Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole

Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole – a MUST for your holiday meal. I serve this as a side dish, but it could almost be dessert! Sweetened butternut squash topped with a praline topping. YUM! Butternut squash, butter, brown sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla, flour, pecans. Can make the casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Perfect for hectic holiday meals! #casserole #butternutsquash #squash #sidedish #thanksgiving

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Best Butternut Squash Casserole

It is November and I have Thanksgiving on my mind. We usually travel for the holiday, but this year we are staying home and cooking a big holiday meal. This Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole is definitely on the menu. I am serving the casserole as a side dish, but it could almost be dessert! Sweetened butternut squash topped with a praline topping. YUM!

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How to Make Butternut Squash Casserole

This casserole is very easy to make. Start with cooking the butternut squash until tender. Mash the squash and add butter, milk, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla. Spread the mixture into a baking dish. Mix together more melted butter, brown sugar, flour, salt, and pecans. Spread over the casserole and bake.

  • I bought two bags of frozen butternut squash that had already been peeled and cubed. I found it at Walmart.
  • You can substitute an equivalent amount of sweet potatoes for the butternut squash.
  • If you don’t like pecans, you can substitute walnuts or omit them.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to bake.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be frozen? Yes! You can assemble the casserole and freeze it for later.
  • You can bake the casserole and freeze it after baking if you prefer. To reheat, thaw completely. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350ºF until warm, approximately 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be made in the slow cooker? Sure! Assemble the casserole in the crockpot and cook on LOW until hot, approximately 3 to 4 hours.
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Thanksgiving Casserole Recipe

While this Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole is a holiday favorite, we also love it the rest of the year. It goes with just about anything – ham, pork, chicken, casseroles. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy casserole:

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Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole – a MUST for your holiday meal. I serve this as a side dish, but it could almost be dessert! Sweetened butternut squash topped with a praline topping. YUM! Butternut squash, butter, brown sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla, flour, pecans. Can make the casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Perfect for hectic holiday meals! #casserole #butternutsquash #squash #sidedish #thanksgiving

Equipment:

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2 pounds peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs

Topping:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Lightly spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Add butternut squash to a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the squash is very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and cool. Mash the squash.
  • Whisk together 4 Tbsp butter, mashed butternut squash, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, sal,t and eggs in a large bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  • For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, 4 Tbsp melted butter, and salt in a medium bowl until moist and the mixture clumps together. Stir in the pecans. Spread the mixture over the top of the butternut squash.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Notes:

  • Can use an 11×7-inch dish, 8×8-inch dish or a 9×9-inch dish.
  • I bought two bags of frozen butternut squash that had already been peeled and cubed. I found it at Walmart.
  • You can substitute an equivalent amount of sweet potatoes for the butternut squash.
  • If you don’t like pecans, you can substitute walnuts or omit them.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to bake.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be frozen? Yes! You can assemble the casserole and freeze it for later.
  • You can bake the casserole and freeze it after baking if you prefer. To reheat, thaw completely. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350ºF until warm, approximately 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Can Butternut Squash Casserole be made in the slow cooker? Sure! Assemble the casserole in the crockpot and cook on LOW until hot, approximately 3 to 4 hours.

Steph

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