SQUISHY SQUASHY CASSEROLE

Squish squash, let's get sauced!
Squish squash, let’s get sauced!

This side dish is soft to the touch, yet crunchy in all the right places.  As described, this does not sound like the hard-body of summer vegetable concoctions.  But this dish could help you get that hard beach body all the cool kids seem to be having these days.  This casserole is light, full of flavor and pack a wallop of flavor-filled fungasms.  This particular dish was an experiment in how to cook summer squash besides on the grill.  A tough act to follow.  It provided great company for the grilled chicken I served to this annoying date.  The date was a bust, but luckily I got my jollies from this casserole.  The silver lining never tasted so good.

squash casserole prepTotal time: approximately 55 minutes
Projected cost: $8
Drinking Buddy: Nice cold beer or white wine

Ingredients:
1. 1 tbsp breadcrumbs
2. 2 tbsp olive oil
3. 1 dash paprika
4. 1 dash salt
5. 1 onion chopped coarsely
6. 2 green onions chopped coarsely
7. 4 globe squash
8. 2-ounces goat cheese

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a baking pan or deep wide pie-pan with olive oil.  Chop the squash into ½ inch rounds.  Line the pan with a layer of squash rounds, throw the onions over and crown with half of the goat cheese.  Set down another layer, use the rest of the goat cheese and crown with green onions.  Pour the remaining olive oil, season with paprika and salt, and evenly distribute the breadcrumbs over the top.
squash casserole assemble
Step 2
Throw the squash in the oven and bake until the veggies soften and the top browns (approx 45 min).  Serve up on plates as a lunch or to compliment an ENTRÉE.
squash casserole bake

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