Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

Feb 4, 2013

Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

A delicious, sweet squash casserole that's a holiday family favorite! The crunchy topping is to die for and it makes enough to feed the whole family at Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole




A delicious, sweet butternut squash casserole that's a holiday family favorite dessert! The crunchy topping is to die for and it makes enough to feed the whole family at Thanksgiving or Christmas!


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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 recently, and I completely fell in love with the first bite! It reminds me of sweet potato pie, but much, much better. 

I can already tell it's going to be a family favorite and I'm sure it will be made for holidays for many years to come!

There are SO many recipes our family has adapted and adopted through the years, and many recipes on this blog are passed down from my grandma and mom.

Our roots are mostly German and Swedish, and growing up in central Minnesota we had our share of German foods, Minnesota Hotdish and everything wild rice.

But here in Minneosta, we love our gardens, farmers markets and farms! Butternut squash is everywhere in the fall and winter making it a perfect time to make this recipe.



A delicious, sweet butternut squash casserole that's a holiday family favorite dessert! The crunchy topping is to die for and it makes enough to feed the whole family at Thanksgiving or Christmas!


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A delicious, sweet butternut squash casserole that's a holiday family favorite dessert! The crunchy topping is to die for and it makes enough to feed the whole family at Thanksgiving or Christmas!


This dessert does take quite a few steps to complete, but it's worth every extra minute!

You can cook the squash ahead of time and refrigerate until using. Make sure to remove from the fridge 15 minutes before using to bring it up to room temperature. 

Don't like vanilla wafers? Try animal crackers, pretzels, chessmen cookies, or any other cracker or cookie!



A delicious, sweet butternut squash casserole that's a holiday family favorite dessert! The crunchy topping is to die for and it makes enough to feed the whole family at Thanksgiving or Christmas!


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A delicious, sweet butternut squash casserole that's a holiday family favorite dessert! The crunchy topping is to die for and it makes enough to feed the whole family at Thanksgiving or Christmas!




Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole

Yield: 10-12 servings
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ingredients:

  • 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

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel the butternut squash with a peeler and cube. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add squash and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until set.
  5. 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.
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A delicious, sweet butternut squash casserole that's a holiday family favorite dessert! The crunchy topping is to die for and it makes enough to feed the whole family at Thanksgiving or Christmas!


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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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