21 Healthy Baked Recipes That You Need To Try!

Have an afternoon at home? Bake! With bread, cakes, muffins, and more, these 21 easy baked recipes include something for everyone. There’s no more joyful way to spend an afternoon than baking to help weight loss. I do most of the cooking in our house, but baked recipes are the ones that bring Jack and me together. He might stretch a batch of pizza dough while I prep the toppings, or we’ll work together to make a jumbo tray of cinnamon rolls to devour the next morning. If you have kids, easy baked recipes or healthy recipes are a great way to get them into the kitchen. Let them stir together brownies and lick the spoon or decorate a batch of cookies with bright sprinkles and frosting. The process might be messy, but the results will be delicious nonetheless. 


21. Easy Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil

Easy Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil comes together in just 20 minutes! This easy salmon recipe is slathered in a honey garlic butter sauce and then baked in a foil packet for the perfect flaky bite. Guaranteed to be your new favorite salmon dinner! It’s not necessarily by choice, but more out of necessity. It’s a quick easy 15 to 20-minute dinner that everyone in my family loves. My parents devour it and so do I because it’s a flavorful, no-fuss meal with easy clean-up. And believe me, we need all the no-fuss meals! Can I get an amen! Let’s get started! I love to use smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, and olive oil, and then top with fresh herbs after the salmon comes out of the oven. 
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20. Air Fryer Baked Potato

 Air Fryer Baked Potato

This air fryer baked potato recipe seriously makes the best baked recipes we’ve ever tried! The skin is crispy and salty but the flesh is light and fluffy which is great for weight loss. Plus, they’re really quick and easy to make. We’ll never make baked potatoes any other way than in the air fryer! Baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer are so soft, tender, and evenly cooked (no hard, cool spots in the middle!). They are the perfect side with steak, chicken, or even a salad, or delicious on their own, smothered in toppings. Making baked potatoes in the air fryer is simply the easiest way to get perfectly cooked potatoes every single time. Air-fried baked potatoes are absolutely delicious with salt, pepper, and a little butter, but there are so many ways to customize your loaded baked potato.
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19. Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

This Twice Baked Potato Casserole recipe from The Pioneer Woman is loaded with creamy mashed potatoes, bacon, cheese, and bites of potato skins. PLUS, it’s make-ahead and freezer friendly! This recipe is everything, and I mean everything. I have always been a sucker for twice-baked recipes and making it in casserole form is just everything I need in life. Especially since you can make it two days ahead of time. As if the convenience of making it ahead of time isn’t enough, you can easily freeze leftovers! Read on for everything you need to know about this ultimate side dish idea! Starchy potatoes such as Russets or Yukon Gold are best when making mashed potato casserole. Avoid red or new potatoes as they tend to have a gluey consistency when mashed.
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18. Easy Oven Baked Chicken Bites

. Easy Oven Baked Chicken Bites

Oven-Baked Chicken Bites are pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are seasoned and baked in the oven to perfection. Chicken, a few seasonings, and you are on your way to one of the easiest chicken dinner healthy recipes out there. You might also want to try my Bacon Chicken Bites! With all the baked recipes out there, it’s nice to have an easy and flavorful one to put together in no time! These chicken bites will be loved by the entire family and can be made in just a few minutes. They are juicy and seasoned well and I would even go so far as to say a healthier option than traditional chicken nuggets. You can serve the chicken bites with a side of asparagus or roasted green beans or over a bed of rice.
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17. Cheesy Baked Broccoli Gnocchi

Cheesy Baked Broccoli Gnocchi

Cheesy Baked Broccoli Gnocchi is a comforting one-pan dinner! Creamy, cheesy, bubbly, and comes together in about 30 minutes. Vegetarian-friendly comfort food. Use your cast-iron skillet for this easy gnocchi recipe. You could prep it up to a day ahead and then bake it before serving. Prepare the cheesy sauce and prep the skillet or baking dish, and place it in the fridge until ready to bake. Gnocchi is an Italian pasta made from potatoes, flour, and eggs. Gnocchi can be found in the pasta aisle. It is often in plastic packaging. Most grocery stores should sell it – including Target, Trader Joe’s, etc. You can also make it by hand using a recipe like this authentic Italian recipe or chicken casserole.
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16. Low-Carb Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

