Best butternut squash bake

    1 hour

    This recipe creates a wonderful side dish. Butternut squash is mashed with onion, egg, sugar and seasoning, then topped with cracker crumbs, Parmesan and butter, before being baked.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
    • 8 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon dark brown soft sugar
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 tablespoons crushed doriano Italian crackers
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon melted butter

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a large saucepan, bring the squash to the boil. Reduce to a simmer until squash is soft.
    3. In a large bowl, mash the softened squash. Mix in the mayonnaise, onion, egg, dark brown soft sugar, salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into a 2 litre 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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    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.  -  17 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  03 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  27 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)