Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer Squash Casserole


This is a new recipe that I received from my city's recipe group.
It's a great recipe for those who just love their veggies! I could not find summer squash so I ended up using the regular yellow and green kind. Since this was new, I wasn't sure if I was making it right at first. I was concerned that things would not be edible. After all, everything looked *mushy* when I started stirring it together. However, since it called for one egg, this gave it more definition and by the time it was done, it all looked seriously delicious! It has a very light and summery flavor, thus reminding me of how summer is still alive and kicking. My husband, who is a veggie lover, enjoyed this recipe :) I think it's a keeper :)

Summer Squash Casserole

(serves 6-8)

Ingredients:
1 lb. summer squash or yellow/green squash, sliced
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1 Tbsp white sugar
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 egg
1/2 cup mayonnainse
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Boil the sliced squash until tender, and drain well.

In a mixing bowl, mash the squash with 3 Tbsp. of butter. Add bell pepper, sugar, onion, egg, mayo, salt & pepper, and cheese into the mixture.

Transfer to a 2 qt. casserole dish. Top w/ bread crumbs and dot with the
reserved butter. Bake @ 350 for 35-40 min.

3 thoughtful comments around the table:

  1. I love summer squash recipes.. you can never have too many. This sounds addictive!

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  2. I'm too impressed with your hubby being a veggie lover to even comment on the recipe!! Wives everywhere are jealous right now ; ) I LOVE squash casserole. Love it. I've always seen it with a ritz cracker topping, but this sounds delicious.

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  3. Donna, I have a feeling I will be making this alot in the future...lol...because it does taste addicting.

    Kim, the recipe called for Saltine crackers...lol..but I had bread crumbs that I had to use up so I just used those. Yes..my hubby is a veggie and fruit lover. If he had to choose between broccoli or meat...he'd choose the broccoli...lol.

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