Easy Maple Pecan Winter Squash Casserole topped with brown sugar and pecans makes a lovely side dish for the holidays.
The addition of a little maple sweetness plus warm spices and crunchy pecans compliment the vibrant winter squash beautifully for a healthy side dish that goes well with any main.
It can easily be prepared partially or mostly ahead of time for a holiday meal. Just reheat while the turkey, goose or ham is resting and dinner is done.
Ingredients for Maple Pecan Winter Squash Casserole
winter squash - use any squash you prefer: pumpkin, acorn, butternut, delicata, etc.
eggs - or egg substitute
maple syrup - real maple syrup is best
butter - or butter flavor coconut oil
brown sugar - a little goes a long way in this dish and really adds to the topping
flour - this is the binder of the topping
nutmeg - I love fresh nutmeg, but if you prefer you can go with cinnamon or cloves or mace or a little of them all.
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Maple Pecan Winter Squash Casserole
- 3-4 pounds winter squash (pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash, etc.)
- 3 eggs (lightly beaten)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup butter (melted)
- salt and pepper
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup butter (softened)
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- Peel and chop the squash into 1 inch pieces, place in a stock pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender. Drain and mash the squash.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Add eggs, maple syrup, butter and butter to the mashed squash and mix until combined. Season to taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Spoon into a 3 quart casserole or 13 x 9 inch pan.
- In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients and crumble over the top.
- Bake at 375°F until heated throughout, about 40-45 minutes.
Wonderful, seasonal side dish. I'm drooling just looking at the photos.
Ooo! I like everything about this dish!
I have a winter squash that needs a recipe! I think I found it! Plus I have tons of pecans.
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Yum! We make a similar dish with sweet potatoes, and I have not tried it with squash and it sounds amazing!
It is delicious with either potatoes or squash.
This is packed with SO much flavor! From the squash to the maple and the pecans on top. It's packed with delicious fall goodness.