Cheesy squash casserole with crunchy top!! Full of flavor and is a wonderful side dish with any meal. A good Southern dish! I received this recipe from my Aunt Sally who was a great cook!!
- Remove ends of squash and discard. Chop or cut squash into small fine pieces. Add salt to water and boil squash and onion until tender for approximately 15 minutes. Drain well.
- In a medium size bowl, mix cheese with squash mixture. Beat eggs and stir into milk. Add to squash mixture.
- Pour one-half of squash mixture into a 2 quart casserole baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cracker crumbs over and pour 1/2 of melted butter. Pour remaining squash mixture and repeat with remaining crumbs and melted butter on top.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
This casserole was so good that even I enjoyed it, despite disliking squash. I tweaked it a little bit to use what I had on hand (chopped scallions instead of regular onions, added some crushed french fried onions to the squash mixture and the cracker crumbs, just made it one thin layer on a rimmed baking sheet, added some extra cheese on top), and it was so good that the woman I worked for couldn't stop raving about it. If you want to get even a picky kid (I usually eat like one) to eat some squash, try this recipe.
I thought it was very tasty. I used a cheddar/monterey jack blend as that was what I had in the fridge. I would use either 3/4 or 1/2 of the butter called for. The buttery crackers and then a full stick of butter seemed to be too much. But it was very delicious and everyone had seconds!
This was really good and so simple to make. Didn't change a thing. Perfect