Southern Baked Yellow Squash


I coaxed this easy (and forgiving) baked yellow squash casserole recipe from its maker after tasting it at a potluck, and I was surprised by its simplicity! Just a few ingredients combine with homegrown squash to make a delicious summer side dish that goes perfectly with anything barbecued, grilled, or smoked.

close up view of Southern Baked Yellow Squash in a white baking dish
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 2-quart casserole


  • 3 pounds yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

  2. Place squash into a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil until soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Drain squash well, transfer to a large mixing bowl, and mash until slightly chunky. Stir in 1/2 cup bread crumbs, onion, eggs, 1/4 cup melted butter, sugar, salt, and pepper until thoroughly combined. Spread mixture into the prepared baking dish. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over top, then sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and golden brown on top, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* 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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