Summer Squash Bake Recipe
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Summer Squash Bake Recipe

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From Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Gail Smrtic shares this colorful casserole that makes the most of fresh summer squash. A handful of chopped pecans adds a nutty crunch to the creamy side dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 cups sliced yellow summer squash
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 269 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. Place squash and water in a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well. Stir in the green pepper, onion, pecans, mayonnaise, 1/3 cup of cheese, sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a lightly greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Summer Squash Bake in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p57

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BARB602 237983
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"OMG. This is the best summer squash recipe we've ever eaten. Next time I'll double the recipe!"

Grama Bev 235792
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"EXCELLENT. Very rich in flavor and a very nice dish for guests or pot luck."

snmckey 28033
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"Really liked this recipe."

Musher 203821
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"This is a summer favorite of mine. I've made it for years and it always gets rave reviews from guests."

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