CHEESY BACON YELLOW SQUASH CASSEROLE

Yellow squash casserole makes a quick and easy side dish for any meal.

This is one of my favorite things to do with this garden vegetable besides frying it, of course.  This dish is wonderful for pot lucks.  This yellow squash casserole is good reheated or leftover.  I make a meal of this for lunch if I have it left from dinner. Make this for any holiday or gathering.

Ingredients for cheesy bacon yellow squash casserole:

4 or 5 small to medium yellow squash, unpeeled and sliced in round pieces

4 slices bacon, cooked crisp, drained and crumbled (save drippings)

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chopped basil

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chopped parsley

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons white granulated sugar

1 tablespoon bacon drippings

1/4 cup chopped onion (I use purple onion but can use regular or green onions)

1 cup White Cheddar Cheese-It Cracker crumbs (could use Ritz or Cheddar Cheese-It Crackers)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Can use cheese of your choice)

Slice squash and set aside.  Cook bacon, drain and set aside saving drippings. In a bowl combine and whisk together the olive oil, black pepper, salt, basil, parsley, garlic, sugar,  bacon drippings and chopped onion. Pour over squash and toss to cover all the squash.  Spread a layer of the squash in a 2 to 3 quart baking dish, sprinkle on half the cheese cracker crumbs, half the crumbled bacon and half the shredded cheese.  Top with another layer of squash, cracker crumbs, bacon and cheese.  Bake covered with foil in a preheated 350 oven for 50 to 55 minutes until squash is done.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.  Enjoy!

Cheesy Bacon Yellow Squash Casserole

This casserole with yellow squash is delicious. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 4 or 5 small to medium yellow squash unpeeled and sliced in round pieces
  • 4 slices bacon cooked crisp, drained and crumbled (save drippings)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion I use purple onion but can use regular or green onions
  • 1 cup White Cheddar Cheese-It Cracker crumbs could use Ritz or Cheddar Cheese-It Crackers
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Can use cheese of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Slice squash and set aside. Cook bacon, drain and set aside saving drippings
  • In a bowl combine and whisk together the olive oil, black pepper, salt, basil, parsley, garlic, sugar, bacon drippings and chopped onion. Pour over squash and toss to cover all the squash. Spread a layer of the squash in a 2 to 3 quart baking dish, sprinkle on half the cheese cracker crumbs, half the crumbled bacon and half the shredded cheese. Top with another layer of squash, cracker crumbs, bacon and cheese. Bake covered with foil in a preheated 350 oven for 50 to 55 minutes until squash is done.
Keyword yellow squash
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