy makeover of tuna noodles. With some whole-grain noodles, reduced-fat cheese, and a lighter sauce, you can score yourself a tasty meal and lower SmartPoints option. According to Dishing Out Health’s recipe, you should add some frozen green peas, a zest of lemon juice, and fresh thyme leaves.
If you’re looking for a protein-packed dish with lower SP values, you are in the right place. Closet Cooking’s spinach and feta stuffed chicken breast casserole recipe is not just a mix of all these flavors. It is also a serving packed with all the necessary nutrients to keep you filled, cozy, and satisfied. For added taste, you can add some lemon zest, onions, and mozzarella.
Who’s up for some pie? Friendly for kids and adults, this Weight Watcher casserole recipe by Kirbie Cravings is what you need to stay cozy this winter. Since it’s easy to make, you won’t have to worry about a thing when it comes to this delicious dish. Just remember to replace the regular mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower (even tastier), then add some lean ground meat, and any vegetable mix of your choice (broccoli, spinach, zucchini, sage, etc.), and there you have it.
Shrimp lovers should gather around here because this casserole recipe surely needs some low-fat shrimp. With an addition of healthy brown rice, and broccoli, this saucey, tasty baked dish is the perfect seafood option for a side dish this winter. The recipe from ‘4 Son R US’ takes 35 minutes to make and you would also need some fresh celery and mushroom soup.
Inspired by Mexican culture, this seasoned and spicy meal is packed with lean ground turkey, beans, and vegetables. On top of this, it is topped with tasty reduced-fat cheese which is great for low SPs. If you’ll be following MamaGourmand’s recipe, you’ll only stay 45 minutes in the kitchen before your flavor-packed casserole will be ready for serving.
If you liked any of the recipes we mentioned, ensure to try some of them out this December. Also, don’t keep the joy to yourself, share with us in the comments about how it went because we’d love to hear all about your adventurous cooking.
15 Weight Watchers Casseroles Perfect For Winter
- 4 slices low calories bread I used multigrain WW bread
- 1 tablespoon light butter I used Gay Lea
- ¼ cup chopped celery
- ⅓ cup diced onion
- 1 garlic clove diced
- ½ tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon sage
- Dash of salt & pepper
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- 2 cups cooked and cubed turkey
- 1 cup frozen hash browns see my product reviews week 1 to see my brand
- ½ cup cooked carrots I used frozen and cooked in microwave
- 1 7.5 oz packet of biscuits see picture make sure you have the correct size, there are 10 small biscuits in these tubes and the whole pack is 17SP
- ½ cup canned turkey gravy see pic
- First, make the stuffing. Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. Place the four slices of bread on a baking sheet and bake them in oven for 10 minutes, flip over then bake another 6 minutes.
- Remove from oven but leave the oven on. Cut the toasted bread into small pieces.
- In a pan, on the stove over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Add in the garlic, celery and onions and stir. Cook the veggies for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the chicken broth, parsley, sage, salt and pepper then stir. Bring the chicken broth veggie mixture to a boil. As soon as it is at a boil, add in the bread and stir quickly. Remove it from the stove and cover. Let the stuffing sit for 5 minutes then it fluff with a fork.
- Cut the 10 small biscuits (or weighed out biscuit dough) into 6 pieces each. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and spread the biscuit pieces on the bottom of the dish.
- Because the topping is heavy, pre-bake the biscuits for 7-8 minutes (375F).
- With the biscuits are cooking, mix together the turkey, stuffing, carrots, hash browns and the turkey gravy.
- Spoon the mixture over top of the pre-baked biscuit pieces and make sure it’s spread evenly.
- Cover with foil and bake the casserole in the oven for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes - until the biscuits are baked through.
- Divide the casserole into 6 equal servings.
Smart Points- 6 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 6 using PP calculator 6 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator.