Best butternut squash bake

Best butternut squash bake


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About this recipe: 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.


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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