Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
It's so good, you'll stop making sweet potato pie forever.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
If you want to start with a raw squash, microwave it for a few minutes and then cut it in half and scoop it out. Cut it up and boil for about 15 minutes. Drain, peel, and mash. (Using a cheese slicer works great for peeling safely!) Otherwise, you can use pre-prepared squash.
In a 9x13 inch casserole dish, combine 3 cups mashed butternut squash, white sugar, milk, vanilla extract, salt, flour, eggs and 1/4 cup melted margarine.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until set.
In a medium bowl combine crushed vanilla wafers, 1/2 cup melted margarine and brown sugar. Crumble over top of cooked casserole and return to oven to brown.
Alternately, you can prep the squash by cutting it into 4 pieces (cut the top off above the "belly"; then, slice each piece in halves), remove seeds with an ice-cream scooper, and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool; it will now be super easy to remove from the skin and ready to go in your casserole!
sandyiniowa 6m agoDidn't have vanilla wafers so I used honey graham crackers. Also cut white sugar in half. Fantastic!
Moodylady4 1y agoSoo yummy!! I made this for Thanksgiving and Christmas... Everyone loved it!! I did add 1t of cinnamon,1/2t nutmeg and an extra spalsh of vanilla. Will definitely make this year round!!
divinesweetz 2y agoMy boyfriend and I just loved it! I already loved butternut squash but I wanted him to try it in a delicious way. Next time I will use a little less sugar though.
Hwortmann 2y agoSoooo good! Served on a cool fall day at the cabin, and it was devoured! All my family said it tastes more like squash dessert than casserole. This one's going into my favorites!
maylee 3y agothis was amazing; way better than sweet potatoes.
Marathonjp 3y agoUsed 2/3 cup sugar and 1T butter and it was still incredibly delicious!
tgelinas 3y ago
Lynngreen 3y agoLoved it!!! Even picky family members who said they'd never try squash loved it & requested I make it again next thanksgiving. Thanks so much for recipe!
Symphony2627 3y agoVery good !!!! Need i say more.
Stidd 3y agoVery good dish! I exchanged the wafers for vanilla Oreos since I didn't have the wafers. I included about 1/2 cup chopped pecans and accidentally omitted the brown sugar but put mini marshmallows around the edges. Yummy! andanaccidentalomitted the