7 creative casserole recipes that are perfect for summer meals

Contrary to popular belief, casseroles aren’t just a winter dish! These satisfying dishes are great summer meals, too, since they’re portable, shareable and easy to store and reheat. Here are seven summer casserole recipes to give a whirl this season.

1. Yellow squash and zucchini casserole

This casserole focuses more on the squash and less on the eggs and bread crumbs. Make use of the summer squash and zucchini options, and bring this healthier option to your next Saturday potluck! This casserole pairs well with chicken, pork chops or Salisbury steak

2. Nacho casserole

With this recipe, you really can have nachos for dinner guilt-free! This casserole recipe comes together in 30 minutes and will be sure to please adults and kids alike! Pair it with a side salad for some extra veggies.

3. Tater tot casserole

This delicious and hearty casserole includes lean ground beef, onions, mushroom soup, green beans and, of course, tater tots. You can add cheese to the top, but if you want the tater tots to stay crispy, skip this step! 

4. Mexican street corn casserole

This corn casserole takes only five minutes to put together before throwing it in the oven, which is perfect if you need to run out the door with a dish in hand. It pairs especially well with other Mexican recipes, including steak tacos!

5. Summer vegetable casserole

Zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant and squash make up this delicious summer casserole that will make good use of your local farmers’ market. This recipe is great if you don’t have exact measurements, as any combination of the veggies will taste delicious!  

6. Seafood casserole

Shrimp and scallop lovers to the front! This delicious casserole will satisfy the seafood lover in your life. You can even add other types of fish to the recipe. Show up to your next dinner party with this sophisticated casserole in tow to impress. 

7. Greek breakfast casserole

Casseroles make great breakfasts! Sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, feta cheese, spinach and plenty of eggs come together to start the day off right! This summer dish is perfect for a BYO brunch or an a.m. park gathering!

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