Creamed squash is one of those Southern dishes that will become one of your favorite recipes! This yellow summer squash recipe is so easy and not to mention insanely creamy.
If you are looking for a good old fashion Southern classic that you can enjoy with some delicious fried pork chops. This is the perfect recipe for you! My grandmother made this recipe every other Sunday and I can’t wait to share all of the cozy flavor with you!
What is Creamed Squash?
Creamed squash is a recipe that you can make in the summer months, Fall, and winter months. You can create this recipe with the skin of the yellow squash. In addition the ingredients are made to a bare minimum. The squash are cut into bite- size pieces then sautéed over the stovetop. This is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner!
Why You Will Enjoy This Cream Squash Recipe?
Southern Classic- An old fashioned popular recipe that you can create with a small amount of ingredients. That will for sure give you the entire Southern experience!
Easy and Convenient- Sometimes the traditional recipes with a ton of steps can be daunting. Not this creamed squash. You can have it on your holiday tables in no time!
Not Hard To Find- like a lot of squash such as mashed squash, mashed butternut, pattypan, and Olive squash which they all can be challenging to find but this yellow squash is easily found in your local grocery stores. Which is always a plus when you are trying to make your creamed squash casserole dish!
Low in calories- if you are on a calorie diet this is the perfect recipe for you. This butternut squash recipe can be modified to your liking.
What To Purchase From store
- Summer Squash- You can purchase your squash in your local store. No big deal there. Try to make sure you are using the smaller squash they have a lot of moisture verses the larger squash!
- Milk-this will give your squash a richer and creamier texture to enhance all of the flavors.
- Sour Cream-(Optional) a dollop of cream can be used in this creamed squash recipe. You don’t want to use too much. A little goes a long way.
- Unsalted Butter- salted or unsalted butter is completely fine in this recipe.There are different ways you can go about this. You can use melted butter or softened butter if you like.
- Olive oil- Will help to cook the creamed squash quicker.
- Seasonings-I kept this recipe as simple as I remembered but that’s the thing you won’t need a ton of different seasoning. I used kosher salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Vidalia Onion-Using a large yellow onion will allow those aromas of the onion to marinate into the creamed squash. Allowing for the maximum flavor.
- All Purpose Flour-The flour will help with the thickening or the creamed squash. This step is a must to get that creamy texture.
How To Make Creamed Squash?
1. Wash and clean your squash making sure to remove all of the dirt. Pat dry then cut the squash into 1 inch pieces!
2. Add in your butter and flour. Whisk together until flour is dissolved and the mixture thickens. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Once the mixture has thickened, add the squash, onions, and milk into the pot. Stir until the squash is coated in the cream sauce. Season with salt, sugar, garlic powder, and pepper.
4. If you’re using Parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese, stir it in now until it’s melted and well combined.
5. Cook the mixture for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything is heated through.
6. Your creamed squash is now ready to serve! Enjoy it as a side dish with your favorite main course.
Note: You can add other seasonings or herbs to taste, like nutmeg, garlic powder, or fresh parsley. You can also add a bit of shredded cheddar cheese on top for extra flavor.
Heavy Whipping Crean- The milk can be substituted for 2% milk or coconut milk in this creamed squash recipe. It’s completely your preference.
Cajun Style-If you want to make this cream squash recipe a little spicy then simply add in some cajun seasoning to your liking.
Crunchy-If you don’t your creamed squash that softened. Leave on the store for less time.
Squash Soup– Try turning this delicious creamed squash into squash soup!
Things To Enjoy with Creamed Squash
- Ritz Crackers
- Cheddar Cheese
Large Skillet- If you are cooking a large amount of squash at a time you will need a larger skillet if you are sautéing a small amount use a smaller skillet.
Cooking Utensils-You will need to ensure that you are using spoons and forks to ensure that you are cooking your creamed squash up properly.
You can store your creamed squash in an airtight container.
The softer you want your creamed squash the longer you will want them to cook. If you want them to be a little crunchy, simply remove them from the stove.
Do you leave the skin on squash when you cook it?
It’s completely your preference. You can choose to remove the skin or leave the skin on.
Can you eat yellow squash raw?
Yes, you can eat yellow squash raw. When you eat them raw it can be very refreshing and nutritional!
Making this creamed squash will become a popular recipe at your main event. It will be no big deal to whip up when your friends ask you! Also, another thing that I love about this creamed squash is that it will be a vegetarian main dish! Well, until next time folks!
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Creamed Squash Old Fashion Southern Style
- 4 Yellow Summer Squash Sliced
- 1/4 cup Butter Salted or Unsalted
- 1 Teaspoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 Medium Onion Sliced into circles
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Milk
- 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoons Black pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Sugar Optional
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese optional
- Wash and clean your squash making sure to remove all of the dirt. Pat dry then cut the squash into 1 inch pieces!4 Yellow Summer Squash
- Add in your butter, onions, olive oil, and flour. Whisk together until flour is dissolved and the mixture thickens. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes.1/4 cup Butter, 1 Teaspoons Olive Oil, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 Medium Onion
- Once the mixture has thickened, add the squash and milk into the pot. Stir until the squash is coated in the cream sauce. Season with salt, sugar, garlic powder, and pepper.1 1/2 Cups Milk, 1/2 Teaspoons Salt, 1/2 Teaspoons Black pepper, 1/2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder, 1 Teaspoon Sugar
- If you’re using Parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese, stir it in now until it’s melted and well combined.1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook the mixture for another 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything is cooked down to your desired texture.