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  1. Cheesy Mashed Butternut Squash Bake with Crispy Topping

Cheesy Mashed Butternut Squash Bake with Crispy Topping

01:10:00 8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
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8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

Looking for a delicious side you can make ahead of time? Our Cheesy Mashed Butternut Squash Bake with Crispy Topping to the rescue! This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Peel squash. Cut lengthwise in half; remove and discard seeds. Cut squash into 1-1/2-inch pieces; place in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover squash. Bring to boil on high heat; simmer on medium-low heat 8 to 10 min. or until squash is tender. Meanwhile, combine cereal, nuts and sugar.
  • Drain squash. Return to saucepan along with the cream cheese product and Parmesan. Mash until squash is desired consistency and ingredients are well blended.
  • Spread squash mixture onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with cereal mixture.
  • Bake 30 to 35 min. or until squash mixture is heated through and topping is lightly browned.

How to Select and Prepare the Butternut Squash

Butternut squash has a smooth beige skin with slightly bulbous base. Typically weighing between 2 lb. (900 g) and 3 lb. (1.4 g), this winter squash has an orange-yellow flesh with a sweet, slightly nutty flavour. To prepare, simply cut off both ends of the squash and peel before cutting squash lengthwise in half. Scoop out and discard the seeds and stringy fibres, then cut squash into cubes or slices as desired. If desired, squash can be cut up in advance. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 24 hours before using as desired.

Make Ahead

This satisfying side dish can be prepared ahead of time. Spread squash mixture onto bottom of prepared baking dish but do not top with cereal mixture. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, sprinkle cereal topping over squash mixture, then bake in 350ºF oven 40 to 45 min. or until heated through.


  • 8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
Calories 190
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary fibre 5g
Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 180 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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