Recipe by DIXYDAHL1N
"My great-aunt made this for a family gathering and it's been a hit ever since, even with the kids! The water chestnuts add a different texture and my husband has even used whole baby carrots instead of shredded carrot. Easy and fast to make and a good way to use up all that squash from the garden!"
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sliced yellow squash
sliced green onion
crushed buttery round crackers
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (8 ounce) can
sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 (4 ounce) jar
diced pimento peppers, drained
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
My taste buds are still dancing!!!! This dish was fantastic even though I didn't have all the ingredients on hand. I couldn't put the carrots in because I'm allergic, didn't have water chestnuts, didn't have pimento, so I subbed with a small can of green chilies. I threw in some garlic and onions powders along with a little cayenne for a bit of a kick. The Ritz cheese crackers I had seemed to work well. In lieu of cheddar I used grated parm. Even without the suggested ingredients, this recipe was superb. My youngest daughter didn't even bother with the hamburgers my hubby made. No leftovers! (darn) Thanks so much!!!!
I followed the recipe exactly.The mayonnaise & cream of mushroom soup completely take over the flavor of this recipe. Neither my boyfriend or I cared this recipe. How sad. Was nothing like other yummy squash casserole dishes i have enjoyed in the past. bummer (update) i just wanted to add, that i am still teased about making this recipe, my boyfriend refers to is as that 'hot mayonaisse casserole thing'.
I made this last night for our annual family Christmas party. My cynical relatives (especially the men) turned their noses up when they heard the list of ingredients, but they ate their words - and my ENTIRE dish - once it was on the table. It was voted the best dish of the day! My only note is that it definitely does not take only 10 minutes to prepare and I had to cook it about twice the length of time the recipe called for. It turned out perfectly though!
Sauteed instead of boiled, to keep all the vitamins and flavor. No green onions on hand, doubled zucchini, halved melted butter. Not sure if the pimentos added anything, so I may leave them out next time. Used reduced fat crackers, mayo and soup. Crunchy, creamy, cheesy, crispy - yum.
I've made this several times and it's always turned out well, whether I made it for three or thirty (and yes, I DID make it for thirty). I've played around with the ingredients, but it's best with only a little extra squash. Definitely keep the water chestnuts, pimientos, and especially the Ritz crackers -- it's not as good with any other kind. I've not made it in awhile because it's a better winter recipe, but I'm looking forward to having it again.
Another great recipe! I served this to a husband and 2 preschoolers who don't like squash, and it was a huge hit! I've made it twice, and the second time I was almost out of "buttery round crackers", so I used some saltines. DON'T DO IT! It was not nearly as good...I ended up throwing almost half of it away.:) Moral is: USE the Buttery Crackers!
One word - AWESOME! A staple for the summer dinner table. This recipe uses much from the summer garden/farmer's market and packs a big punch. You have the great flavor and the bonus of the value of serving several healthy veggies in one appealing casserole. I have shared this with several friends and family members and it has received only raves. Stop what you are doing and add this one to your recipe box...it's a keeper!
Note: To save time you can boil the veggies and seperately mix the wet ingredients the night before. The next day just combine and add the crackers and you can speed up the process.
Yum! I love it! I did leave out the water chestnuts and pimento peppers just for personal preference of taste.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Calico Squash Casserole
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 401
** Calories from Fat: 304
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