Acorn Squash Casserole Recipe

Acorn Squash Casserole is a delicious and comforting dish made with roasted acorn squash, creamy cheese sauce, and a crispy breadcrumb topping. The roasted squash adds a sweet and nutty flavor, while the cheese sauce provides a rich and creamy texture. The breadcrumb topping adds a nice crunch to every bite. This casserole is perfect as a side dish for Thanksgiving or any other special occasion.

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Ingredients for Acorn Squash Casserole Recipe

  • 1/5 Acorn Squash
  • 1/5 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/5 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 0.15 cup Milk
  • 1/5 cup Shredded Cheese
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1/10 cup Breadcrumbs

Directions: Acorn Squash Casserole Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish.
  • STEP 2.Cut the acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Place the squash halves in the baking dish, cut side down, and bake for 30-40 minutes or until tender.
  • STEP 3.While the squash is baking, prepare the cheese sauce. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned.
  • STEP 4.Gradually whisk in milk and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese until melted and smooth.
  • STEP 5.Once the squash is cooked, remove from the oven and let it cool slightly. Scoop out the flesh and place it in a mixing bowl. Mash the squash with a fork or potato masher.
  • STEP 6.Pour the cheese sauce over the mashed squash and mix well. Season with salt, pepper, and any other desired spices.
  • STEP 7.Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish and spread it evenly. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.
  • STEP 8.Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the casserole is heated through and the breadcrumb topping is golden and crispy.
  • STEP 9.Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • STEP 10.Serve the Acorn Squash Casserole as a side dish with roasted meats or as a vegetarian main course. It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cooking Tips

  • To make the breadcrumb topping extra crispy, mix it with melted butter before sprinkling it over the casserole.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients like cooked bacon, caramelized onions, or chopped herbs to enhance the flavor of the casserole.
  • If you prefer a smoother texture, you can blend the mashed squash and cheese sauce together using a blender or food processor.

Storage and Serving

  • Store the Acorn Squash Casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the casserole in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Serve the casserole as a side dish with roasted meats or as a vegetarian main course.
Nutrition
value
264
calories per serving
6 g Fat11 g Protein43 g Carbs6 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    6g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Carbs
    43g
  • Fiber
    6g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    43g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Fiber
    6g

Fats

  • Fat
    6g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    205mg
  • Iron
    2mg
  • Vitamin A
    108mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    46mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    15mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    67mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    186mg
  • Selenium
    9mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp