Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Texas Squash Casserole

We grow several varieties of squash in our garden every year, and one of our favorites is the yellow summer squash. Texas Squash Casserole is a favorite at our cottage and is often times requested by family and friends that are coming to enjoy a meal with us. This casserole has been in our family for many years and has had ingredients added to it and some taken out, but the recipe that I am sharing with you today is a real winner with our crowd.  When we make the casserole in the summer all the ingredients except the dairy and seasons come from our garden so it is truly a Garden to Table recipe.

Texas Squash Casserole

Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
 
Texas Squash Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
serves 6 to 8
Ingredients
2 pounds yellow squash, sliced
1 medium onion, medium chop
1 red bell pepper, medium chop
1 green bell pepper, medium chop
1 or 2 jalapenos, finely chopped
1 cup diced Velveeta Cheese
1 cup Mexican Mix Cheese (Cheddar and Monterey Jack), grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups Ritz Crackers, in fine crumbs
Directions
Wash and slice the squash.
Chop the onion and peppers.
Steam the squash until tender and set aside to cool.
In a very large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons butter and add the onion and bell peppers, saute until tender.
Add the Jalapeno and, cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly so the mix does not stick to the bottom of the skillet, stir in the squash.
Add the cheeses and stir until most of the cheese is melted.
Remove from heat.
Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking oil.
Sprinkle the Cracker Crumbs over the top of the casserole.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter and drizzle over the top of the crackers.
Bake the casserole in a preheated 325 degree oven for 30 minutes until the cheese is bubbling in the center of the casserole.
Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Enjoy!
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Off To The Garden To Get Some Squash


Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Chop The Onions and Peppers

Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Steam The Squash

Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saute The Onions and Peppers and Squash

Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Stir In The Cheeses and Pour In A Baking Dish

Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Sprinkle With Crackers and Drizzle Melted Butter On Top

Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Bake Until Bubbling In The Center
and
Let Cool Before Serving

Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve


Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!


Texas Squash Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



It is always so much fun to have you come by and cook with me. I hope you enjoy this Texas Squash Casserole as much as we do. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

17 comments:

  1. What a great casserole, definitely for me :)
    As soon as I'm on my feet again, I'd try it
    Pinning

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  2. Yum! I had a casserole similar to this one Thanksgiving and I loved it, but never went searching for a recipe! Now, I've got one!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Your yellow squash is a much richer color than what I can get. You grow a terrific crop. the dish is just what we like.

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  4. I love love love squash casserole and it is perfect with a little Ole!
    Jenna

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  5. How absolutely scrumptious, Miz Helen! I could dig right in. Delicious!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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  6. This recipe looks delicious, Miz Helen! Such a great side dish for the summer months. :) Pinned and tweeted!

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  7. OOOOHHH Miz Helen! This is so my kind of dish! I have some squash just begging to be cooked like this! It looks DELICIOUS!

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  8. This looks amazing. I've made Squash Casserole before, but nothing like this!! AWESOME (in my sing song voice).

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Looks like I'm going to have to plant some squash next year. What great recipes. I have a recipe linky on Friday it sure would be nice if you joined us and shared your wonderful recipes with my readers too! Thanks and I'm following you! All I can find. Have a great day and thanks for sharing. Woo Hoo Yummmmmmm

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  10. All I can say is "Oh my goodness!" It looks and sounds so good! I will probably try to make it soon!

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  11. What a lovely vegetable casserole, Miz Helen! I love summer squash too and you've prepared it beautifully here. I think it is wonderful that all the ingredients came from your own garden! Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet too!

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  12. This looks and sounds like such a fantastic recipe! I love all of the bright colors of the vegetables. It's like a work of art and a meal all in one. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  13. Looks mighty tasty. Oh how I do love dressing up squash dishes. Thanks for sharing the recipe...and all your gorgeous photos...with us at Weekend Potluck. Trust you have a great week ahead. We look forward to your return again next Friday! =)

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  14. Hey cute lady! This looks so good. Pinned. It was the most viewed at our last party, so we will be featuring it tonight at 7 pm. Woo Hoo! http://loulougirls.blogspt.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  15. This looks delicious, can't wait to try it!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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