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The Best Low Carb Squash Casserole

If you’re looking for easy yellow squash recipes to use up a bunch of squash from your garden, then this squash casserole is for you! You would never guess that this low carb squash casserole is made with pork rinds instead of Ritz crackers. Yummy!

There are certain times of the year that I always look forward to…

The first chill of fall when I can order a fancy Starbucks drink and live in my fuzzy socks…

The first snowy day when I can make a cup of hot cocoa and curl up under my weighted blanket…

And late Spring/early Summer when the veggies in my garden start to emerge, before it’s too hot to leave the house…

I LOVE having a garden! It’s so convenient to just walk out the backdoor and go pick whatever produce I need for dinner. We grow okra, green onions, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, green peppers, poblano peppers, blackberries, and yellow squash.

By some miracle, our garden has been bountiful ever since we started it two years ago! It must just be good soil, because my hubby and I had no idea what we were doing. I’m sure that we planted full sun stuff in the shade, and we mixed veggies that don’t play well together in the same planter boxes.

Yet our garden has been overflowing with fresh produce.

So much so that we couldn’t pick our yellow squash fast enough this past summer. We had squash coming out of our ears. I’m talking 6-7 squash a day. Probably because we planted WAY too many seeds. 🙂

We even had spaghetti squash growing in our garden that had magically reappeared from the year before.

So, we were constantly trying to come up with easy and healthy recipes that used squash, and lots of it.

Enter this easy low carb squash casserole.

This low carb veggie-loaded casserole is a favorite in our house. And it will definitely be making an appearance as a Thanksgiving side dish this year (at least ONE thing will be low carb!).

Here’s how to make this yummy and easy squash casserole recipe:

How to make Low Carb Squash Casserole

Step 1: Gather your ingredients

This low carb squash casserole only takes a few basic ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand:

  • 4 yellow squash, cubed
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced (or you can substitute 1 green pepper)
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I like to use sharp cheddar)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (the kind in the shaker container)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup crushed pork rinds

Step 2: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 3: Saute diced onions and peppers.

Cook onions and peppers in a large skillet over medium heat until tender.

Step 4: Add cubed squash and cook until medium tender.

Add the yellow squash and minced garlic to the skillet with the peppers and onions. Cook until squash is medium tender. You don’t want to overcook the squash because it will continue to cook in the oven.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

After squash is cooked, remove from stove and allow to cool a bit.

Step 5: In a large bowl, combine sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 of the pork rinds, and the squash mixture.

Be sure to only mix in 1/2 cup of the crushed pork rinds in this step.

Fold all ingredients together.

Step 6: Spread squash mixture into a greased 9″ x 9″ pan.

Step 7: In a small bowl, combine remaining pork rinds and grated parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on top of Low Carb Squash Casserole.

Toss 1/2 of the crushed pork rinds and parmesan cheese together. Then sprinkle the mixture on top of your Low Carb Squash Casserole.

Step 8: Bake your Low Carb Squash Casserole at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Bake until lightly browned and sides of casserole start to bubble.

Then, remove from the oven and allow to cool a few minutes before serving.

And finally, dig in to this yummy, you-don’t-even-miss-the-carbs Squash Casserole!

This is one of my absolute favorite low carb side dishes! It’s so much more exciting than plain steamed broccoli, and even though it’s low on carbs, it’s high on flavor!

Try this Low Carb Squash Casserole for your Thanksgiving menu! It feels like Thanksgiving comfort food, and it will pair perfectly with grandma’s green bean casserole. Just like these easy Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Potatoes.

And be sure to check out some of my other low carb casserole recipes:

Here’s the printable version of this yummy low carb casserole for your recipe binder:

Yield: 6-8 servings

Low Carb Squash Casserole

low carb squash casserole in a serving spoon

This low carb squash casserole has the best topping made with pork rinds and parmesan cheese! Add this to your list of easy low carb casserole recipes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 yellow squash, cubed
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 poblano pepper, diced (or you can substitute 1 green pepper)
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup crushed pork rinds, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Saute onions and peppers in a large skillet over medium heat until tender.
  3. Add cubed squash and minced garlic to skillet and cook until medium tender. Don't overcook the squash because it will continue to cook in the oven.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste to the squash, onion, pepper mixture.
  5. Once squash is medium tender, remove skillet from heat and allow to cool a bit.
  6. In a large bowl, combine sour cream, cheddar cheese, 1/2 of the crushed pork rinds, and the squash mixture. Fold to combine.
  7. Spread casserole mixture into a greased 9" x 9" pan.
  8. In a small bowl, combine remaining pork rinds and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle evenly on top of casserole.
  9. Bake casserole at 375 degrees for 25-30, or until lightly browned and sides are bubbly.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix. Verify all nutritional data.

Enjoy!

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