Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yellow Squash Casserole w/Minced Seasoned Grilled Chicken

A couple of months ago I pulled a recipe for "Yellow Squash Casserole" from Allrecipes.com and have thoroughly enjoyed cooking it.  I've cooked it several times, but I altered the recipe to suit my needs, because I found the recipe rather bland, but then again I didn't use the 1/4 Cup of melted butter it asked for.  I cut it out and used country crock light where needed and added additional spices to taste.
I also added my recipe for Seasoned Grilled Chicken© and a can of Whole Kernel Corn to make a very tasty casserole sure to satisfy your appetite.

Yellow Squash Casserole w/Minced Seasoned Grilled Chicken
Cocina De Don Pedro © 2014
Pedro R. Flores, Jr.. All Rights Reserved.
Makes 8 Servings, 1/8 recipe each

- 6 Cups Yellow Squash, sliced
- 3/4 Cup Onion, chopped
- 35 Ritz or Buttery Round Crackers, crushed*
- 1 Cup Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese*
- 10 oz. Seasoned Grilled Chicken©, minced
- 1 Can Whole Kernel Corn
- 2 Eggs, Beaten
- 3/4 Cup Non-Fat Instant Dry Milk (Great Value)*
- Butter Flavored Non-Stick Cooking Spray*
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- 2 Tbsp Country Crock Light, or light butter (optional)*
- 1 Tbsp Parsley Flakes

- Small Mixing Bowl
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Rubber Spatulas
- Wooden or Kitchen Spoons
- Kitchen or Chef's Knife
- 9/13 Baking Pan

- Preheat oven to 400°F.

- Place squash and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in a small amount of water. Cover, and cook until squash is tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well, and place in a large bowl.

- In a medium bowl, mix together cracker crumbs and cheese. Stir half of the cracker mixture into the cooked squash and onions. In a small bowl, mix together eggs and milk, then add to squash mixture. Spray with butter flavored non-stick cooking spray quite generously.  Season with salt, garlic, pepper and set aside.

- Spread minced chicken onto bottom of 9x13 pan and sprinkle corn over the chicken.  Pour squash mixture over chicken and corn. Continue to spread using hands or spatula. Sprinkle Lawry's over entire dish, then Sprinkle with remaining cracker mixture.  Dot with 2 tablespoons butter and Parsley Flakes

 - Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

- In place of name brand ingredients, use generic versions to save money.  I use Wal-Mart's Great Value Brand for many of my recipes.  I used Reduced Fat Buttery Round Crackers, Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Non-Fat Instant Dry Milk, and Butter Flavored Non-Stick Cooking Spray.

- Use Country Crock Light instead of Butter, or don't use it at all.  It's your choice.  The original recipe asked for 1/4 cup melted butter (that wasn't going to happen, lol).  I used plenty of cooking spray to compensate and used C.C Light for the dotting. 

- The nutritional facts for this recipe are listed under MyFitnessPal under "Cocina De Don Pedro - Yellow Squash Casserole W/minced Seasoned Grilled Chicken"

Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size = 1/8 Recipe

Calories 222 Sodium 1,020 mg
Total Fat 6 g Potassium 346 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 23 g
Polyunsaturated 2 g Dietary Fiber 3 g
Monounsaturated 1 g Sugars 7 g
Trans 0 g Protein 17 g
Cholesterol 70 mg


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