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CHEESY YELLOW SQUASH CASSEROLE

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.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keywords squash casserole, squash casserole with bacon, yellow squash casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 275 kcal
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2-quart casserole with nonstick spray.
  2. Wash and slice yellow squash.
  3. Place squash in saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Remove squash from heat. Drain and mash well. Place in prepared casserole dish.
  5. In same saucepan, place butter and onion and saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Pour onion into casserole dish, followed by 3/4 cup Cheez-It crackers, eggs, cheese, bacon bits, pimentos, salt and pepper. Stir.
  7. Sprinkle remaining Cheez-It crackers on top.
  8. Bake in oven for 45 minutes.
  9. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

How to Change this Casserole Up for Variety

Nutrition Facts
CHEESY YELLOW SQUASH CASSEROLE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 492mg21%
Potassium 515mg15%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1030IU21%
Vitamin C 35.1mg43%
Calcium 243mg24%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.