Southern Yellow Squash Casserole

Recipe by jpknight22
READY IN: 50mins


  • 7
    large yellow squash, diced (about 8 cups)
  • 1
    large white onion, chopped
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 1 14
  • 1
    teaspoon garlic salt
  • 12
    teaspoon black pepper
  • 34
    cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 34
    cup saltine crackers, crushed (you may also use Ritz crackers)
  • 1
    dash paprika


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small, square casserole dish.
  • Boil squash and onion in a large pot 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
  • Pour the squash and onion into a colander and drain. Press firmly against the mixture until all excess moisture is drained.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine drained squash and onion mixture and stir in butter (while still warm) allowing the butter to melt. Fold in sour cream, garlic salt, black pepper, and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese (note: reserve the remaining half cup for the topping). Check mixture to see if levels of salt and pepper suit your taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Add contents of bowl into the greased casserole dish. Layer with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, and top with 3/4 cup saltine or Ritz crackers. Gently sprinkle paprika over top for color.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until topping is lightly golden-brown.