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Casseroles are always convenient to make. They’re simple, quick, and easy because you can throw them in the oven to let it cook. This southern summer squash casserole recipe by Chef Buck is great as a side dish. One thing about squash, there’s a lot of excess water that comes out of these vegetables. At first, I was thinking about how watery this casserole can turn out to be, but the breadcrumbs or saltine crackers will soak up the water. I love the toasted breadcrumbs that are on top of casseroles and the layers of cheesiness from every bite. This is a great recipe for the summer.
First, slice your squash in thin pieces and place them in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Make sure your skillet is heated up with a combo of oil and butter. Saute onions with the squash too. Soften up the vegetables so the excess water can cookout. Once they are cooked, transfer the veggies to a strainer and drain off the water.
Next, in a large bowl, whisk an egg, add in the squash, onion, cheddar cheese, carrot, sour cream, Italian seasoning, and half of breadcrumbs or crackers. Stir all the ingredients together until mixed. Bake the squash casserole for 30 minutes at 350F.
I love squash, but I’ve never had it as a casserole. This is a great recipe for vegetarians or if you’re looking to eat more vegetables. I know so many people struggle to eat vegetables, and they normally will eat it if there’s cheese combined. With this recipe, it’s one that has ingredients that I can see a lot of people liking because it’s creamy.