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Friday, July 8, 2011

Low-Fat Low-Cal Yummy Summer Squash Casserole

This casserole is so versatile and delicious...and it's low-fat! Not only is it a great side for dinner, but our kids love it on the weekend with a big breakfast or brunch- they even eat it cold! It's that yummy!

I got this recipe from an old 2006 copy of Light & Tasty magazine, and I've adapted it a little bit over the past year. Now we just love it!

Here's what you need:
3 pounds yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 medium onion, sliced
2 Tbsp butter or margarine, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 Tbsp all-purpose flour (we use unbleached flour)
4 eggs
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (depending on how cheesy you like your dishes)
salt & pepper to taste (I use a couple dashes of each)
12 Ritz crackers, crushed
cooking spray

Here's what you do:
Put 1 inch of water in Dutch oven or large skillet/saucepan with cover; add summer squash slices and bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 5-6 minutes more. Drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Saute onions in 1 Tbsp butter/margarine (I use the same pan as above) until tender. Add garlic and saute a minute longer. Add drained squash and combine gently. Coat 9 x 13 pan with spray and transfer all to pan.

In large bowl, combine flour, eggs, egg whites, milk, cheese, salt & pepper. Pour all over squash. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes.

Melt remaining butter, toss in crushed crackers, and sprinkle crumbs over top of casserole. Bake another 5 minutes or until crumb topping is golden brown. Let stand and cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. 

Enjoy! So, so good!
This recipe is easy to alter so you can make it exactly how you like it! We like it more like a quiche...Mmm...  =)

And remember that not-very-good-day earlier this week? Well, Daddy took someone on a special date last night to celebrate the 4-year anniversary of our referral...and that cute little someone came home with these...
 Lighty-up butterfly flip flops!

She is swooning for sure! What a great Daddy she has!

Have a wonderful weekend everybody! I can't wait to check out some new recipes over at Kelly's Korner!

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