Butternut Squash & Spinach Casserole


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 302.0
  • Total Fat: 14.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.3 mg
  • Sodium: 441.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 11.0 g

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Introduction

From http://www.eatmedelicious.com/2010/01/butt
ernut-squash-casserole.html
From http://www.eatmedelicious.com/2010/01/butt
ernut-squash-casserole.html

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    3 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut in 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 6 cups)
    5 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the pan (you could easily reduce this by at least half)
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    2 large yellow onions, trimmed, peeled and chopped (about 3 cups)
    1 cup buttermilk (or any milk)
    2 large eggs, beaten
    1.5 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (toasted if you want, I didn't toast them)
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or pecans, toasted
    2 cups coarsely grated cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
    1 bunch of spinach, washed (add to the same water as the squash in step 2 during the last minute of boiling)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place 3 quarts water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the squash to the water, return to a boil, and cook for 6 minutes. Drain the squash and set aside.

Melt the butter in the stockpot and add the oil. Add the onions and sauté over medium-low heat until translucent and limp, about 8 minutes, stirring to prevent browning. Add the warm squash and the buttermilk, eggs, thyme, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds and 1 1/3 cups cheese. Blend with a wooden spoon or spatula until the ingredients are well combined.

Spread the mixture evenly in a 9x13" baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds and 2/3 cup cheese. Bake 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ITRIEDTOROCKYOU.

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  • Incredible!
    This is a fantastic casserole - I made it last night!! - 1/17/12

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