Butternut Squash Bake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Sweet Diva MJ

From Taste of Home. This is a great side dish with fall appeal. It's creamy, comforting and looks pretty, too, thanks to the rich yellow butternut squash and golden crumb topping.

Top Review by cknordstrom

This was easy and pretty good, but the taste of the squash was lost in the taste of the egg and mayonaise.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 14 cup crushed saltine (about 8)
  • cracker
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine, melted


  1. Place squash in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until very tender.
  3. Drain well and place in a large bowl; mash squash.
  4. In another bowl,combine the mayonnaise, onion, egg, sugar, salt and pepper; add to the squash and mix well.
  5. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Combine the cracker crumbs, cheese and butter; sprinkle over top.
  6. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until heated through and top is golden brown.
  7. Yield: 6 servings.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a