Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Butternut Squash Bake

What to do?  What to do?

I had 2 small butternut squash that needed to be used. 

Now, I love butternut squash. We could eat it daily.  However, I have this food blog. So I like to try new recipes. You know how it is, right? 

So I stumbled upon Alex's blog and just like that.  Problem solved.

This was excellent!  I used saltine crackers instead of Ritz but would totally use Ritz next time.  More buttery and nummy. 

I think next time, I would mash half of the squash and mix everything in and keep part of the squash chunky. 

This was healthy and super delicious!  I'll make it again! 

Butternut Squash Bake
Adapted from Ma, What's for Dinner?

1 large butternut squash, about 2 lbs., peeled and cubed
1/2 cup light mayo
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp. hot sauce (or just a few dashes)
1 egg
15 ritz crackers
1/4 parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and pepper

Heat a large pot of water to boiling, add squash and cook until soft about 15 - 20 minutes. 

In a small saucepan, heat butter, once melted, add in your crackers, cheese and oregano.  Season with salt and pepper and stir well.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Cook onion in 1 tbsp. butter until softened, about 8 minutes, add garlic, saute for a couple more minutes.  Remove from heat.

When the squash is cooked, drain the water and toss the squash in a bowl. Toss in the mayo, onion, garlic, hot sauce and egg. Mash together well.  Pour it in an 8 x 8 pan and top with cracker cheese mixture, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 375.  Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. 

Total calories = 1423 calories
6 servings = 237 calories

Balsamic Chicken + Butternut Squash Bake + Green Beans = 487 calorie dinner

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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. Oh yum. We love butternut squash, so this recipe has been bookmarked! Thanks!!!!

  2. We are also a butternut lovers, yep also bookmarked. Diane

  3. That looks and sounds delicious!

  4. I love butternut squash and spaghetti squash and acorn squash and and and. I love these squash recipes.

    Would you link to Cooking Fun - Squash at Comfy Cook?

  5. Yum! I am the same way. I am always trying to make myself do different recipes. It is always stressful when you start dwindling down on your recipes that you have saved up because then you need to kick it into high gear and make new recipes just so you have something to post.

  6. That was a good idea for Butternut squash!

  7. Looks good, will try it with GF crackers, though.