Mama's Summer Squash Casserole

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This is a wonderful, cheese-enhanced squash casserole that my husband makes from memory of his mother's recipe.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 yellow summer squash, thinly sliced

  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream

  • 1 sleeve buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®), crushed, divided

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 1-quart casserole dish.

  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add squash and onion, cover, and steam until squash is tender and easily mashed with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Whisk egg and sour cream together in the prepared casserole dish; add squash, onions, 2/3 the crackers, and 2/3 the Cheddar cheese. Stir with a fork. Cover the squash mixture with remaining Cheddar cheese and crackers.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and crackers are lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

My husband and I love this casserole, so between us we can finish it off in two meals. However, under normal conditions, the finished casserole should feed six adults. We also like to steam the squash and onions and then freeze them to use when summer is over. This cuts down on prep time by about 45-55 minutes since all you have to do is crush the crackers and mix the ingredients once the squash is thawed out.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
24g Fat
25g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 439mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 388mg 30%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 671mg 14%

* 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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