Aunt Del's Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped

The recipes I grew up eating were passed down from generation to generation. From holiday specials to just good ole family favorites, these recipes are ones I still love to cook today. With some tweaking of ingredients I am able to make old ones new, just like this Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free.




It Wouldn't Be Thanksgiving Without It


If you're anything like me, the holidays are when you pull out the old recipe book and make those favorite meals you grew up eating. For each holiday there are certain ones that are a must have. For Thanksgiving, it's my Aunt Del's yellow squash recipe. There is just something about this dish that makes our Thanksgiving meal complete.

Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Yet, over the past few years, I have done without this amazing dish because I never took the time to make it more allergy friendly for my family.

That was until now.

Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free


Now let me first say that I am not necessarily saying that I made this recipe more 'healthy' (though I'm sure it's a little bit better than it's butter filled counterpart), but it is pretty darn close when it comes to taste of the original.

With some easy substitutes like gluten free bread crumbs and my dairy free mushroom soup, my Aunt Del's yellow squash casserole has now been revamped to 2017 foodie needs.

Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Homemade Bread Stuffing Is A Must


While trying to revamp this recipe, I realized that having some really fresh tasting ingredients was a must.

I started with the 'stuffing mix' that is usually called for. My aunt's recipe calls for a bag of prepared stuffing mix. Seeing that about 95% of our meals are gluten-free, I decided to swap out the 'prepared mix' and make my own stuffing.

I purchased a package of gluten-free french bread from our local store. Let it thaw out, cut it into cubes and toasted them in the oven for a few minutes.

That's it. That was my stuffing mix... and it worked perfectly.

Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free


Revamped Is Almost Better


To show respect for my dear Aunt Del, I won't say that this new 'revamped' version is better then her recipe, but it sure is pretty darn close.

I'm not sure if it's the homemade stuffing or the homemade dairy-free soup, but this new yellow squash casserole recipe is definitely going to be passed on to our families next generation.

Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-FreeYellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Now It's Your Turn


As always, I am excited to share another recipe with you! I really hope you enjoy it.

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What About You?


Do you have an old family recipe that you have 'revamped' to coincide with your families allergies needs? Leave me a comment and let me know. I'd love to check it out.

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Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free


Yellow Squash Casserole
Yellow Squash Casserole Revamped - Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Comments

  1. When I'm looking for thanksgiving dishes they need to be a one dish recipe, and this casserole definitely fits the bill! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Awesome! Thanks Abbey!! I’m right there with ya on the one dish thing 😉

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  3. Our family also has a squash casserole we do at every holiday. Ours has cheese in love to see what others have as family recipes thanks for sharing

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  4. This looks delicious. I wish I could make it for my family but I know my kids would totally protest.

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  5. I am sooo down for this dish! Looks super tasty :). Love how it's dairy and gluten-free too!

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  6. I just dug into a bunch of squash this weekend. Love this side for Thanksgiving!

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  7. This sounds amazing! I feel like I never know what to do with yellow squash besides just eating it plain, sauteed, or in bread - so this is great for me to have some new inspiration.

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  8. I'm not a vegan or gluten free so I used regular butter, bread and cream of mushroom soup. I got a condensed version of the soup, significantly reduced the butter and also added delicata squash along with the yellow bottleneck. It was delicious! Thank you so much for this alternative as most recipes pile on the cheese which can get really heavy to eat on a regular basis. It was perfect over rice to bring stored for a weeks worth of healthy meals!

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  9. Hi Dana~
    Thanks so much for coming back and leaving a comment. I LOVE the addition of the delicata squash! That's one of my favorites! I will have to try that on for sure!
    So glad you enjoyed it!!

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