Summer Squash Mushroom Casserole Recipe
- 2 medium yellow summer squash, diced
- 1 large zucchini, diced
- 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1. In a large skillet, saute the summer squash, zucchini, mushrooms and onion in oil until tender; drain.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine the vegetable mixture, cheese, soup, sour cream and salt. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Combine cracker crumbs and butter. Sprinkle over vegetable mixture.
- 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 10 servings.
2/3 cup: 234 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 564mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
Reviews for Summer Squash Mushroom Casserole
"Wonderful - the mushrooms add a nice touch."
"Turned out excellent and was a hit with the adults. The kiddos didn't like it (I presume the squash texture was the killer). Still giving a 5 star rating for it WAS THAT GOOD!"
"I've been making this recipe WAY before it was printed in taste of home; not sure where I got the original recipe from. A great side dish, sometimes it's a little on the runny side. But good."
"I've made this recipe many times and it's one of my favorites. I passed it along to my daughter and she is also a big fan of it. The only change I make is substituting fat free ingredients where possible. I don't think it effects the taste negatively in anyway. I especially enjoy this casserole as a cold leftover."
"For as good as this looks and sounds, particularly notice carb.count appears to be ***diabetic friendly***. Very6 much enjoy reading others' ideas on this recipe. Particularly like idea of adding sweet red pepper!"
"I omitted the mushrooms and added green pepper instead. Will make it again. it was wonderful."
"was looking for a recipe to use up some zucchini and found this..it was a great hit/had it with pork chops on the grill- will be keeping this in my 'FAVORITE file.."
"this is a keeper!! we are zucchini lovers and my family cleaned it up! did add red diced pepper and had some pepproni I dicded up..so many ways you can change this recipe and it is still so good.."
"Served this to guests and they asked for the recipe. Everyone loves this!"
"I love this recipe. easy to make and very good"
"This was super easy and absolutely delicious! I divided it into 2 casseroles & stuck one in the freezer for later. I left the cracker crumbs off until I'm ready to pop it into the over. This one was a definite winner!"
"I LOVE this recipe. I have made it multiple times. I also had a cup of grated carrots as it adds great color and for topping I always use a half box chicken flavoured stovetop stuffing mixed with the melted butter. So excellent."
"Thought it was very good. Used homemade bread crumbs with the melted butter for the topping instead of the cracker. Next time will add water chestnuts for an added crunch."
"Loved this! Out of all the casseroles made this summer this was my favorite. It's even better the next day."
"This is one of my favorites. My recipe calls for 2 lbs of squash. I usually use stuffing mix. Chopped red pepper really dresses it up. The last time I didn't have red pepper so I halved cherry tomatoes and along with green pepper. I will try the corn flakes next time.Margo"
"I substituted chayote for the yellow squash and my family loved it! I will try adding some chicken next time."
"This was tasty but it seemed like something was missing."
"I loved this recipe. It turned out fabulous. I used a sharp cheddar but I am going to try it with Kraft Triple cheddar tonight. My daughter and grandson loved it too."
"Teenagers love this! A good way to use the summer squash grown in the garden. I used a blend of whatever cheeses I had in the refrigerator."
"Excellent! Remember since you are cooking the squash it will be soft but absolutely fabulous! My husband does not like casseroles but loved this! I added garlic to the recipe. Will make and share this one!"
"I thought this was great. I made it just the way the recipe called but I added diced cooked chicken and made it a meal."
"I made a few changes just to add another layer of flavor. I dropped the sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. Instead I made a corn puree from 4 ears of fresh corn (corn and skimmed milk blended in food processer with 1/4 cup of flour and a hint of chipotle chilli pepper, cook just until the flour cooked and thickened). Mixed everything as called for in recipe and top with cracker crumbs. This was awesome."
"I was very eager to try this recipe because I love squash, but I thought this came out very bland. If I make if again, I'll add some broccoli and some spices to perk it up. I didn't think it was worth all the prep work involved."
"This is a delicious recipe! Both of my kids actually liked it, which is sometimes not the case with veggies. I did want to offer a tip...I've used fat free Greek yogurt in place of sour cream in a lot of different things and it tastes wonderful. Fat free sour cream, on the other hand, tastes gross to me. Also....in my opinion, a good cook doesn't really rely on measurements very much. Be like Julia Child, "A pinch of this, and a dash of that!""
"Made this on Monday - skipped the mushrooms (allergic). Thought it was wonderful, but would probably go with 1/2 the cheese next time. And by the way, I agree with uwasv_waya - I too was confused about medium and large - I would have rather seen 2 cups or 1/2 cup or whatever."
"uwasv_waya. There are several recipes that state "2 small squash, or 3 medium green peppers ", etc. I have not seen this defined in a recipe, and I have just finished looking. It may be there, but I have not seen it. Just as there are so many adjustments and substitutions in recipes all the time, this seemed to be something that could easily be estimated as I assume the others have done when making this dish. A "dab, a pinch, a shake or two" as you said is used in your recipes does have a meaning to me, perhaps from my grandmothers' way of cooking. Enough said, this appears to be 2 modes of thinking, and perhaps your more exact way of measuring ensures more successes."
