Squash Casserole

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
55 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 cups large diced yellow squash and zucchini
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon House seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed butter crackers (recommended: Ritz)
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Saute the squash in a little vegetable oil over medium-low heat until it has completely broken down, about 15 to 20 minutes. Line a colander with a clean tea towel. Place the cooked squash in the lined colander. Squeeze excess moisture from the squash. Set aside.

In a medium size skillet, saute the onion in butter for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and mix all ingredients together except cracker crumbs. Pour mixture into a buttered casserole dish and top with cracker crumbs. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

House Seasoning:

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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It was delicious! Did it today with fresh zukes and straight neck yellow.Two thumbs up!<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great delicious dish! Thumbs up!! Merry Christmas to all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Recipe, but feel sorry for folks who can't read a recipe. The Recipe calls for 1 teaspoon house seasoning. Hello ,she gives you the recipe for the house seasoning..not for you to put it all in the recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added one small thing.....BACON BITS!!! we are bacon crazy in this house! this recipe was awesome! dish is empty everyone is full and happy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just whipped this up to take to my kids' Elementary Graduation. I added Cream of Chicken Soup and Sliced Mushrooms!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it - even my non-veggie-lovers gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up! So good and pretty simple to make. (BTW - really miss seeing Paula on FoodTV!!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pulled this great recipe again for the upcoming holidays. My family and I love it. ATTENTION FOOD NETWORK PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RETURN PAULA DEEN TO YOUR NEWORK. WE MISS HER AND CANT WATCH FOOD NETWORK WITHOUT HER ON IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this dish. I modified it a couple of times. I substituted the French's french fried onions for the Ritz crackers and got thumbs up from everyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good BUT that is IF you CUT THE SALT BY HALF OR SO. in Paula&amp;#39;s house seasoning.Like Pula alot, but her house seasoning is WAY TOO SALTY for my taste.I sub that out in all hwr recipes. Sorry Paula, but I do a( modified low sodium diet, so the salt is overpowering to my pallet. Because zucchini and squash are bland it DOES need salt and pepper and herbs. I like a sea salt and garlic blend sold by McCormics ( appx 1/2 to. 3/4 t. Plus 1/4 to 1/2 t fresh cracked pepper....then add more to taste item not reviewed by moderator and published
well the house seasoning: 1 cup salt, 1/4 cup pepper.... why would you need that much season for six cups of squash???? just remove the house seasoning recipe or adjust it for this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
tried this recipe last night with fresh picked squash from my garden. A homerun Paula. Love the recipe Love you. Miss you come back soon....... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one squash casserole that is a request...demand in my house!! Love love love it!!! It is my pleasure to tell them it's your recipe Ms Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Paula, for sharing your recipe - it was great!. I cooked this casserole for our 4th of July family dinner here in Chattanooga and it fit perfectly with our meal. As I made this casserole I got to thinking of you and the events that have transpired lately. I admire your accountability, and your obvious remorse. We have all said and done things that we wish we could taken back. Keep your chin up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have struggled for years to make a squash recipe that I loved. Well, this time I did it! This will be the only squash casserole I make from here on out. Thanks, Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this squash casserole! The sour cream adds such a rich texture to the mix. A great combination of flavors! I plan to enjoy this all summer long. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I guess between the soft onions and the mushed up zucchini, adding sour cream, butter, cheddar cheese, and then some butter crackers, it just kind of turned me off. I like butter and sour cream but this was just too gloppy and heavy tasting, I didnt taste the zucchini at all, you could have put anything in there and you would not taste it with all that fat and heaviness. This is something that maybe if thats all you ate you can handle but as a side dish, no one could eat it...I wanted to like it, sorry Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best squash casserole recipe I've ever made. Even my kids love this recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula thanks for the great recipe..This was the best squash casserole I have ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I adore you Paula, but this recipe was lousy. Do not care for another bite, thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
