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Holle's Squash Casserole

Updated on May 26, 2011

southern food

Squash is a common southern food, and we eat it all year, especially in Thanksgiving recipes. It isn’t Thanksgiving dinner at our house unless there’s a yummy squash casserole on the table! Of course, we eat this dish at other times of the year, too. Sometimes I make it, and sometimes my middle daughter makes it. Our recipes are very similar, so both versions are great.

The key to a great squash casserole is fresh squash. Sure, you can use canned squash, but the casserole won’t be anywhere near as good! Please don’t destroy this delectable dish by using canned squash! If you do, you’ll have to do penance to the cooking gods.

I list yellow squash in the recipe, but you can substitute half of the yellow squash with zucchini if you like, to make for a more colorful dish. Also, most cooks top their squash casserole with the cheese, but I’ve found that it works better to mix the cheese into the casserole instead.

Holle’s squash casserole

What you’ll need:

2 pounds yellow summer squash

1 cup crushed saltine crackers

1 cup diced onion (I like Vidalia onions for this)

4 tablespoons butter, melted

½ cup sour cream

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 beaten egg

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

Crushed Ritz crackers for topping, optional

Directions:

Wash squash and remove both ends. Slice squash thinly and simmer until tender. Drain thoroughly in a colander.

Place squash in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients, except for Ritz crumbs.

Turn mixture into a buttered casserole dish and top with Ritz cracker crumbs, if desired. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

 

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I know what you mean, Nancy!

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      This sounds really good. It will also come in handy when my squash start producing. We usually have a lot of squash and I get tired of frying it.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks a heap, Sandy!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks a bunch, Aunt Marie! It's so nice to see you here!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for stopping by, Alex!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Laurel, let me know how you like it!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Maria, I like lots of onion in mine!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Sam, ya gotta try it!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      PP, it is wonderful!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Eth, never eaten squash? Is that even legal??

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      The casserole sounds yummy!

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      Marie Everett 7 years ago

      I made this recipe, and it is really worth the time. Very good.

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      alex 7 years ago

      I will definitely be trying this menu soon. Thanks much

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      My hubby and I are HUGE squash lovers.

      Thanks, sweetie-it'll be on the menu this week!

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      squash is part of Peso's diet, I will try to do this without onions maybe...

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      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      I have never eaten squash casserole but may have to try it out. Thanks for the recipe.

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      PrettyPanther 7 years ago from Oregon

      I love squash but I've never eaten squash casserole. I will be trying this recipe. It looks yummy!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Never eaten squash but I could be tempted to