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Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole - Yellow Squash Casserole (no crackers)

Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole is a new take on our favorite yellow squash casserole featuring diced jalapeno for a bit of heat and crushed Frito chips for a crunchy topping.  Summer squash casserole (no crackers) is a great summer side dish. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy summer squash cassserole, Summer Squash casserole, tex mex summer squash casserole, Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole, texas style yellow squash casserole, Yellow Squash Casserole, yellow squash casserole with jalapenos, yellow squash casserole without crackers
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced yellow summer squash
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (with or without seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed Frito corn chips

Instructions

  • Steam diced summer squash in a double boiler until crisp tender, approximately 5 minutes. (Or boil in water until crisp tender, and drain well).
    Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole is a new take on our favorite yellow squash casserole featuring diced jalapeno for a bit of heat and crushed Frito chips for a crunchy topping.
  • In a small skillet, melt butter and saute onions until translucent.
  • Mix together steamed squash, sauteed onions, diced jalapeno, oregano, cheese and salt and pepper.
    Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole is a new take on our favorite yellow squash casserole featuring diced jalapeno for a bit of heat and crushed Frito chips for a crunchy topping.
  • Pour mixture unto a 1 1/2 quart baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole is a new take on our favorite yellow squash casserole featuring diced jalapeno for a bit of heat and crushed Frito chips for a crunchy topping.
  • Sprinkle with crushed Frito corn chips.
    Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole is a new take on our favorite yellow squash casserole featuring diced jalapeno for a bit of heat and crushed Frito chips for a crunchy topping.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
    Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole is a new take on our favorite yellow squash casserole featuring diced jalapeno for a bit of heat and crushed Frito chips for a crunchy topping.  Summer squash casserole (no crackers) is a great summer side dish. 

Notes

  • The reason this is called a Texas summer squash casserole is because it features diced jalapenos and a crushed Frito topping.
  • For more heat, leave the jalapeno seeds in the casserole, or for less, remove the seeds.
  • Substitute out Fritos for crushed butter crackers or buttered bread crumbs, if desired.
  • To prepare the summer squash, either steam it in a boiler pan or boil in water.  Be sure not to over-cook it. The end result should be crisp-tender, not mushy.
  • Colby Jack or Monterrey Jack cheese can be substituted for Cheddar cheese.
  • I prefer to grate my own cheese for this Texas Style Squash Casserole as opposed to using the pre-shredded type. But in a pinch, the bagged kind works just fine.
  • Try a couple more yellow squash casseroles including Kentucky Squash Casserole and Cheesy Squash Casserole

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 1mg