Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Butternut Squash Casserole

Ever since I brought this recipe home from college it has become a staple at our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Everyone in my family loves it - they even make it when I'm not there.

1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
1/2 C mayonaisse
1/2 C finely chopped onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 C crushed Ritz crackers (I usually end up using more to cover the entire dish)
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
1 T melted butter (maybe more depending on how many crackers you use)

Place squash in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for about 20 minutes...until it is tender. Drain, place in a large bowl, and mash. In another bowl combine the mayo, onion, egg, sugar, and salt and pepper. Add to squash and mix well. Put in a greased baking dish (size will depend on how much squash you have). Combine the crackers, butter, and cheese. Sprinkle on top of the casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

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