Last week for Easter, I made this delicious squash casserole again for our family. It’s a recipe we turn to over and over again and we originally got the recipe from one of the sweet ladies in my dad’s church who always had the best Southern recipes. She somehow shared this one in our church cookbook, from a popular restaurant at the time, Aunt Fanny’s Cabin here in the Marietta area. That restaurant is long gone, but it was a fun place to go for Southern cuisine and they were known for their down-home fried chicken and sides, with this squash casserole being one of them.
I shared this recipe many years ago here on the blog, but it’s buried in a family food post and hard to find, so I’m putting it in a post by itself so that you all can enjoy it too!
A sweet lady in our church made this and added it to our church cookbook years ago and it’s been a family favorite. Slice and boil 3 lbs. of squash to start with and then mash up the squash for the casserole.
It just has a few ingredients, like butter and eggs, salt and sugar.
After dribbling butter over the bread crumbs, ready for the 375* oven.
Bake for about 1 hour at 375 and it comes out golden brown and ready to eat. Mine baked for about 55 minutes.
Our Easter meal, with the squash casserole up there by the green beans.
Here’s the recipe how to:
Aunt Fanny’s Baked Squash
(Aunt Fanny’s Cabin)
3 lbs. yellow squash
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup cracker meal or bread crumbs (I used more and just sprinkled Italian bread crumbs generously on top)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 stick butter
1 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Wash and cut squash. Boil until tender, drain thoroughly, then mash. Add all ingredients except 1/2 of butter to squash. Melt remaining butter. Pour mixture in baking dish, then spread melted butter over top, sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake in 375* oven for approx. one hour or until brown on top.
Joyce Kennard says
This looks yummy. Your family dinners look like how we prepare. Not just the main meat and two sides, lol. We prepare something special that each person likes.. Way out of control, lol.
We do the same because we usually have 18-23 people at any given holiday. lol
Seeing that photo reminds me of family reunions in Savannah and Waycross. All kinds of good stuff on a plate, eaten outside with lots of laughter, stories and conversation.
Thank you for the recipe!
The quintessential Southern Sunday Feast!
We love squash casserole! If it’s named after Aunt Fanny, it has to be good. 🙂
Officially hungry. How do you make your lima beans?
Most of the time I think Mom adds bacon grease or a little ham in there to season.
My mom always made this & I used to also. But I never had the measurements! Thanks for the reminder! I will make it soon! There’s nothing like eating at our mamas’ & grandmamas’ tables surrounded by love!
Rachel Bowen says
Douglas will be thrilled — a squash casserole without cheese! Can’t wait to try it, thanks for sharing, Rhoda.
This looks so delicious! In fact recipes for all the side dishes on the plate would be so wonderful!! Pleeeease!! I love your blog! You are an inspiration, Rhoda. Thank you!! Happy Spring!!
HI, Leslie, thank you, I’m really trying to get the energy to do a cookbook with my mom!
Susan M says
Yes!!! PLEASE do a cookook with her soon!!
Yes!!! I agree, please do a cookbook with your sweet Mom, I would be first in line to purchase it, then run home to try to recreate some of your families yummy meals!!
Barbara Hunnicutt Moore says
A cookbook WITH YOUR MOM????? I’d be your first customer. Heck, I’ll send you a check now.
Becky in 'Bama says
Oh my! I remember Aunt Fanny’s Cabin – but I was actually living in Alabama when I visited there – went to some sort of trip in ATL with our church youth (in my late 20’s – as a leader) and one of the other, older sponsors – took all us adults to Aunt Fanny’s for ‘supper.’ Needless to say, the premise behind Aunt Fanny’s would never fly in today’s uber PC world, but thanks for reminding me!
HI, Becky, I had to chuckle at your last line, because you are SO right. It would definitely not fly today, but it was a fun place back in the day.
Elayne P Creighton says
When Pongo Pool closed his Aunt Fanny’s in Atlanta, he gave Boots Fletcher and I this exact recipe. I make it a couple times a year, and love it
I loved eating at Aunt Fanny’s Cabin when I was in my early twenties and lived in Lithonia. I worked near Marietta and we would take out of town visitors there for a special treat. So glad to have this recipe…and yes add me to the order list if you do a cookbook with your mom. My sister did one with her MIL who was a great southern cook in her little town..and they had to do 3 printings of 500 each!
your blog is my very favorite !!!.
Please let us know if ever a cook book, you could get rich from it !!.
My very favorite blog !
Please do a cookbook !.
Ellen T says
I love, love, love Aunt Fanny’s Squash. I was there several times in the late 70’s. I loved the placemats that had the recipes on them. Though the place would definitely not be considered “politically correct” today, it was a great place to eat.