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Mothers Squash Casserole Recipe

Updated on June 24, 2013

Squash Casserole - My Comfort Food

Squash Casserole is one my favorite holiday dishes. When we plan a holiday dinner, which is every major holiday and every family birthday, this is my first request. There are never any leftovers.

I have always loved growing my own squash for this recipe. If you are a squash lover you may find this recipe becomes a favorite too!

This recipe is so easy you'll enjoy making it too!

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The Ingredients and Other Needed Items

This recipe will serve 4 people for 2 to 3 meals depending, of course, on how well you like it!


~The Vegetable Mixture~

3 to 4 lbs of yellow squash - I use crook neck but it can be any yellow summer squash.

1 large onion - I use whatever onion type I have readily available

1 small carrot shredded or a small amount of shredded carrots if you prefer

1 tablespoon of salt


~The Soup Mixture~

8 oz sour cream I use Breakstone or Daisy, but also your choice.

1 can condensed Cream of Mushroom soup or Cream of Chicken with Mushroom

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese - I use sharp cheddar


~Topping~

1 1/4 cup Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing Mix

1 tablespoon butter


~Needed Items~

1- 3 qt glass baking dish coated with a non-flavored non-stick spray or butter can be substituted

1 cutting board

1 small to medium mixing bowl - depending on how messy you are - I use a large.

1- 3 qt pot

1 small non-stick pan

Various "tasting utensils" - fork, spoon, whatever is available

2 pot holders for taking the dish out of the oven and for placing under the dish if you decide to put it on the table

Glass Bakeware

I like to be able to see my food cooking in the oven. It's hard enough to see through the little oven window without having to pull the whole dish out to check it. For this reason, I try to always use glass bakeware. These are my favorite baking dishes.

Prep Work

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Chop the squash and onion and shred the carrot.

Use a 3 qt pot and just cover the squash, onion and carrot with water and salt.

Bring to a boil and let cook until done but still firm. Use a fork or knife to check for firmness of the squash. Approx 15 mins.

While these vegetables are cooking, in another dish mix the condensed soup, sour cream, and cheese.

Then in a small non stick pan, just toast the stuffing mix in the butter.

When your vegetables are done, drain then pour the soup mix in the pot and mix well with the vegetables. I usually heat it one more time and then salt and pepper to taste.

Cutting Boards

I have several cutting boards for different occasions. I love the flexibility of the thin sheets, but sometimes that just doesn't cut it. My bamboo over the sink cutting board with colander is my favorite for things like onions, where I am constantly dropping the pieces.

Time For the Oven

Now I usually sprinkle some of the stuffing mix in the bottom of the dish, but I'm southern and like to have a top and bottom crunch. Whichever you prefer will work.

Pour your vegetable mixture into the baking dish, making sure you have sprayed it first, and top with the toasted stuffing mix.

Bake until it begins to bubble on top and gets to be a nice golden brown. You can safely set your timer for 30 minutes then check it. Adjust time according to your personal taste in color.

The Finished Product

The Finished Product
The Finished Product

What's your favorite squash recipe?

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    • Mommie-Moola profile image

      Mommie-Moola 

      5 years ago

      Hey! You know what goes good with squash casserole? MILK ;)

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      Deadicated LM 

      5 years ago

      I must try this, thank you for sharing your mom's recipe, I also just found this interesting veggie burger recipe; between this post and the recipe I came across it makes me want to go out and get some squash: http://thefigtreeblog.com/2012/09/butternut-squash...

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      Aunt-Mollie 

      5 years ago

      You make this sound so easy!

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      Faye Rutledge 

      5 years ago from Concord VA

      I've something like this before and it was wonderful!

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      pinoyrecipe 

      5 years ago

      i love the squash candy!

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      TheToyStore 

      5 years ago

      Sounds fabulously delicious!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Had to drop back by to make out my grocery list for this great squash recipe

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We just had squash the other day. I want to try this recipe for next squash meal.

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      happynutritionist 

      6 years ago

      My husband and I love both butternut and acorn squash and have been eating a lot of that lately. This is a new recipe to try!

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      BuckHawkcenter 

      6 years ago

      This looks so yummy! You have me hungry for squash casserole now.

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Looks yummy!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Mmmm - this squash casserole sounds so good!

    • DecoratingEvents profile image

      DecoratingEvents 

      6 years ago

      It looks so yummy! I haven't ever made squash -- ever! I like to eat it though!

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      Lisa Morris 

      6 years ago

      The Squash Casserole Recipe looks really yummy.

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      nightbear lm 

      6 years ago

      Well what a great sound recipe and a wonderful way to use of some of this Autumn produce surplus. Thanks!

