Looking to impress your friends at your next potluck? The search is over. This collection of summer casseroles is exactly what you’ll need.
Pretty, tasty, and hearty – these are the only three things you’ll need in an entree. These summer casseroles fit all of those perfectly.
What makes them even more awesome is they’re so easy to make.
Just place all the ingredients in a casserole, and the oven handles everything else.
They’re extra perfect for summer because who wants to spend hours in a hot kitchen?
And since you’ll only need one dish, cleanup is a breeze.
From a sinful French toast to a healthy broccoli bake, these summer casseroles will surely be a hit.
1. Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Start your day happy with a delectable blueberry French toast casserole!
Bursting with fresh blueberries and rich cream cheese, this casserole is the love child of French toast and a cheesecake.
With a crispy outer crust and a creamy interior, this casserole hits the mark not just on flavor but texture as well.
Yes, it’s sinful, which isn’t ideal for your summer figure. But the stomach wants what it wants!
And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with indulging yourself once in a while.
2. Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Casserole
Zucchini isn’t the most popular vegetable with kids, but this casserole can turn that around.
Trust garlic and cheese to make even the most unpopular vegetable a huge hit.
This casserole is creamy, garlicky, and downright delicious.
The breadcrumb topping has three kinds of cheese in it – parmesan, mozzarella, and cheddar, so to say that it’s cheesy is an understatement.
Here’s the best part: this casserole comes together in just 40 minutes!
It’s perfect both for special occasions and busy weeknights.
3. Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Deconstructed food has never tasted this good!
This stuffed pepper casserole has everything you can ask for in the classic dish, but it’s a lot easier to make.
Red and green bell peppers, ground turkey, brown rice, vegetables, and cheese collaborate to make an epic dish.
Not only is this all-in-one dish lip-smackingly delicious, but it’s also nutritious and as well.
Feel free to have seconds. You’ll definitely want to.
4. Corn Casserole
When it comes to southern cooking, Paula Deen means serious business. Her corn casserole recipe is proof.
With this casserole, you’ll get both whole corn kernels and cream-style corn, ensuring maximum corn flavor and texture.
If you haven’t tried this favorite before, think of it as a cross between cornbread and a casserole. Trust me, you’re in for a treat.
Here’s a bonus: while it’s a must-have at Thanksgiving, it’s also easy enough to make any day.
5. Southern Squash Casserole
Take advantage of your sweet summer produce: turn your golden squash into a top-notch casserole.
You can always trust southern cuisine for the most delectable casseroles. If you like Paula Deen’s corn casserole, you’ll love this one.
With a cheesy filling and a crispy, buttery crumb topping, this casserole will surely be the star of the potluck.
6. Zucchini Tomato Casserole
Calling all vegetarians: this casserole is for you!
Slices of zucchini and tomatoes are layered with a cheesy filling and baked into bubbly perfection. It’s all-veggie, and it’s all good.
Layering the vegetables and the cheese filling gives this casserole major lasagna vibes.
But because there’s no meat in it, everyone gets to join in on the fun.
Whether you serve this as an appetizer, a side dish, or an entree, you can’t go wrong.
7. Spinach Casserole
It’s keto-friendly, low-carb, and Popeye-approved. This spinach casserole elevates the nutritious green into a delectable, kid-friendly dish.
Even spinach haters will fall in love with this casserole. The secret is cheese and bacon.
As long as you throw those two ingredients into the mix, there’s no such thing as a picky eater.
It’s the perfect way to incorporate vegetables into your kids’ diets.
8. Broccoli Casserole
Whether you use fresh broccoli or frozen florets, it doesn’t matter. This broccoli casserole is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
I love how the ingredients are so basic, yet they create such an irresistible, holiday-worthy dish.
Broccoli, mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice onion, and cream of mushroom soup in a can are all you’ll need for this mouthwatering treat.
It only takes 30 minutes, but it’s so good, it’ll seem like you took forever to make it.
9. Turkey Zucchini Rice Casserole
Turkey, zucchini, and brown rice – these ingredients alone already tells you this casserole is for weight watchers.
