Found on many a Southerner's dinner table, squash casserole is pure comfort food. This variation puts a Tex-Mex spin on the otherwise simple dish, with fresh cilantro, pepper jack cheese, and crushed tortilla chips.
I made my first batch of squash casserole, thinking that it was going to be swell and I was going to be able to tell the world, "You don't need cream of mushroom soup!" But what I made wasn't all that good. I then made two more pans and had a casserole bake off—me vs. the mushroom soup. A fine idea in practice, yes, but not necessarily execution when it's hot and humid both inside and out.
I was about ready to admit defeat when I hit on the bright idea to adapt my King Ranch recipe into a squash casserole. And, it worked! At last I had a squash casserole that could