8 Late-Summer Casseroles

It's that time of year again. As the warm apple cider and cozy sweater season fast approaches, it's time to pack away the white pants and ring the last-call bell for summer squash. But before you toss your flip-flops to the back of the closet, enjoy a few more dishes filled with summer's bounty.

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As a hint of sweet summer basil wafts through the air and rosy tomatoes are still ripe and plump, gather some of summer's finest vegetables for an easy casserole dish. There are plenty of vegetables that are abundant in the summer, like zucchini and summer squash or eggplant, tomatoes, and bell peppers. You could even mix broccoli and cauliflower or add fresh lemon to brighten up a summer casserole dish.

The Cook editors at The Daily Meal love casserole recipes because they are baked in one dish and can easily feed many people. Casseroles are also a great way to use extra vegetables — and eat your vegetables, too. With so many summer vegetables to choose from, mix and match your favorites or try one of our recipes. 

With the sun starting to set a little bit earlier, make one final harvest in your summer garden or simply gather a few vegetables to make a light summer casserole. Check out a few of our picks for late-summer casseroles and soak up every last minute of the summer sun.    

Emily Jacobs is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.