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  • Writer's pictureBobbi Jo Lathan

Nene’s Yellow Squash

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

The first time I met Nene, my  sister and I went over to her house to pick her up to go shopping. Her husband was sick at the time and my sister asked her, “Are you sure he’ll be all right without you for the whole afternoon?”  To which her quick and nonchalant reply was, “Oh, for heaven’s sake, yes.  Don’t you go to worryin’ about that man. If he gits hungry, he can just go ovah to that pantry and open himself a can of those Vy-anna sausages.” And off we went to look at fabrics for her new couch.

When we returned from shopping, My sister Linda said I must get Nene’s yellow squash recipe. But, as I  read the recipe, I have to say that I wasn’t that impressed. That is until I tasted it. Lord have mercy! That was the best stuff I ever laid on my tongue. It was crunchy and cheesy and rich and just downright delicious.

So, if you’re looking for a great side dish for your next dinner party – and you’re plum out of cans of  them Vy-anna Sausage – I suggest you try Nene’s Yellow Squash recipe. Believe me, it’ll keep you young – and popular.

Nene's Yellow Squash

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Side Dish

Cuisine: Southern

Serves: 4


10 mins


40 mins


50 mins


1⁄2 cup Melted butter

11⁄4 pound Yellow squash, cut in chunks

1⁄2 teaspoon Salt

1⁄4 teaspoon Pepper

1 Egg

1⁄2 cup Mayonaise

1⁄2 cup Sour cream

1⁄2 cup Onion (chopped)

1 teaspoon Sugar

1⁄2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  1. Pour melted butter in a casserole dish and add the chunks of squash.

  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Combine in a bowl, the egg, sour cream,mayonnaise, onion and sugar.

  4. Mix well.

  5. Pour over the squash.

  6. Sprinkle the cheese over the squash evenly.

  7. Bake at 350° F for 35 to 40 minutes.

  8. Good for 4 servings. Yum! It is great and comes out all crunchy.


Optional: I didn't put this in the recipe, but 2 or 3 scallions cut up makes a great garnish and added taste. Just cut up the scallions and sprinkle them over the top right before you serve it!



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