November 21, 2010

::recipe:: Squash Casserole

4 lbs. yellow squash (about 10 squash), sliced (you could use half zucchini, half squash)
1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese, divided into halves
homemade croutons
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Saute the yellow squash and onion in a little olive oil. Add the chives, garlic salt, and pepper. Saute until tender.

In a separate bowl, combine cheddar cheese, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, eggs, and 3/4 cup of parmesan cheese.

Use a slotted spoon to remove the squash mixture from the saute pan. Combine the squash mixture, cheese/soup mixture, and half of the homemade croutons. Spread into a lightly greased 13X9 casserole dish.

Stir together the remaining homemade croutons, 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, and the melted butter. Sprinkle this mixture on top of the casserole.
Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes. Let it sit a few minutes before serving

Homemade Croutons

5-6 croissants
melted butter
Jane's Krazy Salt

Cube the croissants. Brush with melted butter. Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with Jane's Krazy Salt. Bake at 250 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Flip croissants. Bake for another 10 minutes. Repeat this process until the croutons are golden brown and crispy.

My casserole went into the freezer, to take to my mom's house for Thanksgiving, so I don't have a final photo to share. I would never give y'all a recipe that I hadn't already tried, so know that I cheated and spooned myself a small portion of the casserole into a ramekin and stuck it into the oven. It was SO yummy! A great alternative to the old green bean casserole, and I love that it uses fresh veggies, not canned. It's a five star in my book. Let me know if you give it a try. Also, know that I used low-fat sour cream and fat free cream of mushroom soup. Happy Cooking!

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