Easy Butternut Squash Casserole With Maple and Cinnamon

Butternut Squash
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This butternut squash casserole is a simple combination of mashed butternut squash with eggs, maple syrup, and spices.

The mashed butternut squash is baked with a crunchy brown sugar and pecan topping. It's an easy casserole to bake; it's perfect for a holiday dinner or everyday meal.

What You'll Need

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk or half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • Topping
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Peel the butternut squash; scoop out the seeds and soft pulp and discard. Cut the squash into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Steam over simmering water for about 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Remove the squash to a large bowl and let it cool slightly. 
  2. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Butter a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.
  4. Beat the squash with the maple syrup and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Add the beaten egg, milk, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Add the cinnamon and a dash of salt, to taste. Blend well.
  5. Transfer the squash mixture to the prepared casserole.
  6. Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the squash.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the casserole is hot and the topping is golden brown.

 

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