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Butternut Turkey Bake Recipe

Butternut Turkey Bake Recipe

Butternut squash adds a little sweetness to this comforting casserole. You can use leftover turkey and even replace the croutons with leftover stuffing, if you wish. It's sure to satisfy your family. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups seasoned salad croutons
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place cut side down in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; add 1/2 in. of hot water. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes.
  • 2. Drain water from pan; turn squash cut side up. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until tender. Scoop out flesh; mash and set aside.
  • 3. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the croutons, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until croutons are toasted. Stir in the squash, turkey and broth; heat through.
  • 4. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 383 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 828mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein.

Reviews for Butternut Turkey Bake

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jcw66 User ID: 6779497 110548
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"wow that was so tasty. i went on net with squash and turkey...found this site and this recipe,didn't have a clue what poultry seasoning now! thank you so much for this great site. from a friend across the ocean in 'rainy England'! love it so did my 24 and 25 year old sons xx"

intlanne User ID: 2920709 83749
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"We were surprised at how good this was! I had searched ingredients in the Taste of Home website Advanced Search that I had on hand and this is the best recipe that came up."

Kathy H User ID: 859463 157156
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Made it for our residents at an assisted living communty and they loved it, thanks for the recipe"

MOmkly User ID: 2083160 155255
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"Squash is a little sweet but other than that this is a good casserole on a cold winter night."

sspillett User ID: 2718735 99452
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"My husband love this and so did I. Only thing did different from recipe was used 3 cups of turkey."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 155252
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

"The texture of this dish did not sit well with my stomach, even though it tasted fine."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer