Squash Casserole (Charlotte's Barclay Cafeteria)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

We still mourn the closing of Barclay Cafeteria in Charlotte, NC's Southpark Shopping Mall. This was one of their signature dishes and the local newspaper published the recipe in response to many requests when they closed. I make it frequently all year long but especially in summer squash season. It cooks up almost like a custard or souffle and is absolutely delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook squash and onion, salted, in enough water to cover in saucepan until tender.
  2. Drain well and mash.
  3. Add cheese while still hot and stir until cheese melts.
  4. Add butter.
  5. Mix in flour, sugar and pepper.
  6. Add eggs.
  7. Stir in milk.
  8. Pour into greased 9"x13" casserole.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes until center sets like egg custard.
Most Helpful

HOLY. COW. This was sooo good. Even my two year old ate it! I was amazed to watch him eating a veggie!! Thank you so much. My family owns a restaurant in Texas (country cookin) and this is better than theirs!!

Sarah*Belle July 11, 2010

My dinner guest declared this "the best squash casserole I've ever had. I could eat it everyday!" I liked it as well. Due to availability and diet constraints, I used Egg-beaters and no-fat half'n half. Thanks.

lilu January 04, 2004

Excellent. Only added some buttered saltines on top.

thepetnanny November 01, 2012