Dee Dee’s Cheesy Squash & TVP Casserole

I just love it when you guys play with your food and let me know about it. It’s so exciting to see what you’re cooking up.

My pal Dee Dee sent this to me to show her first attempt at working with TVP (“What the heck is TVP?”). It looks yummy, vegetarian-friendly (correct me if I’m wrong) and easy to make! 

Thank you, Dee Dee, for this scrumptious recipe!
Dee Dee’s Cheesy Squash and TVP Casserole

  • 3 zucchini squash, sliced thin
  • 2 yellow squash, sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin (you might want to go with a white onion since the veggies will sweeten up a bit from cooking)
  • 1 c. Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
  • 1 c. + 1/2 c. whatever cheese you like (she used an assortment from her fridge that included cheddar, mozzarella, Italian blend and Parmesan)
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic salt & black pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (using one cup of your cheese) and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. This allows some of the water to come out of the veggies, rehydrating the TVP and allowing it to soak up the flavor of the veggies. 
Spray a casserole dish down with non-stick cooking spray (Dee Dee used an 8×8 dish) and transfer mixture into it. Bake for one hour. 
Turn off the oven, cover with another generous sprinkle of cheese and and allow it to remain in the oven as it cools. 
Dee Dee's Cheesy Squash & TVP Casserole
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  1. That looks yummy!!!

  2. I printed this out immediately…Thanks Dee Dee and, of course, Nikki for bringing all this goodness to us! : )

  3. I hope y'all like it! Pair it with any meat and its a great quick dinner. (Leftovers heat up great!) DeeDee

  4. I've had this pinned for a couple of weeks now, but I am cooking it up tonight. We use TVP a lot, and we are not vegetarians. We just like the texture and the taste. TVP is extremely high in protein and has almost no carbs. I will sometimes use it half & half with ground beef but not always. Even my meat-lovin' hubby thinks it's really great! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I’ve made this several times. I can’t believe I LOVE something made with TVP. I like the idea of half and half with zucchini and ground beef but haven’t tried it yet. I make mine with 100% yellow squash and my family likes it, too! (I don’t point out the TVP and they’ve never remarked on it or asked about it!)

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