Homestyle Squash Casserole

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It's that time of year when you start seeing all kinds of squash showing up at the farmers market and your local grocery store, or maybe you've got some growing in your vegetable garden. Sometimes you have more squash then you know what to do with, and this squash casserole recipe is the perfect side dish any night of the week. For the full step by step recipe for this easy casserole, you will want to look at Melissas Southern Style Kitchen.

This is a squash side dish recipe that the kids will like too. This easy casserole recipe can be topped with some dry herb stuffing or some crushed crackers such as Ritz crackers or Club crackers. The casserole recipe itself can be made in advance, then topped with the crumb recipe topping just before baking. Preparing this squash casserole recipe ahead of time is a great time saver. This is a food idea you can make any time of the year and is sure to be added to your list of favorites. This casserole recipe uses yellow squash, sweet onion, salt, mayonnaise, sour cream, butter, parmesan cheese, eggs and seasonings. You can also use some dry herb stuffing mix for the topping if you'd like. To start this easy casserole, you'll want to preheat the oven to 350°F. Then spray a 9 inch by 13-inch baking dish with some cooking spray, and set aside. Then in a large saucepan cover the sliced squash and the diced onion with some water, and season with some salt. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes until fork tender, then drain well.

Yellow squash is a form of summer squash that includes several crooknecks and straight neck squash varieties. These vegetables grow in several areas of the United States and, when in the squash season, you can usually find plenty of yellow squash at local farmers markets, local grocery stores, and roadside fruit and vegetable stands. Yellow squash is a versatile vegetable that offers several nutritional benefits and can be used in many types of food ideas. Yellow squash has a lot of vitamin C. By adding yellow squash to your diet you can get moderate levels of the vitamin. With a one cup serving of yellow squash containing about 19 milligrams of vitamin C., Your body needs vitamin C to help form collagen, which is a vitamin that is found in your blood vessels, skin, bones and joints. Vitamin C also helps you fight infections by helping to support your immune system. Yellow squash also contains iron and folate. Iron and folate are found in high concentrations in eggs, meat, and other animal-derived foods. Yellow squash is an alternative vegetable source of these useful nutrients. One cup of sliced yellow squash provides you with about 0.5 milligrams of iron and about 35 micrograms of folate. Your body requires both iron and folate to help maintain a normal rate of red blood cell production and to help prevent anemia. Folate is also important during early pregnancy, helping to support the normal development of the fetal brain and the nervous system. Yellow squash is very low in calories, with about 20 calories in a small-sized squash and about 30 calories in a medium-sized squash vegetable. The few calories that you will find in yellow squash come mostly from the carbohydrate content, which is also very low.

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