Thursday, July 16, 2009

Paula Deen's Squash Casserole

Get out the butter--it's time for another recipe from Paula Deen!

Our squash is coming in nicely this year and although my husband can eat fried squash for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I thought a little change was due. Since I had great success with Paula's Apple Bacon Cheddar Sandwich and her Cookie Dough Truffles, I decided to give her Squash Casserole a try. You didn't have to twist my arm, though. Sour cream...cheddar...that's right up my alley. And it turned out great--just as yummy as it sounds!

Squash Casserole (recipe from Paula Deen)

6 cups large diced yellow squash and zucchini (I just used yellow squash)
vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped (I used half an onion)
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon House seasoning, recipe follows
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed butter crackers (recommended: Ritz) (I used Keebler's Club crackers)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Saute the squash in a little vegetable oil over medium-low heat until it has completely broken down, about 15 to 20 minutes. Line a colander with a clean tea towel. Place the cooked squash in the lined colander. Squeeze excess moisture from the squash. Set aside. (I guess I did something wrong--I didn't have any excess moisture!)
In a medium size skillet, saute the onion in butter for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and mix all ingredients together except cracker crumbs. Pour mixture into a buttered casserole dish and top with cracker crumbs. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

House Seasoning:
1/4 cup salt
1 TBS black pepper
1 TBS garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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  1. do you know how gooood this would be with some fresh okra. red potatoes. garden greenbeans. green onions. cornbread & a jug of sweet tea. i love your recipes.

  2. Looks terrific! She does love her butter!

  3. Perfect timing because OUR squash is coming in big time and we've got to eat it up! Get's boring after awhile.
    Paula's recipes are yummy, thanks for posting and good luck with the rest of your garden!

  4. Yum! Looks really good. You'll have to make it for me sometime. :)

  5. Sounds dad loved squash casserole, but he would have liked this a lot!

  6. OH MY WORD!! That title seriously made my mouth water and then I got to the picture and now I'm half starved!! lol

    I will SO have to try this!! =) I love squash!!

  7. i do not care for paula deam, dean...can you be toooooo southern??????

  8. Looks great! I haven't cooked with squash much but I am always looking for yummy recipes to try.

  9. I'm printing this out right now and trying it. My husband planted FOUR zuchini plants this year and we are absolutely up to our eyeballs in it. I imagine this would taste good as just zuc, don't you? Here's hoping!!

  10. This sounds so good! I just bought some squash at the grocery store yesterday and wasn't exactly sure how I was going to use it. Now I know!


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