Tex-Mex Summer Squash Casserole
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
melt in your mouth. Easy to fix and this makes a great side dish.
This is a great Tex-Mex dish that is simple to make and a general crowd pleaser. I also used fresh jalapeno like one reviewer mentioned. I prefer my veggies crispier, so I also cut back on the cooking time.
I halved the recipe and used fresh jalapeno instead of canned. I only used 1 tsp flour because I try to keep calories to a minimum. Delicious. Next time I will cut down on the baking time to 20 minutes to keep the squash crisp tender before putting on the salsa and cheese. This is one of those recipes that can be adjusted suit individual tastes. Adding sausage or chicken would make this a very nice main dish.
I mixed in crushed saltine crackers and put some on top. It was really good.
I was so excited to try this after reading the reviews, but for some reason, my hubby and I didn't like it. It was kinda mushy, and the flavors just seemed to mesh together-no layers of flavor.
I've made this recipe several times and everyone who tastes it wants the recipe. I added 1/2 browned sausage and 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained, to the recipe which made it a complete meal. I've also used a combination of yellow squash and zucchini. It's hard to go wrong with this recipe.
Wonderful! I seeded the squash and left out the jalapenos, as I added jalapeno stuffed sausage to make it a complete meal. It was somewhat watery, but not too bad. We ate it cold for lunch the next day. It tasted even better cold, and also had thickened up. We enjoyed this dish!
This is also the perfect one dish meal by using a deep 9x13 baking dish and adding about 4 cups of shredded chicken or about 11/2 lbs of seasoned cooked and crumbled ground beef. Also I add 1 regular sized can of olives halved the speedy way by placing them on an inverted plastic container lid then topping them with another lid of the same size and running a knife between them. I fire roast my green chilies on the stove top and add probably more then the equivalent of a 4 oz can of them chopped and add some in the mix and on top, the more the better. I sub the jalapenos for 3 or 4 diced fresh Serrano peppers and for seasoning I add about 1 Tb of my own blend of taco seasoning mix. This makes enough for the 2 of us to have left overs the next night but certainly nowhere near 10 servings.
This was tasty and very easy to prepare. I deviated a bit from the recipe in that I did not add the jalape?os nor the red onions. Based on the other reviews concerning the wateriness, I also seeded the squash and the resulting dish was not watery. I will keep this in my rotation of summer squash recipes.
Very good recipe. I loved it !!!