Cheese Cracker-Topped Squash Casserole

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Cheese Cracker-Topped Squash CasseroleRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

"We have a hard time getting our grandson to eat a vegetable. He loves Goldfish crackers, so I came up with this recipe. You can sub any type of crackers," says SL reader Gerri Ellis, of Hazelhurst, MS, whose recipe inspired this dish. We crushed a few crackers and tossed the crumbs with paprika to help the whole fish outline on top stand out.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

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3 pounds yellow squash, chopped
2 pounds zucchini, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg
1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups fish-shaped Cheddar cheese crackers
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preparation

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven; add hot water 2 inches above squash-and-onion mixture. Add salt to Dutch oven, and stir to dissolve. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 10 minutes or until squash is very tender when pierced with a fork. Drain vegetable mixture well; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes to cool slightly.

2. Stir together sour cream and mayonnaise in a large bowl. Lightly beat egg, and stir into mayonnaise mixture. Gently stir in cheese, pepper, and cooked squash mixture; spoon mixture into a greased (with butter) 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

3. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until bubbly. Combine cheese crackers and melted butter, and toss to coat. Arrange over casserole. Bake 10 more minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Created date

September 2014