Slap Your Mama It's So Delicious Southern Squash Casserole

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Serves: 10-12
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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 mayonaise
1 egg
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese (sharp is my favorite)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 pkg ritz crackers crushed
1 stick melted butter

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Sherri Jackson Recipe
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Macclenny, FL (pop. 6,374)
Member Since Jul 2010
Sherri's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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.

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user Anna Bracey AnnaLB - Nov 22, 2010
LOL, I have to try this one just because of the name!!
user Donna St. John butterflymom_66 - Mar 14, 2011
my daughter is about to try this dish. Let's see if her son slaps her, if she slaps me, or if I slap my mom![lol] It sounds Yummy;-}
user Ed Mayfield manofpans - Oct 11, 2011
Fixed this tonight and it was very good. Since we don't like our veggies 'crunchy', think that next time will cook squash and onion before putting in the mix.
user joanna callaway yiayia53 - Mar 25, 2012
This receipe is very good. I make something similar using cooked zuchinni and onions.
user joanna callaway yiayia53 - Mar 25, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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