Squash Casserole

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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 teaspoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup crushed Ritz crackers
6 cups raw squash
4 tablespoons butter
1   large onion, chopped
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup water





Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a heated stewing pot, add 6 cups of raw sliced squash and water, and stir and let stew for 5-10 minutes. Then pour the stewed squash into a colander, covered in a clean rag or cheesecloth, and allow the water and juices to drain by mashing with a spoon.

In separate medium size skillet, saute the sliced onion in butter for 5 minutes.

Remove from pan and, using a large bowl, add squash, onions, sour cream, Paula Deen’s House Seasoning and sharp cheddar cheese. Pour mixture into a buttered casserole dish and top with cracker crumbs.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Reader Comments:


Love squash, infact my hubby just brought in our last of the season today. Will make a beautiful casserole.

By Betty Gorrell on November 14, 2013


I love Paula Deen . Best cook ever and wonderful recipes.. Got a dirty deal .

By Frankie Rieger on October 05, 2013


I really like the way you do some of your receips I cooked in a restaurant all my life and I like to do some of your receips your a wonderful co

By Dorothy Rutkowski on August 11, 2013


Paula,Love your shows and your recipes with all the squash coming in thout I would try this one I know it will be good THANKs

By mildred pigg on June 03, 2013


Where does the house seasoning come in at?

By Anonymous on March 29, 2013


you are a very nice southern lady ms. deen. me and my mom watch your shows on gac and the food network. also watch your sons show road tasted.we think youre the sweetest lady with a warm smile!keep doing what youre doing!your recipes are too die for!!

By alice elliott on February 17, 2012


Love this recipe! Was I supposed to bake covered or uncovered? Bringing it to Thanksgiving dinner party. Tried it ahead of time and turned out yummy!

By sharon on November 24, 2011


Paula- Made this recipe for an office party and it was a knock out. For the fellas out there, if you are in an office and you are the minority; this sertves up well and makes you look pretty ding dang good. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

By thomas on November 21, 2011


I Love this recipe Paula, I have made it before but I just recently moved in with my stepdaugter and cant find my cookbooks... Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful CHRISTMAS season.

By Becky Thompson on November 21, 2011


On your squash casserole, how many yellow squash equals 6 cups? My college kitchen crew made this for our college free meal last year and we ran out (Imagine that!!! It is now a favorite-but I can only use this when squash is in season). We made it for 200. I had used 19 lbs. of squash. This year we need to make it for 275. I just want to make sure that 19 lbs. is ok for 200. I can figure it out for 275. I just want to be sure... Thank you, Gayla Faught

By Gayla Faught on August 31, 2011


Paula- Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU! I grew up eating Squash Casserole but my Step-Mom never showed me how to make it. I've been asking her for years to send me the recipe and have yet to get it. (She just forgets.) I saw this, and it is PERFECT! Takes me back to my childhood and good ol' southern food. Living in New Mexico, the food is so different. Everything has red or green chile, which I love, but sometimes you just want some good southern cooking like SQUASH CASSEROLE! Again, thank you.

By Teresa on August 13, 2011


Mrs. Paula You inspire me to continue to do what I do, I love that your're not afaiad to experiment with different food, then create a perfect tasty dish you're amazing continue on and so will I Simply Scrumptious (Crystal) Much Love for for food

By Crystal D. on August 12, 2011



By SUSI GREEN on April 22, 2011


Great dish! I did omit the cheese because I wanted the casserole to have an overall squash taste. Will definitely make again!

By Kimberly Reece on January 21, 2011


easy for me, hubby liked it alot!

By ruthie9011 on August 06, 2010


thanks paula for being here for us from the south.we could not ask for a better recipe for familys cooking good.you are the main ingredient

By Anonymous on June 23, 2010


I served this last friday at my job's Thanksgiving luncheon. It was delicious, but my co-workers didn't leave me any:-) They want to know when I will make more!

By Jes on November 24, 2009

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