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Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash

June 19, 2012Teresa

Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash copycat recipe is superb. Yellow squash is baked up with bread crumbs, onions, sour cream, eggs and yeast–yes, you heard that right–yeast in an effort to replicate Black-Eyed Pea’s wonderful casserole. Rumor has it that Black-Eyed Pea actually uses leftover wheat rolls in their rendition of this dish, but for those who don’t have homemade wheat rolls at home, then bread crumbs and yeast are a pretty good substitution.

This is a delightful squash casserole recipe that’s great for holiday baking or as a way to use up garden squash during the summer. It has wonderful flavors, is really easy to make, and one even your children will enjoy. Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash is a wonderful company side dish.

I first tasted this recipe in New England where several of us “southerners” had been transplanted and we were sharing the holidays with several other families. I received this recipe from Nancy O’Neal in the mid 1990s and it is a photocopy of a newspaper clipping that had the recipe.

As far as we know this is Black-Eyed Pea’s recipe for Baked Squash. But Black-Eyed Pea doesn’t post any recipes on their website so it is definitely a copy-cat version. If you’re looking for a sensational way to prepare yellow squash, this casserole is it!

When I first made this recipe back in June 2012, my pictures were of extremely poor quality and it was very difficult to distinguish the texture of the dish.

I recently remade this lovely casserole for company (January 2015), and retook the pictures so you can have a little better idea of how lovely this tasty side dish really is. I highly recommend it anytime you need a side dish as it’s really fairly quick and easy to make.

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Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash is wonderful holiday side dish.

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Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash is succulent and amazing. This is a great copycat recipe.

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Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash is a great copycat recipe your family will love.

Here’s what I did.

Black-Eyed Pea's Baked Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | amazing #copycat recipe of their wonderful #yellowsquash #casserole. Wonderful #sidedish for the #holidays.

These are the ingredients I used.

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Wash and slice squash into 2-3 inch pieces. Boil squash until tender – mine took about 20 minutes. You can save the water to use for vegetable broth. Drain squash. Mash with a potato masher.

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In a mixing bowl, place bread crumbs, yeast, salt, pepper, sugar, diced onion, eggs and melted butter.

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Stir ingredients to combine.

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Add cooked, drained yellow squash and stir all the ingredients together.

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Spray an 8×12″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Pour squash mixture into sprayed baking dish. Cover with a thin layer of bread crumbs. (I thought the dish had plenty of bread crumbs already, so I eliminated this step).

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Cover and bake casserole at 350 for about 30-45 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash is a fabulous way to use up excess garden yellow squash! It’s also the perfect side dish for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter and other holiday gatherings.

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This amazing casserole is great for family and company dinners, too!

Here’s the recipe.

BLACK-EYED PEA’S BAKED SQUASH

(Recipe from Nancy O’Neal, Christ Baptist Church,Upton, MA)

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This lovely copycat casserole tastes just like Black-Eyed Pea's famous Squash recipe. It uses either bread crumbs plus yeast, or homemade wheat rolls to give it that special flavor and texture.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Cut off tips of squash.
  2. Cut squash into 3 or 4 pieces.
  3. Place in pot and add water to just cover squash.
  4. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  5. Drain in colander.
  6. Mash and add eggs, bread crumbs, yeast, butter, sugar, salt, onion and pepper.
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Place mixture in a greased 8x12" baking dish.
  9. Cover with a light layer of bread crumbs, if desired.
  10. Bake at 350° about 30-40 minutes until lightly browned.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I omitted the step calling for another light layer of bread crumbs sprinkled on top of the squash. I felt that the mixture already contained enough bread crumbs that I didn’t want the casserole to be overshadowed by any more.

NOTE: Pat Lowery of League City says she has discovered a trick for squash that comes very close to the Black-Eyed Pea’s in taste without using their whole-wheat rolls. She adds a packet of dry yeast to the recipe along with plain bread crumbs.

NOTE: Rumor has it that Black-eyed Pea uses their left over whole-wheat rolls. If trying this option, break up a whole-wheat roll into very tiny pieces. Add wheat roll pieces instead of bread crumbs. Omit yeast.

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[b]Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash[/b]
Recipe Type: Side Dish/Veggie/Casserole
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Nancy O’Neal, Christ Baptist Church, Upton, MA
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
This lovely copycat casserole tastes just like [url href=”http://www.theblackeyedpea.com/” target=”_blank” title=”black-eyed pea restaurant”]Black-Eyed Pea’s[/url] famous Squash recipe. It uses either bread crumbs plus yeast, or homemade wheat rolls to give it that special flavor and texture.
Ingredients
  • 5 lbs. medium-size yellow squash
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup [url href=”http://www.4cstore.com/products/bread_crumbs” target=”_blank” title=”seasoned bread crumbs”]4C Seasoned bread crumbs[/url] (plain is suggested, but I prefer seasoned)
  • 4 oz. unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. chopped onion
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 pkg. [url href=”http://www.redstaryeast.com/” target=”_blank” title=”red star yeast”]Red Star[/url] active dry yeast
Instructions
  1. Cut off tips of squash.
  2. Cut squash into 3 or 4 pieces.
  3. Place in pot and add water to just cover squash.
  4. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  5. Drain in colander.
  6. Mash and add eggs, bread crumbs, yeast, butter, sugar, salt, onion and pepper.
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Place mixture in a greased 8×12″ baking dish.
  9. Cover with a light layer of bread crumbs, if desired.
  10. Bake at 350° about 30-40 minutes until lightly browned.
Notes
I omitted the step calling for another light layer of bread crumbs sprinkled on top of the squash. I felt that the mixture already contained enough bread crumbs that I didn’t want the casserole to be overshadowed by any more.[br][br]Pat Lowery of League City says she has discovered a trick for squash that comes very close to the Black-Eyed Pea’s in taste without using their whole-wheat rolls. She adds a packet of dry yeast to the recipe along with plain bread crumbs.[br][br]Rumor has it that Black-eyed Pea uses their left over whole-wheat rolls. If trying this option, break up a whole-wheat roll into very tiny pieces. Add wheat roll pieces instead of bread crumbs. Omit yeast.
Black-Eyed Pea's Baked Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | amazing #copycat recipe of their wonderful #yellowsquash #casserole. Wonderful #sidedish for the #holidays.

Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash has wonderful texture and taste.

Black-Eyed Pea's Baked Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #copycat version of #BlackEyedPeas #squash casserole. Perfect for #holidays like #FathersDay. #yellowsquash

If you enjoy yellow squash you’ll love Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash.

Black-Eyed Pea's Baked Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #copycat version of #BlackEyedPeas #squash casserole. Perfect for #holidays like #FathersDay. #yellowsquash

This is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy yellow squash.

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