Calico Squash Casserole Recipe
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Calico Squash Casserole Recipe

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I have a thriving country garden and try a lot of recipes using my squash. It's a pleasure to present this beautiful casserole as part of a holiday menu or anytime. —Lucille Terry, Frankfort, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups sliced yellow summer squash (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 439 calories, 34g fat (13g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients; add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until squash is tender, about 6 minutes. Drain well; set aside.
  2. Combine crumbs and butter; spoon half into a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the soup, water chestnuts, carrot, mayonnaise, pimientos, sage, pepper and remaining salt; fold in squash mixture. Spoon over crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese and the remaining crumb mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Calico Squash Casserole in Taste of Home August/September 1997, p29

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"Great summer recipe. I will make this again. Even the meat lovers loved it."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"I have made this recipe for several summers. It is delicious! I think I started just using green onions rather than both, though. But it's delicious whichever way!"

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Very good. I left out the water chestnuts because I don't like them, but otherwise followed the recipe. Will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"This is a delicious casserole. I used Stove Top Stuffing instead of the crackers and mozzarella cheese instead of the cheddar. I usually try to cut calories when possible, so I used a light mayonnaise. Next time, I'll reduce the butter too. My husband loved it."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"I took this to a potluck and it was gone quickly. Very good."

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