"My mom always made this at Thanksgiving, and it was loved by everyone! It is a great alternative to candied yams or sweet potato casserole. If you don't use all the topping, you can freeze the rest for future use." — Lana
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acorn squash, halved and seeded
I loved this recipe. The contrast of smooth center and crunchy topping were great. The only change I made was I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the casserole.
This was just ok for the labor that went into preparing it. I probably won't make again. Sorry.
I used butternut squash with this recipe as well. I have used this recipe twice: for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Very easy to prepare, and it was a big hit for even the ones that didn't usually enjoy squash.
Depending on the size of the butter nut squash as compared to the normal size of acorn squash, I ended up adjusting the amount of ingredients.
For example, the butternut squash I obtained at Thanksgiving was much larger than normal, so for 2 squash I tripled the amount of ingredients. However, the butternut squashed I obtained at Christmas was comparatively smaller, so I doubled the ingredients.
I made this recipe with modifications. I had no half & half, so used 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk and omitted the white sugar. It was wonderful! The squash seemed a little soupy when I put it in the oven, but it firmed up nicely and became very light and creamy. We loved the crunchy topping, and it was a wonderful side dish with ham this past Easter Sunday. The next time I make it, I might add some pumpkin pie-type spices (cinnamon, clove, ginger) and see how we like it that way. Other than that, I might get some half & half so I can try sticking closer to the original recipe! Overall a great recipe that seems very flexible and easy to make.
I followed this recipe, with the exception of butternut instead of acorn squash-- use two butternut, three makes too much for the baking dish. This turned out great!! My very picky 5 year old even liked it. The topping would also be good on sweet potatoes. For the last two minutes, I used the broiler to help toast the pecans. Great recipe, thanks!
After having sweet potatoes with pecans instead of marshmallows for the first time, I HAD to find a recipe! This is absolutely fabulous. Instead of three acorn squashes, I use 4 cups of mashed yams from a can (buy 2 of the big yam cans). Excellent!!
Fantastic!!! I usually used frozen squash but never again!!!
This recipe was sooo delicious!!! I made it for the first time for a family fish fry last weekend and everyone loved it!My husband's mom even wants the recipe now.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Squash Casserole with Crunchy Pecan Topping
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 134
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