123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4

This is a recipe that my Southern mother-in-law gave to me, her Yankee daughter-in-law! Zucchini or yellow summer squash may be used together, or interchangeably to create this delicious casserole! Use bread crumbs, crushed crackers or cheese for the topping.

Paula
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add squash, and cook until tender. Drain well.

  • Place squash in a large mixing bowl. Add butter, reserving 1/2 tablespoon, to the squash and mash well. Mix bell pepper, sugar, onion, egg, mayonnaise, salt and pepper, cheese and nuts to the mixture. Transfer the mixture to a 1-quart casserole dish. Top with bread crumbs. Dot with the reserved butter.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; 22.2 g total fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 198 mg sodium. 9.9 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2005
Prepared today without the sugar saw no need for it. Made as is except I doubled for my crowd and did add another 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese. The only change I would make when preparing again would be to not mash the squash; I believe it would be tastier non-mashed.
(73)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2008
I thought the texture was very strange. Sorry.
(4)
123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2005
Prepared today without the sugar saw no need for it. Made as is except I doubled for my crowd and did add another 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese. The only change I would make when preparing again would be to not mash the squash; I believe it would be tastier non-mashed.
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2004
This is a wonderful recipe. First I laid the slices of squash on paper towels salted them lightly and let sweat for 2 hours then I carmalized the onions. Then I followed the procedure topping with the bread crumbs mixed with some freshly grated parmesan cheese. Delicious!
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2005
great recipe!! i love it and so does the family! i use fat free cream cheese and fat free sour cream instead of mayo and i sometimes i dont have green peppers or nuts but its still great... also great for zucchini.
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
The onion needs to be sauteed or cooked with the squash first - too crunchy when put in raw. Otherwise great recipe.
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2007
This was delicious!!!! I didn't mash the squash and I cut the mayo down to 1/3 cup and used Splenda instead of sugar. It was so tasty and easy I will be making again. But I have to say I think 4-6 servings is more realistic than the 8-10 specified.
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2003
Very good. I used only 1 tbs. butter. Also just put in microwave 5 min at 70% power. Husband liked it so it passes the taste test.
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2012
I have made this several times and never have leftovers. I cut back on the butter to 2 T. and use light mayo and it still comes out yummy. Still making this casserole but now I leave out the butter totally and do not use sugar. I cut 2 or 3 slices of bacon in half and lay on top. When the bacon is done the casserole is done:).
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2006
We really liked this which is good because we have a bunch of zucchini and summer squash coming in from our garden to use! I used a combination of each for this dish steaming them for a few minutes. I did not mash them as I like a bit of crunch and they still were going to bake for 40 minutes. I did saute the onions to help distribute their flavor throughout the dish more. I balked at the idea of 1/2c mayo but rationalized that I wouldn't be eating it all myself! Did everything else according to recipe except sprinkled a bit of garlic powder over the mixture before baking and subbed crushed caesar croutons for the breadcrumbs. (Safeway's Salad Fixin's Caesar Croutons--in the gold package in the produce dept--are deLISH!) Thanks for the recipe Paula.
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2005
you can also use pumpkin and it tastes great.
(12)