We first tasted this delicious Yellow Squash Casserole a few weeks ago when one of the couples we invited over for dinner brought it. It was so, so mouthwatering I asked for and promptly received the recipe! Now I have plenty of squash recipes, but this one had a different twist in many ways and it was just so incredibly tasty that I knew I needed to add it to my repertoire of squash casseroles.
Yellow Squash Casserole calls for mashing the yellow squash after cooking it and then adding butter, eggs, green onions, Italian-style bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese , salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Then after placing all of that mixture in your casserole dish you drizzle more butter over top, add more bread crumbs, and then sprinkle the top surface with additional Parmesan cheese. Oh, my. The flavors are marvelous as you will attest to if you try this recipe for yourself!
We had a huge gathering of church folks at our Minister of Worship’s home out in the country yesterday and I brought this casserole along with several others. They have a huge spread with a lot of land so it’s really conducive to having a lot of people over. Plus, his wife, Angie, does a lot of catering so she is used to all that goes into putting on one of these shindigs.
Even though there were several hundred people that showed up for the festivities, we didn’t run out of food! There was barbecued brisket, chicken, and sausage along with every kind of side dish imaginable plus a whole mess of cookies! Yum. I am so glad Corey shared this great recipe with me, and I was really glad to make up a big batch of this for our barbecue yesterday so others could enjoy it too. I did manage to save out a small bowl to snap a few pictures so you could see how scrumptious this lovely casserole looks.
If you’re looking for a dynamite squash casserole to make for the holidays then I highly recommend this one. It is fantastic with great taste and texture. It’s a great way to sneak veggies into your kid’s portions too! I like the fact that this casserole is savory rather than sweet. You can only eat so many dishes with sugar (and then there’s no room for pie or dessert!!!) 🙁 So give this easy, Yellow Squash Casserole recipe a try. Your family is sure to enjoy it too.
Yellow Squash Casserole is a savory side dish you’re sure to enjoy!
It’s filled with all kinds of great ingredients and almost comes out like a souffle.
Here’s a look at the interior of the casserole so you can see how rich and gooey it is! When Corey brought this to our house a few weeks ago, I seem to recall the casserole being cleaned out. She didn’t have a lot of leftovers even though there was so much food spread out on our island to eat.
Here’s what I did.
Boil chunks of yellow squash until tender, then drain. Mash with a potato masher.
Here is the mashed yellow squash.
Add Italian style bread crumbs.
Add 2 eggs, beaten.
Add diced green onions.
Add salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Add butter and half the Parmesan cheese.
Stir to combine. Grease a 9×13″ glass baking dish and pour mixture into the prepared dish.
Drizzle remaining butter over top.
Sprinkle casserole with more Italian style bread crumbs.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil.
Here’s the larger casserole I brought for our church barbecue. Bake at 375 for about an hour. Remove foil and serve.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of Yellow Squash Casserole.
Yellow Squash Casserole is a fairly quick and easy casserole to whip up for company or the holidays.
This yummy casserole has so many great things going for it….part of which is the cheese on top and in the casserole itself. Ummmmmm. 🙂
Here’s the recipe.
YELLOW SQUASH CASSEROLE
(Recipe adapted from Corey Acton, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX)
- 6 or 7 yellow squash
- ½ cup Italian style bread crumbs
- ½ cup chopped onions or green onions
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick butter, melted, divided use
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
- bread crumbs for garnish
- Parmesan cheese for garnish
- Cut up squash and boil under tender.
- Drain and mash.
- Add all the remaining ingredients except half the butter and enough cheese to sprinkle on top.
- Pour into greased 9×13” baking dish.
- Pour remaining butter on top.
- Sprinkle with more bread crumbs, then the Parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 375° for one hour.
- NOTE: Corey doesn’t like onions so she always substituted 1 tbsp. dehydrated onions for the onions in the recipe.
Our family really enjoyed this Yellow Squash Casserole.
This excellent side dish is a great way to get your kids to eat squash! Yellow SquashCasserole is also a great recipe to use up an abundance of garden squash since it uses about 7 yellow squash for each batch.