A creamy and cheesy casserole with summer squash, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms and a buttery cracker crumb topping. It is so cheesy and yummy that you almost forget you're eating vegetables... Worked on my kids, anyway! They couldn't get enough.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add zucchini and yellow squash; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 6 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in another large saucepan. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes. Add spinach and saute until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Mix crackers with 1/2 cup melted butter in a medium bowl.

  • Combine squash mixture, mushroom mixture, tomatoes, pimento peppers, mayonnaise, green onion, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.

  • Layer 1/2 of the squash mixture in a large casserole dish. Cover with 1/2 of the Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Top with 1/2 of the cracker crumbs. Layer remaining squash mixture, cheese, and cracker crumbs on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and cracker crumbs are browned, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 32.7g 11% DV; fat 40g 62% DV; cholesterol 56.2mg 19% DV; sodium 897.2mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2020
It was a big hit at our house. It was delicious but a bit dry. Next will need to add some broth. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2019
This was the first time I made this dish. I left out the spinach unintentionally but the next time I will make sure to add it. I bet with the spinach it would have been a rating of 5. The dish is time consuming but it was well worth it! Having the spices and the added crunch was key. A great dish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2020
It was a big hit at our house. It was delicious but a bit dry. Next will need to add some broth. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2019
Awesome recipe - an immediate favorite. The varied flavors of this dish work very well together. I swapped out the crushed Ritz cracker topping for crispy french onions to reduce the carb count. This one will definitely be a regular dish on our table. Read More
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