Make This A One-Dish Casserole. Did your parent’s ever force veggies down your throat? Crumble … When I was about 2, they made me eat fish (probably catfish or jack). Stir until the cheese is smooth and blended into the squash. An hour later, I was covered in hives from head to toe. My parents never forced me to eat much of anything. This cheesy zucchini casserole uses a 2-step cooking process; first you boil the diced squash in salted water, and then you assemble the casserole and bake in the oven. They are colorful and have so many nutrients. Lucky for me, I fell in love with squash years later, and haven’t stopped eating it since. And then I involuntarily got my mom back for torturing me with the stuff. Add the onion mixture to the casserole dish and stir until evenly distributed around the zucchini and squash. Crumbling is better than spreading since the casserole is soft at this point. 1 pound yellow summer squash or zucchini (or a combination), sliced1 large onion, julienned1 stick (8 tablespoons) Cabot Salted Butter, cut into pieces½ cup milk2 large eggs, beaten1 tablespoon sugar¼ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon ground black pepper4 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar or Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)10 saltine crackers, crushed, or ⅔ cup panko breadcrumbs. This casserole is light and healthy and is in no way overloaded with copious amounts of cream, butter, cheese, and eggs that most Southern casseroles are known for. It’s really hard to test biscuit recipes in the south during the summer. I love low-carb recipes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients. Are you using your hands or a blender/machine? As an aside, I’m the worst biscuit maker EVER! We loved this really different but delicious squash casserole! Put all of the ingredients in the fridge/freezer an hour or so before you are ready to use them and then mix with your hands and you should be good to go. I’m talking about the delicious goodies that are either given to you in a plastic grocery bag from a neighbor down the street or were grown in a garden in your own back yard. Add 1/2 of the crackers to the bowl with the zucchini, yellow squash, and onions. Mia, I am still looking for that perfect biscuit recipe! Stir in garlic. And I sat at the table with my arms crossed just a huffin’ and puffin’ away b/c my mom refused to let me get up from the table until I tried it. I’ll email you the recipe now . Mix together soup, half and half, sour cream, cheese, onion flakes, salt, and pepper. Stir in cheese. Layer 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the zucchini. Make this low carb cheesy squash casserole for dinner. Add three fourths of butter and toss until melted. POUR through colander and let stand to drain thoroughly. I have *no clue* where my stubbornness came from . TRANSFER to large mixing bowl. BRING large pot of salted water to boil; add squash and onion and cook just until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. I *can not* justify that anymore!!! The hubs and I don’t have our own garden (I’ve been known to kill plastic plants), but we have plenty of friends and neighbors who do! POUR through colander and let stand to drain thoroughly. Step 2. I love this recipe,it’s my favorite using yellow squash. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). This casserole is light and healthy and is in no way overloaded with copious amounts of cream, butter, cheese, and eggs that most Southern casseroles are known for. It’s a trick I learned from my grandmother years and years ago. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. I’m not ready to break out all my healthy foods on them yet , Any thoughts on how to generally make a biscuit recipe work? Add the chiles and scallions and cook another 3-4 minutes. Cheesy Squash Casserole is the kind of side dish that will impress even the pickiest of eaters. Sprinkle with garlic salt, 1/2 sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers, remaining shredded cheese and dot with butter. Lucky for me, I fell in love with squash years later, and haven’t stopped eating it since. TRANSFER to large mixing bowl. Add cream and simmer until bubbly and slightly thickened. I got a sort of spongy shortbread Any tips from my favorite southern cook? Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rolling boil. It just adds a hint of yummy goodness that enhances the brightness of the dish. Return to oven until crumbs are golden and lightly crisped, about 5 minutes longer. This zucchini casserole is sauteed squash tossed in a creamy sauce with plenty of cheese, all topped off with cracker crumbs and baked to perfection. Add milk, eggs, sugar, salt and pepper and mix well. Crush 1 1/2 sleeves of crackers and cover the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish. If you want a little variety, you can mix in some yellow squash too. 1 ½ pounds yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until the milk is absorbed and the squash casserole is bubbly. Whatever you do…ONLY MIX WITH YOUR (CLEAN) HANDS. Crumble topping mixture on top of casserole. After 30 minutes, the casserole was bubbly and the top was a crunchy golden brown. This is a quick and easy