Special Squash Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 1 hour


10 servings

Updated: Nov. 07, 2022
Squash has traditionally been a food our family passes up, but this luscious casserole is an exception to the rule. You won't find it among our Thanksgiving leftovers—it's one of the first dishes to go back to the kitchen empty. —Kathleen Cox, Wyoming, Michigan
Special Squash Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 15 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Place squash in a Dutch oven or large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover and cook until tender, 25-30 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl; beat just until smooth.
  2. Beat in the milk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to squash mixture and mix well.
  3. Transfer to a large greased cast-iron skillet or 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine topping ingredients until crumbly.
  4. Sprinkle topping over squash. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 12-15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 279 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.