Kristin's Turkey Butternut Squash Casserole


I based this recipe for a ground turkey and butternut squash casserole on one submitted by member Mildred Sherrer from Fort Worth, Texas. This is my very tweaked version that cuts some of the fat and calories. I think this is a great recipe for a family.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9-inch casserole


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 cup 1% milk

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup crushed buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground turkey; cook and stir until crumbly and browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add butternut squash and onion; cook and stir until squash is slightly tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain any excess grease from the skillet.

  3. Whisk milk, mozzarella cheese, melted butter, eggs, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Gradually stir milk mixture into turkey mixture. Transfer the skillet contents to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle crushed crackers over casserole.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes.


One average-sized butternut squash yields approximately 4 cups cubed squash. You can add a little more squash if desired. Save time by purchasing pre-cut squash.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

509 Calories
31g Fat
32g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 509
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 793mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 273mg 21%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 441mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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