Squash Casserole

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke
Why limit French fried onions to green bean casserole?  We love them on this cheesy squash casserole, too.

Yield:

Makes 8 to 10 servings

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Ingredients

4 pounds yellow squash, sliced
1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups soft, fresh breadcrumbs, divided
1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup crushed French fried onions

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook yellow squash and sweet onion in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven 8 minutes or just until vegetables are tender; drain squash mixture well.

2. Combine squash mixture, freshly shredded Cheddar cheese, next 5 ingredients, 1 cup breadcrumbs, and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

3. Stir together melted butter, French fried onions, and remaining 1 cup breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over squash mixture.

4. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until set.

Note:

November 2011