Spicy Squash Casserole

Spicy Squash Casserole


"This spicy cheese and ground beef casserole can be used as a side dish or a main course! Any type of squash or ground meat may be used. For winter squash, you may want to pre-cook in the microwave before frying in butter to speed the process."


1 h servings 487 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 36.4 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 508 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute squash in butter until tender, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef, onion, and jalapeno, stirring until beef is evenly browned. Drain off grease. In a large bowl, mix together the squash, eggs, and mayonnaise. Stir in the ground beef mixture and Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish, and sprinkle cracker crumbs evenly over the top.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until heated through, and the top is nicely browned.
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  1. 42 Ratings


I read the previous reviews and made a few changes based on what ppl were saying about it not having flavor. Instead of sauteing the squash in butter, I cooked one slice of bacon in a non-stick...

Very good recipe for a bumper crop of zucchini squash. I didn't have mayonnaise but found sour cream worked well. The hot peppers gave the dish a nice spicy flavor.

This was better than delicious! I realized when preparing the recipe that I was out of mayonnaise so substituted with sour cream - then realized I didn't have ground beef, and substituted with ...

This was easy to make and very good. My husband loved it! It could use a tad more flavor, but seasoning with a little salt and pepper will do the trick (and maybe garlic powder?). This is als...

I have a finicky 14 year old daughter that will not eat vegetables, so I am always trying to come up with creative ways to sneak them in. This worked. Instead of slicing the squashed I grated ...

This was the best squash casserole I have ever tasted. It was even a winner for those in my family who insist they don't like squash. And, it is a terrific way to use up that bumper crop of sq...

Great recipe!. My 9 yr old loved it!. I did not have jalapenos so I added about 1 tsp thyme and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning for a kick. Also added a little pepper/garlic salt. Also used panko i...

Needed something... I know! Flavor! Claims to be spicy, NOT even! It sounded like it would be really tasty (love casseroles) but was very bland. Leftovers went straight to the trash. Won't...

Can't eat spicy food? I made this recipe without the jalapenos, using Italian-seasoned bread crumbs for the topping instead of crackers. I was afraid it might be too bland, but it is now a new...