Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Zucchinni or Yellow Squash Casserole

This is a recipe I got from my Mom years ago. It is my favorite summertime recipe. It is one of those recipes that can be a main dish or a side dish. I use it as a main dish. It is great cause you can use all that squash that is over flowing in your garden. It is great hot and actually pretty good cold. So Mom, as usual "Thank You!"

1 onion - chopped up
1/2 teaspoon basil
4 to 5 cups zucchini or yellow squash wash, grated, unpeeled
1 green pepper - optional
1 cup of mushrooms - saute - optional
1 packaged cooked Uncle Ben's original wild rice
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 to a cup grated cheese - I use swiss
small oil to grease your baking dish

Preheat oven to 350.
Cook rice following the box's directions.
While the rice is cooking assemble the other ingredients.
I like the press the grated squash with a paper towel after grating to get out excess moisture.
Put all ingredients in a large bowl and lightly mix together.
Pour into 2 1/2 quart baking pan that has been oiled.
Bake for one hour or till done.

Serve with fresh tomatoes and a fresh ice tea with mint.
If using as a side dish this is good with barbecued chicken or grilled fish.

1 comment:

Priscilla Hill said...

Thank you for this recipe, Elizabeth! I cook lots of fresh veggies in the summer! So gld to find another North Carolinian on NGS!