summer squash casserole

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By David Reeves
from Collierville, TN

This is my Mother's recipe and was devised by her in the 1960's to get those of us in the family who did not like squash to eat it. She succeeded with this delicious casserole.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For summer squash casserole

  • 8 md
    yellow squash
  • 1 lg
    onion
  • 6
    saltine crackers (crumbled)
  • 2/3 stick
    butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 c
    half and half
  • 2 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 1/3 c
    grated cheddar or american cheese (divided)
  • 12 oz
    pepperidge farm stuffing (or homemade bread crumbs)
  • 3 slice
    bacon (fried and crumbled)
  • 1 can
    french fried onions
  • salt and pepper to taste
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How To Make summer squash casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash squash and cut into 2" pieces.
  • 2
    Cook in boiling, salted water with sliced onion without covering with water. Boil for 5-8 minutes or until just fork tender. Drain well and PLACE ON BURNER FOR A FEW MINUTES TO EVAPORATE THE REMAINING WATER.
  • 3
    Mash to desired consistency.
  • 4
    Fold in crackers, butter, half & half, sour cream, sugar, 2/3 cup of cheese, and salt & pepper.
  • 5
    Pour into a buttered 9" x 9" x 2" casserole dish.
  • 6
    Add 2/3 cup of cheese as a layer on top of the squash mixture.
  • 7
    Add layer of stuffing on top of the cheese. (A good substitute for the stuffing is bread crumbs from biscuits, buns, etc. that are crumbled and mixed with soft butter).
  • 8
    Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until bubbling and beginning to brown.
  • 9
    Remove from oven and layer bacon and french fried onions on top. Serve hot.
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