Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nosh on Squash

I am pretty much always in the mood for fresh vegetables, but lately I have really been craving fresh summer vegetables. I love steamed or grilled yellow squash by itself so I figured it was be just as good with a few added ingredients, in order to make a casserole. This side dish recipe reminds me of the squash casserole at a local market/restaurant but I'm relatively sure that their version is far from low-fat. It seems that most vegetable casseroles contain very few actual vegetables and are smothered in cream soups, cheese, and other high calorie ingredients. I really liked the fact that the squash is the main ingredient in my recipe and its flavor is still distinct. The addition of cheese and greek yogurt really complemented the squash without overpowering it and the corn flakes provided a crunchy topping. I served this with grilled chicken tenders and sauteed turnip greens for a healthy, southern dinner. 

Cheesy Squash Casserole
serves 8

6 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup fat-free shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup fat-free plain greek yogurt
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup corn flakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Boil squash and onions until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl combine squash and onions, Parmesan, Cheddar, and yogurt. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Transfer mixture to prepared casserole dish. Top with corn flakes. Bake for 20 minutes.
Nutrition: 93 calories, 9g carbohydrate, 10g protein, 2g fat, 2g fiber
weight watchers points: 2
weight watchers plus points: 3



Loretta said...

Lauren this looks so yummy. I have to try your recipe. Luv-Loretta

Fash Boulevard said...

yummy. so happy i found your blog. i hope you'll follow back. My name's Anna. I started my blog a little over a month ago. It's all about celebrity fashion from the point of view of an LA stylist. I grow up in the south and moved to Cali after graduating from college in Alabama. I'd love if you'd stop by to see multiple post a day on all the latest celebrity fashion news. Would love your support. xoxo

Haley Daniel said...

Hi Lauren,

I found out about your blog from Ms. Henson. I am currently in school at UA, majoring in Food and Nutrition. I love your blog! I made this today for a Thanksgiving luncheon at work. Needless to say, it was devoured! Thank you:)


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