Calico Squash Casserole Recipe -
Calico Squash Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Calico Squash Casserole

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large saucepan combine yellow squash, zucchini, onion, green onion, water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook over medium heat about 6 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine cracker crumbs and butter. Mix well and spread half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  4. In a large bowl combine soup, water chestnuts, carrots, mayonnaise, pimentos, sage, pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Fold in squash mixture and spoon over crumb crust. Sprinkle cheese on top, and then the remaining cracker crumbs.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until firm and heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2003

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!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2008

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'.

Jul 29, 2003

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!

Aug 03, 2006

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.

Feb 02, 2004

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.

Jul 13, 2003

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!

Jul 13, 2005

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'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.

Jul 13, 2003

My boyfriend went nuts over this recipe!!! He ate it three nights in a row and I have to beg him to eat vegetables! Awesome recipe and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 33.7 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 1085 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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