This low carb squash casserole is a quick and easy low carb recipe to make. It is a combo of yellow squash, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, cream cheese and sour cream. Then, this keto friendly side dish is topped with cheddar cheese and pork rinds. It is a terrific addition to a holiday dinner or Sunday supper.
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Happy Sunday, I hope you are enjoying your weekend! It has been a beautiful Fall weekend here in Maine. Yesterday my kids and I took the dogs for a hike along the ocean. It was so nice to get out and enjoy the Fall foliage and wonderful weather. After our hike, we headed out to Wolfe’s Neck Farm to pick up the last installment of our CSA for the year. I’m so sad that it is over, as I have enjoyed coming up with new and creative ideas for all of the organic vegetables we have received. For example, this Low Carb Squash Casserole that I made last night!
Looking for more great casserole ideas? Check these out:
- Spinach and Sautéed Veggie Casserole
- Mexican Corn Casserole
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping
Low Carb Squash Casserole
In our weekly bundle from the CSA were several yellow squash, zucchini, and onions. So, I decided to toss them all into a casserole for our dinner. Here is what you will need to make the Low Carb Squash Casserole:
- Yellow Squash
- Salt & Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Cream Cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Pork Rinds
To Make the Low Carb Squash Casserole
The Low Carb Squash Casserole is super easy to make! First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a casserole dish by spraying with cooking spray. Chop up all your veggies by cutting the squash and zucchini into one inch pieces. Then, chop the onion and slice the mushrooms if you bought whole ones.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. After olive oil is heated up, add the veggies and sauté until tender, then remove from heat.
Next, stir together cream cheese, sour cream and garlic powder in a large bowl.
Then, fold in sautéed veggies until well combined.
Transfer this mixture to casserole dish and spread out evenly.
Then, top the Low Carb Squash Casserole with cheddar cheese.
Sprinkle the pork rinds on top of the cheese.
Place the Low Carb Squash Casserole in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven to wire rack. Serve warm and enjoy!
Can the Low Carb Squash Casserole be warmed up?
Yes! This could be prepared a day or two ahead of time. To heat up the Low Carb Squash Casserole, just cover with foil and put it in the oven at 325 degrees until warmed throughout. It can also be placed in the microwave to warm up. Use paper towels to cover the top of the casserole dish if microwaving. Times will vary for this depending on microwave.
I’m a vegetarian, can I substitute anything for the pork rinds?
I use the pork rinds to keep the dish in low carbs. However, you could add panko bread crumbs or crispy fried onions on top to make it a vegetarian dish. The extra topping could also be left out entirely and the Low Carb Squash Casserole can just be topped with the cheese.
Low Carb Squash Casserole
- 2 yellow squash diced in 1 inch pieces
- 1 zucchini diced in 1 inch pieces
- 1 8 ounce package sliced mushrooms
- 1 onion chopped
- Salt and pepper as desired
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup crushed pork rinds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and cook until tender but not falling apart. Drain well.
- In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic powder. Mix well.
- Fold in vegetables and stir gently to combine. Transfer mixture to casserole dish and spread evenly.
- Top casserole with shredded cheese and pork rinds.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
So Tell Me…
Do you belong to a CSA? What is your favorite veggie casserole dish? Are you following a low carb diet?
Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!