Recipe by LHBLIQUID
"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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butternut squash- peeled, seeded and cubed
finely chopped onion
egg, lightly beaten
salt and pepper to taste
crushed saltine crackers
grated Parmesan cheese
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
I also halved the mayonnaise and doubled the cracker & cheese mix. The reviews are right - peeling the squash after boiling is a LOT easier.
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amazing Butternut Squash
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 165
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