Old-School Squash Casserole

Squash is often overlooked as one of the tastiest and most filling vegetables there is. This is a classic Southern Style casserole and is mostly made when harvest time rolls around.

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The abundance of squash calls for unique and delicious foods. This casserole is one of them. Complete with a cheesy filling, and a crunchy buttery flavored topping, this is a casserole that is perfect for when the weather begins to get chilly.

The Squash Casserole is a savory and filling dish. It works perfectly as a side dish for almost any type of meat you choose to make. There are not too many ingredients for this delightful Squash casserole and it does not take too long to make.

There are a couple of minor extra steps, but nothing serious.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Should I peel the yellow squash first?

The skin on the yellow squash is relatively soft. When it cooks, it will become even more tender.

            Should I precook the yellow Squash?

The squash should always be cooked before adding it in for a casserole. This is done by slicing thin and I feel it works best to saute the squash, however, it is also very easy to boil the quash.

            Is zucchini the same as a yellow squash?

They are from the same family, but they are not the same vegetable. The best part is that the two are interchangeable.

            How do I store the leftover Squash Casserole?

The remaining casserole should be placed into an airtight container and can be kept in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

            Can I make this casserole in advance?

Yes, you can put the dish completely together, just skip the baking part. Cover with Aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. To bake the casserole, let the dish remain on the counter for two hours prior to baking.

What do you need to make Old-School Squash Casserole

            4 small Yellow Squash, sliced

            1 Red Bell Pepper, diced

            1 small onion, diced

            ¼ cup mayonnaise

            ¼ cup Sour Cream

            ¾ cup crumbled Ritz Crackers

            1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated or shredded

            ½ tsp Salt

            ¼ tsp Black Pepper

            2 eggs

How to make Old-School Squash Casserole

FIRST STEP:

Set and preheat the oven to 350*

Lightly spray a 9×9 or 8×8 baking pan

In a large skillet over medium high heat melt 1 tbsp of Butter

Add in the sliced Squash, onion and bell pepper to the skillet

Stirring often and cooking for 10 minutes

Remove the skillet from the heat and season with salt and pepper if desired

SECOND STEP:

In a bowl combine the eggs, mayonnaise, sour cream, and cheese

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b)

Stir the egg mixture into the squash mix

Transfer the blend to the prepared baking pan

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b)

In another bowl combine the crushed crackers with 1 tbsp melted butter

Sprinkle the buttered cracker crumbs on top of the squash mix

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b)

THIRD STEP:

Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the top is golden brown

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b)

Enjoy!

YUM!

Old-School Squash Casserole

Old-School Squash Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  •             4 small Yellow Squash, sliced
  •             1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  •             1 small onion, diced
  •             ¼ cup mayonnaise
  •             ¼ cup Sour Cream
  •             ¾ cup crumbled Ritz Crackers
  •             1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated or shredded
  •             ½ tsp Salt
  •             ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  •             2 eggs

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Set and preheat the oven to 350*

Lightly spray a 9x9 or 8x8 baking pan

In a large skillet over medium high heat melt 1 tbsp of Butter

Add in the sliced Squash, onion and bell pepper to the skillet

Stirring often and cooking for 10 minutes

Remove the skillet from the heat and season with salt and pepper if desired

SECOND STEP:

In a bowl combine the eggs, mayonnaise, sour cream, and cheese

Stir the egg mixture into the squash mix

Transfer the blend to the prepared baking pan

In another bowl combine the crushed crackers with 1 tbsp melted butter

Sprinkle the buttered cracker crumbs on top of the squash mix

THIRD STEP:

Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the top is golden brown

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 66gCholesterol: 1366mgSodium: 242mgSugar: 14gProtein: 12g