This squash casserole is a keeper! The taste is wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids swore they hated squash until this recipe...they can't get enough of it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for a family gathering. It was so good and so easy to make. Can substitute any kind of squash. Even picky eaters loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
made it for thanksgiving and it was my favorite dish! wouldn't change anything- i even added zucchini because i ran out of squash. it was SO good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would definitely make this again, for Thanksgiving, decadent but not to far over the top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
totally awesome...i never liked yellow squash (but love zucchini until i made this dish...have already shared it with family and co workers item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty. I mixed the chopped zucchini &amp; onion, sour cream, S &amp; P, real garlic minced, grated Cheddar, 2 tsp olive oil &amp; 1/4 cup water directly in my casserole dish. I put the ritz on top. Baked 400 degrees for 55 minutes covered, then 5 minutes open and waalaa. There was not a peep out of my husband, which means it was great. I don't need the crackers so I'll put them on half the casserole next time. I am at a high altitude and my oven temp might be different than yours. Oh, I will be making this again and again..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great classic recipe.Just have enough sense not to eat food like this everyday or you could get diabetes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This really is very very good and easy to make. This will be a keeper recipe for all that summer squash that appears aound this time!! I skipped the tea-towel step because there was almost no liquid in the pan at the end of sauteing the vegetables, and the finished caserole texture was perfect. I did use a 9 x 13 dish however, which made the finished product about 1.5 inches high allowing for a large surface area for further evaporation to occur during cooking. I would recommend this type of dish instead of a smaller deeper one because it allows a bigger surface area for the topping as well. Like some other reviewers I use greek yogurt instead of sour cream and low fat crackers, And I was surprised that only 1 cup of grated cheese was enough to give the dish so much cheesy flavor. This would be great for a pot luck. Thanks Food Network!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fav in our house but I do make some healthy changes. I use olive oil instead of butter and veggie oil and non fat greek yogart instead of sour cream. I also use low fat crackers for the crust. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS RECIPE, I USE IT QUITE OFTEN NOW AND I HAVE EVEN ADDED TO THE RECIPE TO MAKE IT SORTA MY OWN, LOL. NEVERTHELESS A GREAT ADDITION TO MY RECIPE BOX item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I ever made a casserole and my children loved it. Thanks Paula you made me look like a real cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mmmm, mmmm, good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe as well. Dropped the butter where I could and used olive oil. I also cooked my onions with the squash. Will use garlic powder next time. This was a hit with the family and friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Friend of mine made 3 dishes of this recipe and gave me one....definitely one I will be making in future!! Loved it - so did the hubby!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make a lighter version by using fat free sour cream, 2% cheese, olive oil &amp; cooking spray. It is such a versitile recipe! We love this, even added it to our special occations ;- item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this receipe many times and it is a favorite! I always make it with BBQ Chicken or Ribs. Absolutely Delicious and everyone asks for the receipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the dish yesterday for Easter, after reviewing other comments I use 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper ,1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and cook onions in olive oil.....DELICIOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night. It was fabulous. I did cut the butter in half and added olive oil where I felt I could and sprayed the dish with Pam instead of lining with butter. It was still not low fat but a little less. Easy to do and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband was looking for a terrific squash casserole recipe and found this one. Awesome! It was very easy to prepare and we added a 6 oz. can of crab meat and a 6 oz. can of claw meat. We also added Panko instead of the the crushed crackers and substituted olive oil instead of butter and it came out wonderful. Very tasty and could be a meal in itself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So glad I came across this recipe! It may not exactly be health food, but it is a good way to get my son to eat his vegetables without complaint! And there are minor modifications you can do to make it a little more figure-friendly. You can use less butter and sub some olive oil. I used whole wheat Ritz crackers on top, and it was Yummm-Mazing...Happy eating! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Extremely tasty with tons of flavor. Had this for thanksgiving and sure enough it was a big hit!