Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Squash Casserole

My blog has turned into a food blog lately hasn't it? I hope you enjoy all the recipes. Feeding our families is such important part of being a homemaker, whether you are retro or modern. You feed them a meal and then just a few hours later they want to eat again. It never ends...just like laundry. I like having lots of ideas for things to make so that I don't get bored cooking and they don't get bored eating (although I can't really imagine that happening).

This is a classic recipe that my family loves. I got it from a neighbor years and years ago. It's good any time of year, but I tend to make it more often in the summer when squash is plentiful (and often free from friends and neighbors).  Today I served it with chicken fried steak, sliced cantaloupe and fresh corn casserole.  I love planning a menu around fresh summertime produce!

Cook until tender-crisp and drain:
1 1/2 pounds yellow squash or zucchini, sliced
water to cover

Stir in:
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz. fat-free sour cream at room temperature
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
2 tsp. flour

Combine and arrange in 9x13 buttered pan:
3/4 (8 oz.) bag herb dressing crumbs - reserve 1/4
1/3 cup margarine, melted

Pour squash mixture on herb dressing, top with reserved crumbs.  Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Terri said...

That sounds great! Unfortunately, frying it and the cream sauces kind of take away from the health benefits, but my husband is not a squash fan and this will definitely make it appealing to him!

Barbara said...

Yumyum that does look good, it is a little different than the one I make, may try this variety, hugs and blessings, Barbara

50s Housewife said...

Terri, it's just like us southerners to take something healthy and add cream or butter or fry it. It's so tasty that way though! ;)

Barbara, thank you! Hope you enjoy it!

Dutch said...

I have been looking up tons of squash recipes since I have so much growing in my garden. This recipe sounds delicious. I hope my family enjoys it. I will be making it soon.

The Hillbilly Wife said...

No problem posting recipes! I love seeing them, especially healthy ones!!

Eartha Kitsch said...

Oh, yum! This recipe and the fried squash one really take me back to my childhood. :)

Anonymous said...

Mmm, this sounds yummy! :)

Fruitful Vine2 said...

I love squash casserole. Since moving back home to the island I've not made it because squash is not an item grown here. Oh well.