But I do think on Yellow Squash Casserole as being "southern food." And with cheese and bacon you can't go wrong.
I cut my bacon slices in half before I put them in the pan. They fit better in my pan and are easier to handle.
Drain cooked bacon on paper towels.
Hold up. Are we in the 80s? Tell me I'm not the only one that thinks of that commercial every time I hear butter sizzling in a pan.
Back to 2012 and squash casserole. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a skillet.
Pour the mixture into a small casserole dish. Smoosh the remaining 6 crackers on top.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
I guess a real southerner would add pimientos or paprika, but I like it without those extras.
Yellow Squash Casserole
2 pounds yellow squash sliced, about 3-4
1 cup minced onion
2 tablespoons butter
18 Ritz crackers, divided
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 eggs, beaten
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
salt and pepper
Combine squash and water to cover in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until squash is tender. Drain well, and mash.
Saute onion in butter until tender. Combine onion, squash, cracker crumbs from 12 crackers, cheese, eggs, and bacon. Pour into a small casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining crackers crumbs. Bake 350 for 45 minutes.
Happy Cooking Ya'll