Makeover Summer Squash Casserole Recipe
Makeover Summer Squash Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Makeover Summer Squash Casserole Recipe

Read Reviews
5 9 9
Publisher Photo
With a buttery cracker topping and lots of cheese, this lightened up classic casserole from Lisa Eldridge of Topeka, Kansas makes a guilt-free side dish at any meal. "I got the original recipe from a friend," Lisa notes. "And it is excellent."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 3 pounds yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 reduced-fat butter-flavored crackers, crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 210 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein


  1. Place squash in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; add 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onions in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Add squash; stir gently to combine. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, eggs, egg whites, milk, cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over squash mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes.
  4. Melt remaining butter; toss with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole; bake 5 minutes longer or until crumbs are golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Summer Squash Casserole in Light & Tasty October/November 2006, p10

Reviews for Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"Definitely not a healthy recipe, delish!"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"sorry forgot to rate it!! It was delicious!!"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"it was delicious!!"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"I am in the process of making this. Sounds very good. I was wondering if I could freeze this after assembling and bake it later."

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"This is a great recipe to use up the abundance of summer squash in a garden. Like another lady, I used part cottage cheese and part cheddar cheese. My family also likes to add cooked sausage (sometimes bulk and sometimes sliced smoked sausage) to this recipe for an all in one dish. Thanks!"

Loading Image