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Summer Squash Side Dish Casserole

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 liked squash casseroles. 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


  • 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


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

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  • Tammy
    Jun 15, 2020

    I doubled the recipe and added 1/2 cup of sour cream to the eggs. DELISH!!!

  • Foodie
    Dec 1, 2018

    So little water was required that I didn't drain it after cooking and it turns out I should have. Used Panko for the bread crumbs and think an improved texture would be ideal. Decent little casserole but not my favorite way to eat yellow summer squash.

  • Carmen
    Apr 8, 2018

    Absolutely delicious! Easy to make.. even the ones that do not like squash - enjoy it!!!!

  • gunslinger
    Mar 12, 2017

    Made this for a church potluck and it was a hit! Very easy to make.

  • Marilyn
    Jan 16, 2017

    Great!!! Will make again

  • jillyhaha
    Jul 26, 2016

    I made this for dinner and when I let the kids taste it, they ate the whole thing! Good thing I have lots of summer squash.

  • Rabid_Monkey202
    Feb 27, 2015

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

  • Down4business
    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.

  • MapleB
    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!

  • smurray001
    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!