Chicken and Summer Squash Casserole


This rich and saucy casserole is classic Southern comfort food and a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. It's worth the indulgence!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 6 cups sliced yellow squash

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 16 saltine crackers, crushed

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix (such as Hidden Valley Ranch®)

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix (such as Pepperidge Farm®)

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add squash and onions and cook just until softened, 7 to 10 minutes. Don't overcook. Remove from heat and stir in chicken, Cheddar cheese, and crackers.

  3. Whisk mayonnaise, eggs, ranch dressing, and pepper together in a bowl. Gently stir into squash mixture and spread into the prepared baking dish.

  4. Combine stuffing mix and 1/2 cup melted butter in a separate bowl. Sprinkle over squash mixture, pressing down slightly.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until set and lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Cook's Note:

You can use cubed cooked chicken breast instead of shredded.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

615 Calories
50g Fat
24g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 615
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 705mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 191mg 15%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 379mg 8%

* 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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