Let me introduce to you Nanny Pat! She’s got a great story about her Squash casserole so take it away Nanny Pat!
“It is one of our (family & friends) most loved veggie recipes…and one we have quite often, not just holidays…I make it even for hubby & I, so I can freeze a couple of 2 portion casserole dishes, and it is ready to Pop in a cold oven, and then reheat, or thaw and nuke it.
Recipe by Pat Milton
You remember how much hubby likes nuts, so of course he thinks this is a Super “Squash Casserole”, and one of his favorite veggies. I have been making it for 37 years, and I thought it might spur people to post more veggie recipes. When our kids were young (they are 47 1/2 and 50 now), they swore that I just put nuts on it, for Hubby and I kept saying, that is how the recipe was given to me, and then when grandchildren came into our world, our only grandson when young, would say when he saw it come out of the oven, “Is this dessert or what”?? We haven’t been having too many Potatoes lately, because hubby doesn’t think he needs the Carbs (I Love potatoes), so having extra veggies is ideal.”
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 – 40 minutes
Yield: 4 – 6 Persons
What you need: 4 Cup size casserole dish
2 Cups / 250 g cooked (I steam) & mashed squash (ButterCup or ButterNut)
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Sweet or SOUR cream
1/2 tsp. Salt
Dash of Nutmeg
1 Egg (beaten well)
2 Tablespoons or more chopped pecans, or according to your taste, for top
1. After cooking the squash, drain well, and add the butter, sour cream, salt & nutmeg, and mix in the egg.
2. Place in a Buttered casserole dish, any size or shape, depending how thick you want it. I use my 4 Cup casserole dish.
3. Bake (uncovered) in a 375 F / 190 C / gas 5 for 30-40 Minutes.
For the holidays, I double this recipe, and I still use this casserole dish (it is just thicker), so adjust to your liking.
It is easily adapted to your tastes.
I also love, that I can get ready ahead of time, refrigerate, then bake.
Freezes well too. Hope you will try and enjoy, and let me know if you liked it…Love Nanny Pat