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this so much, I know it is fattening but it tastes so good ... I tweaked it a little, I add bacon pieces to it. My husband and I love it, but I eat most of it. I also do not use house seasoning, I figure there is enough salt in the cheese and bacon already. I also boil/steam my squash instead of pan cooking them, and I use mixed cheeses too (white and cheddar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this casserole several times including Thanksgiving and Christmas day dinners...super easy, travels well. I use 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder rather than making up a big batch of spice...so technically I use more that Paula calls for - I also use fat free sour cream, 2% cheese and cooking spray rather than any butter, oil, etc...still delicious, no one suspects it is a little lower in fat. I highly recommend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been cooking this for several years and my family simply loves it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS WAS EXCELLENT! I USED PANKO (ITALIANBREAD CRUMBS ON TOP. WILL MAKE THIS AGAIN FOR SURE. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best squash/zucchini casserole I have ever made. The vegetables were not mushy and still had consistency. Every bite was delicious. Thanks, Paula for sharing this--you should have kept this one a secret. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have fixed squash many ways and this I must say is the best. Needless to say when my husband saw that there was more in the cassarole bowl he went in for seconds. I'm just wondering if anyone has tried this recipe with frozen sliced squash? Love it and y'all will too!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
absolutely delish..I cooked my squash and onion together in lil oil and water added salt and pepper.I also put cracker crumbs on the bottom of the buttered cassarole dish, then mixed 1/2 the cheese and a pint of sour cream into the mix. poured into pan and sprinkled the sharp cheddar cheese and then the crumbs on top..I melted the butter and drizzled over the top and baked.easy and quick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a wonderful recipe! First time I've ever made a squash casserole and it was a big hit. Thanks Paula for another great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole is absolutely divine! I have baked it twice this week. One time for my family and then for my friends at work. The only thing that I did differently was using one clove of garlic instead of the garlic powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe Paula, I did do a creole seasoning to add more of a spiced flavor which was a hit for July 4th item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful squash casserole, true to its Southern roots. I followed the recipe to a T, with the exception of the Ritz crackers. I substituted Panko bread crumbs to give a lighter feel to to topping, with great success. If you have Vidalia onions on hand, use them. The sweetness of these onions complements the squash nicely. I have prepared this recipe 3 times this week, to share with friends and family. Just lovely! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually chose not to use any salt in this recipe as I added some grated cheese in addition to the cheddar. Also, I sauteed the onions with only one pat of butter rather than four. One was more than sufficient. The flavor is great, a terrific recipe, a definate keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like salt, but this wasn't fit to eat. I would use maybe a 1/4 next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very similar base recipe to what I've always used. I tried kicking this up a notch and substituted Emeril's Baby Bam. Husband and neighbors raved that it was a good variation of a basic squash casserole. Will definitely keep this as a base recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and kids beg for this casserole! I am more than happy to oblige. So quick and tasty. Thank you Paula! Love ya , love your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my favorite squash casserole-even people who don't eat squash like this item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple, yummy, and quick!!! I love this simple recipe. It was super quick and easy to assemble with ingredients that I had on hand. It was yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! We loved it! Oh, my.... I can't stop laughing about the 1 cup of seasoning recipe....that must have been awful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family never liked squash until this and now they love it.. Easy to fix and easy on the wallet item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cannot believe some people used the whole recipe of house seasoning in their casserole. You haven't been cooking or watching Paula for very long! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a dinner party this week. OMG what a hit it was. Thanks once again Paula. Easy can be made ahead. Add crumbs just before baking and soooooo delicious Jan from Florida. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i second klimbaugh! you have to READ the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe specifically called for 1 teaspoon of this "house recipe" ingredient and to claim that you put 1 cup or so of it in the recipe is hideous and repulsive. C'mon! Where's your common sense kitchen groove. A cup of salt really? It said to store the "house recipe" in an airtight container for later use. Obviously Ms. Deen uses this "house recipe" regularly due to her having YOU make up a good size quantity of it. Really people? You really thought that she would reccomend that much salt for one meal for one family? I am totally surprised. Ms. Deen's reputation is way more reputable that that!