Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Patty Pan Squash Casserole

One of the nice advantages about living in a small rural community is the sharing of fresh vegetables in harvest time. My friend stopped by the other day with a sack full of Patty Pan Squash fresh off the vine. We love Patty Pan Squash, they are really cute little squash that look very much like a flying saucer or a little scalloped cup holder. I knew that I had to make a dish with these awesome little squash, so I gathered up some vegetables from my own garden and this is what I came up with. This recipe is just packed with flavor and is a vegetable dish that we just loved. We will be making this one often, well until the squash run out for this year.

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
We Are Starting This Recipe With 
Fresh Patty Pan Squash

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Next We Butter The Dish And Start The Layers

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Layer Onions

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Layer The Peppers

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Layer The Tomatoes With A Little Juice

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Is A Beautiful Vegetable Dish

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Cover and Bake

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Patty Pan Squash Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
3 to 4 Patty Pan Squash, sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 to 3 tomatoes, sliced
3/4 cup tomato juice
5 tablespoons butter, 4 Tbs. melted 
1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper for each layer to taste
Directions
Butter a 5 quart baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
Place the sliced squash in the bottom of the buttered baking dish, then salt and pepper.
Layer the onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes in that order one on top of the other. 
Salt and pepper after each layer.
Mix 4 tablespoons melted butter with the tomato juice and garlic powder then pour over the tomatoes.
Cover the baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.
Place the uncovered dish back in the oven and continue to bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Enjoy!
Recipe Tip
Your casserole will have as much liquid as the vegetables have, my tomatoes were very ripe and juicy so my dish had some wonderful sauce.

Out Of The Oven and Smelling So Good!

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Ready To Serve

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pin For Later

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Patty Pan Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks to my friend Angela for the awesome squash and to all of you for stopping by today. Sure hope you enjoy making the new recipe for you and your family. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

4 comments:

  1. I am going to try this recipe, We did not plant patty pan this year however it appears we will have a bumper crop of zucchini (please forgive me for saying the "z" word) this year and lots of tomatoes so this recipe will come in very handy. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Oh I've never heard squash referred to as patty pan. I love them though and this recipe looks so tasty. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon Miz Helen and have a great week.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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  3. This looks so good but I have never seen a patty-pan squash- do you peel it or do you have to seed it or is it like a yellow squash?

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    1. Hi Hardlyagoddess,
      I do treat the Patty Pan Squash very much like the yellow summer squash. I don't peel it or seed it. Just slice it for casseroles, steaming or stewing. Another great way is to take a small part of the top off and bake it. It is a very good squash to work with. Hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks so much for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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