Nano's Squash Casserole

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Elaine Smith

By
@esmith8917

I use a slicer to get even slices. I make my casserole using lengthwise slices, but casserole can be made using round slices. I prefer the lengthwise slices, the squash seems to stay crispier to me.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
55 Min

Ingredients

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  • COOK VEGETABLES

  • 4 medium
    yellow squash, thinly sliced lengthwise (about 5 cups)
  • 1 medium
    vidalia onion, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • MAKE CHICKEN SAUCE

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    heaping, flour
  • 1 can(s)
    chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp
    heaping, sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt & pepper, each
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar, optional
  • 1-2 dash(es)
    hot sauce
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1 c
    cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs

How to Make Nano's Squash Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice squash & onions, this can be done night before, store in baggies in refrigerator.
  2. In large pan on medium-high heat, saute squash in 1 Tbsp. butter just till tender, about 2-3 min. In same saucepan, saute onions in 1 Tbsp. butter till tender, about 2-3 min. DO NOT OVER COOK squash & onions, or they will be mushy in casserole. Put squash & onions in a large mixing bowl. Let cool.
  3. In same saucepan on medium heat, melt 2 Tbsp. butter, whisk in 2 heaping Tbsp. flour constantly whisking till flour is cooked, for about 1 minute. Reduce heat and slowly add chicken stock, whisking to prevent lumps. Add sour cream, garlic powder, sugar, salt & pepper, hot sauce and constantly stir. Cook 1-2 minute or until thickened, remove from heat.
  4. Add 1 beaten egg and ½-¾ cup of Panko to cooled squash & onion mixture. Add the thickened chicken sauce, salt & pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly and put in casserole dish (9x7) sprayed with cooking spray. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in same saucepan, remove from heat and mix in additional Panko (about 1 cup, enough to cover squash), put on top of squash mixture, dot with extra butter, if desired and sprinkle with Paprika (optional).
  5. Cook @ 350 F. for 50-60 minutes. Casserole taste better the next day!

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About Nano's Squash Casserole

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #squash, #Casserole, #FRESH




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