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lol! MaysonD-- I can't stop laughing!!! You are supposed to use a teaspoon of the house seasoning-- Not a cup! This recipe is really good, as long as you don't add a cup of salt... Duh! : ) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe to the "T," and I may as well have eaten salt out of the canister. I didn't even use the whole 1 cup of salt. I used maybe 3/4 a cup, which I still thought was ridiculous. I think it would be a great recipe if the "House Blend" of seasonings were proportionate. USE MUCH LESS SALT or you will be throwing it out! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not tasty at all. My kids and hubby thought it was disgusting, but I gave it 2 stars because I was able to finish my serving. Looks the the rest will be dumped, unfortunately. I had originally thought it could be a great addition to the "veggie" recipes. But I will not be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and easy enough for this mother of 3 to make in a flash. Ib had purchased squash and was looking for a new way too cook it. I substituted low fat cream cheese for sour cream and wheat thins for Ritz, but it was still great! I also used seasoned salt and black pepper as opposed to hoose seasoning. Thumbs up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy enough for weeknight - put together and pop into oven while getting everything else together. Wonderful taste with real "comfort" food pleasure! Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great squash casserole recipe. I added a clove of chopped garlic when cooking the onions and a few dashes of Frank's Red Hot Sauce. I love the idea of grated jalapeno in the mix. Will def try again soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and added a grated jalapeno pepper it was great had the flavor of jalapeno poppers in a healthy dish, we loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this at Christmas,when not many people there ate squash. I didn't get any,cause it was all gone!!!!! Five thumbs up!!! I made it again later for myself and was amazed how very good it was. Will do it again and again and ........... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe will become a new tradition to our table. Everyone loved it! It wont replace the green beans, but it will set side by side. Happy holidays! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finally, a way for me to eat squash! I was never a big fan until now. This is a great recipe. The whole family loves this; I have already made it several times and just found this recipe recently. I have even made it without the sour cream because I just didn't have any on hand, and it still comes out delicious! Thank you Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
There is nothing to add that hasn't already been said. This is the BEST squash casserole. It's fast, simple and downright sinfully delicious! It's a real favorite in our house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is melt in your mouth Squash Casserole. It is hands down the best I have ever tasted. It was very easy to make and was even better the next day. This recipe gets a A ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the very best squash casserole ever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this recipe. I added some ground cooked pork sausage and it really adds a nice kick. Don't think Paula would disagree. I now get asked to make this for all our family functions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As with others, we have an overabundance of summer squash every year and I'm always glad to find new ways to use it. After reading the reviews, decided to try this recipe. I did follow several suggestions to keep it from being mushy. I sliced it quite thick (1/2" or so) and seared it quickly and with a good char. Followed the rest of the recipe and we really liked it. The next time I made it, I sprinkled in a little curry powder. Wow - had raves from our company. This is now a "regular" in the summer menus. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is now one of our favorite dishes. I didn't have cheddar cheese the first time I made it and used Co-Jack instead and it was delicious, so I've continued to use the co-jack cheese and sometimes mix in some other cheeses (whatever I have on hand). This is very good as a leftover, it is as good or better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fabulous! I sauteed fresh garlic with the squash &amp; zucchini but didn't cook as long as recipe said because we like our veggies a little more "crunchy". I did add more cheese, the more the merrier! I made this along with Alaskan Red Sockeye Salmon and was a perfect combination. It's even good cold the next day! I will make this as a side dish for Thanksgiving this year! This is YUMMMMMMOOOOO! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Trying to use the zucchini from my garden, so didn't add yellow squash. I only sauteed the zucchini to the point that it was tender, not completely broken down (I did not need to squeeze out the moisture). The result was a delicious dish with a little more bite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this using Tofuttii soy based sour cream, Earth Balance soy based butter. I sauteed the squash (yellow and patty pan) and some shredded carrots for color, in olive oil and garlic, added some fresh herbs (thyme and rosemary). I also used a purple onion, and I put half the crackers in the squash, the rest on top. The only real dairy in it was smoked gouda cheese. It got rave reviews! Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Totally yummy and it froze and reheated well. Next summer we will plant more squash! