Bacon Cheeseburger Squash Casserole

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What do you get when you combine your favorite summer sandwich with a humble summer vegetable?  Bacon Cheeseburger Squash Casserole is a great way to use up all those summer squash and convert them into a meal fit for your entire family.

I’ve been on the lookout for a yellow squash recipe with ground beef. I really wanted to make the summer squash casserole the main course, and since I have yet to find one in any of my vintage cook books, I set out to create my own version.

Bacon Cheeseburger Yellow Squash Casserole Recipe

What’s better than a summer squash casserole with ground beef?  Let me tell you – a yellow squash casserole with bacon (and ground beef).

I love all the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger – ground beef, cheese, more cheese and bacon.  So I modified our most popular yellow squash casserole (AKA Kentucky Southern Squash) and created this delightful squash casserole.

Megan (the other half of these old cookbooks) is the woman behind all these yellow squash.  Her garden was on fire in terms of producing summer squash. Every time anyone saw her, she sent home a humongous bag.  I think my husband was secretly counting down the days until the squash surplus comes to an end.

I’ve literally used squash in every way I can think of but casseroles are my go-to. Adding ground beef and bacon is my favorite way to take these humble little summer vegetables and make it into a family-friendly meal.

Here are some of our other favorite ways to use squash – yellow (summer), zucchini, and acorn varieties.

What do you get when you combine your favorite summer sandwich with a humble summer vegetable?  Bacon Cheeseburger Yellow Squash Casserole is a great way to amp up all those summer squash and convert them into a meal fit for your entire family. 

How To Make Yellow Squash Casserole with Ground Beef

  1. Boil 1-inch chunks of yellow squash until fork tender; drain well.
  2. Return to warm pan; add butter and stir until melted.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients (except bacon), stir well.
  4. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish; sprinkle with bacon bits.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

For the full instructions and ingredient list for cheesy squash and beef casserole (bacon cheeseburger), scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Bacon Cheeseburger Squash Casserole:

  • For an authentic bacon cheeseburger, try topping the cheesy squash and beef casserole with diced, fresh tomatoes, or maybe even add chopped dill pickles to the casserole.
  • Love bacon? Add more. Try frying it up and adding directly to the casserole in addition to sprinkling over top.
  • Cheddar cheese soup is found in the soup aisle with the condensed soups. Check out our Amazon Store for our favorite pantry essentials.
  • Substitute your favorite cheese for the shredded cheddar if desired.

More Ground Beef Casseroles:

Ground Beef Burritos

Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!

Layered Zucchini Casserole with Ground Beef

Zucchini Tomato Casserole with Ground Beef is a simple summer garden vegetable bake that is light and fresh without a heavy sauce to weigh you down. Our version features zucchini, onion, corn and tomatoes, but yours can be individualized to your own personal taste. 

Ground Beef Noodle Bake

Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 

Pizza Casserole

Ground Beef Pizza Casserole is a cheesy skillet meal that your family will love. It's a homemade hamburger helper with loads of pizza flavor.  Toss it together for a quick weeknight meal using easy pantry staples.

Cheeseburger Quiche

Cheeseburger Quiche is a great recipe for lunch, dinner or brunch.

Bacon Cheeseburger Squash Casserole

What do you get when you combine your favorite summer sandwich with a humble summer vegetable?  Bacon Cheeseburger Squash Casserole is a great way to amp up all those summer squash and convert them into a meal fit for your entire family. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon cheeseburger casserole, bacon cheeseburger summer squash casserole, bacon cheeseburger yellow squash casserole, cheesy squash casserole with ground beef, squash delight casserole, Summer Squash casserole, summer squash casserole with ground beef, Yellow Squash Casserole, yellow squash casserole with grond beef, yellow squash recipes, yellow squash recipes with bacon
Servings: 8 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4-5 cups yellow squash, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 3/4 ounces cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 sleeve crushed butter crackers
  • 4-5 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled

Instructions

  • Cook ground beef with diced onion until browned; drained if needed. Season lightly with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
    What do you get when you combine your favorite summer sandwich with a humble summer vegetable?  Bacon Cheeseburger Yellow Squash Casserole is a great way to amp up all those summer squash and convert them into a meal fit for your entire family. 
  • Add cubed summer squash to a skillet or medium saucepan; cover with water and boil until fork tender. Drain well.
  • Add the cooked yellow squash back to the warm pan; add butter and allow to melt.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except the bacon into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
    What do you get when you combine your favorite summer sandwich with a humble summer vegetable?  Bacon Cheeseburger Yellow Squash Casserole is a great way to amp up all those summer squash and convert them into a meal fit for your entire family. 
  • Sprinkle with fried chopped bacon.
    What do you get when you combine your favorite summer sandwich with a humble summer vegetable?  Bacon Cheeseburger Yellow Squash Casserole is a great way to amp up all those summer squash and convert them into a meal fit for your entire family. 
  • Cook in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
    What do you get when you combine your favorite summer sandwich with a humble summer vegetable?  Bacon Cheeseburger Yellow Squash Casserole is a great way to amp up all those summer squash and convert them into a meal fit for your entire family. 

Notes

  • For an authentic bacon cheeseburger, try topping the cheesy squash and beef casserole with diced, fresh tomatoes, or maybe even add chopped dill pickles to the casserole.
  • Love bacon? Add more. Try frying it up and adding directly to the casserole in addition to sprinkling over top.
  • Cheddar cheese soup is found in the soup aisle with the condensed soups.
  • Substitute your favorite cheese for the shredded cheddar if desired. 
  • Love yellow squash casseroles? We've got two favorites: Kentucky Southern Squash Casserole and Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole

What do you get when you combine your favorite summer sandwich with a humble summer vegetable?  Bacon Cheeseburger Yellow Squash Casserole is a great way to amp up all those summer squash and convert them into a meal fit for your entire family. 

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