Sunday, January 16, 2011

Butternut Squash Casserole

I am all nuts for butternut! You all know this by now.....I absolutely love it. And we all know it is so healthy for us. Especially for us ladies! It has loads of Vitamin A which is very much essential for good hair and skin. Remember Retinol in pricey skin care lotions?!! That's Vitamin A! See, now you believe I am nuts, correct?! I love all kinds of squash though. I make sure we have at least one squash a week, be it butter nut, butter cup, A-cone or plain ol' sweet potatoes. I normally bake the squash till tender, drizzle with lots of extra virgin olive oil and parmesan shreds and eat just like that. This time, I wanted to make something different and equally healthy. And I know how to make the basic 'rue' for the casseroles! And this dish was generated. Somewhere, someone must have made this dish, but to me, this is indigenous to me! My family loved the dish and thus, it ended here as a post.

Butternut Squash Casserole
3 cups butternut squash cubes, steamed till fork tender
1 cup skim milk
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How to:
Heat the oven to 400°F.
Heat up the oil, add onion and garlic and cook till onion is translucent and fragrant.
Add flour and cook till light brown in color.
Now add the rest of ingredients with seasonings and cook till the mixture thickens. It will take about 3-4 minutes.
Transfer into oven proof bowl and bake until golden and bubbly.


  1. lovely use of butternut squash...nice click

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  2. Yummm..thats a droolworthy casserole..

  3. Just what I need now! Looks really warm..

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