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Cheddar-Squash Casserole

cheddar-squash casserole Side Dish
Cheddar-Squash Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

You won’t believe how rich and delicious the combination of squash, bread and cheese can be until you try this tasty side. Next time you have a bumper crop of squash, don’t let it go to waste!

Updated December 4, 2019

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • To make this casserole extra deluxe, top with butter-tossed Ritz™ crackers before baking. Crush crackers and toss with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
385
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
0%
Saturated Fat
16g
0%
Sodium
748mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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