Slap Your Mama It's So Delicious Southern Squash Casserole

Sherri Jackson Recipe

By Sherri Jackson sherrialan

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This is a tried and true southern recipe that can be modified by adding meat or rice to it to make it a meal by itself. Chicken or turkey can be added to it, so bring on the leftovers. My daughter loves this recipe. You can mash the squash if you like it that way, but we just cut it into small pieces. Of course adding onion and other seasonings are always optional. I like to add onion if my kids aren't eating it, since I love it that way!


3 lb
yellow squash - sliced or diced
1/2 c
diced vidalia onion -optional
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom or chicken soup
1 c
8 oz
shredded cheddar cheese (sharp is my favorite)
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
2 pkg
ritz crackers crushed
1 stick
melted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat Oven at 350
Wash and slice squash into small medallions or dice into smaller pieces if the squash is large. I prefer smaller sized squash since it is tender. Put squash into large bowl for mixing with the filling.
In separate bowl, mix together the soup, mayo, eggs, and cheese, onions, salt and pepper. Pour over squash and stir until well mixed. Then pour into casserole dish for baking.
Crush crackers while in "tubes". I usually wrap them in a dish towel to avoid a mess, and use a rolling pin or meat tenderizer. Pour crushed crackers into a bowl. Melt butter in microwave and stir into crackers until moist. Drizzle on top of casserole. (You can make more or less of the topping. More topping = more yummy!)
Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and brown on top. Usually 45-50 minutes. Watch to be sure not to burn crackers. Can cover with foil if necessary.
***If you want you can add a cup of chopped cooked chicken into casserole. Also, adding 2 cups of cooked rice into it makes a delish meal.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles

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Pamela Joiner kisfalpj
Dec 31, 2014
Made this last night. Oh my, this is delicious. Everyone raved on it... Thanks for the great recipe.
Jacquie Roberts Curran Classy406
Jul 24, 2014
Made this today and was very satisfied with the flavor. It is a dish that is all about the taste of the squash. It is somewhat bland for tastes that are spicy, sweet; it is a savory dish. I cooked it in a casserole dish but it was deep; need a shallow dish. Time was adjusted to 1 hr. 20 min. I am going to try and freeze as it is a large amount for 1 person. I will definitely make and serve again!!!
Carolyn Burkhalter cukkin2pleze
Jul 24, 2014
will try this and use lower fat ingredients since I watch my diet-will let ya know how it comes out.. I freeze squash for the winter so this would be an easy one to make when the snow flies and such comfort it will be
Georgia Buda georgiabuda
Jul 21, 2014
I made this today for dinner. I found it very easy to make but time consuming. Next time I make this I will add some more spices it was a little bland.
Cynthia Absolon cyndi105
Sep 8, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!