Heidi’s Recipe of the Week: Butternut Squash Casserole

by Heidi

I bought some butternut squash 2 weeks ago and wasn’t really sure what do with it. So I went on a hunt for a recipe. We had already eaten dinner for the night so I thought if I could find a “sweet” recipe to use these veggies in we could eat it as dessert.

A dessert who’s main ingredient is a veggies – Score!

(As in all recipes I try and use less butter and sugar than what the original recipe calls for. Below is my modified version)

BASE

  • 3-4 cups of mashed butternut squash
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 6 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

TOPPING

  • 2/3 of a nilla wafers package finely crumble
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 425˚

2. How to get mashed butternut squash: I followed the recipe and it did take a while. (I read some reviews saying you could prepare the BNS in easier ways. You may wanna google it if you don’t have the time to invest) I had two small BNS.

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a. Put butternut squash in microwave and cook oh high for 3 min.
b. Cut in half and scoop out seeds
c. Cube and peel
d. Boil cubes for approximately 15 min. until tender
e. Drain and mash

3. Mix all base ingredients in a bowl (will look soupy not very thick at all)

4. Pour into 9×13 casserole dish and bake for 45 min. or until set

5. Crush wafers and mix in melted butter and crumble on top of cooked casserole and return to oven to brown

My kids were told to try a bite. All 3 seemed hesitant and asked again what was in it? I told them to just try it and then headed into the other room to respond to a few emails. When I came back 10 minutes later half the dish was gone!

I guess my veggie dessert was indeed a hit!

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Claudia Collins June 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

This is Claudia ~ Your RN Health Coach ~ Thanks so much for guest blogging your journey with us! It is so great to see your eating habits transform and you learning to search for new recipes and find new foods to try. I am going to make this for my girls. The Back Yard Farmer @ http://veggiesdelivered.com/ actually has some butternut and acorn squash right now that are fabulous even though it was fluke. The only thing here that I would do differently is try to come up with an alternative for the Vanilla Wafers. I have made my own Vanilla Wafers for use in a all-time favorite Southern dessert………..banana pudding. Just Google for homemade vanilla wafers or maybe some here has a recipe for vanilla wafers or alternative……….post below! Thanks Heidi ~ You are really rocking this! Onward and Upward. Claudia

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