This casserole took about 20 minutes to assemble. The squash and onions are sautéed until they are tender. Once the squash is done, a quick cheese sauce is made and tossed with the squash. Finally, pop it in the oven and you have a cheesy and delicious veggie side dish. We served this with some grilled chicken and Fried Okra. YUM!
White Cheddar and Squash Casserole
adapted form Southern Living Homestyle Cooking
- 4 Tbsp butter, divided
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 lb yellow squash, sliced
- 2 tsp salt, divided
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 Tbsp Italian breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray an 11x7-inch dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 Tbsp butter. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender. Add squash, 1 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes, or until squash is tender. Drain well.
Melt remaining 2 Tbsp butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and remaining 1/2 tsp salt.
Gently stir together squash mixture and cheese sauce. Pour in prepared pan. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.