Easy Summer Squash Casserole

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

This recipe is made for variations - just choose one of the ingredients in each category to change up the flavor or use up what you have at home!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
summer squash, sliced and blanched: yellow, patty pan, zucchini, or other variety
1/2 c
diced onion
2 clove
minced garlic
2 pinch
salt and pepper
2 pinch
dried herbs, like poultry seasoning, italian seasoning, herbs du provence, southwest seasonings, or other herb blend of your choice
1 to 1 1/2 c
either fresh bread crumbs *or* cracker crumbs, such as ritz, cheez-its, or herb-flavored crackers
1 can(s)
condensed cream soup, such as mushroom, chicken, celery, broccoli, or potato
2
eggs
1 c
grated cheese: use cheddar, swiss, monterey jack, or even velveeta cut in cubes
1/4 c
grated parmesan or romano cheese for topping (optional)
1/2 to 1 lb
browned and crumbled beef or sausage (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To blanch squash, drop the cut up squash into rapidly boiling salted water. Boil for 3 minutes after water has returned to a boil. Then quickly drain squash in a colander and immerse in ice water to stop cooking.
2
Mix together the blanched squash, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, and dried herbs in a large bowl. Stir in breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs until all are well-coated.
3
In another bowl, beat eggs into the cream soup; stir in the grated cheese and then mix the wet ingredients with the squash mixture.
4
Turn mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Top with Parmesan or Romano cheese if desired.
Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes until set and nicely browned. Remove from oven before it dries out too much. Allow to cool 5 minutes before slicing.
5
OPTIONAL: We have found that adding some browned crumbled meat to this dish makes it a hearty main dish. Italian sausage is our favorite, but we've also used ground beef and breakfast sausage. Experiment and make it your own!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy