Parmesan Butternut Squash Recipe
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Parmesan Butternut Squash Recipe

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Butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan and breadcrumbs makes a superb side dish we love to share. Using the microwave cuts down on long roasting time. —Jackie O'Callaghan, West Lafayette, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 112 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. Place squash and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, covered, on high 15-17 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Preheat broiler. Transfer squash to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Toss bread crumbs with cheese, salt and pepper; sprinkle over squash. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 1-2 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Parmesan Butternut Squash in Taste of Home December 2014, p24

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pols005 User ID: 2996794 246205
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Simple and delicious. Made this as part of Easter dinner and it got rave reviews."

marymontgomery User ID: 8301787 237757
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"Excellent. Roasted squash for 30 minutes at 425 degrees. Added topping and broiled."

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 223471
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"I've never put anything but butter or maple syrup on my squash before. This was a nice change! We used regular breadcrumbs in place of the panko, and it turned out fine."

jmfriesen User ID: 5481216 221761
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Loved it! So simple and delish! There was way more topping than needed though, so we threw the extra on some egg noodles to go with it!"

hkkeener User ID: 2585785 214849
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"This dish is a wonderful way to fix Butternut Squash. The flavor and texture are outstanding. Because it uses the microwave to cook the squash, it is also quick to make. Delicious!"

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