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      Tracey Boyer 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      This sounds yummy, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Ooh! That sounds good! I might have to start cooking again just to make this! Lol!

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      gemjane 

      6 years ago

      Sounds good! This time of year is a good time for good recipes for squash!

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      Jan 1980 

      6 years ago

      I don't know , I am not big fan of squash

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      bossypants 

      6 years ago

      What a good time to find this recipe -- harvest time! This sounds like a delicious use for squash and I'm looking forward to trying it! Thanks for sharing your family favorite.

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      GeekGirl1 

      6 years ago

      Looks delicious.

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      SquirrelWhispers 

      6 years ago

      Just returned to whisper my latest secret! This is one of my favorite articles on Squidoo :)

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      Lisa Auch 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Never tried it before, but I think you twisted my arm! So easy and sounds delicious....yummm

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      myamya 

      6 years ago

      Fantastic Squash Casserole Recipe lens, great job! Squidlike

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      Darcie French 

      6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I've not experimented with squash, but this recipe sounds lovely. Really like the idea of a "top and bottom crunch" too :)

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      Joan4 

      6 years ago

      My usual is very similar to yours. I use cream of mushroom soup and Ritz crackers instead of dressing. yummy! I am going to try yours very soon!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      That I can not say. However, I think this is going to be my fave going forward.

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      Kara Hara 

      6 years ago

      I never tried any dish made from squash before but would love to try squash casserole.

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      Richard 

      6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      I've never tried squash casserole...will have to try it with chicken sometime ;)

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      makeupyippy 

      6 years ago

      I love any kind of squash casserole and I can't wait to try this one! Sounds great!

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      jazziyarbrough 

      6 years ago

      My Dad always made squash in a skillet. He just called it squash. He made it with water and seasonings and it was great! Thank you for sharing your squash recipe.

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      getmoreinfo 

      6 years ago

      I like to add squash as a side dish but I don't think I have ever had it as a casserole, I will have to try it out.

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      Joan4 

      6 years ago

      I love any kind of squash casserole - and I will try yours really soon!

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      jballs6 

      6 years ago

      I either roast them or make soup but now I have seen this I have got to try it! Great lensx

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      TapIn2U 

      6 years ago

      I want to try this one. Yummy and healthy. Sundae ;-)

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      viscri8 

      6 years ago

      Squash is a very healthy vegetable -- eat it in any forms. Thanks for the squash recipe.

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      SquirrelWhispers 

      6 years ago

      Yummy! Make me hungry just reading about it.

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      sheezie77 

      6 years ago

      great lens! thumbs up

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      queenofduvetcover 

      6 years ago

      Yummy, thanks for this great recipe! =)

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      Indigo Janson 

      6 years ago from UK

      I don't see much squash here when I shop but in any case home-grown like yours is going to be the tastiest every time! I'm certain I'd enjoy this delicious squash casserole which is perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Blessed.

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      Miha Gasper 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Sounds tasty, looks tasty, so it has to be ... tasty!

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      Clairissa 

      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Wow! This sounds delicious and it is always hard to come up with great recipes for squash! Thanks!

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      E L Seaton 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Sadly, I only know the vegetable fried. Were it to show up on my plate dressed differently, I wouldn't know it. But, I do love it fried. Thanks mom.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Oh, this squash casserole sounds really good! Thanks for sharing. Blessed by a traveling Angel, today.

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      awesomeamber 

      7 years ago

      sounds good!

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      SandraGahlinger 

      7 years ago

      Yum - never had one with the carrot. I'll have to try it. I can't find my aunts recipe for squash casserole, and I've had a hankering...it's getting cool outside.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 

      7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Ooooh I must try this!! ****Blessings****

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I'll safely vote for your recipe. It looks delicious! :)

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      hotbrain 

      7 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I love winter squash! Usually I mix it with spices like garlic, onion, pepper, and salt.. and add some butter. Yummy! Your squash casserole recipe looks great. I think I'll give it a try!

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      jopalei 

      7 years ago

      Usually I just sauté squash with onions, garlic, red peppers, etc. I'm going to try this. Thanks

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      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      We have abundant yellow squash this year. I will definitely try this yummy recipe. I may even experiment with the zuccini ... can't hurt! Bus-tripping angel blessing ...

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Holly, I love your recipes.

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      barrelroll 

      7 years ago

      yum

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      hsschulte 

      7 years ago

      I have so much squash in the garden this year, I've been looking for new recipes. I will definitely try this!

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      TeacherRenee 

      7 years ago

      Squash is so healthy, this lens is great!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      We like Squash and we are trying to grow some - will use this recipe if we succeed. Heck, even if I have to buy some Squash, I would like to try this recipe :D

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      TIRMassageStone1 

      7 years ago

      Nice recipe!

