Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Squash Casserole

A great way to use up some of that extra squash when it is in season. For a different texture, try shredding the vegetables or adding some different veggies. I doubled the squash when I made it but didn't quiet double the rest of the ingredients, just to make it healthier.

(There are two additions of almonds in this recipe, just FYI)

1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs butter
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
4 cups peeled and cubed yellow squash or zucchini (or a mixture)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped, raw almonds
1 cup cheese (Cheddar, Colby, etc. whatever you have on hand)
1/2 heavy whipping cream (or 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup greek yogurt)
2 eggs
1 can of rotel or green chills (optional-for more flavor)
1/3 cup coarsely chopped roasted, salted almonds (I roasted my own in some butter)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat olive oil and butter in skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until softened, about 3 minutes. Add squash, salt and pepper (and rotel or chills, if desired). Mix to combine. Cover skillet and cook about 5 minutes, until squash is soft. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. (Or casserole dish, if you don't want to wash an extra bowl like me)
Mix raw almonds and 1/2 cup cheese together. Stir into squash mixture. Whisk cream and eggs in separate bowl. Stir into squash mixture. Pour squash mixture into a 9x13-in casserole dish; top with remaining cheese and roasted almonds.
Bake 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.

Recipe from Allrecipes

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