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bacon and squash casserole

Recipe by
Mary Terrell
Warren, TX

This is a recipe that I came up with because I liked Luby's Cafeteria's squash casserole. I've made many variations of it over the years and my family has loved all of them. I will list the variations at the end of the recipe. I was a finalist in the Port Arthur News recipe contest with this recipe many years ago and most recently I was one of the final 4 in the 's You made It We ate It contest.

yield 8 or more
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bacon and squash casserole

  • 5 c
    squash, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    green onions, diced
  • 6 slice
    bacon, thick cut, fried crisp and crumbled
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 lg
    bag fritos
  • 2 c
    colby jack cheese, grated
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

How To Make bacon and squash casserole

  • 1
    Steam squash and green onions until tender. Fry or bake bacon until crisp, crumble.
  • 2
    In large bowl add squash, onion, bacon, soup, 3/4 bag fritos and 1 cup cheese. Season to taste.
  • 3
    spray 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour squash mixture into dish. top with remaining fritos.
  • 4
    Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until casserole is bubbly. Top with remaining cheese , cover with foil and bake an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • 5
    Variations: Add 2 cups diced chicken or turkey Use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom Use cream of celery soup instead of cream of mushroom and add 1 tsp (or more to taste) poultry seasoning. Add 1/2 c dried cranberries. To use as a stuffing for your turkey add all of the fritos and stuff your turkey. I usually use the hickory smoked bacon but you can use cherrywood smoked, applewood smoked, maple, bourbon or whatever is your favorite flavor of thick sliced bacon. You can use regular fritos, ranch fritos or chili cheese fritos. this is a very versatile recipe. feel free to customize it to what your family likes.