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Summer Squash Bake

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 269 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • BARB602
    Nov 23, 2015

    OMG. This is the best summer squash recipe we've ever eaten. Next time I'll double the recipe!

  • Grama Bev
    Oct 28, 2015

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

  • snmckey
    Aug 28, 2014

    Really liked this recipe.

  • Musher
    Aug 12, 2011

    This is a summer favorite of mine. I've made it for years and it always gets rave reviews from guests.