This is an easy grandma hand-me-down recipe that everyone loves...even non vegetables lovers.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add squash; cook until tender but still firm. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Add the butter, mayonnaise, eggs and sugar; mix together.

  • Sprinkle 1/2 bread crumbs on bottom of six quart casserole dish. Pour squash mixture on top and sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs and cheese.

  • Bake for 20 minutes, top with onion rings and bake for additional 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1160.5 calories; 26.3 g protein; 49.5 g carbohydrates; 211.1 mg cholesterol; 1283.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2006
It's crazy to me that more people haven't found this recipe! I have fed this casserole to practically everyone I know and not one person (NOT ONE!!) has failed to say that it is delicious unbelieveable amazing etc. Every time I make it someone asks for the recipe. Here's what I do differently: instead of regular fried onions I use the cheddar kind. I use salted butter (don't substitute margarine please!) and the most important change - use crushed Club brand crackers (white rectangular buttery crackers) instead of bread crumbs. Makes all the difference in the world. I also use less cheddar cheese because I can't make it all fit in my dish. This is wonderful. Try it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2006
When I made this recipe I subbed light sour cream for mayo and skipped the butter and sugar and used a 1/4 cup of low cal maple syrup instead. Also didn't use the can of fried onions. I sauteed my own onions in a tbs of olive oil and added a little dry french onion soup mix. Also my breadcrumbs were wholewheatand I used 1 cup of reduced fat cheddar. It came out very rich and delicious so I can't even imagine how overkill the original of this recipe must be. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2006
It's crazy to me that more people haven't found this recipe! I have fed this casserole to practically everyone I know and not one person (NOT ONE!!) has failed to say that it is delicious unbelieveable amazing etc. Every time I make it someone asks for the recipe. Here's what I do differently: instead of regular fried onions I use the cheddar kind. I use salted butter (don't substitute margarine please!) and the most important change - use crushed Club brand crackers (white rectangular buttery crackers) instead of bread crumbs. Makes all the difference in the world. I also use less cheddar cheese because I can't make it all fit in my dish. This is wonderful. Try it. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2006
It's crazy to me that more people haven't found this recipe! I have fed this casserole to practically everyone I know and not one person (NOT ONE!!) has failed to say that it is delicious unbelieveable amazing etc. Every time I make it someone asks for the recipe. Here's what I do differently: instead of regular fried onions I use the cheddar kind. I use salted butter (don't substitute margarine please!) and the most important change - use crushed Club brand crackers (white rectangular buttery crackers) instead of bread crumbs. Makes all the difference in the world. I also use less cheddar cheese because I can't make it all fit in my dish. This is wonderful. Try it. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2013
Delicious and quick to put together! My two young ones actually ate all of it before touching their main dish. Pretty much kept to the recipe except for substituting the bread crumbs for the Club brand crackers. To be quite honest I will just use the recipe ingredient as is next time. With the mayo butter cheddar and French fried onions I think there is enough taste (and calories) in order to just stick to the bread crumbs. However THIS MAKES A LOT OF FOOD. I should have read the recipe more closely when it said that I needed a six quart casserole dish. I halved it (or more precisely made two batches) and had more than enough for our little family of four. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2009
The ingredients are great but I did things a little differently. I preferred sauteeing the squash in the butter and I added about a 1/4 cup of wine and seasoned well with salt and pepper. I beat the eggs in another bowl and added the mayo sugar and cheese to it (I added some parm too... I just love parm flavor). And instead of breadcrumbs I crushed some Ritz crackers and sprinkled them on the bottom and the top. It was a MAJOR household pleaser!! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2008
Tasty! Even my kids ate their squash! I substituted Miracle Whip for the mayo and crushed crackers for the bread crumbs since I was out. I also sprinkled some cheese in with the mixture as well as adding some to the top. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2002
This was very easy and delicious. It really makes enough to serve 8-10 so I halved the recipe to serve just my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
i just made this today and it was very good..i made it exactly as is. i will make this again thanks for sharing. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2007
This taste just like my Grandmothers. I will use this recipe over and over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2011
This was good but it came out too sweet. Next time I will omit the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2012
Why doesn't this have more reviews?! It is the best squash casserole I have ever eaten. I followed Meg's advice (most helpful review) for all the changes. I didn't know what to expect with so much mayo but it was superb. My husband and daughter loved it. Thanks! And seriously give this a try. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2006
When I made this recipe I subbed light sour cream for mayo and skipped the butter and sugar and used a 1/4 cup of low cal maple syrup instead. Also didn't use the can of fried onions. I sauteed my own onions in a tbs of olive oil and added a little dry french onion soup mix. Also my breadcrumbs were wholewheatand I used 1 cup of reduced fat cheddar. It came out very rich and delicious so I can't even imagine how overkill the original of this recipe must be. Read More
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