- Are you a mom who wants to sneak more veggies into your family's meals?
- Are you ready for some comfort food that also covers all of the food groups?
- Do you want a one pot meal that is easy and keeps down the number of pots, pans and dishes you have to clean-up?
- Are you tired of the same old way that you prepare that yellow squash?
- Do you love potato casserole but you want it to be a little healthier?
One pot meals are so great. They are usually warm and comforting and delicious, plus the
clean-up is so much easier and the prep is usually easier as well. My husband loves packing casseroles in his lunch for work, so I always make big casseroles so that we have leftovers.
Potato casserole has long been a favorite around here, but I had some yellow squash that I wanted to use, so I decided to experiment with it since we are trying to add more veggies to our diet.
I realize that this recipe has a lot of fat. I did cut back the original recipe to 1/4 c. of butter instead of 1/2 cup.
Also, I didn't precook the squash, but you could if you wanted to. I kind of like the slight crunch along side of the soft potatoes. Here are a few other variations that you can use:
- Sometimes, instead of boiling the potatoes, I just bake them in the microwave and then slice them up. You can even leave on the skins. I guess if you boil the potatoes, this is technically a 2 pot meal.
- You can use a bunch of green onions instead of a white or yellow one.
- You could add other veggies, like corn or peas or cauliflower.
- Instead of topping it with cheese, you could use breadcrumbs.
- You don't even have to add the bacon or whatever, but it does add a nice flavor.