Wednesday, May 26, 2010
My husband is not a zucchini or a squash fan. He'll put up with what I make without too much grumbling but I often stick a baked potato in the microwave for him. That usually keeps him happy.
Today. He gave this recipe 2 thumbs up! He loved it! I was really impressed. I asked him,
"You know it's summer squash, right?"
"Of course, I was the one who bought it for you!"
Tee-hee. That's right. I asked him to pick up a few things at the grocery store and I snuck in that I needed 2 lbs. of summer squash.
Such a nice guy.
Little did he know that he would be loving it two days later!
These tasted like augratin potatoes but with zucchini instead of potatoes. Seriously. They were awesome.
My brother said that this was his favorite way that I make zucchini. Wow! This was a hit!
I'm pretty sure this will be made again. Soon.
Summer Squash Casserole
Adapted from Eats Well With Others
2 lbs. yellow summer squash, sliced thin
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup sour cream (I used light)
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 2 oz. (I used colby jack but would use cheddar next time)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
3 green onions, chopped
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 cup bread crumbs (I used Panko Italian Style)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Put all the cut squash in a bowl and add a tbsp. of water, cover and microwave until tender. About 5 minutes, maybe? In a saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. butter, sour cream, cheese, salt and paprika until smooth. Whisk a small bit of the warm cheese sauce into the eggs so that they become tempered and don't cook upon contact. Drain squash and put in all into a 9 x 13 casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Pour cheese sauce evenly over the squash. Mix the ingredients for the topping, green onions, melted, bread crumbs and parmesan. Spread evenly over the sauce. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Total calories = 1360
6 servings = 227 calories per serving
8 servings = 170 calories per serving
Sloppy Buffalo Joes + Summer Squash Casserole = 492 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate or rounded.