Who says casseroles should be reserved for the fall and winter? The right casserole should be able to span across the seasons and please the palette all year long.
And while we tend to forget about these deliciously easy dishes during the summertime, our local farmer’s markets are typically bursting with the fresh produce that these recipes call for. So why not take advantage?
There’s nothing quite like fresh ingredients to help take your cooking from “it’s fine” to “can we have this every night?”
Southern Living recently shared their top summer casseroles for the season and we’ve chosen our favorites. Bonus: all of these casseroles are vegetarian-friendly.
Typically prepared as a side dish, this rich and refreshing summer squash casserole can also be enjoyed as a main dish for those vegetarians in your life. However, if you’re a carnivore, this casserole pairs perfectly with friend chicken for a true, Southern summertime meal.
Another casserole that can be prepared as either a side or main dish, this zucchini, squash and corn casserole brings together the perfect summer produce in a dish that’s so delicious, you won’t believe that it’s actually somewhat healthy for you.
This mouth-watering vegetarian casserole pairs healthy, farm-fresh zucchini, basil and spinach with not-so-healthy-but-oh-so-delicious ricotta and cream cheese. After all, they always say it’s important to maintain a balanced diet, right?
An original Southern Living creation, Pastatta is a comforting cross between a frittata and baked pasta. Cheesy, herbal pasta? We have a feeling we’re going to be eating this all summer long — and with such simple ingredients, we can see a lot of kiddos and picky eaters taking part in this delicious dish.