This Cheesy Yellow Squash Casserole will become your new favorite for the holidays. Yellow squash is combined with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, pimento and Cheez-It crackers for a rich, delectable side dish that can accompany any meal.
With the holidays approaching, it’s time to start bringing out all the delicious recipes that family’s enjoy at this time of year. One of my more recent finds was this delicious Cheesy Yellow Squash Casserole that my sister introduced me to during my recent visit to Michigan. (Check out the beautiful weather and the Silver Beach Lighthouse)
She told me it is one of her most requested recipes when bringing pot luck dishes and has become a family favorite at Thanksgiving time. And when she made it for me I could definitely see why. Total cheesy yumminess!
I’m all for finding new delicious sides for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and I think this will become a family favorite here as well. I did change it up a little bit. My sister’s version used Ritz crackers, which was super delicious but, not having any on hand, I tried our favorite snack crackers, Cheez-Its, and it came out just as delicious.
Easy steps to make Cheesy Yellow Squash Casserole.
What you will need – 2 lbs. yellow squash, onion, butter, cheddar cheese, Cheez-Its, eggs, bacon bits and diced pimento.
Slice squash and cook in saucepan for 10 minutes. Drain and mash. Saute onion in same pan.
Combine all ingredients in greased casserole dish.
Stir then sprinkle crumbled Cheez-Its on top.
The top gets so nice and brown and stays a little crunchy while the squash is tender, cheesy and flavored with the smoky taste of bacon. Just look at all that deliciousness! What’s not to like about all that cheesy, bacony goodness?
A great casserole to add to your holiday dinner!
This casserole can be prepared ahead of time, taking about 20 minutes of prep time, then refrigerate. Take out about 30 minutes prior to baking so it comes to room temperature, then bake for 45 minutes. Since I’ve had it several times this week, I can tell you that it’s just as good reheated for another meal or two. Enjoy!
This Cheesy Yellow Squash Casserole will become your new favorite for the holidays. Yellow squash is combined with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, pimento and Cheez-Its for a rich, delectable side dish that can accompany any meal.
- 2 lbs. yellow squash
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 large sweet onion
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 cup Cheez-It crackers crushed or Ritz crackers can be used
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 2 oz jarred diced pimentos drained
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2-quart casserole with nonstick spray.
- Wash and slice yellow squash.
Place squash in saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove squash from heat. Drain and mash well. Place in prepared casserole dish.
- In same saucepan, place butter and onion and saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes.
- Pour onion into casserole dish, followed by 3/4 cup Cheez-It crackers, eggs, cheese, bacon bits, pimentos, salt and pepper. Stir.
- Sprinkle remaining Cheez-It crackers on top.
- Bake in oven for 45 minutes.
- Serve hot.
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