Friday, October 12, 2012

DELICIOUS SQUASH CASSEROLE

I love all the parties around Christmastime, when you get to sample the different recipes that people bring to them.  I have been a part of a bunco group for about 16-17 years.  These ladies are awesome cooks and every year at our Christmas bunco game, we all bake and share a recipe.  Last year I received my 2011 Southern Living Annual Recipes cookbook just in time for that game!  I was thumbing through and found this Squash Casserole recipe.  I think what made me want to try it was the french fried onion topping.  It did not disappoint!!  So yummy!  

I made it for my family this week but I cut the recipe in half.  Now, of course, I changed the original recipe just a tiny bit...I sauteed the onions and I left out the basil.  I think adding a little bit of bell pepper to the recipe would be good, as well as a bit of heat like cayenne pepper!  Hope you like it and hope you try it!

Oh one more note...I forgot to take a picture of the casserole coming out of the oven.  The picture I have of the finished product is pictured last and is one with a few scoops gone...sorry : )


SQUASH CASSEROLE

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

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES



Slice squash and cook in boiling water for 8 minutes or just until veggies are tender. Drain squash thoroughly and place in a large bowl.


















Dice the onion and saute in 2 tablespoons of butter until onions are tender.

Combine squash and onion

Add Cheddar cheese

Add Mayonnaise

















Add garlic salt, Eggs (I forgot to take a pic) and half of the breadcrumbs. Stir to combine

Add pepper and now would be the time to add cayenne, if you like

Add half of the parmesan cheese, stir and pour into a lightly greased, 13X9 casserole dish (I halved this recipe so the picture below will show a much smaller dish)


Stir together the melted butter, French fried onions, and remaining half of the breadcrumbs and remaining half of the parmesan cheese.
I used the same pan but no heat

Sprinkle the french fried onion mixture over the squash casserole and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until set.
I know the picture above looks like I sauteed the topping but, make sure there is no heat or your cheese will melt before it goes on the casserole!



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