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Carolyn's Southern Vegan Yellow Squash Casserole
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Carolyn's Southern Vegan Yellow Squash Casserole

Summer is the best time for yellow squash casserole southern style. This traditional dish can easily be converted into a vegan side dish with a few minor changes. So good even the kids will love it!


  • 1 tbsp freshly ground flax seed powder
  • 2 lbs of yellow squash
  • 1 small onion
  • ¼ stick margarine
  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups of bread or cracker crumbs (ck package for contents)
  • 2 cups of grated vegan cheese


  1. In a small cup mix 1 tbsp freshly ground flax seed powder with 3 tbsp of room temperature water and beat well with a fork.
  2. Place mixture in refrigerator for one hour.
  3. Wash 2 lbs of yellow squash.
  4. Remove ends of yellow squash with sharp knife and cut into bite size cubes.
  5. Cut ends of onion, peel off outer layers and mince onion.
  6. Place yellow squash, onion and margarine in pot covered with water or steam if preferred.
  7. Cook until squash is tender.
  8. Drain squash and onions well.
  9. Prepare a casserole dish by spraying with a vegetable cooking spray.
  10. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  11. Place in large mixing bowl.
  12. Add flax seed powder, which should now be the consistency of a well beaten egg.
  13. Add ½ cup of almond milk, garlic powder, salt, pepper, bread or cracker crumbs and 1/12/ cups of the vegan cheese.
  14. Mix ingredients well with hands. Yes, come on get your hands into the mixture!
  15. Place ingredients in casserole dish and cover with remaining ½ cup of grated vegan cheese.
  16. Bake until cheese bubbles and starts to turn golden along the edges.

If you have questions about using flax seeds in recipes, please refer to a previous article that I wrote titled, "Substitute Flax Seeds for Eggs When Baking." The almond milk adds a welcomed nutty taste to the recipe. You may have to experiment with several vegan cheeses to find one that your family likes. If your family does not like garlic, experiment with italian seasonings or just use salt and pepper.

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  1. Akanksha
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Akanksha! Have you used flax seeds as a substitute for eggs in baking?
      1. Akanksha
        No dear I don't bake yet!
  2. Sheila Ray
    I have lots of yellow squash and will try this - voted!
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Sheila! I love squash casserole!
  3. dianabart
    Sounds delicious! Thanks! Voted and Shared! :)
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Diana! I appreciate the vote and comment!
  4. pftsusan
    Vote #6
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Susan for the vote!
  5. Veganara
    Vote no 7. Sounds delicious and not-too-complicated, my type of dish!
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Veganara! I love squash casserole. Squash is plentiful this time of year in Alabama!
  6. evalovesbend
    Looks delicious! I love yellow squash. Voted. Check out my post Chocolate Coconut Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches:)
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks for the vote! Will definitely check out the ice cream blog!
  7. Roopam
    This is nice and healthy...and easy to make too...voted!
  8. Veganara
    Btw Carolyn, speaking of Southern food, I wondered if you ever make fried green tomatoes? They are a Southern dish, aren't they? I read about them a while ago somewhere, then I recently saw that film Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistlestop Cafe, and it has made me want to try them! I gather that they cook them in batter, using eggs and milk traditonally I assume, but it looks as if it is a dish that could be "veganised" quite easily. If you share the recipe for that, it will definitely get my vote!
    1. Carolyn
      Yes Veganara, I love fried green tomatoes! Thanks for the idea!
  9. Maci
    Yum! So good. Even got the thumbs up from a non vegan ????


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