Summer Squash Casserole

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 21 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter, divided
1 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 pounds yellow squash, sliced
1 cup mayonnaise
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (10-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 cup soft, fresh breadcrumbs

Preparation

1. Microwave 4 Tbsp. butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until melted. Add onion, and cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, folding back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes.

2. Uncover, add squash, and cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, folding back a small edge. Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes or until squash is tender. (Do not drain.)

3. Combine mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in squash mixture and cheese.

4. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Cover dish tightly with plastic wrap, folding back a small edge.

5. Microwave at HIGH 10 minutes or until casserole is set. Remove and let stand 10 minutes.

6. Microwave remaining 2 Tbsp. butter at HIGH 1 minute or until melted. Stir together melted butter and breadcrumbs; microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Sprinkle over casserole.

Note: The onion and squash release excess moisture when cooking; do not drain. The flour in the mayonnaise mixture will help absorb the moisture.

August 2007
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