This Squash Casserole is a classic side dish recipe! Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with yellow squash, this is the perfect side to serve with weeknight dinners or take to BBQs! A Southern favorite!
I am always looking for a great side dish in the summer. Actually, I am always looking for great side dish recipes all year long. And this Squash Casserole is a perfect example of not only a great seasonal recipe that is amazing served with BBQ, but can also double as a meal for Meatless Monday.
I am all about a side dish, and will regularly pass up on the main dish to eat a whole plates of sides. That’s why BBQs are amazing! My plate will consist of Potato Salad, Southern Pecan Bread, Southwest Quinoa Salad, and Squash Casserole!
Baked Yellow Squash Casserole is a Classic Side Dish!
You know I love a casserole recipe. I have many on my site, and find they are an easy way to pack everything into one dish and call it a meal. On busy weeknights, casserole recipes can be a real time saver! While it’s great served with a chicken recipe, it’s also really easy to turn it into a meal,. That’s and an amazing thing about this squash casserole recipe! Add a little shredded rotisserie chicken and you have a whole meal in one place!
How To Make Squash Casserole
I am all about a recipe you can make ahead, and this is perfect to prep ahead and pop in the oven when you’re ready to serve, which is why it’s great for BBQs, entertaining, or potluck dinners.
The best thing about this recipe is it’s a great way to use squash in the summer months when it’s in season! You can use all yellow squash like I did here, or you can use all green squash (zucchini) OR use a combo!
You can even use diced butternut squash in the fall, which is delicious!
Making this ahead is super easy. Prep all your ingredients as stated in the recipe, assemble the casserole, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate until it’s time to bake! You can pull it out of the oven about 20 minutes ahead to take the chill off and add a few extra minutes onto the bake time to make sure it’s warmed throughout!
What Can You Serve With Squash Casserole?
I’ve said a few times that this is a great summer recipe when yellow squash is in season, which makes it a great side dish for BBQ, burgers, or anything on the grill! BUT it’s pure comfort food that can absolutely be enjoyed anytime of year!