Think outside the box this Thanksgiving when you consider yellow squash and your dressing recipe! Oh, and consider this dressing recipe as a great side dish throughout the year. You don't need to wait for Thanksgiving to roll around to prepare some of it for yourself. Think nutty; think outside the proverbial box.
So, what better reason to create this lens? To share my recipe for deliciously tasting yellow squash dressing with everyone! Ah, think outside the box and get original and creative with your food recipes! Mine is slightly nutty, you know?
By the way, this is one of those finished recipes which tastes better than it might look! Look closely and you will see the yellow squash in that finished dressing recipe. A delicious think outside the box type of recipe!
Photo Credit: Delicious Yellow Squash Dressing prepared by JaguarJulie.
Poll : Yellow Squash Lovers
People, be sure to register your important vote! How do you love yellow squash?
- I love yellow squash just the way it is!
- I love it mixed up with other vegetables!
- I love trying it in other recipes, like dressing!
- Gosh, I haven't acquired a taste for yellow squash; yet!
|Scratch and Sniff my Yellow Squash Dressing|
Take your finger and rub it over the top of this!
Why I Like This Dressing Recipe
I like this recipe because it incorporates several of my favorite ingredients which work so well together. It tastes slightly nutty with a hint of cheese.
Yellow squash has such a great flavor -- who would have thought you could add it to a dressing. And, then become part of a great comfort food recipe!
P.S. I WAS the Official Squidoo Comfort Foods Contributor! Did you know that? Well, you probably guessed it.
My Yellow Squash Dressing Recipe
Get a little creative with your yellow squashes and your dressing recipes! Think outside the box ... squash is great alone or when mixed into other side dishes. Looking around my refrigerator and pantry one day, I came upon this creative recipe. This has become a new addition to my comfort food recipes book!
2 pounds yellow squash
1 large onion — I prefer Vidalia onions
4 Tbsp. virgin olive oil
Dash of salt and pepper
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz. pecans
1 sleeve saltine crackers
1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs * I use Vigo Italian Style bread crumbs with imported Romano cheese for a zippier taste!
1 -1/4 cup milk - I prefer vanilla flavored soymilk
- Wash the yellow squash and dry. Cut into tiny 1/2″ cubes.
- Dice the onion.
- In frying pan, add the olive oil, yellow squash and onions with a dash of salt and pepper.
- On a low-medium burner, cover and cook until tender.
- Remove from burner and stir in crackers that have been crumbled.
- Butter a 2 quart baking dish.
- Add the mixture of squash, onions, and crackers to the bottom of the baking dish.
- Add a layer of shredded cheese; then a layer of chopped pecans; then sprinkle with the bread crumbs.
- Pour the milk evenly on top.
- Slice the butter into patties and place on top of the mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees F uncovered for 30 minutes. Serves 6.
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
I LOVE Le Creuset Stoneware
I love it for making my Yellow Squash Dressing! I used a rectangular stoneware dish for baking my yellow squash dressing. It is similar to the Le Creuset Stoneware Rectangular Dish, 10.5 by 7-Inch.
Limited Lifetime Warranty. Safe for oven use up to 500 degrees F. Attractive dish can go from freezer to microwave or oven to table. Poterie glaze will not absorb odors or flavors; resists chipping or staining.
I ALSO Love Corningware!
You might have noticed this dish in my photos? I use the corningware all the time. Great for reheating and using in the microwave too!
I recommend the Corningware StoveTop 4-pc Pyroceram Blue Cornflower Casserole Set.
Would you believe? I have had mine for over 40 years.
It is nearly indestructible. Probably the wisest investment I ever made.
The Yellow Squash Dressing Debate!
Have you eaten this before? Say you chefs! Google yellow squash dressing. I'm always experimenting with my recipes, particularly in a casserole dish. This blend of ingredients was so good that I knew I needed to do a lens on it! Have you tried a yellow squash dressing dish yet?
There was just enough left of my yellow squash dressing for me to take it into the office for our group to sample. They loved it!
"Folks! I have to tell you honestly that doing a bit of experimenting, I came up with a recipe for Yellow Squash Dressing that really works! It's a delicious deviation from the regular yellow squash recipes AND dressing recipes too!" --The Brand Ambassador JaguarJulie!
Grow Your Own Yellow Squash!!
It's very rewarding to grow your own yellow squash from seeds!
There were a variety of yellow squash seeds available, but I opted for the Ferry-Morse 3203 Organic Squash Seeds, Early Yellow Summer Crookneck.
I like the idea of using organic seeds for food products. The USDA organic yellow crookneck squash seeds are ready to harvest in 53 days.
Plant 1-inch deep, 3-foot row spacing, and 4-foot plant spacing. Couldn't be any simpler!
Do you love yellow squash?
Love dressing? Got a recipe to share? Maybe tried something like this? I love to hear from my readers! Especially those of you out there who CAN cook and who do actually experiment with their recipes and not copy and paste from the internet -- know what I'm saying???
History: Yellow Squash Dressing Recipe was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on January 11, 2009.