Mashed Butternut Squash Casserole

Mashed Butternut Squash Casserole recipe – this sweet and savory casserole is a new family favorite. The crunchy cornflake topping makes the dish! SO delicious!! Creamy butternut squash, eggs, sugar, butter, milk, coconut, ginger topped with crushed cornflakes, brown sugar, pecans, and butter. This creamy casserole tastes AMAZING! It is the perfect side dish for the holiday season.

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish

My Mom absolutely LOVES butternut squash, so I wanted to work on a butternut squash recipe for our upcoming holiday meals. I searched my cookbooks for a good recipe and found a few that I liked. I took my favorite parts of each recipe and came up with this one.

OMG! SO good!! It is very similar to a sweet potato casserole, but with butternut squash. We loved it! I especially loved the crunchy topping. I want to coat everything in the crunchy topping – cornflakes, brown sugar, pecans, and butter. WOW! This casserole will make the perfect addition to your holiday table.

How to Make Mashed Butternut Squash Casserole

This casserole is very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Spray a 9-inch square casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together mashed butternut squash, eggs, sugar, butter, milk, ginger, and coconut extract. Pour the squash mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Bake in a preheated oven. In a small bowl, combine crushed cornflakes, brown sugar, chopped pecans, and melted butter. Remove the casserole dish from the oven. Sprinkle cornflake mixture on top of the casserole and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to Cook Butternut Squash: You can cook the butternut squash a few ways – boil it, bake it, or even cook it in the slow cooker.
    • To cook in the slow cooker, put the whole butternut squash in the crockpot and let it cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Once it has been cooked, you can easily cut it up and scoop out the flesh.
    • If you prefer to boil the squash, peel it, chop it up and boil it for about 15 to 20 minutes until soft.
    • You can also bake the squash. Cut the squash in half and discard the seeds. Place the squash halves on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for about an hour.
  • Walmart sells bags of peeled and chopped butternut squash in the freezer section. It is a HUGE time saver.
  • You can cook the butternut squash a few days ahead of your meal and refrigerate the mashed squash.
  • Mashed sweet potatoes are a great substitute for squash.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole and bake it the next day.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cool it completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw completely, and bake as directed.
  • Store the leftover casserole in an airtight container in the fridge.
butternut squash casserole in a baking dish

What to Serve with Easy Butternut Squash Casserole

This delicious recipe is a new family favorite. This is the perfect holiday side dish. It is a must for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It is always one of the first things to go. This easy dish is equally delicious throughout the year. We love this with some grilled pork chops or chicken.

Here are a few of our favorite holiday recipes that go great with this tasty side dish:

spoonful of butternut squash casserole

Mashed Butternut Squash Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Mashed Butternut Squash Casserole – the crunchy topping makes the dish! SO delicious!! Butternut squash, eggs, sugar, butter, milk, coconut, ginger topped with cornflakes, brown sugar, pecans and butter. AMAZING! Perfect side dish for your holiday meals.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked mashed butternut squash
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp coconut flavoring
  • 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray an 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine squash, eggs, ¾ cup sugar, ⅓ cup softened butter, milk, ginger and coconut flavoring. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Combine cornflakes, brown sugar, chopped pecans and 2 Tbsp melted butter. Set aside.
  • Bake casserole for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cornflake mixture (you might have some leftover). Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Notes:

  • How to Cook Butternut Squash: You can cook the butternut squash a few ways – boil it, bake it, or even cook it in the slow cooker.
    • To cook in the slow cooker, put the whole butternut squash in the crockpot and let it cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Once it has been cooked, you can easily cut it up and scoop out the flesh.
    • If you prefer to boil the squash, peel it, chop it up and boil it for about 15 to 20 minutes until soft.
    • You can also bake the squash. Cut the squash in half, discard the seeds, and bake at 350 for about an hour.
  • Walmart sells bags of peeled and chopped butternut squash in the freezer section. It is a HUGE time saver.
  • You can cook the butternut squash a few days ahead of your meal and refrigerate the mashed squash.
  • You can substitute an equal amount of mashed sweet potatoes for the squash.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole a day or two in advance and refrigerate it before serving.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be frozen? Yes! You can assemble the casserole and freeze unbaked for a quick side dish later. To bake, thaw completely and bake as directed.

Steph

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  1. That sounds so good! When I was little, my mom baked some butternut squash in the oven, but forgot to poke holes in it! Oh my goodness what a mess!! My brothers & I had to go to the neighbors house while she cleaned it up. Do we need to poke holes in the squash if it is cooked in a slow cooker? Just curious …
    Thank you!!

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