This recipe was given to me by my aunt and is now a standard in my home by request for holidays and potlucks. It's yummy onion flavor and nut topping go great with ham or turkey.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix butternut squash, onion, mayonnaise, Cheddar cheese, sugar, and egg in a casserole dish.

  • Combine cracker crumbs, pecans, and sunflower seeds in a bowl; sprinkle over squash mixture. Pour melted butter over crumb topping.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling and crumb topping is browned, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 20.3g 7% DV; fat 24.6g 38% DV; cholesterol 51.1mg 17% DV; sodium 176.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2015
This is wonderful. I used coconut oil sesame crackers breadcrumbs and almonds on top because that is what I had and it still turned out great. I did precook the squash in the microwave to speed up the process. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2015
We found this to be way too rich even after doubling the squash. If I were to make it again I'd probably still double the squash and also halve the mayonnaise and omit the sugar. The topping was very good though. The only change I made to that was swapping the sunflower seeds for chopped pumpkin seeds. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2014
Very good dish and not overly sweet; made as written. Other recipes like this call for 1/2 cup sugar or more versus 1/4 cup for this one. For the 1/2 cup cracker crumbs used 12 Ritz crackers. The nut topping with sunflower seeds included gives this a nice twist from the norm. While using the specified amount of butter next time might reduce it slightly to say 3 tablespoons. A good choice for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner especially if lots of sweet stuff is already in the planned food choices. Thank you emoon. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2015
This is wonderful. I used coconut oil sesame crackers breadcrumbs and almonds on top because that is what I had and it still turned out great. I did precook the squash in the microwave to speed up the process. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
If you take this to a pot luck dinner you'll be overwhelmd by the requests for the recipe. I didn't have crackers so I used crushed potato chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
My husband and I both love this recipe. The mayo and onion make it different from the typical sweet squash casseroles aand give it a velvety texture as well. I'm making it for the third time tonight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2013
I used Splenda instead of sugar egg whites instead of a whole egg low fat mayonnaise and cheese to cut he calories and fat. It was delicious 157calories a serving and 10.4 gms of fat. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2013
Delicious! Loved this. It was great. I used 1 whole package of Ritz crackers and used a lot more butter 1/2 cup when drizzling over them. I also used a whole onion. The nuts on top are so different and unusual but taste yummy. Loved it and so did the family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
My mother made this for my wedding and so many people requested this recipe even my mother in law! It's now my go to dish for the holidays. Last time I made this I forgot to buy sunflower seeds which I thought was always my favorite part.. It was just as good without! I always precook the squash and mash it before combining it with the other ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2015
We found this to be way too rich even after doubling the squash. If I were to make it again I'd probably still double the squash and also halve the mayonnaise and omit the sugar. The topping was very good though. The only change I made to that was swapping the sunflower seeds for chopped pumpkin seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2013
Used panko crumbs pecans and pumpkin seeds. I think you could use any nuts and seeds. I used two Tbl of dried onion flakes. Read More
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