Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins
- 5 medium yellow squash
- 1 small onion
- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (like Vigo or Pepperidge Farm)
- 8 ounces Cracker Barrel Cheese
- 1 eggs or 1 egg substitute
- garlic powder
- vegetarian worcestershire sauce ((check local specialty stores)
- salt & pepper
- Tabasco sauce (or other hot sauce or even hot taco sauce)
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup butter
- Coat baking dish lightly with butter.
- Grate all the cheese, then save a small amount aside to sprinkle on top of the casserole.
- Cut the squash into medium thin slices, the onion in very thin slices.
- Cook squash/onion the following way: place cut squash and onion in a pan of cold water. Bring to a boil, then immediately remove from stove and drain well.
- Combine squash/onion with most of the shredded cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs. This will form a thick "pasty" mixture.
- Add 1 beaten egg (or substitute). If mixture is too runny, add a little more bread crumbs. If too dry, add a little milk.
- Add to mixture a heavy "dash" of Worcestershire, 1/2 to 1 tsp of sugar (to taste), a dash of Tabasco sauce, a good dash of garlic powder, then salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- Spoon mixture into the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle top lightly with bread crumbs and the small amount of grated cheese that was set aside. Cut small amount of butter into a few thin slices and "dot" on top of casserole.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving to "set" the casserole.
My family and I really enjoyed this dish. But next time I will have less bread crumbs on top. I did add one chopped green bell pepper to it. Which was great.
Um... Maybe it's just me, but I'm not a big fan of the squash. I've tried Yukon Gold Potatoes in something similar with good results. I think either good fresh corn or eggplant (substitute mozerella or swiss for the cheddar) would work in equivelant amounts.
WOW what a great recipe!! I served it to my family and even those who didn''t like squash loved it!! Thanks so much for the great recipe!!