Low-Carb Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

You’ll love this Low-Carb Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake which is the most popular zucchini recipe of all the Top Ten Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes on my blog! The other change I made was to switch this time from an 8-inch square casserole dish to one that was 8 inches x 11 inches. I really did like the way this larger dish let the zucchini spread out more so each piece was covered with cheese, but once again, take your choice on that! And zucchini season is here or neatly here for many of you, so when you get zucchini from your garden or the farmers market, you must try this, or make it again if you’re already a fan! Sprinkle the remaining grated mozzarella or pizza cheese (and a little more Parmesan if desired) and bake 10-15 minutes longer, or until the cheese is nicely melted and slightly browned. Serve hot and enjoy.
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15. One Skillet White Chicken Chili Bake

One Skillet White Chicken Chili Bake

This simple One Skillet White Chicken Chili Bake makes for the best weeknight dinner. It’s an awesome twist on classic chili. Made with poblano peppers, jalapeños (for just the right amount of heat), and seasoned chicken. It’s spicy, creamy, and so delicious, with a bit of rice baked right into the sauce. Top each quick skillet dinner with cheese, bake, and then add fresh cilantro and avocado too. All that said, I love a simple, easy recipe that helps in weight loss. It just needs to have some spices, you know? This chicken is exactly that, simple but flavorful, and we just love a dinner all made in one skillet. As the title announces, this dish call comes together in a skillet. I use my Staub skillet, but any oven-safe skillet is great!
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14. Baked Potato Soup

. Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup takes is rich and creamy and full of the flavors of a loaded baked potato, like cheese, bacon, and green onions. It’s warm and comforting, and simple enough to make it perfect for a cold weeknight dinner. Melty cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and sour cream are some of my favorite baked potato toppings and now I can have it all in one big pot of delicious, rich, and creamy loaded baked potato soup! I usually serve a tossed garden salad with it for a complete meal. Loaded Baked Potato Soup is one of my favorite baked recipes to make for dinner any time of the year but especially during the chilly fall and winter months. 
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Suggested: Keto Soup Recipes


13. Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

This classic Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan is a healthy chicken parmesan recipe that’s baked, not fried. Served over whole-wheat spaghetti, this is restaurant-quality chicken parmesan, lighted up. This healthy chicken parmesan recipe is baked, not fried! I like to use Panko bread crumbs to add extra crispiness without having to fry it in oil. Plus, this healthier chicken parmesan is served over whole wheat pasta with just enough marinara sauce to save on all those calories you’d eat going out to an Italian restaurant. It doesn’t get much better than chicken parmesan. Although this isn’t one of the innovative healthy recipes that I created myself, it’s my personal belief that the world can’t have too many Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan recipes.
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12. Baked Teriyaki Salmon

 Baked Teriyaki Salmon

This easy baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon recipe has the best sweet and tangy sauce! Salmon is coated with a homemade glaze featuring soy sauce, brown sugar, and honey and then cooked in the oven until flaky and tender. Serve this sheet pan seafood main dish along with rice and steamed veggies for a delicious and healthy dinner! Homemade food is pretty much always superior to store-bought. And once I learned how easy it was to make Teriyaki Sauce at home it was a GAME. OVER. This simple Asian sauce quickly became the focal point of ALL of our dinners for the week. I’ve been a salmon lover for eons, but this sticky sweet, super flaky, and perfectly tender fillet of fish is like no other. Since it’s baked in the oven with a slightly acidic sauce, these baked recipes literally fall apart in your mouth and are great for weight loss!
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Suggested: Salmon Meal Prep Recipes


