15 Amazing Summer Squash Casseroles You'll Want to Make All Season

Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata
Photo: Jason Donnelly

When zucchini and yellow summer squash season is in full swing, we take advantage of all the veggie-filled recipes we can find. These summer squash casserole recipes certainly satisfy our cravings for zucchini, especially since most of them are packed with other summer veggies, too. Get ready to give your go-to casserole dish a workout, because you'll want to make these summer squash casseroles on repeat this season.

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Grilled Zucchini Parmigiana

Grilled Zucchini Parmigiana
Blaine Moats

Who needs noodles when you have zucchini? Almost like an extra-cheesy lasagna, long slices of grilled zucchini take the place of noodles in this perfect-for-summer squash casserole. Even zucchini skeptics will be tempted to go back for seconds of this super-creamy, cheese-filled dinner.

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Zoodle Pizza Casserole

Zoodle Pizza Casserole
Andy Lyons

Different from your average squash casserole, this recipe combines three of our dinnertime favorites: zucchini noodles, pizza, and casserole. Enjoy all the nutrients of a veggie-filled meal, all the ease of a casserole, and the taste of pepperoni pizza with this one simple dish. Use up some of your summer zucchini while enjoying a healthier version of pizza.

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Vegetable-Pesto Risotto Casserole

Vegetable-Pesto Risotto Casserole
Jason Donnelly

Veggies and pesto are a match made in heaven, but when you add risotto to the mix this dish becomes out-of-this-world good. Use a combination of zucchini and summer squash, plus fresh corn, eggplant, and tomatoes to go from plain weeknight dinner to garden veggie feast. You can also serve this squash casserole as a healthy potluck side dish—just be prepared for everyone to ask for the recipe.

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Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata

Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata
Jason Donnelly

Why limit squash casseroles to dinners and side dishes when they can be oh, so good for breakfast? With this rich zucchini casserole waiting for you in the morning, you won't even be tempted to hit the snooze button. And, of course, this casserole delivers on the four cheeses its name promises with a blend of provolone, white cheddar, feta, and Parmesan.

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Crisscross Pizza Casserole

Criss-Cross Pizza Casserole
Kritsada Panichgul

You'd be hard-pressed to find a pizza loaded with this many delicious toppings. Onions, bell peppers, zucchini, and chicken sausage are just some of the goodies awaiting you when you sink your fork into this dish. And naturally, it's not lacking in mozzarella cheese or a doughy, golden crust on top.

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Roasted Zucchini Lasagna

Roasted Zucchini Lasagna
Andy Lyons

Layers and layers of zucchini lasagna always put smiles on our faces at dinnertime. This loaded recipe is packed with more than a pound of zucchini layered together with fresh, juicy tomato slices. But just because this lasagna is packed with veggies doesn't mean it skimps on protein—it's also stuffed with Italian sausage just like a traditional lasagne recipe.

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Zucchini-Sausage Casserole

Zucchini-Sausage Casserole
Kritsada Panichgul

As this zucchini casserole proves, stuffing isn't just for Thanksgiving dinner. If you're craving a taste of the holidays during summer squash season, this recipe gives you just a few bites without having to cook up the whole feast. Combine zucchini, turkey sausage, and stuffing mix to make this easy squash casserole.

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Mashed Potato Veggie Strata

Mashed Potato Veggie Strata
Blaine Moats

Both zucchini and summer squash have a starring role in this veggie-packed casserole. Of course, we can't ignore the pillowy mountain of mashed potatoes hiding beneath all of our favorite veggies. This side-dish casserole just might be our new favorite way to make mashed potatoes, especially considering all of the melted cheddar cheese on top.

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Zucchini-Chorizo Sweet Corn Bake

Zucchini-Chorizo Sweet Corn Bake
Carson Downing

This flavorful zucchini casserole makes enough to serve 12 people—and you can bet each person is going to devour it. Ribbons of the summer squash are accompanied by fresh-cut sweet corn and spicy ground chorizo. Every bite of this squash casserole is delightfully rich and creamy thanks to the addition of whole milk, eggs, white cheddar cheese, and Parmesan.

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Zucchini-Brie Breakfast Casseroles

Zucchini-Brie Breakfast Casseroles

Get ready to feel excited about eating veggies for breakfast. Part squash casserole and part savory French toast, these delish individual casseroles were made for a lazy morning or a special brunch with friends. Bake zucchini, crusty sourdough bread, and eggs together with plenty of Brie cheese for a breakfast casserole worth waking up for.

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Individual Squash Casseroles

Individual Squash Casseroles
Blaine Moats

Everyone gets a zucchini and squash casserole all to themselves when you make this easy, cheesy recipe. Fresh mushrooms and a zesty homemade marinara sauce join summer squash and zucchini (use just one or both) to make this delicious vegetarian meal. Top with melty mozzarella cheese to make this veggie casserole a little more indulgent.

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Catchall Casserole

Catchall Casserole
Scott Little

The best part of this casserole is that you can make it into whatever you want with the ingredients you have on hand. Got tons of zucchini and summer squash to use up? Chop them and toss them in your casserole dish. Want to swap chicken for beef? No problem! This squash casserole recipe is the tastiest way to use any leftovers you have in the fridge or your pantry.

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Roast Beef Tamale Casserole

Roast Beef Tamale Casserole
Andy Lyons

Add a little zip to dinner tonight by serving up this casserole with zesty poblano peppers. Juicy roast beef makes a mouthwatering filling, especially when combined with fresh zucchini, grape tomatoes, and pinto beans. And the deliciousness doesn't stop there. Just before baking, top with polenta and plenty of Monterey Jack cheese.

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Cheesy Zucchini Focaccia Bake

Cheesy Zucchini Focaccia Bake on plate
Blaine Moats

For a simple one-pot dinner, try this delicious zucchini casserole that starts by lightly browning the zucchini on the stove top. From there, garlic focaccia, bell peppers, cheese, and eggs form the rest of the summer squash casserole before going into the oven. To know if your egg casserole is done, stick a knife into the middle of the pan. If you see some liquid on the knife (or on the surface of the casserole), pop it back into the oven for 5 to 10 minutes longer.

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Zucchini and Eggplant Bake

Zucchini and Eggplant Bake
Blaine Moats

If you've struggled to love eggplant in the past, this squash casserole will give you a change of heart. Paired with zucchini, bell peppers, and onions, this easy casserole recipe has a taste of most the summer veggies we love. Plus, topping them with three (yes, three!) full cups of cheese and rich cracker crumbs will undoubtedly entice even the pickiest eaters.

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