Are they squash? Are they nachos? These easy, cheesy nacho-style broiled squash slices ("squachos"), which use just 1 pan and 4 ingredients, are the best of both words. Panko breadcrumbs are essential here, as they give the squachos their crunchiness.
1 pound yellow squash, cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices
Coat a foil-lined baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange squash in a single layer on pan; sprinkle evenly with cheese and panko. Broil 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese melts and squash begins to brown. Remove pan from oven; sprinkle with chives, salt, and pepper.
I'll admit I'm not a HUGE squash fan but I'll eat it well seasoned and prepared well. I followed recipe to a T (weighing ingredients even to make sure calories and portions were correct). The picture makes it look like a lot more topping than what really is available per recipe and flavor was just ok. It needed something else, like other flavored mixed in panko or more flavorful cheese. I found I had to stop broiling so as not to burn but the squash needed more time to get a little more tender (my slices were 1/4" as recommended, perhaps thinner for some).
I made these last night thinking they looked so easy and good...I broiled the squash for a couple of minutes on both sides then topped with the cheese and panko. It burned with in seconds and I had the rack 2 levels down. It appeared that it was the panko that burned. I think you need to mix the panko in with the cheese before topping. I may try again....
Pretty darn good. I'm always looking for a way to get my kid to eat squash and usually putting cheese on food is a good way to get her to at least try it. (She thought it was just ok.) DH and I liked them and yes, I did use a bit more cheese. Wish I'd seen the recommendation to sprinkle on some chili powder. Great idea. These took more like 5 minutes for my broiler but I had to watch closely so as not to burn the cheese. Very easy. Will make again.
We definitely added more cheese. I blotted the squash (also used zucchini) between two paper towels before cooking and the squash was still a little soggy after cooling...however, the cheddar helps make it still delicious. If you grew up in the South, this reminds me a lot of the squash casserole my mom used to make (in the microwave!).
The concept is great!! A few changes I made: broiled the squash with only salt and pepper on low for about 4 minutes, then put the panko and cheese on and broiled on high until browned. I also added more cheese than the recipe.
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