How to make Squash Casserole for Thanksgiving – Maple Syrup Sweetened
Thanksgiving is around the corner and you need to contribute to the family meal. What should you bring? Well, my grandma and I are going to try this casserole for this Thanksgiving. I am working on cutting out sugar, so we decided to sweeten it with maple syrup instead of adding sugar.
- Start by baking about 3 pounds of butternut squash in the oven. I like to bake it at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. Bake it until a fork pokes through it nicely. I also cut the squash in half and put it facing down on a greased pan. It bakes faster this way. I used to put it the other way and it would take forever to bake! So don’t make my mistake.
- While the squash is baking, saute 1/2 cup of an onion in 2 Tbs. butter on medium heat until tender,
approximately 5-10 minutes. Set aside when done.
- Once the squash is cooked through before taking it out of the oven. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes and remove the seeds if you haven’t already. I usually use a spoon to scrape out the squash. If it comes out easy it is done. If it is still hard in places, then cook it longer. Put the squash in a mixing bowl.
- Once the squash is out, add 5 Tbs of butter and mix it in. Since the squash is hot, the butter should melt. If the squash isn’t hot still, melt the butter on the stove top before mixing it in. Also, stir in the cooked onion.
- After that add two lightly beaten eggs, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp salt.
- Grease a 9×13 inch pan and pour the mixture in.
- After the mixture is in the pan, cube your bread of choice. I used Sprouted Ezekial bread. If you want gluten free, choose that bread. Then melt 1 Tbs butter and mix it in with the bread of choice. Put this mixture on top of the squash and spread evenly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
- 3 lbs butternut squash
- 7 Tbs butter
- 1/2 cup cubed onion
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup cubed bread
I hope this helps you to bring a good Thanksgiving dish to the family dinner! If you like it, be sure to share this post.