Rating: 4.92 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Chiles and cheese turn mild summer squash into a zesty, satisfying casserole. The jalapenos make this dish quite hot; if you prefer a milder version, use a second can of diced green chiles instead.

Katie Webster
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004

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total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Combine squash, onion, chiles, jalapenos, salt and 3/4 cup cheese in a large bowl. Sprinkle with flour; toss to coat. Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish and cover with foil.

  • Bake the casserole until it is bubbling and the squash is tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Spoon salsa over the casserole and sprinkle with the remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese. Bake, uncovered, until golden and heated through, 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions and red onion.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat, covered, at 350°F for about 40 minutes. Garnish just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 8.5g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 3.3g; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 4.2g; cholesterol 21.6mg; vitamin a iu 507.6IU; vitamin c 21.7mg; folate 43.9mcg; calcium 167.4mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 25.4mg; potassium 330.2mg; sodium 431.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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Reviews (10)

24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2013
One of if not the best meatless squash casseroles I've prepared. I've been cooking for a long long time and am always looking for healthy recipes. Will forward this one to my family and friends! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an excellent "go to" recipe for a crowd. It is very tasty and the heat level can be adjusted easily by adding more or less jalapenos and mild or medium salsa. I usually think cassaroles are heavy but this has no cream or oil except the cheese. I used Sargento's Low fat 4 cheese Mexican blend (only 1 cup total) and it was excellent. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Spicy and awesome! I couldn't find the jalapenos in the can so I used a second can of the diced green chiles and added some ground red pepper. I was a little worried to serve it to my husband after a readers comment about the texture but he loved it! Great recipe!!! Pros: Good use of summer squash Cons: None Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I added black beans to this recipe. It was a big hit! I also felt there wasn't enough salsa and added more. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Surprisingly good! I used the full amount of jalapenos and WOW that's spicy! I do like spicy foods so I find it tolerable. With the lack of spices in this recipe I thought it would be bland. I think the dish is only as good as the salsa you use since that is where the bulk of flavor is coming from. I added a can of drained/rinsed black beans to up the protein and fiber and make it a main dish. A handful of frozen corn would be a nice addition too. We like to eat this casserole with a side of tortilla chips. It is like a healthy version of nachos! Pros: Easy Cons: Lots of slicing and chopping Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
My new favorite Summer Squash recipe I really loved this dish. I am not a fan of really spicy foods so I did skip the green chiles & jalapenos. I did add some salt-free fiesta lime seasoning for some spicy flavor. Also great without the garnishes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I would like to say for the record I have no idea what "summer squash" is. LoL I assumed it was the yellow squash and that's what I used. The flavor was great the texture was not. My husband hated it. He ate it a little of it for dinner and never touched it again. I ate leftovers a few times but then lost interest myself. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
delicious and super easy to make! I added chicken chorizo to make it a full one-dish meal. yum!!! also agree with the other posters: definitely needs extra salsa. I doubled the salsa which made it a bit too wet. next time I make it I'll try an extra 1/3 cup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I made this as a main dish (6 servings instead of 12) and will make again. Did not seem to have enough salsa so added some more. Made spanish rice for the side. Was great together. Read More