Copycat Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Squash

I can not get enough squash and zucchini.  I just love the flavor.  I am constantly creating new recipes with this vegetable.  When I tried this baked squash at Black-Eyed Pea’s, I just HAD to crack the recipe at home.  I hope you enjoy it too.

6 large yellow squash
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1 stick salted butter
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1/4 cup sugar
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
bread crumbs, for topping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Bring a pot of water to boil on the stove.  Meanwhile, cut the ends off of each squash and then cut into 4 pieces.  Put the squash into the boiling water.  Once it comes back to a boil, reduce heat and cook until tender, about 5-10 minutes.  Remove the squash from the water and mash it in a bowl.  Combine with the eggs, bread crumbs, butter, onion, salt, pepper and sugar.  Transfer to a 3-quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Cover with some additional bread crumbs.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serves 6-8