Mama's Squash Casserole!

With so much fresh squash available right now, I get a lot of requests for ways to use it all.  This is the squash casserole my mother has been making since I was just a little girl.  It has always been one of our favorites.  This is really good served with Fresh Green Beans with New Potatoes and Bacon.  I can make a meal off of this casserole with fresh green beans and cornbread. 

It's a simple casserole as far as ingredients go.  You probably have them all on hand. This is best made with fresh squash.   Here is what you will need: 

3 cups fresh yellow squash, diced and cooked until tender
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup evaporated milk
6 Tbs. butter
3/4 cup sweet onion, minced
1 cup grated cheese (we use Velveeta, but a mild cheddar can be used)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2  1/2 cups saltine cracker crumbs, divided

Drain the cooked squash well.  It should measure 3 cups of squash after it is cooked.  Cook just until fork tender.  Add butter, salt, pepper, and milk.  Mix just until blended.   Add eggs, minced onions, cheese, and 2 cups of cracker crumbs.  Mix together and pour into a casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Sprinkle the top with the other 1/2 cup of cracker crumbs.  

Place in a 375 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes.  It will should be starting to brown and bubbling around the edges.


  1. Ours is slightly different. Egg whites only, no cheese, onions are grated, and Ritz crackers are a must. One of my most favorite meals!

  2. When do you add the cheese?

  3. That sounds like the one that we make but I use cheese nip crackers on the top with melted butter over them . Sure is goos in the summer .

  4. I use ritz crackers, and I don't cook the squash beforehand, it cooks in the oven with the casserole!!! Love it, will have to make some for supper tonight!!!!

  5. Good recipe. I use Ritz crackers as well. Townhouse original are good also.

  6. mine is a little different, you don't add the 1cup of milk instead I add 3/4c. of mayonnaise and 1/2c. chopped green pepper. It is so good everyone that has ever tried it has loved this recipe. oh and I use 2c. of grated cheddar cheese instead of 1c.

  7. Approximately how many squash is this?

  8. I use one row squash onion powder garlic powder shredded cheese then a row of crushed crackers another row of grated cheese and a half a stick of melted butter across the top



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