Monday, February 4, 2013

Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe




Oh my goodness. I can't even begin to explain how delicious this recipe is! My amazing sister, Shannon made this for Christmas at my Mom's house this year, and I completely fell in love with the first bite! It reminds me of sweet potato pie, but much, much better. Enjoy!

Butternut Squash Casserole (print recipe)

What you need:
1 butternut squash
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted

Topping:
8 ounces Nilla Wafers, crushed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Peel the butternut squash with a potato peeler and cube. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add squash and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash. 

In a bowl, combine 3 cups mashed butternut squash, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, salt, flour, eggs and 1/4 cup melted butter. Pour into a 9x13 glass baking dish.

Bake for 45 minutes or until set. 

In a medium bowl, combine crushed Nilla Wafers, 1/2 cup melted butter and brown sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole and return to the oven until the topping is lightly browned. 


Recipe source: All Recipes (slightly adapted)

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10 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious and I love squash. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That sounds really good, Sheena. Do you peel the squash?

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    1. Yes, you do peel it! I just added that in the post! Thanks :)

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  3. Oh my!! I am always looking for new recipes for butternut squash and I think I am going to have to try this. I think butternut squash is highly under used. In fact, I only use it to make butternut squash soup.

    Stopping by from the linkup, new follower.

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  4. We love butternut squash. I have one here ready to be used right now. I'd love for you to share this at my party. http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/

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  5. Sheena,
    This looks like a great dessert, I can't wait to taste this. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Mmmm I love squash and I would have never thought to use Vanilla Wafers. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, Happy Valentine's Day and come back soon ~EMM

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  7. I had troubles with the link up and it crashed and can you please come back and link up again? So sorry about this. http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-2.html

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  8. I have never had butternut squash (to my knowledge) .... but I do love me some sweet potato pie ;) Pinning to try! Thank you for sharing at last week's week's All My Bloggy Friends :)

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