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My vegetable garden gives me a lot of squash and this is such a great recipe for using them. I really love this dish and have made it several times! I even once made it with 1/4c sour cream and 1/4c mayo because I had run out of the sour cream. It was still delicious! I am curious how this would taste if I added some of the Durkee French Fried Onions to the filling??? item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids loved this! I was able to get my kids to eat squash...That alone is incredible!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I've made it twice this summer. Yum! The only thing I do differently is saute the squash in olive oil and fresh garlic. It adds so much good flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I absolutely LOVED this recipe. I didn't have enough sour cream so I added what I did have to some good cream and thickened it with parm cheese and it seemed to add a great flavor to it. I also mixed a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs into the squash before topping it with the crushed crackers. My two year old even liked it so we will be making this more often! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The taste was good. The cheese and sour cream blended well. But, I think I will try putting some of the cracker crumbs inside the squash mixture before baking instead of just sprinkling on the top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best squash casserole ever. I just use yellow squash. No need to look any further for a better recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was BY FAR the best squash casserole my husband and I have ever eaten. I used only yellow squash (no zucchini) and followed the recipe to the letter except for cutting everything but the cracker crumbs in half. I have had it the last 2 days for lunch and is still fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm so glad that I ran across this reciepe! I've always loved Paula Deen's reciepes, because you can prepare them the first time and put your own twist on it the next time you make it. I too was bored with sauteing onions and zucchini and squash. It was so yummy! If you like squash and zucchini, you will love this! This was so easy to prepare too! It will definitely be something I make during the holidays as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe last night as I just didn't want to saute yellow squash and onions for the gazillionth time. Boy am I glad I did. I absolutely LOVED it. As I am dieting I had to make some substitutions. I only had 3 yellow squash in the house so I therefore halved all the ingredients. Instead of using regular cheese and sour cream, I used low fat on both and as I am trying not to eat white flour I used wheat creackers. I'm telling you this was so delicious I can only imagine what it would have tasted like if I had not been using low fat products.I also cut my squash into rounds and salted them on paper towels to remove the moisture. This is less messy and I could do this ahead of time and just let it sit until I was ready to cook. My only disappointment with the dish was that I only had the 3 yellow squash and not 6 so I don't have as much left over. I guess I'll have to make this again next week. Thanks Paula for a wonderful and tasty dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the worst dish i have ever made. i cook often and am an adventurous, and experienced cook. this was mushy and bland. i thought it sucked and my husband who is not anywhere near as into food as I am totally agreed. i am not someone who wastes food, but we each took two bites and agreed that it belonged in the garbage. waste of time, money and ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
That's all I have to say! Yum-Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am preparing casserole a day ahead as well. The only thing I am going to do differently is not add crackers until right before cooking and will let squash and onions cool before mixing. I fixed this casserole frequently and it is very good. Uncle Bubba's (which adds parmesan cheese) is good as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I want to make this casserole for our Christmas supper tomorrow night. I'm making as much ahead today as I can. Can I put the casserole together today (stovetop cooking, mixing ingredients &amp; pouring them in the casserole dish) so that it's ready to pop in the oven tomorrow afternoon? Or is this too delicate a dish to prepare beforehand? I don't want the casserole to be mushy by tomorrow evening. I've already grated the cheese &amp; chopping the onion. Should I just stop there for today?? Thanks bunches for your help! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wanted to try something new for a Thanksgiving squash casserole. I gave this recipe a shot, opting for purple onions to spice it up. It really was a hit. I didn't have a drop left to bring home and everone oooed and ahhhhed over it. It's such a simple recipe, and it tastes WONDERFUL. As requested, I'm making it again for Christmas, only one much larger. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole was delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absolutely my favorite way to use squash and zucchini!! It is so flavorful and easy!! I didn't use quite as much cheese, but the taste was still great!! This is a staple at our Thanksgivings!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
She was giving the recipe for a whole batch of the house seasoning. If you read the recipe it says only one t of house seasoning item not reviewed by moderator and published

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