11. Easy Baked Spaghetti

Easy Baked Spaghetti

This Easy Baked Spaghetti earns its name. It’s such a simple dinner recipe to put together, and something your family is going to love. Most of the baked recipes that I share with you are super easy to make and don’t cost a lot of money. This recipe tops the charts. It’s so simple to make and it tastes AMAZING! Spaghetti was on the menu a lot growing up. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it was something my mom knew my sisters and I could easily handle, and also it helps in weight loss. Luckily I never got sick of it, and I still, love making it. This Easy Baked Spaghetti is a new way to do spaghetti that you are sure to love. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake covered for 40-45 minutes. Allow to rest for 10 minutes then slice and serve.
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10. Easy Lemon Baked Pork Chops

Easy Lemon Baked Pork Chops

It doesn’t get any easier than these Herb Lemon Baked Pork Chops! Tender and absolutely delicious, serve these healthy recipes up with rice and veggies, or on a salad! Sometimes you land on a recipe that you instantly know will become a regular on the weekly meal plan. These Easy Herb Lemon Baked Pork Chops are smack dab in the middle of that category. While this may be a 30-minute meal, there are only about 5 minutes of hands-on prep time. That means that while the pork chops are practically cooking themselves, you can throw together some toasted rice and a grape and kale salad. These chops are fantastic straight out of the oven, but also work really well served cold. The second time I made these, I did so first thing in the morning, then stored the pork chops in the fridge for the day.
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9. Garlic Prosciutto and Hot Honey Baked Brie Bread Bowl

Garlic Prosciutto and Hot Honey Baked Brie Bread Bowl

All the gooey cheesiness of baked brie baked right in the bread to dip in it. Brie, garlic, prosciutto, and fresh thyme come together to make a delicious dip for a pull-apart sourdough round. 6 ingredients and 20 minutes are all you need to make these impressive appetizers. Perfect for any holiday celebration or even just a Tuesday night. This bread bowl can be easily customized with different flavors. If you aren’t a garlic fan maybe add more herbs or some paprika for more spice. You could even go with a sweet combination of brown sugar, dried cranberries, and rosemary. I really prefer baking brie this way. When you make brie en route, I find it hard to keep your pastry crisp. It always seems to be soggy no matter how long you bake it. 
Get the recipe here.


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8. Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake

 Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake

Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake is a simple pasta recipe bursting with creamy ranch flavor. This recipe is easy and delicious! I believe I created my family’s favorite new dinner baked recipes with this Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake recipe! This amazing pasta casserole is bursting with flavor from the chicken, bacon, ranch seasoning, and mozzarella cheese! The homemade creamy ranch sauce coats the pasta perfectly and ensures lots of flavor in every single bite. While the creamy ranch sauce was cooking, I coated the chicken pieces in ranch seasoning and sautéed them in a non-stick skillet. I let them get really golden-brown and it added lots of extra flavors. It ends up leaving this pasta dish all the more delicious.
Get the recipe here.


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7. Oven Baked Chicken and Rice

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice

This is one of my favorite baked recipes. Without a doubt, it exceeded my expectations. Easy and mess-free with very little prep work and loaded with flavor. You won’t believe how fluffy and flavorful the rice is and how tender and juicy the chicken is. My family loves baked chicken and rice days. It’s the one meal everyone can agree on as it’s good for health and weight loss. It is not only good for family nights, though. You can serve this to guests any day. It is that spectacular, believe me! This and an easy salad, and you’re done. But please, don’t take my word for it. Go ahead and make it (you’ll be so glad you did!)
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6. Cheesy Fajita Baked Chicken

Cheesy Fajita Baked Chicken

This one-pan oven-baked chicken breast recipe is made with just a few low-carb ingredients! Simply top a few chicken breasts with cream cheese, salsa, fajita seasoning, shredded cheese, and sliced bell peppers to make this ultra cheesy fajita chicken in your oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, and thank me later. This simple low-carb dinner idea is versatile in that you can serve it over rice, in warm flour tortillas, over a bed of salad, or with this yummy Spanish Cauliflower Rice. Even though this baked chicken is healthy and low carb, it’s still excellent for the entire family, including your picky kids; they will especially love it with a side of sour cream and avocado. 
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5. Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

