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Winter Squash and Bacon Casserole

 Winter Squash and Bacon Casserole
I can’t imagine celebrating the holidays without including this comforting casserole on my menu. You can use any sweet variety of winter squash, but delicata is my personal favorite.—Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
5 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3 cups mashed cooked delicata or butternut squash
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Remove from the
  • heat. Stir in the squash, bacon, cheese, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Combine bread crumbs
  • and butter; sprinkle over top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated
  • through and top is lightly browned. Yield: 5 servings.
To Make Ahead: Cook, mash and measure the squash the day before. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before using and proceed with recipe.

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Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 266 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 13 g protein.