Summer Squash Bake is a spicy little dish that is a fantastic way to use up some of those squash that are over-flowing in your summer gardens right now. It also makes a perfect side dish at your next BBQ!
Prepare a 9"x13" glass casserole dish with non-stick spray.
Thinly slice squash and onions then place in casserole dish. Coat veggies lightly with extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper. Add green chiles and pepper jack cheese. Stir until mixed.
In a separate bowl, lightly whisk eggs and milk. Pour over the veggies evenly. Gently press squash down with fork.
Sprinkle the crushed bread crumbs over the squash mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Uncover and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes until the top is browned.
Two words. Cheese and Potatoes. Put them both together and we are in Heaven! These Cheesy Au gratin Potatoes are melt in your mouth good. An excellent choice for a side dish and really way easier to make than you might think.
Wash new potatoes and thinly slice. You can use a food processor attachment if you like, but we just used the handy kitchen chef knife at there were only 5 potatoes to slice. Try to get all of the slices equal in width so that they cook evenly.
Rinse the potato slices in cold water and pat dry on a clean kitchen towel.
Using a large heavy gauge sauce pan, add potatoes, milk, garlic and butter.
Add spices and cook over medium heat making sure to stir often so that the milk does not stick to the pan. Bring to a boil for 7 minutes.
Shred the fresh parmesan cheese using a regular cheese grater. Freshly grated cheeses seem to melt better than pre-packaged, pre-shredded kinds.
Pour boiled potatoes mixture into a 9"x13" glass casserole pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. We used coconut oil spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes until it is bubbling and brown on top.
Serve as a side dish to your favorite meatloaf, pork chops, or roasted chicken.
This Au Gratin is also wonderfully versatile enough to use with many other types of cheeses. Pick your favorite to substitute instead of the parmesan. Sharp Cheddar, Gruyere, Swiss...have fun experimenting. 😉