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Harvest Squash Casserole

 Harvest Squash Casserole
This is a healthy recipe flavored with autumn cranberries and pecans. It goes very well with a roasted turkey and makes a colorful side dish. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
10 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash (about 6 pounds), peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • Place squash in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and cook 15-20 minutes or just until tender.
  • Drain. In a large bowl, mash squash and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in
  • butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add to
  • squash. Stir in eggs, sugar, salt and pepper. Gently fold in
  • cranberries and pecans. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated
  • with cooking spray.
  • For topping, combine bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over

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Harvest Squash Casserole (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • top. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 273 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 593 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 7 g protein.