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My name is Erin and I am a 23-year-old blogger committed to healthy living. Professionally I am a Marketing and Sales Coordinator. Personally I am a newlywed and lover of all furbabies. I moved with my husband from Pennsylvania to Omaha, Nebraska to start our happily ever after. I'm striving to eat clean and sweat daily while blogging about my journey along the way.


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Squash Casserole Recipe (with a Le Creuset and PAM giveaway)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.

This past weekend Josh and I attended our first Friendsgiving! Joanna and her husband invited us to celebrate the season with friends, and Josh and I knew we wanted to bring a special dish to mark the special occasion. We wanted it to be healthy, tasty, relatively simple to make, and not make too much of a mess. Josh and I both have the habit of using every dish in the kitchen when we cook.

Add a small sink into the mix and we are a hot cooking mess. We’re working on it.

When I was given the opportunity to create a recipe that involved PAM cooking spray, I was pretty excited. 1. We were out of PAM and they refilled our stash. 2. Their 99% product line leaves 99% less residue behind than other cooking sprays. I will take any help I can get to keep my kitchen from turning into a disaster zone when we cook so I can spend less time cleaning up messes and more time enjoying the party! (Or watching Bravo. Either one.)

Josh came up with the idea to create a veggie casserole for the Friendsgiving party. We blasted Christmas music for the first time this year and got to cooking. It was so much fun. This is our first married Christmas and Hanukkah so we’re going to do it big! For a chance to win some goodies that will help you with your holiday parties this season read on.

Squash Casserole
Serves 6-8

  • 2 large yellow squash
  • 1 small sweet onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup semi-hard cheese (we used mild goat gouda)
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 30 butter crackers, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Paprika, salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Chop up all your veggie goodies

Grease your pan

Cook squash, onion, and carrots separately for about 5 minutes each, adding the garlic to the carrots and cooking them for an additional three minutes.

Mix all the veggies up, adding your Greek yogurt, milk, egg, butter and spices as you mix. Add half the crushed crackers and 3/4 of the cheese and mix thoroughly.

Grease a round casserole dish. (This lovely Le Creuset pan was sent to us by Pam and is identical to the one a lucky reader will be winning!)

Pour in the casserole mixture and top with remaining cheese and crackers. I also sprinkled it with a little paprika for color. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top of the casserole is firm and golden brown.

The result is ooey, gooey, casserole goodness that is sure to please at your holiday party.

PAM was kind  enough to offer a reader a full size PAM product and a Le Creuset pie dish. Josh and I are huge Le Creuset fans and can tell you that you will love this one. Josh already has lots of plans for upcoming pies he wants to bake. As the recipient of these pies, I am very happy. :D

To enter to win simply leave a comment answering my question of the day!

The giveaway is open until Thursday night. I will be emailing the winner on Friday.

Question of the Day: What are you looking forward to cooking/baking this holiday season?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.

For more information, visit http://www.pamcookingspray.com.

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