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Mama's Summer Squash Casserole

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

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

1 h servings 369 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 369 calories; 24 g fat; 24.9 g carbohydrates; 15.3 g protein; 86 mg cholesterol; 439 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I had only 3 summer squash to use up so I halved the recipe. But I still used an entire onion, which I carmelized in olive oil instead of steaming. I highly recommend carmelizing the onion and...

Most helpful critical review

It was quite tasty if a little bland. I added carmelized onion, thyme and a bit of red pepper flakes. After that it was great!

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I had only 3 summer squash to use up so I halved the recipe. But I still used an entire onion, which I carmelized in olive oil instead of steaming. I highly recommend carmelizing the onion and...

Delicious and easy recipe! I sliced the squash and onions in the food processor and then placed in my microwavable rice/vegetable steamer and microwaved on high for 10 minutes. I added 1/4 teasp...

Yummy. Even people who are not squash lovers will enjoy this dish.

I made this the other day and it was great. I did not have any crackers so I just used breadcrumbs. hope this helps!

I made this the other night, it was great! I caramelized the onion as others suggested and added crumbled bacon, because according to my kids everything is better with bacon! Will make again ...

I didn't pre-cook squash. I added slices of pre-cooked Italian sausage and a grated carrot to make it a complete meal and used Club crackers. My husband loved it and said it was one of the bes...

This was surprising good, for as easy as it is to prepare! I will definitely keep this one in our rotation. It is very good with yellow squash one zucchini or combination of both. I'm wonderi...

Delicious and easy! My grandchildren loved it! Thank-you!

It was quite tasty if a little bland. I added carmelized onion, thyme and a bit of red pepper flakes. After that it was great!