Keto Southern Squash Casserole

I remember one of my fondest memories growing up was when my parents took me out to eat at the Black Eyed Pea. Being a creature of habit, I would always order the same exact thing every time: chicken fried chicken with cream style gravy and two servings of the squash casserole.

Never mind that I didn’t like squash, in this casserole it was GOOD! This recipe for keto southern squash casserole is reminiscent of my childhood, and even though it is low in carbs, it is definitely not low in flavor.

If squash is just not your thing, I TOTALLY understand. My youngest son gags at just the thought of squash, then this recipe is probably not for you.

But if you are on the fence, this keto southern squash casserole just might make a believer out of you. It is pure Southern comfort at its best and our family, except my youngest, can’t seem to get enough of it.

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How to Make Keto Southern Squash Casserole

keto southern squash Casserole

Keto Southern Squash Casserole

Yield: 1 Keto Southern Squash Casserole
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Looking for a good low carb or keto dish to bring to a potluck or large gathering? This Low Carb Squash Casserole is the answer. No one will even know that you are on a special diet! This is also a good way to introduce low carb foods to your friends and family in a painless way.


  • 4 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 6 cups diced yellow squash
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a skillet, melt butter or ghee over medium heat until pan is hot
  3. Add squash and onion and saute until just tender.
  4. Place the squash mixture evenly into the bottom of of a 9”x 13” glass dish.
  5. In a mixing bowl combine the rest of the ingredients except for the grated parmesan cheese.
  6. Mix well and Pour the mixture over the squash.
  7. Top with the grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake for approximately 45 minutes until cheese is browned and casserole is set. Time will vary depending on how hot your oven runs.
  9. Let set for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Serve either warm or at room temperature.


Keto Southern Squash Casserole can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for a quick and easy weekday side. You can also add in some chopped bacon and/or spicy crumbled sausage to make it a satisfying main course.For a side dish, this squash casserole will serve 12.
But if you are planning on serving it as a main dish with added pork or turkey sausage, it will probably only serve 8. Of course this is all dependent on just how hungry you are!


Other Low Carb/ Keto sides you may Enjoy!

Benefits Of Keto Southern Squash Casserole

There is another reason that I, personally love these dishes because it allows me to follow a keto diet and no one would be able to know about the same.

  • These makes sense when you are looking to reduce your appetite.
  • Low carbs will make sure that your calorie intake is reduced.
  • Keto maintains adequate amount of fuel for your body in order to meet the requirements of day-to-day energy needs.
  • It also makes sure that the maximum fat loss occurs from the abdominal cavity.
  • Also, when you take a low-carb diet, your triglycerides levels drops as well.

3 thoughts on “Keto Southern Squash Casserole”

  1. I personally love your keto diet section.
    It allows me to enjoy my favorite dishes and at the same time, I am able to enjoy all the good aspects of a Keto diet.


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