How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375 and spray a glass pan ( 8x11.5x2 ) with Pam.
  • Prepare the ground beef in accordance with the taco seasoning packet and set aside.
  • Saute the banana peppers and sliced mushrooms in the margarine.
  • Mix the tomato sauce and wine together and pour over peppers and mushroms stir well. To this add the prepare taco beef. Mix, reduce heat and let simmer to cook off excess liquid.
  • Thickly slice length-wise the yellow squash to make the "noodle" ribbons. Stack these in a glass loaf pan edge-wise, cover with plastic wrap and cook in the microwave. You are looking to partially cook by steaming it in its own juices the squash and in the process cook out some of that liquid which you don't need to add to your casserole.
  • Mix up the egg, mozzerella, monterey jack, shredded Swiss Chard, and chopped Thai basil. See Photo
  • Layer the casserole:
  • 1. yellow squash ribbon
  • 2. cheese mixture
  • 3. meat mixture
  • 4. repeat.
  • Bake casserole, uncovered for 45 minutes See Photo. Remove from oven, sprinkle with Asiago cheese and return to oven for another 10-15 minutes. You are looking for melted, bubbly brown cheese.
  • Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.
  • You can make this ahead then bake it. If you do, you'll notice that a good bit of moisture will pool up from the casserole. Drain off most of this before baking.
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  • notyourmomma 9 years ago
    Gorgeous!!!!! As a main dish to try soon. I'm using the yellow squash as a side dish to a beef roast. But I have to keep this on the top of the pile to try.
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  • notyourmomma 11 years ago
    Tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree. Love it.
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  • tamieoldham 11 years ago
    Sounds like a plan for the summer crop -- as soon as it's ready ;)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 11 years ago
    I love all these ingredients!!! I grew some banana peppers in my garden last yr but not this yr and wouldn't know where to find them anymore :( Oh well can sub out something else. I have some cayenne's growing so maybe those? Can't wait to give this a try!!! Beautiful picture btw!
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  • chuckieb 11 years ago
    That's really beautiful Laura!
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  • notyourmomma 11 years ago
    This is gorgeous. And it sounds absolutely delicious. Lovely use of squash, my friend.
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  • Good4U 11 years ago
    Lovely Dish, Oh, Creative one:-)
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