Favorite spring-inspired recipes using this type of casserole dish...
Basically the title says it all! I bought one of these a couple weeks ago at W-S and haven't used it yet. Other than sweet or savory cobblers, I need some inspiration!
I follow a vegan diet, but am good at making modifications, so even if you have a recipe idea that includes meat, that is fine! I prefer using whole ingredients, though, instead of things like veg-based cheeses/soups...
What about a baked risotto? With asparagus and mushrooms would seem very springlike to me.
I have been trying farro lately too, I wonder if you could do a baked farro casserole, or risotto style with farro.
maybe a version of a bean cassoulet, adapted without the meat? Not super springlike though, but then I feel like any kind of casserole is more of a winter/fall thing.
Because the casserole is fairly deep, it might be a good candidate for a vegetable terrine -- layered cooked veg's of different colors that are pressed and then unmolded. The striped or patterned slices are elegant, especially for entertaining. (And the casserole dish is so pretty and spring-y that you could fill it with citrus and veg fronds for a centerpiece.)
Both of the recipes you cite call for a terrine mold (as nearly all terrine recipes do) - most of which hold one to two quarts of filling tops.
The poster's casserole dish is a round 3-quart model - too large & won't work for a molded vegetable terrine. It would fall apart rather than slice, & you'd lose the features that you're looking for in a terrine.
Even a regular old loaf pan would work better for a terrine than the OP's casserole.