Summer Squash Side Dish Casserole Recipe
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Summer Squash Side Dish Casserole Recipe

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My daughter-in-law created this recipe and shared it with me. I was delighted, since my husband and I were cutting down on fried foods and that's the way I had always prepared squash. The recipe is can easily be enlarged to serve for a family dinner. -Sue Joyce, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 pound yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 344 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 167mg cholesterol, 1029mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein


  1. In a saucepan, combine the squash, water, onion and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until squash is tender. Remove from the heat; cool.
  2. Stir in the egg, bread crumbs, butter and pepper. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Summer Squash Bake in Reminisce Extra June 2001, p52

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"Pretty dang good. My personal taste wants something crunchy (corn flakes, maybe?). Would make again."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"I was looking online for a squash casserole recipe and stumbled upon this one. Not many ingredients and easy to make...Right up my alley! I only had Panko crumbs and Mexican cheese on hand so I substituted it with those instead.....Delicious! My husband loved it too and wants me to make it again. Definitely saving this one."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"I was looking for something to do with summer squash other than saute it and this was a great alternative. I'd probably add some more salt, subtract some of the butter, and maybe add some Parmesan cheese next time, but there will definitely be a next time. Yum!"

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"Delicious! I am so glad I doubled this recipe. I think this has already become one of my favorite ways to serve squash. I will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing!"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"served this for guests last night and we all LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I doubled this but it would be very easy to triple or more- a sure recipe to make again!!"

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