If you think it’ll be bland and boring, though, think again.
This casserole may be all-lean and veggies, but it’s also full of flavor.
You can always count on spices, seasonings, and parmesan cheese to make everything better.
It’s so incredibly delicious, it might shock you to know that one serving is only 262 calories!
10. Tater Tot Casserole
Tater tots are classic comfort food that everybody loves.
Loaded with crunchy tots, perfectly seasoned ground beef, umami-rich mushroom soup, and cheese, this casserole is the ultimate guilty pleasure.
Bring this to your next potluck and be ready to share the recipe! Trust me, your friends will bug you for it.
11. Cream Cheese Pasta Bake
Pasta and cream cheese: that’s a formula for success right there. When you have these two ingredients, you won’t need much else.
If this dish looks familiar, it’s because it went viral on TikTok in February 2021. With its epic flavor, it’s not hard to understand why.
It’s rich, creamy, and just purely delightful. The bowtie pasta shells make the dish a thousand times more appetizing!
There are cherry tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes in there, too, for added color, flavor, and texture.
12. Taco Casserole
Here’s something exciting for Taco Tuesday! This taco casserole is loaded with Frito chips, ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives – the works.
It’s just like your favorite tacos, but since it’s a casserole, eating it is a lot easier and mess-free.
It’s easy to make, and one recipe can feed a crowd. It’s perfect for when you’re hosting a last-minute get-together.
13. Broccoli Hash Brown Bake
Hash browns and broccoli may sound like an unusual pairing. As strange as it seems, though, it definitely works.
This casserole is everything you’re looking for in comfort food.
You’ll also love how it’s crispy around the edges. It adds a nice contrast to the tender broccoli and potatoes.
14. John Wayne Casserole
John Wayne was a world-famous actor and filmmaker. Not many know that he has a casserole named after him, though.
The John Wayne casserole features layers of soft biscuits, ground beef, vegetables, chilies, sour cream and mayo, and, of course, cheese on top.
Imagine all those beautiful components in one bite!
He’s starred in tons of films, but this casserole is arguably his best work.
15. Summer Beef Casserole
Perfectly seasoned ground beef, crunchy vegetables, and rich and creamy parmesan are packed into one epic casserole.
You’ll want to bookmark this recipe.
Loaded with protein and vegetables, this casserole is a hearty dish for sure.
Serve it with rice or couscous on the side, and lunch or dinner is served.
Layers of lasagna noodles, meat sauce, bechamel, and cheese – this lasagna is as good as your mom makes, only a lot easier.
Thanks to a jar of marinara, there’s no need to simmer the sauce for hours. Five minutes is all it takes!
But of course, you don’t need to tell your friends and family. It’ll be our little secret.
17. King Ranch Chicken Casserole
King ranch casserole is an insanely cheesy dish loaded with chicken, cheese, tortilla chips, and gravy.
It gets a 10/10 in both flavor and texture departments.
You can always count on the ever-reliable canned condensed soup to make casseroles creamy, but for this recipe, everything is homemade.
Sure, there’s more effort involved, but everything tastes better with scratch! It’s definitely worth it.
18. Shrimp and Grits Casserole
In this shrimp and grits recipe, you’ll get sweet, salty, creamy, and spicy all in one. This is southern comfort food at its best.
Grits sometimes tend to be bland, but not this version. This recipe is tasty, to say the least.
Besides the shrimp, it’s also packed with bacon, jalapenos, and cheese.
There are so many different flavors, but they all work together wonderfully.
19. No-Peek Chicken
This one-pan casserole features rice and chicken cooked in a combo of canned condensed soups. It’s a simple dish, but it surely delivers.
Because there’s starch and protein in it, it’s a complete meal in and of itself.
With just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, making dinner has never been easier.
20. Summer Vegetable Tian
A vegetable tian is a French dish made of sliced and roasted vegetables topped with cheese.
Loaded with potatoes, squash, zucchini, and tomatoes, this healthy dish is a fantastic way to showcase all your bright summer produce.
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