Lucky for my Momma, I was never a picky eater. And I actually do love vegetables, even though I don’t eat nearly enough of them. Of course, my methods of preparation may not always be the healthiest way to go…but they do taste soooo good!
Squash has always been one of my favorite vegetables and it is one of those that I will eat just about any way you cook it. It’s fabulous fried or grilled or sautéed! One of my favorite squash recipes is my own. One day I was eating a simple chicken casserole (you know the one with stuffing mix and cream of chicken??) and I said to myself, “Self, I bet this would be good with squash instead of chicken.” And it is!! Of course, I threw in a couple of extra ingredients just to switch it up. I also know that I am a horrible photographer and it sort of looks like a hot mess, but try to overlook that. If you like squash, just trust me and try this!
My Favorite Squash Casserole
2 large yellow squash, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 small onion, chopped finely
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
Stuffing mix of your choice (I like Stove-Top best)
2 Tablespoons butter + amount needed for stuffing mix (probably 1/4 cup)
Water for stuffing mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan. Add the squash, onion, and carrot and saute until they reach the desired tenderness. (That part is personal preference!) While the vegetables are sautéing, cook the stuffing according to package directions. When vegetables are done, mix with cream of chicken soup and sour cream. You can add a little pepper if you like, but I don’t add any salt to this recipe. I figure there is enough in the soup and dressing to season the casserole! Pour the mixture into a 9×9-inch pan and cover with the cooked stuffing. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the veggie mixture starts to bubble. Serve hot and enjoy!!
This is another one of those recipes that works well for a special occasion like Thanksgiving or Christmas, or just as a little comfort food dish on an ordinary night!!
Do you like squash? What is your favorite way to eat it?