Cheesy Baked Squash

This is comfort food that doesn’t have to be nearly as fatty as you think.  I use reduced fat sour cream, 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese, and turkey bacon instead of pork (which is about 80% less fat).

Cheesy Baked Squash


  • 6 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 8 strips turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons flour (I use whole wheat)
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs

What I do:

  • Instead of following the original recipe and cooking the squash first THEN slicing it, I slice it then put it into a large pot, cover it with water, and cook it on medium heat from 20-30 minutes depending on how crisp I want it.  I highly suggest you do the same.  🙂  Make sure to drain it VERY well or you’ll end up with a watery-bottomed casserole.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form
  • Fold in yolks, sour cream, and flour
  • In a lightly greased baking dish, put down a layer of half the squash
  • Smear half the egg/sour cream mixture over it
  • Sprinkle half the cheese on top
  • Cover it with the crumbled bacon
  • Add the other half of the squash
  • Add the other half of the egg mixture
  • Add the other half of the cheese
  • Sprinkle the bread crumbs on top
  • Bake for 25 minutes

This is really great comfort food.


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