div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4855609410469960caf5.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img alt="Light summer squash casserole" border="0" height="282" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4855609410469960caf5.jpg" title="Light summer squash casserole" width="400" //a/divOne of my favorite southern foods is squash casserole. The squash is mushy (in a good way) and almost melts in your mouth. It must be a family favorite, too, because Mom always made one for Thanksgiving until I took over the cooking duties and tried to focus on more seasonal concoctions (I may have to give some of the responsibility back this year, though...). Most squash casseroles are full of butter, cheese, sour cream, and bread/cracker crumbs, and although there's not anything wrong with that, I wanted to make a lighter, everyday version. I loved the taste of this casserole, and I didn't feel bad eating half of the pan. I didn't miss any of the other ingredients, which honestly surprised me. And with all of the squash that I inherited from my grandmother's freezer, I can make this all winter!br /ibbr //b/ibr /ibLight summer squash casserole/b/i (adapted from a href="http://www.vintagevictuals.com/2009/06/yellow-summer-squash-casserole.html" title="recipe for summer squash casserole from vintage victuals"Vintage Victuals/a)br /(a href="http://sites.google.com/site/eatthisrecipes/light-summer-squash-casserole?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F"Printable version/a)br /br /1 1/2 pounds yellow summer squash, sliced thinlybr /1 small onion, choppedbr /1 egg, beatenbr /1 Tbsp butterbr /pinch of saltbr /freshly ground black pepperbr /br /Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, then add squash and let cook until it's tender (about 10 min). Drain the squash and return it to the pot. Then add the onion, egg, butter, and salt and pepper, and mix well. Pour mixture into an 8x8 baking pan and cook at 375 for 45-60 min, until the edges are brown. Let cool for 10 min before serving. Serves 2-3.