Squash-Rice Casserole

  • malorey279 Posted: 11/23/08
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    I liked this a lot. Husband liked too but it didn't blow either one of us away. It is a very good, solid, go-to recipe. Made just as written and was easy to make and turned out as planned. I did cook for about 8 minutes longer though. Add this to your list of easy, go-to recipes.

  • Patten Posted: 05/14/09
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    nice flavor, tastes very rich. i added chicken to make it a dinner casserole (just threw raw chicken tenders in with the zucchini and onions).

  • TriciaS Posted: 11/16/08
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    FABULOUS!! Can't wait to make again for Christmas. Had with grilled pork tenderloin. Make exactly according to recipe using both yellow squash & zucchini

  • soupmom Posted: 01/26/09
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    Really delicious! Used boxed rotisserie chicken broth to simmer the veggies. Also used extra sharp reduced fat cheddar. This recipe is a keeper.

  • heidishark Posted: 01/04/09
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    Made for a Mom Meeting and it went over well. Used half zucchini and half butternut squash-think that really made the recipe. I made a mistake and didn't drain the squash mixture and it turned out great(lucky mistake). I used vegi broth in place of chicken since some of the moms in my group are vegitarians. My baby LOVED it and gobbled it up!! Will make again.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 02/09/11
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    I added garlic, chopped yellow and red peppers, and a tsp. of dried basil and used egg substitute. Served a main course along side CL cornmeal scones, roasted beets with feta sprinkled on top, and steamed beet greens. Made 1/2 the recipe for two people. Husband ate 2 servings, I ate 1, and now have a nice lunch to heat up tomorrow at work!

  • WRodgers1 Posted: 03/23/11
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    This recipe was awesome. I cut the zucchini in half, and replaced it with about a cup of chopped cooked ham. Came out just like a quiche.

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 06/07/09
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    I would have rated this recipe higher except that I cooked the zucchini along with a cup of carrots cut into matchsticks and one cup of thinkly sliced red pepper over moderate heat in a covered frying pan coated with cooking spray until just slightly crisp-tender (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally. I almost always follow a recipe to the letter the first time I try it but I was afraid that simmering the zucchini for 20 minutes in chicken broth would make them too mushy. The carrots and red pepper added color and extra taste, and I was pleased with the texture of the veggies after baking. I also halved the recipe because it was just my husband and me. Served it alongside panko-crusted boneless porkchops. The end result was delicious and worthy of 5 stars.

  • Lewy8knoxville Posted: 11/06/10
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    This is a good side dish, we made this per the recipe, but I might try "spicing it up some with red pepper flakes, etc. next time. Could still use a kick in my opinion.

  • AlliMae Posted: 05/16/09
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    I love this recipe and have been making it for years. It's a perfect side or casserole for a buffet. I make it for all Christmas Eve parties, next to the ham, etc and it's also just perfect to pair on a weeknight with something simple. Leftovers are almost better and my husband loves to be able to take some to work the next day as lunch. It's delicious as is!!!

  • 8stringfan Posted: 03/14/10
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    My all-time favorite squash casserole recipe. However, I did make some changes. Like many people, I substituted cooked brown rice for the regular rice and I also used a combination of 4 cups zucchini and 4 cups yellow squash . Also, I used 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream and a 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese. Finally I added a tsp of paprika and a 1/4 tsp ground coriander. This is indeed a fantastic side dish that work particularly well for potlucks.

  • kellergirl Posted: 01/13/10
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    This is really good! Did not drain squash because rice was a bit dry. THink it could use a bit more spice, garlic maybe or nutmeg? Husband loved it. Would work well as a one dish meal with added chicken. Served with chicken, think it would pair well with tenderloin or pork chops, even turkey. Will make again. Makes a lot!

  • lauraduff Posted: 12/14/09
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    I thought this was great. My husband absolutely loved it - we've had leftovers for three days now. After reading some reviews about blandness I added some S&P, but I actually don't think it needed it. It gets most of its flavor from the cheese, so use good fresh parm. I used regular cheddar (not low fat) and added some mushrooms. I also took the advice of other reviewers and sautéed the onion with garlic before adding the zucchini. YUM!

  • MaryBelen Posted: 08/05/10
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    This is such a wonderful change from just old squash. I combined zucchini and yellow squash and found it very flavorful! I also used Cojack cheese instead of cheddar, since I like a milder flavor. My husband even liked it!

  • Buenavista1 Posted: 11/25/10
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    I brought this dish for Thanksgiving this year and it was a big hit. I made it with brown rice and everyone loved it. I would definitely make it again.

  • iThrowLikeaGirl Posted: 05/22/11
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    Fantastic. Used brown rice, subbed 1/2 cup cottage cheese for sour cream and added 1/4 cup sliced basil.

  • AGordonBeecher Posted: 01/04/12
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    Great way to get my kids to eat veggies. I always use brown rice and often sub frozen spinach and chopped broc for the zucchini. They say it tastes kind of like mac and cheese. (I admit, I often add more cheese than called for. But they love it.)

  • SaraEColvin Posted: 01/24/12
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    Made this last night. Went really well with broiled fish. Tastes similar to a broccoli rice casserole. Really good flavor. I substituted plain fat-free yogurt for the sour cream. I added extra cheese on top.

  • Adshehan Posted: 02/04/12
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    Perfect side dish - this time I served with fish.

  • sparklyredshoes Posted: 01/21/13
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    This was a tremendous hit with everyone i made this for. I used half yellow squash and half zucchini and i added about 1/2 more cheddar than the recipe called for. There wasn't a chance of leftovers, as everyone got two or three servings!

  • CodieD Posted: 05/15/12
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    I have made this for several potlucks now and always get tons of compliments. My husband really likes this as well. I add fresh garlic, fresh parsley and finely chopped mushrooms. This is becoming a go to weeknight recipe for us. It's easy to pack for lunches with just about any kind of meat on the side.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 10/29/12
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    Warm and creamy, much like the casseroles of my childhood. Great tender zucchini, but I like the idea of using half yellow squash next time. Would sprinkle breadcrumbs on top for added crunch.

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