Southwest Squash Casserole

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  • Published Sep 8th
  • Ready In35m
  • Servings8
  • Calories228
Easy to prepare, this recipe is flavorful yet can pack a 'punch' if you choose. Squash tend to be mild but by adding diced green chiles (and jalapenos if you want spicier) it's a surprisingly tasty recipe. It pleases a lot of people and has become a favorite at family gatherings.

Southwest Squash Casserole Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Southwest Squash Casserole for 8 servings:

  • 2 pounds yellow squash, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 sweet onions, quartered and separated
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup crushed tortilla chips

Southwest Squash Casserole Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In35m

To cook Southwest Squash Casserole, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Southwest Squash Casserole is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Southwest Squash Casserole within 35 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Southwest Squash Casserole easily:

  1. 1 Lightly grease a large casserole dish. Arrange the squash, onions, and red bell pepper in the dish. Place in the microwave, and cook on High 10 minutes, stirring once, until tender.
  2. 2 Gently mix the mushrooms, green chile peppers, jalapeno peppers, cheese, and sour cream into the dish. Sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips. Cover dish, and cook in the microwave 10 minutes on Medium-high power, or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 228 calories; 15.6 grams of fat; 13.1 grams of carbohydrates; 11.7 grams of protein; 38 milligrams of cholesterol; 347 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 21st 2015

    I halved the recipe and used a medium-sized casserole dish. My microwave is small and the dish did not fit! So I used a microwave-safe dish and followed all the directions. I finished the re ...

  2. Mar 24th 2014

    A bit of flour stirred into the sauce helps with the watery factor for squash dishes, but truthfully we found this dish to be quite bland. It really needed a healthy dose of bold spices to ...

  3. Jul 21st 2013

    Loved it! It does take awhile to prep it all and I did add a can of drained black beans like someone mentioned. Also cooked it in the oven and used some of the cheese to sprinkle on top of t ...

  4. Sep 23rd 2010

    Delicious! I used fat-free sour cream, added left over cauliflower, fresh tomatoes, fresh spinach, left off taco chips and jalapenos, added a dash of red pepper.

  5. Aug 1st 2009

    Excellent change of pace for squash. I added a drained can of black beans which made it a potential main dish and tasted great! I also baked at 350 for about 40 minutes and added a teaspoo ...

  6. Jul 31st 2009

    I thought this was a great recipe. I baked it like someone else mentionioned, and the squash stayed alittle crispy. I also added some fresh tomatoes. I used half the amount of sour cream ...

  7. Sep 3rd 2007

    I lightened this up with reduced fat cheese and fat free sour cream. the sour cream probably made it a ilttle watery but overall tasted pretty good and had quite a bite to it (in a good way) ...

  8. Jul 4th 2006

    As it is written this recipe sucks. I ebe tried sauteign the mushrooms, red peppers and onions in olive oil and garlic. I guess if you want a squash dish that squishes the flavor this would ...

  9. Jun 15th 2006

    I used this great idea for my casserole tonight. Sliced squash, mushrooms, onions, and jalapenos with sour cream, salsa and cheese. Topped with a mixture of breadcrumbs and tortilla chips. ...