Easy Summer Squash Casserole

6
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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 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)

How to Make Easy Summer Squash Casserole

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!

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About Easy Summer Squash Casserole

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




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