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Last Updated on November 13, 2023
These gluten free casserole recipes are great for easy meals! Casseroles can be put together in advance and then popped in the oven when you are ready for a quick weeknight dinner or afternoon brunch. Ready to get inspired? Check out 75 gluten-free casserole recipes.
My daughter jokes that when she was growing up all leftovers were either turned into a casserole or fried rice. I grew up in a family where casseroles were a plenty, and my husband is Asian, so there ya go. Now that we are gluten-free, I have had to change the way I make casseroles – and I needed some new ideas!
We compiled a huge list of gluten free casserole recipes to help give you some inspiration in the kitchen. Before we get to that, let me get you excited about making casseroles.
First, What is a Casserole?
A casserole is a dish that consists of various ingredients, such as meat, vegetables, and starches, combined together in a single baking pan or dish. It is typically baked in the oven until all the flavors meld together and create a delicious and comforting meal.
The concept of casseroles can be traced back to ancient times when people cooked their meals in clay pots or pans. The idea behind making casseroles was to bring different ingredients together for easier cooking and serving. This method allowed households to make hearty dishes by combining leftover food items with fresh ingredients.
Over time, the popularity of casseroles spread across cultures and cuisines. From traditional shepherd’s pie in England to lasagna in Italy, each culture has its take on creating flavorful combinations within a casserole format.
Benefits of Making a Casserole for Dinner
- Convenience: Casseroles are a convenient option as they can be prepared in advance and then baked when you’re ready to eat. Casseroles make a great freezer meal!
- Versatility: Casseroles offer endless possibilities when it comes to ingredients, allowing you to customize them based on your preferences or dietary needs. You can incorporate different proteins, vegetables, and spices to create unique flavor combinations that suit your taste.
- Leftovers: Making a casserole means having leftovers for later meals or lunches throughout the week. You can also throw all your leftovers together to CREATE a casserole! This not only saves money but also reduces food waste by utilizing any leftover ingredients from previous meals.
- Crowd-pleaser: Whether you’re hosting guests or feeding your family members, casseroles tend to be crowd-pleasers due to their comforting flavors and hearty nature. They are perfect for potlucks or gatherings since they can easily serve larger groups of people while still being satisfying and delicious.
Gluten Free & Grain Free Casseroles
Making a gluten free casserole isn’t much of a challenge because you can still use rice and gluten-free pasta. But when you eliminate the use of grains, you have to get more creative. That’s why I think you’ll appreciate our list of gluten free casserole recipes below – they are also all GRAIN-FREE!
You might also be interested in checking out 100+ Top Gluten Free Dairy Free Dessert Recipes
What to Use in Gluten-free & Grain-free Casseroles
- Gluten-free Pasta Substitutes: You can get some great ideas for swapping out gluten-filled pasta in AIP Pasta post. (AIP stands for autoimmune protocol).
- Quinoa: Contrary to what many believe or assume, quinoa is NOT a grain!
- Potatoes: (as long as you can have nightshades)
- Mashed Malanga: Malanga makes a GREAT white potato substitute. Think shepherd’s pie!
- Tater Tots: Tater tot casserole is a family favorite! It can be a tad difficult to find store-bought tater tots that are not filled with a lot of nasty ingredients and bad-for-you oils, so be sure to check the labels.
- Beans and Legumes: Incorporating beans or legumes, like lentils into your casseroles is a great way to add extra protein.
- Buckwheat Groats: I enjoy using buckwheat groats as a substitute for barley in soup. It also makes a great addition to various types of casseroles and dishes.
- Vegetables: You can add most any type of vegetable to a casserole.
- Riced Cauliflower: Using riced caulflower in place of regular rice is a great grain-free substitute that’s packed with all the vitamins you get from cauliflower.
- Cheese: Of course, what casserole isn’t better with cheese? Yes, please!
- Gluten-free Breadcrumbs: You can make your own bread crumbs using a grain free bread recipe or your favorite store-bought gluten-free bread. I have yet to find one I love, however the Base Culture breads are pretty decent.
- Cream Sauce: When making a gluten-free cream sauce, I like to make my rue using cassava flour and grass-fed butter. To keep it dairy-free I use a plant-based milk, like cashew milk (cashew milk makes the CREAMIEST sauce, in my opinion).
Grain-free Breadcrumb Substitutes
Several recipes use breadcrumbs as a topping, and if you’re on a grain-free diet, you likely know you need to substitute regular, gluten-filled breadcrumbs for ones you can eat. Here are some great alternate choices to keep your topping grain-free.
- Paleo AIP Seasoned Breading Mix
- Organic Chickpea Bread Crumbs
- Keto Bread Crumbs
- Appel Foods: Nut Crumbs, Bread Crumb Alternative
- Almond Flour Keto Breadcrumbs
For more gluten free breadcrumbs ideas: Gluten Free Bread Crumbs: Creative & Easy Substitutions
Gluten Free Main Dish Casserole Recipes
Use these gluten free casserole recipes as a main dish.
