This comes from a native "contributory" cookbook (you know, like the ones churches put out), published by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Oklahoma entitled Pow Wow Chow. The recipe was contributed by Nicky Butler from the Cherokee people. It is a modern affair, yet it still combines the yellow squash with native ingredients green bell pepper and tomatoes. It's makes a very tasty and festival side dish during the Christmas season! In the book it is titled "Yellow Squash Casserole No. 2" on page 189 and has a nice little sub-note about homemade mixed vegetables.
Cherokee Yellow Squash, Green Pepper and Tomato Casserole
The amounts depend on how many people you are serving, layer ingredients.
Layer The Following:
Sliced yellow squash
Green Bell rings
Layer these until all of your vegetables are used up. Top with:
1/2 can cream of Cheddar soup
Bake at 300 degrees until cooked through
You can easily change up the other vegetables in this or use green squash or a combination of green and yellow.
Bagged bread cubes for stuffing can be used, in which cased you need to mix all the vegetables, the bread stuffing and the 1 whole can of the cheese soup together in mixing bowl, then place in backing dish. You may top with cheese, but that is optional.
You may like to add layers of shredded cheese to the original recipe.