Monday, November 18, 2013

Squash Casserole with Crunchy Walnut Topping





This fall our neighbor gave us a couple of squash from his garden, we found them in our garage one day after coming home from work. They had been sitting in the garage for weeks, every time I went out there I saw them sitting there, and every time I saw them I thought what am I going to do with them.

So this past weekend I decided that it was time to get it over with and bake them. I am the only one that will eat squash in the house and I knew that it would take a while for me to finish these 2 large squash. So I knew that I would have to find something that was awful tasty in order to get the guys in the house to help me eat this.

Savory squash recipes would not entice my guys, so I went with a touch of sweetness. My guys actually did enjoy this casserole. I never thought I would see the day that I would see my guys eating squash and actually enjoying it.

I have decided that this recipe will be one of the dishes that I will be bringing for the Thanksgiving meal at my mom's house.




Squash Casserole with Crunchy Walnut Topping (Source: adapted from allreipes.com)
Ingredients:
4 cups of roasted squash (I used buttercup squash, but you can use your favorite)
2 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
Topping-
5 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly grease 11x7 inch baking dish.
2. In a large mixing bowl add the squash, eggs, white sugar, cream, vanilla, salt, and 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter; with an electric mixer mix until well blended. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
3. Mix the remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter along with the brown sugar  and flour until crumbly. Stir in the walnuts and mix until well blended.
4. Sprinkle sugar mixture over the squash. Bake in preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, about 40 minutes.



13 comments:

  1. This casserole sounds and looks delicious, creamy squash and crunchy top…yum!
    Have a wonderful week Dawn :D

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  2. Haha a little butter and brown sugar typically helps in the squash cause. :P Lovely casserole!

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  3. My older son loves squash so I usually make it in some form for Thanksgiving. This year I think I'll try yours.

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  4. I wouldn't be able to resist this with that streusel topping! I can see why your family liked it!

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  5. Your Squash Casserole with Crunchy Walnut Topping looks wonderful and delicious. The topping is to die for! yum. thanks for sharing.

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  6. ahhh this looks like a beaut!! I love anything with a crunchy topping. This looks perfect!

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  7. This looks wonderful! Such a great recipe - love the topping. If you want your guys to eat squash, try putting some in chili. It adds interesting flavor, and they probably won't even know what they're eating! ;-)

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  8. Squash casserole sounds great with that crunch on top.

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  9. Looks like a great dish as either a side dish or maybe even a dessert dish with a bit more sugar added?

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  10. I have to say that I love squash, but my family doesn't love it quite as much as I do...but I grew up eating it from my parent's garden. Who wouldn't love his casserole though and what a great idea to do this with squash vs. the typical sweet potatoes - love it!!

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