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Summer Squash Bake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

From Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Gail Smrtic shares this colorful casserole that makes the most of fresh summer squash. A handful of chopped pecans adds a nutty crunch to the creamy side dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced yellow summer squash
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Place squash and water in a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well. Stir in the green pepper, onion, pecans, mayonnaise, 1/3 cup of cheese, sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a lightly greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
<b>Editor's Note:</b> Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 269 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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