A friend cooked us a similar dish and I was never able to get the original recipe. After a few years of trying, we've come up with this version and we like it even better than the first! A great way to get non-veggie lovers to indulge!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the summer squash and onion until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • While the squash are cooking, mix together the eggs, milk, 1 cup of Cheddar cheese, sugar, flour, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the squash mixture and melted butter; turn into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with the remaining 2 cups of Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is set and the cheese topping is crisp and starting to brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Allow to stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 31.9g 49% DV; cholesterol 170.5mg 57% DV; sodium 493.7mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2011
I followed a reviewer's suggestion and added some orange bell pepper. It tasted great but I didn't like the giant glob of cheese on top. Next time I will mix in more cheese with the eggs and sprinkle a thin layer of cheese on top along with some bread crumbs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2012
This is not a good recipe at all. Too much sugar and too much butter. I do not recommend it Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2011
I followed a reviewer's suggestion and added some orange bell pepper. It tasted great but I didn't like the giant glob of cheese on top. Next time I will mix in more cheese with the eggs and sprinkle a thin layer of cheese on top along with some bread crumbs. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
This is VERY similar to the casserole I came up w/ only I didn't write down the measurements so I'm glad to see this one for next time. I opted to use a little more squash (5 small ones) and add a buttery bread crumb topping. My kiddos and hubby really liked it!I think adding finely diced green pepper would be good too. I ate the leftovers for breakfast the next morning and it was wonderful! If you add ham it could make a great brunch dish! Thanks for posting!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2011
This was very good and easy. I didn't add the sugar because the squash and onions are already sweet. Also I also put a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg in the egg mixture before combining. The nutmeg really added a nice layer to the flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Love this!! I'm a vegetarian and this is very filling and yummy!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2011
Great way to get veggies into my kids. When I told my family what we were having for dinner they were concerned. They were pleasantly surprised. When you take it out of the oven it will look runny. Don't worry just let it set for the 15 minutes. Good as is but very versatile. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2011
Very easy and flavorful recipe. I will definitely cook it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2012
This is not a good recipe at all. Too much sugar and too much butter. I do not recommend it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2014
I wanted this to be more of a breakfast casserole so I diced the squash and added 1 lb ground sausage 2 additional eggs (6 total) 2 Tbsp more milk (4 Tbsp total) and 1 tsp. ground mustard. I decreased the butter to 4 Tbsp. I browned the sausage before adding if to the squash/butter/egg mixture. I also mixed in 2 c. of cheese. I put the last 1 c. of cheese across the top. I omitted the sugar and flour as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2018
This is a wonderful base start. I didn t have enough cheddar so I used some truffle goat cheese to. I added some spicy yaggers (sausage) and Canadian bacon. Threw in a little broccoli that needed to be used up. I omitted the sugar. Read More
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