Amazing Butternut Squash Recipe -
Amazing Butternut Squash Recipe
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Amazing Butternut Squash

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"I got this recipe from a relative years ago. Delicious, colorful squash is baked with a crunchy Parmesan cheese topping. It's excellent -- please try it!"

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large pot, bring the squash to boil. Reduce to a simmer until squash is soft.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the softened squash. Mix in the mayonnaise, onion, egg, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into a 2 quart baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together crackers, Parmesan and butter. Sprinkle over the squash mixture.
  5. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, until the topping is lightly brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 07, 2003

My family absolutely detests squash, but I love it, AND it's good for you.. so here I went, and tried yet another squash recipe.. *you should have seen the look in my husbands eyes*... and to top it off I didn't realize that the friends we had over for dinner also disliked squash.. well.. they all tried it just to please me... and they LOVED IT! I didn't use the FULL amount of mayo, just cause someone said they thought it was too much.. but OH MY! yummy! Nice for haters and lovers of squash.. definately a winner! THANKS!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 06, 2003

So sorry for a low rating but we just didn't like this. Butternut is my favorite squash and this wasn't a recipe for us. I omitted onion and used less mayo as others stated and used 1 cup crackers and 6 T parmesan. I do have an easier way to peel butternut squash for all you lovers out there. Wash and pat dry your squash. Take a fork and pierce the skin many times all around. Place in microwave and nuke for 8 to 10 minutes. Depending on size. Remove using a pot holder because it will be extremely hot. Let cool a few minutes before peeling, it's easier to slice too, it works great! Then procede with whatever recipe your making. Hope this helps.

Oct 15, 2006

The recipe is a good start but needs some modifications. I did the following: 1. Don't add the onions. They don't fit in this recipe. 2. Replace the mayonnaise with vanilla yogurt and make it slightly less than 1/2 cup. You could also add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. 3. Replace the saltine crackers with Graham crackers The result is a sweet, vanilla flavored dish that lets the natural butternut squash flavor come through!

Oct 30, 2005

Wow, this is great! i used vanilla yogurt instead of mayo as another reviewer suggested, and bread crumbs instead of the crackers. I also did double the topping and saute the onions in a bit of butter before, but everything else just as is. My roommate can't stop eating it! I seriously think she ate half of the dish! A great way to use up butternut. oh, and i did bake the squash in halves in 350 degree oven for 1 hour before, scooped it out, and beat everything together with a hand-held mixer to combine. Great recipe!

Nov 07, 2003

I made this recipe for Thanksgiving this year in order to use up a couple of butternut squash I had laying around. I used non-fat plain yogurt instead of the mayo and made lots and lots of topping! It was a hit! Everyone loved it and scraped the bowl clean! It even traveled the 60+ miles and reheated well. Definately a keeper! Thanks

Nov 07, 2003

I also halved the mayonnaise and doubled the cracker & cheese mix. The reviews are right - peeling the squash after boiling is a LOT easier.

Nov 07, 2003

This recipe is excellent. Very tasty and easy to make. I made it exactly as suggested, and wouldn't change anything the next time I make it. The ingredients aren't typical, but really add to the squash, and make a great complimentary side dish. Thanks.

Nov 07, 2003

We all really enjoyed this recipe. I used vanilla yogurt in place of the mayo, and cooked the 1/2 cup of onions a little before adding. And of course I added more crunchy topping as everyone suggested. We'll definitely try this one again!


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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