Our Best Summer Casseroles
This summer, put together a quick and easy meal for your family and friends by using just one dish. These casseroles bring a great seasonal flavor and a flair of summer adventure!
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
These enchiladas are a cinch to assemble and easy to freeze--just cover one of the pans with foil. If you plan to serve a crowd, bake in one (13 x 9-inch) baking dish. The chicken stays moist throughout baking and reheating, thanks to a gentle poach and a creamy verde sauce. Fresh cilantro stems have tons of flavor; make sure to include them in the sauce.
Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Casserole
This healthy whole-grain spin on a comfort food classic is indulgent, creamy, and a guaranteed family-pleaser. Cost for 4: $10.31
Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
For breakfast or brunch, having this casserole as part of the spread is a great way to utilize fresh summer produce.
All your favorite ingredients are featured in this easy slow-cooker version of Spaghetti Casserole.
Double-Berry French Toast Casserole
This french toast casserole looks and tastes like a dream. Spread whipped cream over the top and you'll have a beautiful breakfast with minimal effort.
This Mexican classic is commonly served topped with eggs, but it's just as delicious without, as a savory crowd-pleaser that skews more toward the lunch end of brunch. Simply bake the casserole, top with cheese, and serve.
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole
Jo Van Amburg, 58, Glendale, Calif. (mom of Jessie Van Amburg, All You editorial assistant) "This dish is great for using up little leftover bits in the fridge."
This elegant tian, a French dish of layered vegetables, is delicious warm or at room temp.
This American classic is a great cold-weather family meal. This version takes out some of the fat and sodium but keeps the flavor and satisfaction. Petite peas add a touch of sweetness to this rich dish.
Zucchini, Squash, and Corn Casserole
Soft, white breadcrumbs double as a feather-light binder and golden crumb topping. To make them, pulse torn slices of day-old sandwich bread in the food processor.
Moms often serve this dish to picky eaters who don’t want to eat their vegetables. It works every time, thanks to the crumbled crackers and creamy cheese traditionally found in this dish. This version is lighter—but your kids will never know the difference.
Summer Squash Casserole
Squash casserole is the most versatile Southern side dish. It pairs well with everything from fried chicken at a summertime Sunday lunch to roast turkey at Thanksgiving.
Ham and Brown Rice Casserole
Instant brown rice is the key for getting Ham and Brown Rice Casserole to the table in less than 30 minutes.
Let this dish stand a few minutes after baking so the rice will absorb the liquid, yielding a creamy texture.
Potato and Summer Vegetable Stovetop Casserole
This dish affords the chance to improvise with what you find at your local market. Try purple potatoes in place of fingerlings, Maui or Walla Walla onions instead of Vidalias, or sliced beefsteak heirloom tomatoes for the grape or cherry tomatoes.
Chicken and Rice Casserole
Although the yellow and green squash give this chicken and rice casserole a colorful appearance, you can use one or the other, if you prefer.
This light and healthy vegetarian Mexican casserole gets its great flavor from tons of fresh ingredients, like cilantro, plum tomatoes, lime juice, and jalapeño peppers.
Broccoli-Quinoa Casserole with Chicken and Cheddar
In our updated riff on chicken-rice casserole, whole-grain quinoa stands in for the typical white rice. It's a modern interpretation that still has loads of old-school comfort-food appeal.
Egg and Hash Brown Casserole
This dish is like enjoying an omelet stuffed with spinach, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, with hearty sides of bacon and hash browns, all in one package.