Recipe by Northerngirl
"This is a wonderful, cheese-enhanced squash casserole that my husband makes from memory of his mother's recipe."
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yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
yellow onion, thinly sliced
egg, lightly beaten
low-fat sour cream
buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®), crushed, divided
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
I had only 3 summer squash to use up so I halved the recipe. But I still used an entire onion, which I carmelized in olive oil instead of steaming. I highly recommend carmelizing the onion and also leaving the squash al dente instead of mushy. I also used the whole egg. I didn't have a "sleeve" of Ritz crackers so I had to estimate with club crackers. Since I had used a whole egg, I used enough cracker crumbs to make the whole thing come together. I also used Cheddar cheese with black pepper which made the whole thing spicier. I really enjoyed this recipe and will make again. Thanks!
I also halved the recipe, keeping 1 whole egg, & followed It's A New Day's advice to caramelize the onion. Wow, the onion added soooo much to this dish. The dish as a whole is not very flavorful, tho, so others comments make me wonder what I'm missing. Literally all I could taste were the onions & crackers. Maybe it was just my yellow squash in January?? I almost wish I had fried it in butter or bacon grease & added seasonings before mashing it all up....IDK but I'll try this again when I have some garden fresh squash too & certainly update my rating if it does turn out to be an issue w/the squash!
Delicious and easy recipe! I sliced the squash and onions in the food processor and then placed in my microwavable rice/vegetable steamer and microwaved on high for 10 minutes. I added 1/4 teaspoon of salt and freshly grated nutmeg. I crushed the crackers in the food processor and added 1/4 cup of butter. I added 1/2 of the crackers to the filling and 1/2 were sprinkled on top along with part of the cheese. Beautiful golden color was achieved after 25 minutes. Thank you Northerngirl for sharing your mother-in-law's recipe.
Yummy. Even people who are not squash lovers will enjoy this dish.
I made this the other day and it was great. I did not have any crackers so I just used breadcrumbs. hope this helps!
I didn't pre-cook squash. I added slices of pre-cooked Italian sausage and a grated carrot to make it a complete meal and used Club crackers. My husband loved it and said it was one of the best 'from the garden' recipes I've ever made! The dogs eat the leftovers and devoured them.
I made this the other night, it was great! I caramelized the onion as others suggested and added crumbled bacon, because according to my kids everything is better with bacon! Will make again for sure!
Delicious and easy! My grandchildren loved it! Thank-you!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mama's Summer Squash Casserole
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 216
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