Chicken Casserole Recipes
These yummy gluten-free casseroles are great for the whole family. You can prepare them beforehand so you’re ready for busy weeknights.
Chicken Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice Casserole with Chicken – This easy casserole recipe only uses five ingredients. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover chicken.
Chicken Bake Buffalo-Style
Buffalo Chicken Bake – This gluten-free chicken casserole recipe is the perfect dish for a busy weeknight. You can make it ahead of time and simply pop it into the oven when it’s time to cook dinner.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole – What could be better than mixing chicken and ham in a tasty cream sauce? There’s even an optional topping made from pork rinds instead of bread crumbs.
Chicken and Potato Casserole
Chicken Fajita Casserole
Fajita Chicken Casserole – If you love fajitas, then you’ll enjoy this easy chicken fajita casserole. The best part is that you can top it with your favorite fajita toppings like coconut sour cream, diced tomatoes, and guacamole.
Mexican Chicken Fajita Casserole
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole – On busy nights toss this simple casserole into a baking dish and serve it to your family. It will soon become a family favorite.
Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole – This easy recipe includes a gooey cheese sauce and tender broccoli. You can even make it in a crock pot as needed.
Delicious Casseroles With Chicken
Are you looking for gluten-free recipes that the entire family will enjoy? Then these tasty chicken casserole recipes are perfect for you!
Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Keto Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole
Keto Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole – Head by your local grocery stores to pick up the ingredients for this heavenly spinach artichoke chicken casserole. It’s a delicious meal any time of year.
Cheddar Chicken Quinoa Bake
Spinach Chicken Artichoke Casserole
Spinach Chicken Artichoke Casserole – Sometimes the best things are adapted from other recipes. This delicious casserole is created using a popular dip as the base and smothering the dish in gooey mozzarella cheese.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole – This easy gluten-free casserole will satisfy your taste buds while avoiding grains and gluten. Be sure to grab a green onion for the topping.
Million Dollar Chicken Casserole
Million Dollar Chicken Casserole – This delicious chicken casserole uses chicken soup (homemade recipe using chicken stock) and cheese to create a cheesy sauce. You will need to skip the Ritz cracker topping to keep the recipe grain-free and gluten-free, but you could use some crushed Simple Mills crackers instead!
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole – If you’re on a GF diet, this chicken pot pie casserole that’s Whole30, Paleo, Dairy-free, and Gluten-free will hit the spot. It uses almond and coconut flour for the topping.
Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole
Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole – Serve up this delicious Mexican chicken casserole on a busy night. And be sure to pile it high with your favorite toppings.
Beef Casserole Recipes
Grab a casserole dish and bake a delicious gluten-free beef casserole for dinner tonight.
Gluten-Free Mousaka – This mousaka recipe uses a meaty sauce to create this classic comfort food that doesn’t include any grains or gluten.
Spinach and Artichoke Ground Beef Casserole
Spinach and Artichoke Ground Beef Casserole – Create a creamy sauce using cashews and coconut milk to create this tasty ground beef casserole. The best part is that you can save it in an airtight container for up to five days.
Vegetable Beef Casserole
Vegetable Beef Casserole – Grab some cheddar cheese, potatoes, and green beans to serve your family a delicious vegetable beef casserole that’s sure to become a family favorite.
Keto Enchilada Casserole
Keto Enchilada Casserole – Are you craving enchiladas? Then check out this recipe that has you put together a simple dough using almond flour to use for the tortilla layers. It’s a low carb recipe your entire family will love.
Eggplant and Ground Beef Casserole
Eggplant and Ground Beef Casserole – This eggplant and ground beef casserole uses a breadcrumb topping. To keep the recipe grain-free and gluten-free, you will need to skip the topping and add extra cheese.
Hamburger Casserole – Do you need a recipe with easy meal prep? Then check out this hamburger casserole! It only takes ten minutes to prepare.
Shepard’s Pie – This low carb, Whole30, Paleo recipe uses a ground beef base and a mashed cauliflower topping.
Taco Casserole – Grab some ground beef, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning to create a yummy taco casserole. You will need to skip the tortilla chips on top and use extra cheese instead to keep the casserole grain-free.
Easy Enchilada Casserole
Easy Enchilada Casserole – Grab your favorite enchilada sauce and take this super simple enchilada casserole to your next potluck. You will need to use grain-free tortillas to ensure the recipe is grain-free.
Vegetable Casserole Recipes
These vegetable casseroles are sure to become some of your favorite recipes, especially if you’re on a gluten-free diet.
