Easy to prepare, this recipe is flavorful yet can pack a 'punch' if you choose. Squash tend to be mild but by adding diced green chiles (and jalapenos if you want spicier) it's a surprisingly tasty recipe. It pleases a lot of people and has become a favorite at family gatherings.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 Servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly grease a large casserole dish. Arrange the squash, onions, and red bell pepper in the dish. Place in the microwave, and cook on High 10 minutes, stirring once, until tender.

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  • Gently mix the mushrooms, green chile peppers, jalapeno peppers, cheese, and sour cream into the dish. Sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips. Cover dish, and cook in the microwave 10 minutes on Medium-high power, or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 11.7g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 15.6g; cholesterol 37.6mg; sodium 346.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2006
I used this great idea for my casserole tonight. Sliced squash mushrooms onions and jalapenos with sour cream salsa and cheese. Topped with a mixture of breadcrumbs and tortilla chips. I modified it to accomodate what ingredients I had on hand. I also didn't microwave it; baked at 350 until squash was tender. Thanks so much for this tasty alternative to bland mushroom soup squash casseroles. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/04/2006
As it is written this recipe sucks. I ebe tried sauteign the mushrooms red peppers and onions in olive oil and garlic. I guess if you want a squash dish that squishes the flavor this would be the one for you. Read More
(5)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2006
I used this great idea for my casserole tonight. Sliced squash mushrooms onions and jalapenos with sour cream salsa and cheese. Topped with a mixture of breadcrumbs and tortilla chips. I modified it to accomodate what ingredients I had on hand. I also didn't microwave it; baked at 350 until squash was tender. Thanks so much for this tasty alternative to bland mushroom soup squash casseroles. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
I thought this was a great recipe. I baked it like someone else mentionioned and the squash stayed alittle crispy. I also added some fresh tomatoes. I used half the amount of sour cream and cheese it called for and it wasn't watery at all. I will definitly make this again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2009
Excellent change of pace for squash. I added a drained can of black beans which made it a potential main dish and tasted great! I also baked at 350 for about 40 minutes and added a teaspoon of garlic powder and I think fresh tomatoes would also be an excellent addition. It did come out a little watery from the vegetables cooking down and I want to try throwing in a little flour or cornstarch next time to try to combat that but this is a definite keeper. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/04/2006
As it is written this recipe sucks. I ebe tried sauteign the mushrooms red peppers and onions in olive oil and garlic. I guess if you want a squash dish that squishes the flavor this would be the one for you. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
Loved it! It does take awhile to prep it all and I did add a can of drained black beans like someone mentioned. Also cooked it in the oven and used some of the cheese to sprinkle on top of the tortilla chips..HMMMM My husband and I loved it!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2007
I lightened this up with reduced fat cheese and fat free sour cream. the sour cream probably made it a ilttle watery but overall tasted pretty good and had quite a bite to it (in a good way). Good recipe to use up extra squash from the garden. I would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
Delicious! I used fat-free sour cream added left over cauliflower fresh tomatoes fresh spinach left off taco chips and jalapenos added a dash of red pepper. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2014
A bit of flour stirred into the sauce helps with the watery factor for squash dishes but truthfully we found this dish to be quite bland. It really needed a healthy dose of bold spices to jazz up a plain cream sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2015
I halved the recipe and used a medium-sized casserole dish. My microwave is small and the dish did not fit! So I used a microwave-safe dish and followed all the directions. I finished the recipe by adding a bit more cheese and chips and baking it another 10 minutes or so. It was very good. Flavorful nutritious and easy-to-make. Great recipe! Read More
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