This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Friday, August 22, 2008

new potato and summer squash casserole

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This is a fantastic casserole that I have made a few times now. Its a recipe I made up myself to use the abundant items in my refrigerator. I could eat it every night!

Freshly dug potatoes, any variety, washed and sliced thin (about 1/8 inch)
Summer squash, I like to use mostly yellow varieties, sliced about 1/4-1/2 inch

Layer into a baking dish:
potato slices
squash slices
salt and pepper
butter slices
repeat layers until all vegetables are used (or dish is full...)

Top with:
Grated mild melting cheese about 1/2 cup (gouda, jack or mozzarella)
Fresh bread crumbs (a good thick layer)
Grated parmigiana cheese
Salt and pepper

Milk (I use skim). Pour this into the side of the casserole dish until it reaches half way up the side.

At 375 until its done. About 30 minutes. You can microwave it a bit first to speed up the cooking.

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Blogger waystar said...

That is the yummiest looking casserole I've ever seen. Next year, I'm definitely going to try growing potatoes and squash.

August 22, 2008 5:50 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I'm sure its good with store bought too, but, of course, there's nothing better than homegrown.

August 22, 2008 7:27 PM

Anonymous Heather's Garden said...

That does sound good. But those of us with failed zucchini crops can still go to a local farmer instead of the grocery store. I get my potatoes from a local organic grower and they're delicious.

August 22, 2008 8:02 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Its all good! (Have a martini too.)

August 22, 2008 10:31 PM

Blogger waystar said...

Kathy, on the way home last night I did indeed stop to buy some squash to go with the potatoes we'd bought. I had all the other ingredients, so... It was super-yummy!

Thank you for the fantastic recipe.

August 23, 2008 9:20 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Oh I glad you liked it!

August 23, 2008 10:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a good idea! I went scavenging in the fridge and, with your recipe as my guide, made layers of summer squash, zucchini, yukon golds, onion and left-over chopped ham. The only cheese I had was provolone. It was great! Thanks for the idea - Daisy

August 23, 2008 10:06 AM

Blogger kathy said...

I was thinking of adding onions too. I bet this was delicious!

August 23, 2008 10:38 PM

Anonymous Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

My mouth is watering just looking at the photos. I will definitely have to try this one!

August 24, 2008 5:10 AM

Blogger Gina said...

kathy - this looks amazing! i think I'll make this tonight using my only 2 zucchini! Thanks for the recipe!

August 24, 2008 8:48 AM

Blogger Chassity said...

I finally made this recipe. It was great! Thanks.

January 25, 2009 1:39 PM

Anonymous Katrina @ Lardon My French said...

This looks so good! Going to try it out tomorrow!!

April 28, 2012 9:45 AM

Blogger kathy said...

My favorite August recipe (well one of them). I am looking forward to making this again soon!

August 03, 2012 10:23 PM


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