Thanksgiving Recipes


Squash Casserole


Squash Casserole

Squash is one of winter's bounties. This savory gourd grows plentifully during the summer and autumn months, which is why pumpkins and varieties like butternut squash abound. Squash also finds itself onto many dinner tables across the United States during the holiday season.

Squash is Packed with Nutrients

Squash is low in fat and contains barely no cholesterol. As a good source of protein, it's also packed with vitamins and fiber. Make squash a part of your Thanksgiving tradition by turning it into an enticing side dish like Squash Casserole or mashed squash.

Squash Casserole is a Delicious Thanksgiving Side

This Squash Casserole recipe is so easy to make that you won't believe it tastes as good as it does. The casserole can be done with just about any type of yellow squash, and is simmered gently with butter, cheeses and onions until bubbly and warm! Your family will love this squash casserole recipe, as it will warm their hearts and stomachs in no time.

Ideas for Squash Casserole

Squash can be used as a side or even a main dish. It's also a great idea to bring to any family or holiday gathering, as it bakes up hot and delicious in just 30 minutes. You won't need to use a ton of dishes for Squash Casserole combines the healthy, nutrient-packed gourd with tons of flavor all in one recipe. as it will all go into one pan, and it's something that can be prepared either the morning of or the night before.

Squash Casserole with Crackers

Believe it or not, crackers are a tasty way to top off just about any casserole so that it forms a golden brown and crunchy, buttery and salty topping. If you're making Squash Casserole combines the healthy, nutrient-packed gourd with tons of flavor all in one recipe. with crackers, you'll just top your prepared casserole at the end with crushed up crackers and cheese and bake until everything is warm and melted.

This squash recipe uses crackers, cheddar, heavy cream and margarine to create a piping hot tray of yum! Imagine the looks on your family's faces when you bring this beautiful tray of hot and golden squash to the holiday table. It makes a great addition to roasted turkey or meats, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Yellow Crookneck Squash is the featured ingredient of Squash Casserole
Yellow crookneck squash is the featured ingredient of Squash Casserole. Squash, in its many types, shapes, is versatile and tasty.

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Other Squash Ideas

Winter squash has many different varieties and includes the butternut squash family, kabocha squash, sugar pumpkins (which are the kind used for pumpkin pie) and spaghetti squash. All types of squash can be made into a casserole or some type of side by roasting the squash. Spaghetti squash can be roasted and then the insides scooped out as an alternative to pasta or baked into a delicious roasted casserole.

Because squash is so healthy it's not hard to dress it up a little bit with a few savory ingredients and turn it into something special. For instance, acorn squash can be cut in half and roasted with maple syrup and vanilla for a sweet side dish that everyone will love.

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Squash Casserole

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  • Author: MomsWhoThink
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 4 cups cooked yellow crook neck squash
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 2 cups crushed Cheez-it crackers
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk or heavy cream


  1. Cook the squash, onion, butter, salt and pepper until onion and squash are tender.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients except for ¾ cup of the crackers and ¾ cup of the shredded cheese.
  3. Pour into a 2 quart casserole and top with remaining crackers and cheese.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
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