Recipe by xtine
Standard Southern treatment for yellow squash - delicious comfort food. It takes one "sleeve" of saltine crackers to make up the 1 1/2 cups of crushed saltines - depending on how finely you crush them and pack them down this amount may vary a bit. The recipe form won't let me put in "one sleeve of saltines", but that is the amount to use. Some people like a lot of pepper in their squash - if you like things less spicy I'd stick with the 1/2 teaspoon amount.
Top Review by Deb G
Loved this delicious casserole! I made it as posted except for omitting the bread crumbs, and it is wonderful. I love that it does not have a cream of whatever soup or eggs in it. I usually cook onions with my yellow squash and season with garlic powder, too, so this was just right with the addition of the cracker crumbs and cheese.
- 2 lbs crookneck yellow squash, sliced
- 1 large white onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups saltine crackers, crumbled
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Tabasco sauce
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place squash & onion in a large pot. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover & cook over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until squash is no longer white and hard in the center of the slices - about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain the squash well.
- When squash is tender, turn into mixing bowl. Mix with butter or olive oil and add salt and pepper.
- Mix in the milk, cheese and the saltines. Add garlic powder and tabasco. Mix well.
- Turn into baking dish greased w/ Pam. Top with bread crumbs.
- Bake @ 350 for 40 minutes.
- Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
- ***This can also be cooked in the microwave. Place the mixture in a microwave-safe dish with a cover. Cover and bake on high for 10 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.***.