Aunt Fanny's restaurant was located in Smyrna, Georgia. This was one of the famous side dishes they served with their good old-fashion cooking. The restaurant is now closed but their squash casserole lives on. Time does not include cooking squash and onion to use in casserole
- Wash and cut up squash and roughly chop the onion. Boil until tender, approximately 10 minutes. Drain VERY thoroughly, then mash.
- Add all ingredients except half of butter and crumbs, to squash. Melt remaining butter.
- Pour mixture in baking dish, then spread melted butter over top and sprinkle with cracker meal or bread crumbs.
- Bake in 375°F oven for approximately 30 to 45minutes, or until brown on top.
- You might add a few sprinkles of nutmeg to the mixture before pouring into the casserole.
Wonderful squash recipe. Thanks for posting.
YUMMY!!! I threw in one zucchini because I didn't have enough yellow squash and we all thought it added some nice color. I used a level teaspoon of black pepper which my husband & I really liked, but was a bit much for our kids. I also used Panko breadcrumbs which I sprinkled on top without any butter. Thanks for sharing!
This has been a family staple for years and years. A must at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Once by mistake I forgot to cook the onions with the squash. This became my new way of cooking it. I chop the onions very small and add raw after the squash is cooked and drained. We really like the added flavor. I use Ritz crackers also. I sprinkle the top with grated parmesan cheese before baking. During the holidays to help with time, I mix my toppings for my casseroles and put in a ziploc bag to be added just before baking. I make this, my sweet potato souffle and my mac and cheese the day before, cool to room temp, cover and refridgerate. I take them out to warm to room temp, apply the toppings and then bake. Only I know how I managed so much food in one day!