Cheddar-Squash Casserole

Cheddar-Squash Casserole

Squash and bread come together in this cheesy casserole dish - a perfect side for your meal.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:05

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
medium sweet onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4
yellow summer squash (1 1/4 lb), cut into 1/4-inch slices
2
eggs
1/2
cup half-and-half
1 1/4
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (5 oz)
2
teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2
cups cubed (1 inch) hearty white bread
Fresh thyme sprig, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Generously spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion in butter 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until almost tender. Add squash; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until just tender and lightly browned. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  3. In large bowl, beat eggs with whisk until blended. Stir in half-and-half, 3/4 cup of the cheese, the thyme leaves, salt and pepper. Gently stir in squash mixture and bread cubes. Spoon into baking dish.
  4. Bake uncovered 20 minutes. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; bake 10 minutes longer or until puffed and golden. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with thyme sprig.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Healthy Tip
For a lighter casserole, use low-fat milk instead of half-and-half, and choose a reduced-fat sharp Cheddar. A rustic whole wheat loaf would be fine used in place of the white bread in this dish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 385
    • Total Fat 26g
      • (Saturated Fat 16g,),
    • Sodium 748mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 21g
      • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Protein 16g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1 Starch;
      • 1 Vegetable;
      • 1 High-Fat Meat;
      • 3 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.