These summer casserole recipes are easy to make, so you don’t have to stop having fun when it’s time to prepare meals. Not only are they deliciously convenient, most of them can be one-dish meals. It’s up to you whether or not to offer side dishes.
Easy Family Dinner
One of the things I love about casseroles is that they’re usually easy to make. In fact, many of them can be made in advance, so all you have to do is pop them in the oven.
Casseroles are also wonderful for those times when you’re in the mood for comfort food. The blend of flavors as you put each bite into your mouth lets you know that all is well in your world … or at least at your table.
1. Pork Chop Casserole with Tomato Gravy
This recipe is budget friendly since pork is still somewhat reasonably priced. And it often goes on sale. So pick up a pack of pork chops and make this delicious casserole with a southern style tomato gravy.
2. Beef Shop-the-Pantry Casserole
Here’s a delicious meal to make when you’re down to your last pound of ground beef and just a few pantry items.
3. Crock Pot Lasagna
Like lasagna but don’t like all the steps? Then skip all of the tedious steps and make it in your slow cooker! It’s super easy, and the results are just as good!
4. Beef and Rice Casserole
Here is a basic casserole with lots of comforting flavor. You’ll also enjoy the fact that it’s budget friendly!
5. Cheesy Zucchini Ham Bake
This recipe is easy and flexible. You can serve it over rice, noodles, potatoes, or even toast. And sometimes I serve it all by itself!
6. Shepherd’s Pie
Here is the American version of a popular British recipe. We love our cheese in this country!
7. Tuna Noodle Casserole
This classic dish from Back to My Southern Roots is economical, delicious, and filling! What more could you ask for?
Summer Casseroles for a Crowd
When I’m cooking for a crowd, I try to keep several things in mind. First, I want the flavors to be as universally popular as possible.
Second, I want to have enough servings so most people can have seconds. After all, if it’s good, the hungriest people in the crowd will go back for more.
And third, it needs to be economical. Food can be very expensive, so I look for ingredients that won’t break the bank.
Hearty Summer Casseroles
8. Hamburger Tater Tot Casserole
This is my go-to dish when I have a lot of hungry mouths to feed. Serve it with a side salad or a bowl of fruit.
9. French Toast Casserole
We like this for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. We enjoy it with a side of bacon or this homemade sausage.
10. Italian Beef and Cabbage Casserole
Low carb but delicious, this casserole is filling and loaded with some of your favorite flavors. I enjoy it when I go into Keto mode.
11. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
I started out serving this as a side dish. However, it didn’t take long before I turned it into a main dish because it’s so filling.
12. Salmon Casserole
Looking for a recipe for canned salmon? This recipe is perfect! Or if you have leftover fresh salmon, use that instead.
13. Ham and Potato Casserole
This classic combination of ingredients has turned out to be another of our favorite comfort foods.
14. Taco Tater Tot Casserole
Add some excitement to your Tater Tots by giving them some Tex Mex flavor in this taco Tater Tot casserole.
15. Layered Hamburger Casserole
Make this one in the slow cooker. Start it first thing in the morning, and by dinnertime, you’ll have a delicious meal for a crowd.
16. Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole
There’s no need to dine out when you can have this delicious enchilada casserole at home. You control the ingredients, and it’s much more budget friendly.
Summer Casseroles with Chicken
I love the versatility of chicken. When a casserole calls for chicken, most of the time you can use chicken breasts, chicken thighs, leftover rotisserie chicken, or even canned chicken.
17. Chicken Pot Pie
There are so many different ways to make a chicken pot pie. Since I have to avoid gluten, this is the way I make it. And the bonus is that it’s my husband’s favorite type of chicken pot pie.
18. Chicken Noodle Casserole
Here’s another comfort food that my family always enjoyed. You can use whatever chicken you have on hand, including rotisserie chicken or canned chicken.
19. Italian Chicken Casserole with Zucchini
Lots of flavor gives this one-pan meal an edge when it comes to satisfying a hungry family. You’ll love the fact that it’s as easy as it is delicious! This is one of the perfect summer casserole recipes when you have a lot of leftover zucchini.
20. Chicken Rice Casserole
When you want a yummy, comforting meal that makes great leftovers, make this chicken rice casserole.
21. Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
When you want a delicious southern style casserole with chicken, make this one from Back to My Southern Roots.
Whether you’re a practicing vegetarian or simply enjoy having a “Meatless Monday,” these vegetarian casseroles are great additions to your meal rotation.
Also, many of them can be adapted for a vegan diet. You might need to substitute a vegan cheese food or leave off a topping to make it work. But you can rest assured, knowing that you can enjoy a summer casserole that’s delicious.
22. Eggplant Parmesan
Made with all fresh ingredients, this eggplant parmesan take this dish to a whole new level of flavor and nutrition.
23. Squash Casserole
This is the casserole that people always requested from me for potluck dinners. It’s so delicious! Plus it’s an easy summer casserole recipe that you won’t mind making.
24. Broccoli Cheese Casserole
It’s easy to get the kids to eat their vegetables when you serve this yummy broccoli cheese casserole from Back to My Southern Roots!
25. Meatless Stuffed Manicotti Casserole
Whether you celebrate Meatless Monday or simply want to serve a delicious casserole that everyone will enjoy, this stuffed manicotti will bring smiles from everyone at the table.
What to Serve with a Summer Casserole
Man, woman, and child do not live by casseroles alone, even though they probably could if they wanted to. If you want to add more to the meal, try some of these delicious sides.
Cloud Bread – This light and fluffy bread is flourless, and it’s gluten-free. You’ll love the flavor of it with butter, honey, or all by itself!
Southern Style Cornbread – Anyone who loves southern style cornbread will appreciate this along with any casserole.
Potato Salad – My mama’s potato salad is the best. I know this because it was always the first salad to disappear at any family potluck.
Creamy Coleslaw – Crunchy yet creamy, serve this coleslaw with dinner to provide the perfect balance of flavors.
Broccoli Slaw – Add even more nutrition with this colorful and delicious broccoli slaw.
Make Extra Servings of Your Casserole for Leftovers
Any time you make a casserole, make sure there are extra servings to enjoy over the next few days. Most casseroles are good for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Or put it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer. You’ll be able to pull it out up to 3 months later for another delicious meal!