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      StellaSingles 

      7 years ago

      squash can be good if prepared properly, I'm excited to try this new recipe.

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      masunyoananda 

      7 years ago

      I just love squash...normally I prepare it either as salad or cooked with onion, thyme, garlic and ginger paste and chillies........simple recipe....great lens..........thanks for sharing.............

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      miaponzo 

      7 years ago

      I like it sauteed actually :) or spaghetti squash! YUMMY! This sounds delish though! Thanks!

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      LouisaDembul 

      7 years ago

      This recipe looks great, I love squash!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Can't wait to try out these recipes. Okay, now I am officially hungry. :-)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Yum. I like squash. Thanks for the recipes

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      clouda9 lm 

      7 years ago

      My [Recipes] Angel Blessing today is SWAH and featured on http://www.squidoo.com/my-angel-wings

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      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      A great way to use up some of our massive crop this year. Thanks

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      Demaw 

      7 years ago

      Will try it out, I have a couple of squash I need to cook.

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      RinchenChodron 

      7 years ago

      This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe.

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      Ann 

      7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      this looks wonderful I shall certainly be trying it out

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      scar4 

      7 years ago

      Squash casserole recipe is good to taste in cold winter, lol lol !

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      Linda Pogue 

      8 years ago from Missouri

      Yum! I'll have to try this one. I love squash!

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      desilegend 

      8 years ago

      Looks yummy! I'd love to try this recipe. Even my baby will eat it (I hope)

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      This looks yummy!! I can't wait to try it. I just might become a new holiday favorite in our household too.

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      kimmanleyort 

      8 years ago

      I finally get to come back and bless this wonderful lens - just in time for Thanksgiving. Have a good one.

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      poutine 

      8 years ago

      The "finished product" looks great and I'm sure it tastes wonderful.

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      poutine 

      8 years ago

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I'll have to try this recipe - looks yummy! Nicely done lens.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Nicly laid out recipe - looks delish!

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      AlisonMeacham 

      8 years ago

      This looks fabulous!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      I just need to print this up and get started! My sweetheart would love this casserole!

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      I am on a food hunt...and this Squash Casserole Recipe looked like just the thing to have for the Winter Months....thanks :)

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      drifter0658 lm 

      8 years ago

      Hey you! Howzit goin'? I see this lens is still rockin'....are you up to 6 minute meals yet? :D

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      Joan4 

      8 years ago

      Back to get this recipe! Gotta try it!

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      awakeningwellness 

      8 years ago

      Oh this sounds really good, I have been wanting to find another squash recipe, can't wait to hit the farmer's market for fresh squash!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Instead of boiling the veg, you can sautee with a little olive oil or butter and maybe just a splash of white wine or chicken stock. I have also added leftover cooked cubes of chicken or pork and it makes a very satisfying one-dish meal.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I love squash and this looks like a great recipe! Too bad everyone in my house doesn't share my enthusiasm for it but...oh well, more for me!! :)

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      stevetheman2 

      8 years ago

      Looks delicious!

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      BooJeeBeads 

      8 years ago

      This sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try it with all of the squash coming out of my garden.

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      justholidays 

      8 years ago

      Good to know, I just planted squash in the garden! Hope they'll grow well.

      Congrats on your purple star!

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      lasertek lm 

      8 years ago

      This looks delicious. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Congratulations on your purple star!

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      luvmyludwig lm 

      8 years ago

      yum, going to have to try this one!

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      8 years ago

      This is such a great lens and now it is blessed and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      myraggededge 

      8 years ago

      Sounds delish... and quite easy for the culinary challenged. I think I'll have to add a little sprinkling of Angel dust on top :-)

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      rewards4life info 

      8 years ago

      I love comfort food. Thanks for sharing your recipe. 5*

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      I actually like squash once I "grew up" and this does indeed sound easy to make, plus good :) I think I will try this one of these days :) Blessed by an Angel :)

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      8 years ago

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      Kimsworld LM 

      8 years ago

      Oh Yummy! I love squash. I have never cooked a squash casserole, sound delicious.

      We make a dish called, creamed squash with coffee mate in it.

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      lakern26 lm 

      8 years ago

      I have to admit that, even though I've never been fond of squash, this looks pretty yummy. I'll have to pass it on the my mother - I'm sure she'd really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      8 years ago

      Angel blessings and Happy New Year!

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      Joan4 

      8 years ago

      Your recipe sounds wonderful and I will definitely try it. I usually make mine similar to yours - but have not tried the sour cream or the topping. and I will do that. Squash is my favorite casserole!

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