Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Best Squash Casserole Ever...

My family is a huge fan of my mom's squash casserole. I expect it every holiday, family get together or what not. I think for my birthday one year I actually requested it! Y'all, it is seriously that fabulous... Once mom gave me her recipe and I somehow or another lost it....I had planned to make it for dinner last night and searched for the recipe. I knew the basic ingredients, but not how much or if I left something out. I pouted for about two whole minutes, felt like my moody child, and then decided to just wing it....

I preheated the oven to 350 degrees. I started boiling a pot of water while I diced four large yellow squash.



I threw my squash into the boiling water....


I poured two quart sized baggies of Cheeze-It's....
(Mom uses regular, I had cheddar jack on hand, white cheddar would probably be good too)


As Ryan and Caleb watched TV, they crunched the baggies until they looked like this:


I shredded half of a small block of sharp cheddar cheese...


And waited until my squash was tender. Then I drained the water from it....


And threw it in a bowl with half a stick of butter.
(Don't snicker! Paula gets away it!)


I took one of those hand held potato masher things and started mushing (you like that?) the squash and butter together. I added the Cheez-It crumbs and cheddar cheese, along with two eggs.

I mixed it all up and poured it into an oven safe dish...


I baked it for forty minutes, until it was barely browned on top....


Amazingly good stuff! If you make it this way, you will never go back to traditional squash casserole. I mean how could it not be better with that much cheese?!?

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