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Crumb-Topped Summer Squash Casserole

"Whenever I'm invited to a potluck, I'm specifically asked to bring this warm crumb-topped side dish," explains Vicki Wrona from Grand Prairie, Texas. "No one realizes how nutritious it is."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 6 small yellow summer squash (3 pounds), cut into chunks
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place squash in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; boil, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain well, pressing squash to remove excess liquid. In a bowl, mash squash. Stir in eggs, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, sugar, onion, salt and pepper until blended.
  • Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Toss remaining bread crumbs with butter; sprinkle over the top. Bake 20-30 minutes or until golden.

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  • StacieinTN
    Jun 21, 2012

    I thought that I didn't really like squash until I tried this!! The only thing I changed was: I only used 1 tablespoon of sugar and I used Italian Bread Crumbs because that's all I had. It was delicious!!

  • howdu
    Jun 5, 2012

    My family doesn't care for sweet summer squash, so I substituted 2 T Parmesan cheese for the 2 T sugar. Also, I halved the recipe. Good!

  • lindipally
    Aug 8, 2010

    This is the best yellow squash casserole ever! The entire family loved it and my picky little son asked for seconds! This one's a keeper! Recipe always requested at potlocks.

  • lindipally
    May 30, 2010

    Fabulous! A family favorite for years! No matter where I bring this wonderful casserole, everyone requests the recipe! This ones a keeper. Even my picky little son loves it!

  • fwc0309
    Dec 5, 2009

    This turned out perfectly with just 1 egg instead of 2. I used a medium diced onion and maybe a bit more bread crumbs. It got rave reviews at Thanksgiving.

  • Kris Countryman
    Jul 24, 2009

    If I make this again I will omit the sugar. It was very sweet.

  • layla noel
    Sep 28, 2008

    This is a terrific squash recipe: it's fairly simple, delicious, and fast. You can't go wrong!