Summer Casserole Recipes That Prove Hot Dishes Are Not Just for Cold Weather
Tomato-Topped Corn and Feta Casserole
Quite possibly the most versatile and emblematic veggie of late summer, fresh sweet corn takes center stage in this fresh yet creamy summer vegetable casserole. Start by turning six ears of corn into a creamy corn pudding, then top with roasted cherry tomatoes from your garden. Serve it up as a summer potluck side, or make it a main course by adding leftover or rotisserie chicken.
Tuscan Tuna-Mac Casserole
Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't indulge in your favorite rich, cheesy comfort food. Give classic tuna noodle casserole a seasonal makeover by stacking fresh tomato slices and basil leaves on top. Hiding underneath in the base of this easy summer casserole recipe, a DIY spice blend helps balance out the rich pasta and cheese sauce.
Forget bland pasta bakes and scoop up a garden-fresh vegetable casserole instead. This hot-weather casserole proves that meatless meals can be incredibly hearty, healthy, and colorful all at once. With the help of juicy tomatoes, sugar snap peas, peppers, and mushrooms, you'll have a summer-perfect dinner that’s like a vegetable salad and entrée all in one.
Sausage and Veggie Keto Breakfast Casserole
Light in carbs yet heavy on flavor, this summer casserole recipe is the ideal centerpiece for a keto-friendly brunch. The dream duo of sausage and eggs get a seasonal upgrade with sautéed peppers, onions, asparagus, and fresh parsley. After its time in the oven but before devouring, we suggest piling on a generous layer of tomatoes, avocado, and pepitas.
BLT and Chips Casserole
Yep, we did it: We turned the go-to summer sandwich into a fresh and filling casserole. It has bacon, greens, and tomatoes, of course. But our favorite ingredient? The extra-crunchy potato chips on top of the easy summer casserole!
Vegetable-Pesto Risotto Casserole
Creamy risotto without all the stirring? Yes, please. Plus with zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, and corn all in the mix, we can't think of any of our favorite summer vegetables this casserole doesn't feature. Put your garden produce (or farmers market haul) to the test when you bake up this low-fuss summer vegetable casserole for dinner.
Chicken Taco Casserole
Even if you’re hundreds of miles away, you’ll feel transported to the southwest after just one bite of this easy summer chicken casserole recipe. (Psst...it just happens to be gluten-free, too, if you need it!) Dressed up with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and avocado, this dinner also includes kitchen staples like salsa, chicken, corn tortillas, and frozen spinach for a quick-prep meal.
Caprese salad isn't just a side dish anymore. With this easy summer casserole recipe, the traditional Italian starter transforms into a hearty pasta casserole that makes a stellar summer dinner. It's got the classic tomato-basil-mozzarella combo, plus loads of spinach and chickpeas. Are you hungry yet?
Roasted Zucchini Lasagna
If you've got extra zucchini, this veggie lasagna will definitely help you put it to delicious use. With almost 2 pounds of squash layered with lasagna noodles, tomato slices, and Italian sausage, this hearty summer dinner is perfect for feeding a crowd or when you want leftovers for lunch during the week.
Test Kitchen Tip: For a make-ahead summer casserole, assemble it all up to 24 hours in advance and chill until you’re ready to bake and share.
More asparagus, please! This late-spring or early-summer casserole has over a pound of asparagus mixed in, plus new potatoes and Kalamata olives. Ready in just over an hour, the casserole is bursting with fresh produce in every bite.
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No need to turn on your oven for this easy summer casserole recipe. As you enjoy the beautiful weather, dinner will simmer away in your slow cooker! A trio of veggies (tomatoes, spinach, and radicchio) plus cannellini and garbanzo beans team up in this feast for the eyes (and stomach).
Baked Cajun Seafood and Rice
Craving a trip to New Orleans? We have a way to ease your appetite until you can hop on a plane. This easy summer casserole is like a one-dish twist on shrimp and grits, with rice, melty cheese, fresh garden veggies, and, best of all, bacon.
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Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole
All of the enchilada flavors you crave, minus the rolling. This fiesta-ready summer ground beef casserole stars the season's freshest veggies, including onions, yellow peppers, and sweet corn. For a savory second layer, combine chorizo sausage and pinto beans, then top with zippy salsa for the finale.