15 Casseroles to Celebrate Spring

updated May 1, 2019
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We cook casseroles year-round — yes, that’s right! Come spring this king of convenience goes a little lighter to take on the flavors of the season. The easiest way to do it is with spring produce; vegetables like asparagus, peas, fennel, and spinach are all fair game once they begin to show up at grocery stores and markets.

We’ve rounded up 15 crowd-pleasing casseroles to enjoy throughout the season, from a lighter take on macaroni and cheese made with vegetables and cottage cheese to a stovetop tuna noodle casserole made bright and wholesome with tender florets of broccoli. Don’t ditch the casserole for spring — just update it!

Casseroles with Meat

Ham, canned tuna, and cubed chicken breast give spring-friendly casseroles an easy protein boost.

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Casseroles Without Meat

After a long winter, the arrival of spring produce is always something to celebrate, but even year-round favorites like potatoes, zucchini, and eggplant can be a welcome addition to the season when served in a lightened-up casserole.

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Breakfast and Brunch-Friendly Casseroles

There’s just something about warmer days that makes brunch seem like a must on leisurely weekends. Conveniently, these egg bakes all go quite well with mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Do you have a favorite spring casserole? Share with us in the comments!