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Yellow Squash Bake

 Yellow Squash Bake
Golden, crumb-topped oven entrees are the quintessential image of comfort food and this one fits the picture perfectly. “A friend gave me the recipe,” Lisa Eldridge writes from Topeka, Kansas. “It’s excellent.” With crushed saltine crackers, squash and lots of cheese, the savory side dish is ideal for chasing chills.
15 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed saltines, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 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 well. In a large skillet, saute onions in
  • 1/4 cup butter until tender; add squash and gently combine. Transfer
  • to a large bowl.
  • In another large bowl, combine eggs, cream, 4-1/2 cups cheese, 2 cups
  • saltine crumbs, salt, pepper and remaining butter. Pour over squash
  • mixture; stir gently to combine. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining
  • cheese and saltine crumbs. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is
  • melted and crumbs are golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before
  • serving. Yield: 15 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 443 calories, 37 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 187 mg cholesterol, 594 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.