Vegan Southern Squash Casserole
Southern Squash Casserole – This tasty casserole is perfect to take to your next BBQ. To keep it grain-free, be sure to remove the cracker topping and layer on more cheese.
Zucchini Lasagna Rolls
Zucchini Lasagna Rolls – Grab some ricotta cheese, spinach, and zucchini to make cheesy gluten-free lasagna rolls.
Veggie Sausage Bean Casserole
Veggie Sausage Bean Casserole – This recipe calls for vegetarian sausage and canned beans to create a delicious casserole your family will love.
Harvest Squash Casserole
Unbreaded Eggplant Parmesan
Unbreaded Eggplant Parmesan – Have you tried an eggplant parmesan casserole before? This yummy recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Casserole
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Casserole – When you are making this butternut squash and chickpea casserole, you will need to skip breadcrumb topping to keep it gluten and grain free.
Cheesy Mexican Quinoa Casserole Bake
Cheesy Mexican Quinoa Casserole Bake – Everyone will love this fabulous Mexican quinoa casserole, especially if you serve guacamole on the side.
Quinoa Mushroom Spinach Casserole
Quinoa Mushroom Spinach Casserole – This easy casserole only takes ten minutes to prep allowing you to easily get dinner on the table on a busy weeknight.
Favorite Gluten Free Vegetable Casserole Recipes
Try these tasty variations of traditional casseroles for a weeknight dinner. Even picky eaters will happily give these dishes a try.
Cheesy Vegetable Frittata
Cheesy Vegetable Frittata – While frittatas make a delicious breakfast, did you know you can also serve them for dinner? This easy vegetable dish is a great option when you need a simple meal on the dinner table.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole – Grab some sweet potatoes and whip up a delish sweet potato casserole. You will need to skip the topping with the flour and sprinkle extra nuts on top instead.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale and Quinoa
Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale, and Quinoa – Mix up a fabulous meal using black beans, kale, quinoa, and sweet potatoes. You will need to pass on the breadcrumbs to keep it gluten and grain-free.
Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Stuffed Pepper Casserole – This casserole is perfect for busy weeknights since you can prepare it ahead of time and bake it right before dinner.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole – Use coconut oil and coconut milk to put together this yummy sweet potato casserole. Bear in mind that you may need to skip topping. Top the casserole with your favorite nut instead.
Frittata Cavolo – This appetizing egg dish uses three different layers to create a culinary delight. The best part is that you can serve the dish for breakfast or enjoy it for dinner.
Duo Tater Bake
Duo Tater Bake – Grab some chive and onion cream cheese, russet potatoes, and sweet potatoes to create two delicious casseroles. Eat one today and save the second one for a busy night.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole – Be sure to follow the instructions in the post to make the casserole grain-free. You’ll be using pumpkin seeds instead of oats and almond flour will substitute for the oat flour.
Gluten Free Side Dish Casserole Recipes
Nothing is better than a delicious side dish you can serve at a holiday meal or on a weeknight.
Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole – If you need an easy side dish for a holiday meal, try this loaded mashed potato casserole. It can even be put together the day before to make holiday cooking simple.
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole – This low-carb casserole has all the cheesy goodness of macaroni and cheese. However, you will need to be sure to use a gluten-free flour to ensure this casserole is gluten and grain-free.
Cashew Cauliflower and Leek Gratin
Cashew Cauliflower and Leek Gratin – Put together a cashew, cauliflower, and leek gratin to serve at a holiday gathering this year.
Turnip and Apple Casserole
Turnip and Apple Casserole – Take this turnip and apple casserole to your next fall gathering. This sweet side dish could even pass for a dessert!
Green Bean Artichoke Casserole
Green Bean Artichoke Casserole – Serve this delightful green bean and artichoke casserole as a Thanksgiving side dish this year. You can put it together ahead of time and cover it with plastic wrap. Just take it out and pop it into the oven when you are ready to bake it.
Scalloped Turnips Au Gratin
Scalloped Turnips Au Gratin – Use your favorite cheese and some heavy whipping cream to put together this delicious scalloped turnips au gratin casserole.
Apple Scalloped Potatoes
Apple Scalloped Potatoes – Everyone will be amazed when you put together this beautiful apple and scalloped potatoes in a large skillet for your next holiday meal. It will look stunning on the dinner table.
Scalloped Potatoes – What is better than the classic family favorite, scalloped potatoes? This recipe uses heavy whipping cream to create the creamy cheese sauce without any flour.
Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice Casserole – Skip the carbs and make this tasty broccoli and cauliflower rice casserole. It’s the perfect dish for anyone who needs to skip gluten and grains.
Tomato Pie – Put together this succulent tomato pie using tomato, herbs, cheese, and eggs. It’s an easy side dish you can serve at a weeknight dinner.