Once you start making this homemade pita bread recipe, you won’t be able to stop! Soft, puffy, and flavorful, it beats any kind from the grocery store. If you’re thinking, “Wait. Yoghurt? In pita bread?”, you’re not crazy. It’s not a typical pita bread recipe ingredient, but Molly’s book is all about yogurt – how it’s a versatile, flavorful ingredient that happens to be good for you too. She uses it in a huge range of healthy recipes – from soup to cookies to ranch dressing and mac and cheese. In my opinion, it’s the secret ingredient that makes this pita bread so exceptional. It’s not only thicker, softer, and puffier than any other homemade or store-bought pita I’ve tried, but also it has a tangy, sourdough-like flavor for weight loss. 
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4. Easy Cheesy Baked Tortellini

Easy Cheesy Baked Tortellini

If you’re looking for cheap and easy dinner baked recipes for your family, this cheesy baked tortellini casserole is THE BEST simple weeknight meal for picky eaters! Who doesn’t love tortellini? Cute pasta stuffed with cheese, yes, please. It’s even better when it’s tossed with a creamy meat sauce and then baked with mozzarella and parmesan sprinkled over top. This cheap and simple dinner recipe is perfect for busy moms and dads, especially on hectic weeknights when that’s all you want to do is eat and relax.
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3. Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

This carrot cake-baked oatmeal is studded with carrots, pineapple, and walnuts and topped with a maple cream cheese frosting. Fancy enough to serve for Easter brunch, but healthy enough to make for weekly meal prep! While dreaming up carrot cake ideas, I decided to try a carrot cake-baked oatmeal recipe, kind of similar to my carrot cake overnight oats. It is a little more indulgent than your typical bowl of morning oatmeal so it’s perfect for Easter or Mother’s Day brunch… or just any ol’ Wednesday. Maple cream cheese glaze is optional, but highly recommended! The glaze is what makes this baked oatmeal to the next level. It’s a delicious combination of cream cheese, maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla. To make the glaze vegan, just use vegan cream cheese!
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2. Baked Cinnamon Donuts With Jam Filling

Baked Cinnamon Donuts With Jam Filling

These delicious Baked Cinnamon Donuts With Jam Filling are a delightful treat that can be made quickly and easily and you’ll love them. When you’re craving a yummy donut but don’t want the extra calories, these Baked Cinnamon Donuts with Jam Filling will fit the bill and they can be made with Nutella too. We are showing you how to make this yummy treat or these healthy recipes, a family favorite that has been a hit in my own home and it helps in weight loss. The best part is that you’re only going to need a handful or so of ingredients for this recipe. For the cinnamon sugar coating, mix the caster sugar and cinnamon together and let the donuts cool a little in the pan before turning out and brushing lightly.
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Suggested: Baked Donut Recipes


1. Crispy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Crispy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

This Crispy Baked Eggplant Parmesan is healthy, easy, and delicious. A different way of slicing the eggplant allows it to stay super crispy even though it is baked in the oven. Do you love crispy eggplant parmesan? Although eggplant parmesan is a beloved classic dish, one thing people tend to struggle with is how to make eggplant parmesan that isn’t soggy. I decided to take on the challenge with this Crispy Baked Eggplant Parmesan.
First of all, I wanted to create a baked eggplant parmesan recipe because baking is easier and healthier than frying. In order to create baked eggplant parmesan that is crispy but still has enough sauce and cheese, I decided to change how the eggplant was cut. Rather than slicing it into rounds, which is what most baked recipes do, I decided to slice the eggplant vertically into long planks. This gives the eggplant more surface area and allows enough room for sauce and cheese while the edges can still stay crisp.
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