November 21, 2017

Recipes to Use up Squash – Squash Casserole


Squash Casserole this delicious recipe will turn even those that don't like squash into true believers

It’s that time of the year when our garden starts to blossom, and we begin to wonder what in the world we were thinking when we planted all that zucchini and yellow squash. Within a month, well meaning church friends will bring baskets of their bounty to share, yet many of us detour down a side aisle. I am here to assure you…take it!

This is a win-win recipe, even if your kids go running when they hear the word squash. Just name it something else, and I guarantee this is one way you can get those veggies down without a spoonful of sugar.

We gobbled up two versions on the 4th of July, but this first version I ate for leftovers…cold…and it was still good.

You can modify easily into a lower fat version, as well as making it a main course by adding chopped chicken.

My sister in love tweaked it a bit, but I am giving you the recipe as it was posted.

And here is another delicious favorite packed with flavor.

If you have Spaghetti Squash, I just love this recipe posted over at 10 Minute Dinners.  Think mixture of favorite cheeses roasted with this squash that pretty much mimics spaghetti. Yes, true comfort food.


  1. Amy @ Finer Things says:

    You know what they say about great minds… 🙂 I'll be adding your casserole to my arsenal!


  2. Amy @ Finer Things says:

    Jen — I was a little quick to click tonight and left you the WRONG link the first time… caramel pretzel sparklers are SOOO last week! 🙂 Please delete. 🙂


  3. I don't blog, but I follow many 🙂 Anyhow, I just wanted to share a squash recipe we love every summer. Take your zucchini and yellow squash and any other extra veggies you have and slice into bite sized pieces or rings, add a couple jalapenos and just slice in half so you can remove them before eating, cover with water and add a few (3-4) cups of sugar. Let it soak for a few hours. It makes a yummy cold sweet and spicy veggie salad that everyone loves.


  4. Smelling Coffee says:

    We just made this casserole last week! Delicious!!!


  5. Love squash casserole! Your recipes look yummy.
    I kinda made one up this year using the sweet vadilia onions that are everywhere right now in GA…so good
    Thank you for hosting…
    All Things Heart and Home


  6. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    I'm not really a big squash person, but this does sound very interesting – call it something else and I'LL probably eat it – LOL!

    Thanks again for hosting – keeps you busy, huh?!


  7. ~3 Sides of Crazy~ says:

    Sounds delish – hubby just won't eat squash though!


  8. Kim... and Her Coffee says:

    I'm a bit embarassed to admit I've NEVER made squash. And, now I think I'll give it a try with this recipe. Thanks for hosting this Jen!


  9. Imperfect says:

    Squash – yum. I think that's by far the best thing about summer…all the delicious, fresh veggies!


  10. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Now THAT casserole just might make me a believer in squash! 😉


  11. Hooray for squash! Mine willing be ready soon for the picking! I really love The Victory Garden Cookbook- they've got loads of recipes for all sorts of veggies. I love doing squash boats. Yum!


  12. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says:

    Mmmm!! My Mom used to make Fried Squash in the summer. Put on a plate & sprinkled with powdered sugar & it was gone before you knew it!!


  13. A happy heart at home says:

    Your recipe sounds good. Thanks for hosting this.



  14. Jen,
    I LOOOOVVVEEEE your blog! I'm addicted!
    I just checked my garden (very small) but we will have tons of squash! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I can't wait to try it!
    Ps. I'm a NC girl too! I live in Western NC. Gotta love those mountains! Lol!


  15. Sonshine says:

    this casserole sounds yummy. Might have to try it and see what my picky eaters think of it. 🙂


  16. Hoosier Homemade says:

    We don't have garden veggies yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
    Thanks for hosting another great TT!


  17. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says:

    Oh yum! i love me some squash casserole. i always hated squash till I had this version. It is SOOOOOOO good! And oddly enough, I haven't had one person with a basket full of veggies come at me at church yet. I wish. No runing the other way from this gal.



  18. Sounds so good! I love squash and zucchini!


  19. Tara @ Feels like home says:

    We have a bunch of squash right now, too. I love it, in every form. 🙂


  20. Thanks so much for these recipes!! I think we will have quite an amount of squash (this is our first year gardening) and I was wondering what I was going to do with all of it!!


  21. Sandy M. (neweveryam's mom) says:

    We happened to go to Arby's tonight (have one of Gretchen's children with us in the mountains & it was her request), & got FREE orange swirl milkshakes! Those are $2.89 each usually & they were FREE!
    I can't wait to try your squash recipes… I planted plenty of it & when I get home, it should be ready to harvest, so I'll be looking for some yummy ways to use it. Thanks!


  22. Nicole Feliciano says:

    SInce we've got little ones, we also puree extra squash and freeze to add to pasta and sauces (got to sneak in those vegies). I tried my hand at Soft Shell Crabs this week. Hope you'll stop by the recipe exchange here:


  23. The Mangerchine's says:

    these remind me of the casserole that my grandma always made, that no holiday was complete without! yum! last monday i posted a recipe for a good ratatouille, which is another great way to use up some squash and zucchini!



  24. Yum! I love squash casserole!


  25. Hi! Would you mind making a quick edit in your first recipe for summer squash casserole recipe? There’s no mention of cracker crumbs in the ingredient list, and I’m wondering how much to use.


    wrenchwench Reply:

    @WLB, Yes, as deficient as it seems, I too need some sense of what kind of cracker crumbs, as well as how much of them, to use. I failed to inherit the domestic gene…can build a shed without plans but never sure about cooking without a complete recipe. I don’t think I ever made anything but rather pathetic party snacks with crackers in the recipe, either, so I’m a bit unsure what would fit here. Thanks!!



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