Gluten Free Breakfast Casseroles
Everyone needs some easy breakfast recipes that you can prep ahead of time and pop into the oven on a busy morning. You’ll find a lovely variety of dishes to choose between.
Hash Brown Egg Casserole
Hash Brown Egg Casserole – Treat your family to a hash brown egg casserole for breakfast that’s full of ham, veggies, and cheese.
Dairy-Free Breakfast Casserole
Dairy-Free Breakfast Casserole – Make this breakfast casserole ahead of time and serve it for an easy breakfast. It’s grain-free as the recipe uses almond flour instead of wheat flour.
Egg Casserole – Make a one-dish brunch this weekend and serve your family a delicious dairy and gluten-free breakfast casserole. The best part is that it uses common ingredients.
Bacon and Vegetable Egg Casserole
Bacon and Vegetable Egg Casserole – If you love bacon, this delish bacon and vegetable egg casserole will become your favorite make-ahead breakfast to serve in the morning.
Green Chili Egg Casserole
Green Chili Egg Casserole – Use heavy cream, eggs, and cheese to create a hearty breakfast for your family. You can even prep it the night before to make your mornings easier.
Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake – This cheesy gluten-free tater tot casserole combines tater tots and bacon to create a yummy breakfast the whole family will enjoy.
Cheese and Sausage Baked Eggs
Cheese and Sausage Baked Eggs – This flexible casserole is an easy meal to make ahead of time, freeze, and serve when needed. You can enjoy the dish for breakfast or lunch.
Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Mexican Breakfast Casserole – You will only need basic ingredients from your pantry to make this appetizing dish. However, you will need make to use grain-free tortillas to keep the recipe grain and gluten-free.
Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole – Your family will love this sweet potato and sausage breakfast casserole, even if you decide to serve it for breakfast. It’s a culinary delight for the taste buds.
Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole
Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole – Try making this cheesy potato breakfast casserole for brunch this weekend. It’s a delightful dish any time of year.
Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole – This hash brown casserole is especially good for an easy holiday breakfast. Just layer the ingredients in a dish, toss it in the oven, and serve!
Cheesy Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole
Cheesy Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole – This casserole uses cauliflower rice, three different types of cheese, and peppers to create a yummy breakfast for your family.
Asparagus Potato Brunch Casserole
Asparagus Potato Brunch Casserole – This spring whip up this asparagus potato brunch casserole. The feta cheese and mushrooms add a delightful flavor to the dish.
Best Gluten-Free Casserole Recipes
Do you need a collection of quick dinners for a crazy season of life? Then check out these dishes that not only are easy to make but give you great leftovers to eat at lunch.
Paleo Pizza Casserole
Paleo Pizza Casserole – Whip up a paleo pizza casserole that’s kid-approved for your family. This family favorite uses spaghetti squash to substitute for the noodles.
Paleo Hamburger Casserole
Paleo Hamburger Casserole – Serve a quick dinner by making a hamburger casserole that’s topped with delicious pickles. Be sure to serve the casserole on lettuce wraps to keep it paleo and whole30 friendly.
Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Stuffed Pepper Casserole – This recipe uses bell peppers and ground turkey breast. However, you’ll need to substitute cauliflower rice for the brown rice in the recipe to keep it grain-free.
Big Mac Casserole
Big Mac Casserole – If you’re in the mood for a hamburger tonight, why don’t you make a Big Mac casserole instead? Be sure to top the dish with tomatoes and lettuce.
Grain Free Enchilada Casserole
Grain Free Enchilada Casserole – Make this appetizing enchilada casserole for dinner tonight using cassava tortillas instead of corn tortillas. It’s an easy meal your entire family will love.
Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Stuffed Pepper Casserole – This recipe uses only one pan to create a delightful busy-night meal that’s full of cheese and savory sausage.
Hairy Bikers Sausage Casserole
Hairy Bikers Sausage Casserole – Combine butter beans and sausage to create the ultimate comfort food. You’ll also need some Worcestershire sauce and bacon before you start cooking.
Taco Casserole – Make an easy taco salad by using ground beef, potatoes, and eggs. Then top the dish with your favorite taco toppings.
Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole
Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole – Layer ground beef and vegetables with hashed browns and cheese. It’s a gluten-free option that will have your family begging you to make again.
Cream of Mushroom Paleo Casserole
Cream of Mushroom Paleo Casserole – This casserole is appropriate for both Whole30 and Paleo diets. Plus, it’s dairy-free. You’ll combine herbed mushrooms, cauliflower rice, and a creamy sauce to create a delectable dinner.
Zucchini Carrot Quiche
Zucchini Carrot Quiche – This tasty dish combines zucchini and carrots with bacon, chives, and rosemary. It’s a delightful meal that’s perfect for a gf diet.