Monday, January 08, 2007

A Supreme Tradition

When we would go to my grandparents' house for any holiday, there was one dish that I expected to have...squash casserole. Christmas was the only time I got this dish and it was one of my favorites...as casseroles go, it still is! Well, since my grandparents have died, we now must carry on this Christmas casserole tradition. We have modified the recipe just a bit because it seems that you really don't need all of the creamy mixture that it calls for. I usually make the whole thing and then stir in what I need. The recipe contains squash and carrots, so, despite the extras added to it, it is perfect for Sweetnick's ARF-Five-A-Day Tuesday. Go by her site and check out the other entries. I hope that you enjoy this and find your own family traditions to carry on through the years!
Papa's Squash Supreme
2 lb boiled squash (fresh is best but frozen can definitely be used)
2 T grated onion
2 carrots, grated (we used about 10 baby carrots)
1 can cream of chicken soup (we always use 98% fat free)
1 cup sour cream (you can use light but don't use fat free)
1 8 oz pack herb seasoned stuffing
1 stick margarine, melted

Combine squash, onion, and carrot. Blend soup and sour cream. Stir the amount you need into squash mixture. Toss together stuffing and margarine. Pour half stuffing into shallow 3 qt. baking dish (we also use 13 X 9 sometimes). Pour squash mixture over stuffing layer. Top with remaining stuffing. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.

7 comments:

gail said...

That looks good! Haven't had squash casserole in a long time.

Emma said...

I used to love squash casserole when I was oyunger so I'll definitely test this one out!

Liz said...

This looks really yummy and may be a hit in the making for my house. Not to be dumb (too late!) but what kind of squash do I use?

Claire said...

Gail - Thanks! We don't have it often but usually at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Emma - Let me know how it goes.

Liz - You use yellow, summer squash. Sometimes you can get this fresh at this time of year, sometimes you can't. If you can't frozen works well, although I wouldn't recommend frozen unless you ARE putting it in a casserole-type dish.

Kristen said...

I don't think I've ever had squash casserole, but you can bet I'm going to try it! That looks fantastic!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Yummy! Looks like a great holiday dish. And with cream of x and sour cream, you can't go wrong in my book :)

Alisha said...

So you use summer squash? How interesting! When I first read this I was thinking a winter one like acorn or butternut. Next holiday dinner I'll have to put it on the menu.