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Creamy Butternut Squash & Stuffing Bake

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8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

Looking for a yummy make-ahead side dish? You'll want to try our Creamy Butternut Squash & Stuffing Bake. This comforting side is sure to become a new family favourite.

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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, bring 1 cup water to boil in medium saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in stuffing mix. Cover; let stand 5 min.
  • Drain squash. Return to saucepan. Add 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 stuffing.
  • Bake 30 to 35 min. or until heated through.

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 kg), 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 prepared stuffing. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, prepare stuffing as directed, then sprinkle over squash mixture and 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 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary fibre 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 170 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 10 %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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