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    Ma Fern's Squash Casserole

    Ma Fern's Squash Casserole. Photo by AuntJenny

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    1 hrs 50 mins

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    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle's Note:

    I grew up in Alabama and learned to make squash casserole from my Ma Fern, without added calories from milk, canned soup, crackers, or bread crumbs! ---------------- NOTE: Prep time includes cool down time after the squash is sauteed! Cooking time includes estimated time for sauteing the squash, AND baking the casserole in the oven!

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    1. 1
      Heat bacon fat over medium-high heat, in a large iron skillet. Add squash, onions, water, salt and pepper ~ saute uncovered until squash is tender and water/squash juices have evaporated, stirring occasionally. Slight browning of the squash is okay, but be careful that it doesn't scorch!
    2. 2
      Remove from heat ~ cool for 15-20 minutes.
    3. 3
      NOTE: If you are IMPATIENT (like my daughter), and cannot wait until the squash has cooked dry, and the onions have developed a caramelized flavor, then DRAIN the sauteed squash in a colander!
    4. 4
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    5. 5
      Add beaten eggs and shredded cheese to squash, stirring quickly to combine.
    6. 6
      Pour into a 13x9 Pyrex casserole sprayed with cooking spray.
    7. 7
      Bake for 35-45 minutes until set ~ should be browned lightly on the bottom. Casserole will firm-up upon cooling. Serve warm.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 22, 2012


      No one makes this traditional holiday casserole as well as my Mom, but I keep trying. This year I let the squash cook dry like the recipe states. Also, the extra sharp cheddar is a MUST. A delicious, easy recipe, this is a favorite at our family table and worth the time.

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    • on November 08, 2012


      Fabulous! I also grew up in Alabama, and this is just perfect! I used just yellow squash and onion, and loved it this way.....yes, it might be more visibly appealing with other colors, but I wanted to savor the wonderful flavor of the yellow squash! I'll be making this again and again! Thanks KUW! Made for Photo Tag.

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    • on November 29, 2013


      Made for Thanksgiving and it was enjoyed very much. Leftovers today!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ma Fern's Squash Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (165 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 177.6
    Calories from Fat 112
    Total Fat 12.4 g
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    Cholesterol 81.1 mg
    Sodium 376.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 3.6 g
    Protein 11.2 g

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