Saturday, July 25, 2015

TEX-MEX SQUASH CASSEROLE

10 cups (about 7) medium-size yellow squash, sliced
2 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (4-oz) green chilies, drained
1 can (4-oz) diced jalapeno peppers, drained
1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup salsa
4 green onions, sliced, for garnish, optional
1/4 cup chopped red onion, for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan or dish; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the squash, 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese, and both peppers. Sprinkle the flour and salt over the mixture and toss to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.

Cover dish and bake at 400 degrees 30 to 40 minutes until the squash is tender.

Remove from oven and spoon the salsa over the top. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over all and return to oven. Bake, uncovered, for another 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and allow to set for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle the onions, if using, over the top before serving.

Yield: 10 servings
Per serving: 143 calories, 12 g carbs and 8 g protein - This carb to protein ratio makes this dish okay for diabetics.

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