Fixed this the first time for Christmas dinner, 2013. Everyone wanted the recipe at my family gathering. Fixed it again tonight (7-4-2014) for my daughter's family, who just loved it! Shared the recipe on my fb account because it is so delicious.
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
This classic Southern-style squash casserole recipe is the one you're always looking for. It's got yellow squash, cheese, and eggs, and is covered with a buttery cracker crumb topping.
Yield: Makes 8 servings
- 3 pounds yellow squash, sliced
- 5 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
- 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 20 round buttery crackers, crushed (about 3/4 cup)
- Cook squash in boiling water to cover in a large skillet 8 to 10 minutes or just until tender. Drain well; gently press between paper towels.
- Melt 4 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove skillet from heat; stir in squash, cheese, and next 4 ingredients. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
- Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Stir together melted butter and crushed crackers; sprinkle evenly over top of casserole.
- Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until set.
- Note: To lighten, reduce butter to 3 tablespoons, using 2 tablespoons to sauté onion. Substitute 1/2 cup egg substitute for eggs and low-fat versions of mayonnaise, cheese, and crackers. Proceed as directed.
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