Savory Butternut Squash Casserole

Monday, September 21, 2020
Fall shouts the time to make this savory Butternut Squash Casserole, I just this love side dish for the holiday table.

Butternut squash is so versatile, you can cook it in so many different ways.

Topped with sharp cheddar cheese the casserole is a big hit from the plain boiled squash and a nice change from the sweeter casserole dishes.

If you love butternut squash this is an easy recipe everyone raves about.

We love fall side dishes and you may also like to try my roundup of Holiday Side Dishes and 30 Delicious Appetizers Recipes.

There are some tips and suggestions to follow so read those also before starting the recipe especially for Cutting Up Butternut Squash Easily!

Scroll down to the recipe card for the printable butternut squash casserole recipe.

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Savory To Sweet Squash

I love making butternut squash either sweet or savory.

This dish goes great with any meal and a nice change to the cinnamon butter and sugar style.

The recipe still has a bit of honey in it for sweetness but a creamy texture with a garlic and mayo base.

It goes perfectly with any kind of chicken or turkey meal!

Other Tips and Additions:

  • mushrooms
  • sauteed onions
  • toasted nuts on top of any kind
  • craisins or raisins for color
  • this recipe doubles easily
  •  make ahead of time and freeze it
  • store leftovers in a sealed container
  • taste and season it accordingly with listed seasonings
  • remember to use my cutting method for easy prep work  

Ingredients You Will Need (Scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements):

  • small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • mayonnaise plus 2 tablespoons
  • granulated garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning 
  • honey
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste Optional: a dash of cayenne pepper for heat
  • Topping: crushed saltines (about 8 crackers) shredded sharp cheddar cheese butter, melted Optional: toasted pumpkin seeds

More Recipes To Try:

Panera Bread Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Salad

Amaretto Sweet Potato Casserole

Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake

this is cubed butternut squash thats been boiled ready for a casserole recipe

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Holiday Side Dish

Holiday side dishes are my favorite especially any fall holiday like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you love this type of butternut squash it will be a new delicious addition to your recipe collection.

The recipe is super simple and easily doubles.

Don't be afraid to season it more or less of how you like it, sometimes I put lots more garlic in it!

Savory Butternut Squash Casserole

Savory Butternut Squash Casserole

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min
This is a savory butternut squash and cheese casserole. It has cracker crumbs and cheddar on top with garlic and Italian seasoning baked into a delicious casserole. Perfect for the fall holiday table.


  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: a dash of cayenne pepper for heat (or use horseradish 1 teaspoon)
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup crushed buttery style crackers or saltines (about 8 crackers)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Optional: 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds or any kind of nuts you prefer


  1. Cutting the Squash Tip: to cube and clean the squash I put mine in the microwave for 10 minutes, cool a few minutes before handling and it will cut much easier.
  2. Place squash in a saucepan and cover with water and boil it until very tender around 15 to 25 minutes or so depending on the cube size.
  3. When the fork goes through easily, it's done.
  4. Drain the squash then put it in a bowl, and mash but hand or with an electric mixer until smooth like mashed potatoes.
  5. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sauce, garlic, egg,  honey, salt, and pepper; add to the squash and mix well.
  6. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish.
  7. Combine the cracker crumbs, with butter and toss together,
  8. Sprinkle with crackers.
  9. Around 10 minutes before it's done top with shredded cheddar.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until heated through and the top is golden brown.
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Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2015, edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Sounds good to me and perfect with the cheese!

  2. That sounds so good! We have a summer squash casserole recipe but not a butternut squash recipe. Pinned.

  3. Congratulations!
    Your awesome post is featured on our Top Ten Features for Full Plate Thursday,504 this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen


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