Squash-Rice Casserole

  • jade1977 Posted: 02/01/09
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    Too much egg. Even though boyfriend is lacto-ovo vegetarian is tasted to strong of egg for him. Was good otherwise. Did not include bread crumbs since neither of us really like them in our casserole.

  • foodieforpeace Posted: 10/12/09
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    I had to use up some zucchini from the farmer's market so fell into this recipe. Added 2 sliced green onions and 3-4 dashes of hot sauce. Cut a corner on the rice and used Seeds of Change Organic basmati 90 second rice. Yum!

  • MrsJillSmith Posted: 06/08/09
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    Very good recipe, I thought it had a great flavor! I accidentally added the whole 1/4 cup of parmesan to filling and still added the 2 T on the top so maybe that helped.

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 06/06/10
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    The first time I made this I didn't like it at all. Coincidently I came across this recipe again when I had some squash on hand and tried it again. The second time was the charm. Very good!

  • Theweez68 Posted: 07/20/09
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    I really like this recipe. I have banned casseroles made with Campbell Soup from my kitchen so this fits my rule. It is also very easy to change around depending on your mood. I usually add some fresh jalapenos to the boiled vegetable mixture for pizazz. I also stir in some Italian seasoning and dried thyme. Cheddar is traditional with squash casserole but you could substitute lots of different cheeses. It also reheats very well so with just the two of us, this side lasts for several meals. Excellent with grilled chicken or pork tenderloin.

  • JJ1916ohio Posted: 09/07/10
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    This was so good. I made some ribs for dinner and wanted a simple, easy and tasty side dish to cover my veggie and grain bases. I used brown rice, half zucchini and half yellow squash. Used seasoned salt in place of the salt and then added some more salt free italian seasoning to the mix. I also used half ff sour cream and half ff cottage cheese. This casserole got devoured. I found myself wanting more of it. It would be perfect for a potluck.

  • laurazak Posted: 11/23/10
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    I make this quite a bit and it's always a favorite. I am often asked to bring it for potlucks- even for Thanksgiving! I make it as the recipe states, but sometimes make it with a combo of yellow squash and zucchini for color. Once, I threw in some shredded carrots and it was yummy as usual. I highly recommend this recipe.

  • peaches09 Posted: 02/07/10
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    This is one of our favorite Cooking Light recipes. It tastes delicious, and makes a great side dish for any meal. I always use light sour cream (rather than fat-free). I sometimes use half zucchini and half yellow squash. You can add Cajun seasoning to bump up the flavor, or add fresh parsley or basil for color. You can't go wrong with this recipe.

  • AColette Posted: 12/26/10
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    Great concept, but this recipe was a huge disappointment. I should have listened to the other reviews that said "bland" because that's exactly what it is. It needs something, just not sure what - more spice, butter, different cheese? Not sure. Might try it again if I have a lot of zucchini left and time to experiment.

  • smilinggirl Posted: 10/10/10
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    Definitely a great meal for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Very much "comfort food" and really gets you into the fall/winter season. I hold off about 1/4 cup of cheese and added it right before I broiled it for a crispier top layer. Very Yummy!

  • Cbyrdie Posted: 07/31/11
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    This is the first Cooking Light recipe that I have made and disliked. Bummer! It seems good in theory but it was actually quite bland. The consistency was also a bit heavier than I would have like; we were even left felling a bit nauseated after the meal. I would definitely recommend adding some chicken or a few more spices to brighten the flavor here.

  • Jen516 Posted: 07/13/11
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    Liked the concept of a rice casserole that had a load of veggies in it. The flavor was good, but slightly lacking. I like it much better with the addition of a few pieces of chopped tomato added at service. Adds a bit of acidity. The consistency is a bit custardy, but not terrible. I might try just one egg next time. I would add some corn kernals too. Only other thing was the peel on the zucchini can be bitter at times for me. Might try partially peeling. So, those are the things I would try to fix, BUT this was a pretty successful dish. People liked it!

  • holliemm Posted: 12/21/11
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    Love this casserole. I have taken it to potlucks and it's a hit with everyone. I add a little extra salt and sometimes throw in chopped water chestnuts to add a little crunch. A great standby and you can even buy squash when it goes on sale and shred to keep in freezer.

  • Podec4 Posted: 11/25/11
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    This is one of my favorite recipes for zucchini. Some times I'll use a zucchini and yellow squash combination. Either way, it's always good. People who don't normally like squash have enjoyed this dish. Great recipe to have in the archive.

  • AKChandler Posted: 10/28/12
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    I thought this was great. I added a little bit of olive oil to the pan and sauteed garlic first before adding the onion, squash, and broth. I also used equal portions of yellow squash and zucchini. I used fat free plain yogurt in lieu of the sour cream. And I added a tsp of black pepper instead of the 1/4 tsp. Finally, I used brown rice for extra fiber and nutrients. You could hardly notice with the vegetables and creamy cheese. So good. I served with salmon and wilted spinach with red wine to drink.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 02/02/14
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    Lovely homey sort of dish. I used a mix of yellow squash, broccoli, red bell, and mushrooms in place of the zukes. I sauteed the onions, garlic and mushrooms in 2 tsp. bacon drippings and steamed the other vegetables. I also used brown rice booked in chicken stock for extra flavor. This was a delicious side dish with the Bayou catfish recipe elsewhere on the CL site.

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