Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer Squash Dressing

Summer squash is mixed with the Trinity of vegetables, cream soup, eggs and fresh bread, for a squash dressing.
Summer squash is mixed with the Trinity of vegetables, cream soup, eggs and fresh bread, for a squash dressing.

Summer Squash Dressing

Here's another recipe you might want to consider for your squash bounty! It's really a basic run of the mill squash dressing that we all pretty much have, this one using toasted bread crumbs. I decided to add in a bit of Trinity and some Cajun seasoning, just to bump up the flavor a bit.

Here's how to make it.


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Recipe: Summer Squash Dressing

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds (about 6 medium) yellow summer squash, washed, unpeeled, sliced or chopped
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped Vidalia onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper, optional
  • 1/8 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-1/2 ounce) can original ("Great for Cooking") condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), optional
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Set aside. Toast the bread. Tear into pieces and pulse in the food processor until you have about 2 cups of crumbs; set aside.

Melt butter in a skillet and saute the onion, bell pepper and celery until softened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Add squash and cook until softened. Add soup, mix until warmed through and remove from heat. Add bread crumbs, seasonings and beaten egg; mix well. Turn out into prepared baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F, for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Cook's Note: Any summer squash will work for this casserole. I used yellow crookneck squash - you'll need about 6 of them, depending on their size. Add one half pound of lightly sauteed small shrimp for a nice variation. May also substitute other cream soups, or substitute sour cream, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise or a combination of them. Two cups of crumbled cornbread may be substituted for the bread.

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