This is a great side dish-a real crowd pleaser. Everybody will want the recipe.
3 pounds of yellow squash, cut into 1/4 " thick slices
1 small onion, chopped
1 & 1/2 tbl salt
16 saltine crackers, divided
1 & 1/2 cup (6oz) shredded, sharp cheddar cheese-divided
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbl butter, melted
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1. Cook first 3 ingredients in boiling water to cover 25 minutes or until squash is very tender.
Drain well and mash mixture with fork.
2. Crush 10 crackers and stir into swash mixture, stir in 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese and the next 5 ingredients. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 11x7 baking dish.
3. Crush remaining 6 saltine crackers and sprinkle over casserole, then sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese evenly over casserole.
4. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven, for 30 minutes until cheese melts and casserole is bubbly.
****Can make ahead , but don't top with crackers and cheese. Cover and chill overnight. Remove from refrigerator, let stand 30 minutes and then put the toppings on and bake as directed.