zucchini casserole to make. Sprinkle with cracker or Panko crumbs. Jump on board my hot mess express, as I make easy party foods, quick weeknight dinners, and comforting ministry meals that feed the souls of others. Learn how your comment data is processed. A healthy squash casserole recipe that is made with yellow squash, zucchini, a crunchy breadcrumb and Parmesan topping and then baked in the oven to crispy perfection! My parents always made me eat my veg and I’m so grateful to them for it now! and some freshly baked biscuits and you’ve got yourself a full blown southern supper that’s healthy and guilt-free . Since my squash plants are out of control producing tons of squash, we'll likely have this once a week! It is amazing what happens to a veggie after you bake it in a bath of cream and cheese. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. I always get myself into trouble this way…seeing pretty foods online, thinking they must be better than the way I’ve been preparing similar ingredients, then not liking them any better when I eat them. Combine soup mixture with vegetables and coat evenly. Easy Zucchini Casserole. Serve this alongside my sweet tea infused roasted chicken (coming up on Wednesday!) Dot the casserole with the butter and then sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Want other zucchini and summer squash recipes?? What You Will Need to Make Cheesy Baked Zucchini Casserole: Zucchini – Grow your own, pick it up at the local farmer’s market, or grab some at the grocery store. Place half the zucchini and squash in the baking dish. I’ll be making this often every summer now! So easy and so delicious. This zucchini bake recipe is easy, irresistibly delicious and a great way to use up extra garden vegetables since it is loaded with 3 pounds of zucchini! Our favorite veggie….. Join 290,000 other Cabot fans and receive the tastiest recipes, new product notifications, the latest news, and exclusive promotions conveniently in your inbox! White Cheddar, Chicken & Broccoli Casserole, Spinach, Artichoke & Sausage Egg Strata Casserole. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, sour cream, and cheddar cheese … I’m still working on one and will get it posted as soon as I can. Cut unpeeled zucchini into thin slices and microwave until just tender and still crunchy; 3-4 minutes. In a food processor (or even using clean hands) pulse/squeeze together the bread crumbs, cheese, butter, and nutmeg until it just sticks together and is thick and crumbly. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Slowly stir in Parmesan then add zucchini and yellow squash and cook for a few more minutes. Place sliced zucchini and squash in a small casserole dish. Add yellow squash, zucchini, and onion; bring back to a boil, and cook … So far this year, we have been gifted with a bag full of NC grown sweet onions, brightly colored banana peppers, cucumbers, and zucchini and squash. Add three fourths of butter and toss until melted. Add the yellow squash and cook 4-5 minutes or until squash begins to soften. REMOVE from oven and dot top of casserole with the remaining butter. Tender yellow squash and zucchini, savory bread crumbs and deliciously melty cheese make this side dish a total crowd pleaser! Instructions. You mix the dough until it just comes together, and as soon as it does, you stop! … I’m so grateful that I love veggies now too! A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. If the ingredients aren’t cold, they are going to be flat, flat, flat. Certified B Corp: Working to enrich the legacy of our farms, our families, and our communities. *WWpts= 4 pts per serving* *WWpts+= 5 pts per serving*, The Skinny On Me Week 14: Watching the Weight. That’s why it’s super hard to make biscuits during the summer! My new favorite way to make a squash casserole, thank you Jimmy! […] you whip up some Bacon and Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Summertime Succotash Salad, or Smoked Gouda Zucchini & Squash Casserole while you […], […] Smoked Gouda Zucchini & Squash Casserole […], […] the other ingredients and walk away. And, as it probably is with most of us, it’s my favorite part. All the butter melts before you can get the dough kneaded! Slice squash and zucchini and arrange in a lightly sprayed 9 inch … In fact, the butter and cheese can only be found in the topping of the dish. Bring to a boil. Advertisement. Smoked gouda and crunchy Panko bread crumbs top this delicious summertime side dish. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Pour into banking dish on top of crackers. Plus, the cream cheese … Talk about good! The onion pieces really gave this squash casserole a lot of flavor and because it reminded me a lot of green bean casserole, this recipe would be perfect to serve during the fall season as well. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes until … From the first second the hubs laid eyes on the squash he uttered, “Mmmmm…squash casserole…”. That’s what causes them to puff up the way they do. Sprinkle with Gouda and bake for 15-20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I took half of that seasoned crumb mixture and mixed it with heavy cream and an egg. 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