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 User ID: 1874854 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 User ID: 5892638 235792
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

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

snmckey User ID: 1512292 28033
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"Really liked this recipe."

Musher User ID: 4689931 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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