Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fixin' to make some Squash Casserole for Ya'll.

Pour yourself a nice big glass of sweet iced tea and join me on the porch swing while we chat about yellow squash.

Just kiddin'.

But I do think on Yellow Squash Casserole as being "southern food." And with cheese and bacon you can't go wrong.

Lets Git-R-Done.

 Cut up some yellow squash.

Put your cut up squash in a saucepan add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until squash is tender.

Drain your squashes.

Then mash 'em.

In a skillet cook 4 slices of bacon.

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.

Mince an onion.  You need about 1 cup of minced onion.  I used half of a big onion.
This is drugs.  This is your brain on drugs.  Any questions?

 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.

Add the minced onion and saute in butter until tender.

You will need 18 crackers.  I used Ritz, but use what ever you have on hand.
Take 12 crackers and smoosh them into crumbs.  Add to the sauted onions.

Shred up a nice pile of sharp cheddar cheese.

Beat 2 eggs.
Now combine: in this pan we have the sauted onions, smooshed crackers, drained and smashed squash, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, beaten eggs and a little salt and pepper.

Stir it up.

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

1 comment:

  1. So cute - I love the humor!!!!! The pictures are great and your "seasoned with love" cutting board is a super star for sure!!!! Oh and the casserole looks pretty darn yummy too <3