Cheesy Squash, Zucchini, and Corn Casserole is a creamy, cheesy casserole full of summer vegetables. Lots of cheddar cheese and buttery cracker crumbs make this one heck of a side dish.
I love recipes that turn vegetables into comfort food. Squash and zucchini casseroles are very popular but you rarely see corn added to them. I don’t know why because it’s a fabulous flavor combination. I love the sweetness that the corn adds.
A combination of mayonnaise, sour cream, and melted butter make this casserole wonderfully creamy. Some eggs and crushed crackers are added to the casserole to give it more substance.
I use all cheddar cheese, but a combination of cheddar cheese and mozzarella or Parmesan cheese would be equally delicious. There’s also sweet onion added for even more flavor.
It is important to pre-cook the squash, zucchini, and onion or else it will be crunchy and lacking in flavor in the finished casserole dish. I briefly simmer them in some chicken broth because it helps add flavor. You could just steam them or saute them in some butter or oil until crisp-tender. You don’t want them super soft because they will continue to cook in the oven.
If you have a bounty of zucchini or squash on your hands, give this Cheesy Squash, Zucchini, and Corn Casserole a try. You won’t be disappointed.
More Casserole Side Dishes:
- Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole
- Lima Bean Casserole
- Corn Pudding
- Yellow Squash Casserole
- Stove Top Broccoli Casserole
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Cheesy Squash, Zucchini, and Corn Casserole
- 4 cups yellow squash (1/4-inch thick)
- 4 cups zucchini (1/4-inch thick)
- 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped sweet or yellow onion
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups cooked corn
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups coarsley crushed Ritz crackers
- Combine squash, zucchini, onion, and chicken broth in a large saucepan. If needed, add some water so that liquid comes to the top of the vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 6 to 7 minutes, or until squash and zucchini are tender.
- Drain well and add corn.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 2-quart baking dish.
- In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, eggs, butter, salt and pepper.Mix in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese.
- Add squash mixture and stir to mix.
- Transfer half of the squash mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the cracker crumbs.
- Top with remaining squash mixture, then the rest of the crackers and the cheese.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
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19 thoughts on “Cheesy Squash, Zucchini, and Corn Casserole”
I’ve made this several times and LOVE it! Last time I used fried onions mixed with bread crumbs, cheese and butter for the topping and it was AMAZING! This casserole also freezes very well, so if you have leftovers and want to use it later, it keeps in the freezer for several months. To reheat, I just took the frozen casserole and put it in a dish directly in a warm over and it came out perfect!
2 quart casserole… how many will this feed? For 14 people, do I need to double it? It’s one of many side dishes.
This squash recipe is so good. I even had a bowl of it for lunch the next day. It’s perfect as a side or a main dish for vegetarians. I love using fresh corn on the cob but if in a hurry frozen corn or canned corn works too.
Love this recipe. I use cream corn in mine. That way I don’t have to use mayo that I’m not a fan of.
Was delicious ! Made it for a cookout and it was a big hit!
Do you use fresh corn cut from the cob, canned, or frozen for this recipe?
4 cups chicken broth listed but not used
She cooked the squash and onions in it
Can you prepare ahead of time and bake before serving?
Delicious!!! I’m so glad I saved this bc I’m making it again for Thanksgiving
This is a great combination of vegetables and casserole! The corn adds a nice texture with the squash and zucchini.
This just became my favorite squash casserole. It’s unbelievably creamy and very tasty! You knocked my old favorite right off the podium. I will make this forever.
My daughter in law substituted cornbread jiffy mix and it was delicious!
Substituted jiffy mix for what?
I love squash and zucchini and have enjoyed them many different ways. However this recipe is the holy grail of squash recipes!!!!! This is by far the best one ever. I had people devouring this that do t like squash. Lol, thank you for this!!
I make this dish all of the time! It’s so cheap and provides so many meals! Also a delicious way to eat vegetables I normally otherwise couldn’t stomach eating.
Can you freeze.