French Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I get lots of requests to "bring your squash dish" to different gatherings. I first tasted this dish at Luby's Cafeteria. It was published in their 50th Anniversary cookbook and I have adapted it to my taste. The original recipe calls for pimento or red sweet peppers instead of green chilis. I'm allergic to bell peppers so I found a substitute. You could also use seeded, chopped fresh tomatoes for a different taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat Oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil.
  3. Add the sliced squash and zucchini and cook until tender-crisp.
  4. Drain the liquid from the squash.
  5. Cook the bacon until it is crisp in a 10-inch skillet.
  6. Remove the bacon from the skillet and reserve.
  7. Add chopped onion to bacon drippings.
  8. Saute until onion is transparent.
  9. Drain off the bacon drippings and add the reserved bacon, soup, green chilis, salt and pepper.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Remove from the heat.
  12. Fold in the squash and transfer to a buttered 2 quart baking dish.
  13. Cover the dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  14. Remove the cover and sprinkle the top with cheese.
  15. Place it under the broiler to lightly brown the cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

i'm not a big BBQ fan, but i loved this! will definately make again someday.

Adapted this recipe to use winter squash from the garden. It tasted delicious but unfortunately, didn't look very appetizing. Dh said, goodnaturedly, that he felt as though he was on "FEAR FACTOR". Great taste, just wasn't very appealing, in case you want to try it with winter squash.

5 5

My husband and eldest daughter went wild over this one. I usually make my squash simply sauteed with parmesan. My daughter stated she could eat this everyday. I prepared per the directions except I had no yellow squash on hand but I have loads of zucchini! I added a bit more salt and I threw in the whole 7 oz can of Ortega green chilis. Thanks, Julie, for the tasty side dish.