Southern Squash Casserole is a creamy, classic casserole that tastes great served on your holiday table or as a side dish for fried chicken.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour
8ouncesmilkwhole or 2%
4ouncesshredded cheddar cheese(about 1 cup)
1/2teaspoonground black pepper
1cupbreadcrumbsor butter crackers
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add squash and onions. Boil for 5 minutes or 7 minutes if vegetables were frozen. Drain and set aside.
Melt butter in pot over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Very gradually add milk while constantly whisking. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Remove from heat; add cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Add in squash mixture, and stir well.
Spoon squash mixture into a 2-quart baking dish or keep in the pot. [If making-ahead, cover and refrigerate].
Meanwhile, mix together remaining tablespoon of butter and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle squash mixture evenly with breadcrumbs.
Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated and breadcrumbs are lightly browned. Enjoy!
*This casserole is easily halved. *2 slices bread makes about 1 cup breadcrumbs. *Can be made ahead up to 24 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate without breadcrumbs. Bring to room temperature before covering with breadcrumbs and baking.
Recipe from Living Well Kitchen https://blog.memeinge.com/squash-casserole/