"Wonderful. I did add slivered almonds and drained kidney beans. I only used half the cheese and instead of the cracker crumbs, I used lemon pepper panko that I sprayed with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter."
"used light sour cream and 50% reduced fat cheese to reduce the fat content, added cubed ham to make it a one dish meal"
"I MADE THIS AND WE LOVED IT. MY HUSBAND HAS TO WATCH HIS SALT INTAKE SO I MADE A soup MIX AND USED THAT ISTEAD OF THE soup. SINCE THERE WAS MUSHROOMS IN IT THAT WORKED REALLY WELL. GREAT TASTY WAY TO USE ALL THAT SUMMER SQUASH. I HAVE MADE AT LEAST A DOZEN RECIPES THIS SUMMER USING MY SUMMER SQUASH AND HAVE LIKED THEM ALL."
"I did a tippy tap toe dance when I saw this recipe. We were looking for such a recipe to make this weekend. Yummy. Thinking I could use crushed Pringles on top instead of crackers. Once in a while, we need to indulge!"
"Delicious just as posted. Thank you, Jennifer, for taking the time to post one of your favorite recipes. "
"For trishar2008; use yogurt or just plain milk. This recipe is wonderful and I'm adding it to my rotation. Very versitile too."
"I haven't made this yet, but with all the good reviews I certainly will. I have to cut out salt so I'm sure I will be able to make it."
"We don't eat sour cream-yuch!!! What do we use instead-or can we just do without anything ?"
"I will be making this recipe after my next trip to the grocery store. It sounds delicious. I always read the reviews to see other people's opinions of the daily email recipes."
"My mother-in-law had printed this recipe off for me earlier this summer and we have really enjoyed it. I make it about once a week and we use up garden produce. I do substitute diced carrots for the mushrooms and use whatever flavor of condenced soup I have. One day I didn't have a can of soup, so I used a "glob" of Miricle Whip instead. Yum! I've also added browned sausage or bacon to it. That was a great change to make a all in one dish. I also usually cut the cheese down to 1 cup or so. We've crumbled corn flakes, crackers and bread crumbs on top for some different changes...oh and lots of times I forget to drizzle the top with butter and it comes out just fine. Lots of options here ladies & gentlemen...have fun experimenting!"
"am in UK and made this to have lunch with a vegetarian friend and she loved it as did I. I used cheese baked crackers instead. Delicious."
"I love squash casserole. I substituted cream of celery for the cream of mushroom and omitted the mushrooms. I also added shredded carrots that I cooked with the zuchini and squash and onions. I used 1 cup of shredded parmesan and 1 cup of sharp cheddar. I also topped it with panko bread crumbs instead of crackers. Huge hit. I will make this regularly. Thanks!"
"This was just ok, nothing outstanding.I could hardly tell there was squash in there at all. It could have been any vegetable, really. The soup and cheese masked the squash flavor. Salty and greasy."
"This is a wonderful recipe that can be modified in many ways according to ones diet needs. Many have already pointed their needs out. I have grandkids with celiac which is gluten intolerant. So instead of butter flavored crackers, I crush corn flakes. Yummy!"
"i will make this this a lot."
"i think it was delicious. i made it without the mushrooms. Some one mentioned french fried onion rings by durkee, that would be wonderful mixed right in.....mmm"
"I agree with Lisa & Barb. There are so many things you can substitute - saute with spray olive oil, low-fat or fat free sour cream, low fat soup, low fat cheese and there are loads of tasty crackers out there that are low in fat that can be used. Squash casseroles are so good and so versatile. Try using the low-fat or fat free versions of things and you will find they they taste very good. Cooked in casseroles you can hardly tell the difference."
"lightened this dish by using lite sour cream, low fat cheddar, and low salt soup! esp liked the addition of mushrooms!"
"This recipe looks yummy and I will likely make it for a gathering on Laobr Day. "
"I don't like mushrooms, so I left them out."
"This is my "gotta have it" squash recipe for Thanksgiving. It is fabulous."
"Can anyone tell me how many cups of squash this is?"
"I really liked it. If I had a suggestion I would add some chicken to it and make it a main dish."
"My sister said to make it everyday!"
"This recipe is also great when you use french fried onions instead of the crushed crackers! Yummy!"
"Delicious! I made this recipe today for lunch. My husband and I really enjoyed it. Definitely will make again."
"Everybody loved this! I will definately be making this again."
"Wonderful even with lite sour cream, low fat soup and a less generous amount of wheat crackers - also substituted fresh garden egg- plant for mushrooms and added a little garlic"
"I have 1 word for this dish. FANTASTIC!!"
"I added diced carrots to my dish, very tasty and will definately be made many times this summer!!"
"Creamy and delicious. Tastes so good, my kids had no idea it was actually full of healthy veggies."