Makes 8 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Stir together melted butter and crushed crackers; sprinkle evenly over top of casserole.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until set.

Step 5

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Easy and Tasty

August 09, 2017
I have lots of squash from my garden and was looking for a recipe that didn't call for a lot of ingredients and is easy - this fits the bill!  I already had everything I needed on hand and it was delicious.  I will definitely be making this again!

GKGKGK's Review

July 18, 2013
Mmmm, this is sooo good! The Best squash recipe I have ever made, and the only one I make now. I've tried other recipes that called for sour creme, but this one is so much better. Give it a try!

tayloredmondson's Review

August 21, 2014
This is the best squash casserole I've ever had! It is absolutely delicious! Try it - your family will love it as much as mine did!

flameworker's Review

August 10, 2014

Karenvarsha's Review

December 25, 2011
Yummy, and everyone wanted the recipre.

VictoriaS's Review

July 11, 2010
Fabulous, easy recipe for summer squash. I steamed the squash instead of boiling, which I generally prefer. I also sauted the onions in olive oil vs butter, but I don't think that would chance the flavor too much. I'm sure I will make this again and again!

tea424me's Review

July 05, 2014
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.

PamluvsAU's Review

December 16, 2012
My favorite recipe for squash casserole EVER, and this is coming from a family full of awesome southern cooks. My father-in-law doesn't normally eat squash and he could not get enough of it! I actually lost this recipe after I made it and finally found it after months of searching for it online. Whew!, am I ever relieved to have it saved now. The instructions make a difference, I did add a bit more cheese and also doubled the cracker topping recipe.

Southern Girl's Review

June 24, 2015
I made this recipe exactly as written. It's the best squash casserole I've ever made or eaten! For those of you wondering how many squash yields 3 lbs, I used 6 medium sized squash. :) 

Good without being superfluously fatty

June 28, 2015
Of the recipes I looked at for squash casserole, this one was by far the cleanest in terms of ingredients and amounts of butter, cheese, and mayo.  And it was really good.