It is hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So it is time to start seriously considering that Thanksgiving menu. If you are looking for something to bring to the family dinner (or Friendsgiving) or just looking for another side to add to your holiday meal, I have a delicious and easy squash casserole recipe for you!
We’ve been having this casserole for as long as I can remember, and like a lot of those, I don’t have a clue where it came from. My mom told me it used to be an eggplant recipe, but my grandmother decided to try it with squash one time and never went back. It is really good and really easy to make. You pretty much just mix everything together and cook. You don’t get much better than that!
Here is the printable PDF recipe card.
A few notes – for cooking the squash before, I cut it up into pieces and then cooked it in water in medium for maybe 15 minutes. Just cook it until it is tender. Let it cool and then chop it up. For the cheese, I mixed some in and then topped it with some more. You can never have enough cheese, right?
One other thing – the recipe says to cook for 30 minutes, which is what I put on the recipe card. But I had to cook mine a little longer, more like 40 minutes.
We ate this all of the time when I was growing up (it goes great with something like baked chicken and green beans!). It goes with just about anything, and it would be perfect to take for Thanksgiving! Many years it is part of our Thanksgiving meal. If eggplant is more of your thing, you obviously could substitute eggplant since that was what was originally in it. You could also do zucchini, and that would be good too! Another option would be a mixture of squash and zucchini.
If you are looking for an appetizer for Thanksgiving, my Antipasto Kebabs would be a hit as well!
Are there any recipes you always have at Thanksgiving, besides turkey ?