This easy dish is a family favorite on the buffet table when we have summer birthday or summer celebration parties. It makes a really nice side dish to any BBQ and will reheat nicely in the microwave. The cheesy cracker and dried onion mixture will encourage any fussy kids to eat their vegetables!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
50 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add squash, diced onion, thyme, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until squash is tender, about 5 minutes. Cook, covered, until squash juices are released, about 2 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until juices evaporate, 3 to 5 minutes more. Drain squash mixture into a bowl.

  • Mix remaining butter with crushed crackers, Cheddar cheese, French-fried onions, salt, and pepper. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture; stir the rest into the squash mixture. Add bacon and stir well.

  • Mix milk and eggs together in a small bowl and add to the squash mixture. Mix well. Spread into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle reserved portion of the cracker mixture on top of casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use any summer squash you prefer, e.g. zucchini, yellow, pan, etc.

Substitute whole milk for the cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 25.9g; cholesterol 95.9mg; sodium 495.2mg. Full Nutrition

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I liked it but would add a bit less melted butter next time Read More