Nana's Squash Casserole


This cheesy cornbread squash casserole is an excellent side dish that's always a favorite, especially around the holidays. My grandmother makes this for me every time I come to see her.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • cooking spray with flour

  • 2 cups chopped yellow squash

  • 3 cups crumbled prepared cornbread

  • ½ (23 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup margarine, softened

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray a medium baking dish with floured cooking spray.

  2. Place squash in a pot with enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Drain squash and transfer to a bowl. Add crumbled cornbread, condensed soup, 1/2 cup Cheddar, onion, celery, margarine, egg, sugar, sage, salt, and pepper; mix until well combined. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Top with remaining Cheddar and continue baking until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

422 Calories
31g Fat
26g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 422
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1178mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 252mg 19%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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