Baked Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

During the fall season, I always pick up a few butternut squash’s from my local farmer’s market to use in some seasonal recipes. Around here, we can ONLY get them (fresh) during the months of late September through early December.

When I lived down in Lancaster County (Amish Country) during the late 1980’s, one of the Mennonite ladies who lived nearby gave me her recipe to make this delicious baked butternut squash casserole. I’ve been making this casserole every Fall season for almost 30 years. If you’re a fan of butternut squash, I think you’ll love this casserole and it’s perfect for the season.

Baked Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

Baked Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1 cup cheese, shredded
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cream
2 1/4 cups bread cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Note:  I mix together a combination of Cheddar, Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese to equal the 1 cup of cheese that’s called for in the recipe. You can use whatever cheese combination that you like. When it comes to bread cubes, I like to set a few slices of bread out on a plate on my counter-top for a few hours, to firm it up. Then I break it up into smaller cubes.

In a large bowl toss together the cubed butternut squash, melted butter, chopped onions, shredded cheese, milk and cream. Pour mixture into a glass baking dish (I use a 3 quart casserole dish but you could use a 2 quart one). Place cubed bread on top along with the salt and ground black pepper.

Place baking dish into a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until done. Remove and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I like how simple this recipe is since everything is tossed together and put in one baking dish. This is a nice recipe for butternut squash.

  2. I like the flavors in this dish. Have to get some squash next time I go to the grocery store.

  3. Susan Hartman says:

    I wish I wasn’t the only one in my house that likes butternut squash. This looks so good.

  4. Butternut squash is a favorite in our house. Lately I’ve been doing a simple preparation in my pressure cooker, but your casserole has all the things I love–squash, onion, cheese, cream, butter, and a bread topping. You know I’ll be trying this soon! Thanks.

  5. ellen beck says:

    This looks good. I havent tried this recipe before. I do grow a few butternut squash in the garden. I am the only one that eats them so usually just bake them. Maybe if I made it like his I could talk everyone else into trying it.

  6. I love butternut squash and I know that I would love this one as the ingredients sound so good. I have never tried Amish cooking before and now I am curious thank you for sharing this one.

  7. This sounds delicious!! I agree, this sounds like the perfect fall dish and would pair well with pork chops! I am a huge fan of Amish cooking so you can’t go wrong there!

  8. Peggy Nunn says:

    This sounds so good. And today is chilly here. I want to make it for dinner. Thank you for the recipe.