Squash Dressing

Squash Dressing – a classic Southern side dish! Cornbread, squash, onions, bell pepper, celery, cream of chicken, egg, milk, and cajun seasoning. Super simple to make and tastes great!! Even our squash haters went back for seconds. Easy enough for a weeknight and perfect for holiday meals. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.

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Squash Casserole with Jiffy Mix

This Squash Dressing is AMAZING! I don’t even like squash and I had two heaping spoonfuls of this stuff. Cornbread, squash, onion, bell pepper, celery, cream of chicken, milk, egg, and cajun seasoning. O-M-YUM! We make this casserole all year round but it is especially delicious during the holidays.

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How to Make Squash Dressing

This casserole is super easy to make. Start with making a box of Jiffy cornbread. Cool and crumble it up. In a large skillet, sauté sliced squash, chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery. In a large bowl, mix together the crumbled cornbread and cooked vegetables. Add a can of cream of chicken soup, milk, an egg, and cajun seasoning. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and bake.

  • I used a box of Jiffy mix for the cornbread. Feel free to substitute homemade cornbread.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • Can Squash Dressing be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking cold straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Squash Dressing be frozen? Yes. Assemble the casserole and cool completely. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze.
  • You can use any flavor of cream of condensed soup. Cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, and cream of celery all work great.
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What to Serve with Squash Cornbread Casserole

As I said, this casserole is a favorite at our house. We make it all the time. It goes with everything! Chicken, pork, steak, ham, and turkey. This is a great alternative to traditional cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but feel free to make both!

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Squash Dressing

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Squash Dressing – a classic Southern side dish! Cornbread, squash, onions, bell pepper, celery, cream of chicken, egg, milk, and cajun seasoning. Super simple to make and tastes great!! Even our squash haters went back for seconds. Easy enough for a weeknight and perfect for holiday meals. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8.5-oz) box Jiffy Mix cornbread
  • 4 cups chopped yellow squash
  • ½ cup onion
  • ½ cup celery
  • ½ cup bell pepper
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning

Instructions:

  • Prepare cornbread mix according to package directions. Cool slightly and crumble. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Add squash, onion, celery, and bell pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are soft. Drain the vegetables to get out any excess moisture.
  • In a large bowl combine crumbled cornbread, cream of chicken soup, milk, egg, cajun seasoning, and cooked vegetables.
  • Transfer the squash dressing to the baking dish.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.

Notes:

  • I used a box of Jiffy mix for the cornbread. Feel free to substitute homemade cornbread.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • Can Squash Dressing be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking cold straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Squash Dressing be frozen? Yes. Assemble the casserole and cool completely. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze.
  • You can use any flavor of cream of condensed soup. Cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, and cream of celery all work great.

Steph

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  1. I made this at my son’s house for a get together, it was delicious and everyone loved it.I will substitute this at Thanksgiving for my regular stuffing.

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