This baked casserole dish may LOOK cheesy, but it’s a hearty comfort dish without all of the saturated-fat laden (not to mention cruel, antibiotic-filled, growth hormone-injected) dairy!
It works well with a rice base, or with small potatoes as pictured. It’s an easy prep, especially since I used a squash with edible skin. I did go over the acorn squash with a peeler on the high parts, as a visual effect, but left much of the skin intact. That step is completely optional. No need to peel and cook first. The squash is one of the contributors to the ‘cheesy’ appearance and texture.
The ‘secret ingredient’ here is the creamed corn. See recipe below! It was so easy to make this one-pan meal!