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30 August 2017: Old-Fashioned Squash Casserole

August 30, 2017

Tags: Classic Southern Cooking, Historical southern Cooking, Classic American Cooking, Yellow squash, Squash Casserole, Squash, Summer Squash

A Southern Classic: Old-Fashioned Squash Casserole
Before summer passes, some thoughts on an old seasonal classic.

One of the loveliest standard dishes for those great old Southern institutions—church covered-dish suppers, dinners-on-the-grounds, and buffet spreads for family reunions and funerals—is squash casserole. Variously known as a casserole, pudding, and soufflé (those last mainly when it has eggs in it), it’s popularity as a covered-dish offering probably owes a lot to the fact that it was cheap (the main ingredient came right out of the back garden), easy to make (especially on short notice), and delicious with just about anything. (more…)