Saturday, March 27, 2010
Butternut Squash Casserole
I have been loving the foods I'm finding at Trader Joe's lately. They had a package of cut up butternut squash. I bought two packages. If you prefer to use whole squash, you'll want two of them. The packages I bought can be "cooked" in the microwave. If you buy the squash's whole, you need to cut them up and boil them until soft.
Mash them up in a bowl. Add one small can of crushed pineapple. I actually bought pineapple chunks at Trader Joe's and then used my chopper to smash it all up. I used 5 of the 6 pieces Trader Joe's offers in their packages.
Add in the following:
1 cup sugar (I used a little less)
1/4 cup melted butter ( I used a little less)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix it all together and pour into casserole dish. The recipes all call for a topping of crushed nuts. I left it without a topping. Bake at 325 for about 40 minutes.
As you can see, there is very little left. It was yummy!!