Buttercup Squash Casserole

Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chives add sweet and spicy flavor to this savory mashed squash dish.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
medium buttercup squash (about 2 1/2 lb)
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut squash into quarters; remove seeds. In ungreased shallow baking pan, place pieces, cut sides down. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Spray 1-quart casserole with cooking spray. Scoop squash pulp from skin; place in medium bowl. Discard skin. Add brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and butter to squash. Mix with potato masher or fork until well blended. Spoon into casserole. Sprinkle with chives and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut squash into quarters; remove seeds. In ungreased shallow baking pan, place pieces, cut sides down. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Spray 1-quart casserole with cooking spray. Scoop squash pulp from skin; place in medium bowl. Discard skin. Add brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and butter to squash. Mix with potato masher or fork until well blended. Spoon into casserole. Sprinkle with chives and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Store fresh chives in a glass of water in the refrigerator up to a week. Fresh chives can be snipped with scissors to the desired length.

Buttercup squash is a variety of turban squash. It has orange flesh and a flavor similar to sweet potatoes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
220%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.