Butternut Squash Casserole

I think side dishes are just as important as the meal and today’s recipe proves it. We take some local grown Butternut squash, add a nice assortment of ingredients and the result is, well, simply perfect. Happy Cooking, Chef Jason

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary

Butternut Squash Casserole

Yield: Serves 6-8 People | Prep time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 1 hour-1.25 hours


  • 4 oz wt Pancetta, diced small
  • 2 Shallot, Medium Sized
  • 2 ½ lbs Colorado Proud Butternut Squash, washed and peeled
  • Salt, Kosher, to Taste
  • Pepper, Black, Fresh Ground, to Taste
  • ½ tsp Herbs, Italian, Dried
  • 2-3 tbsp Flour, All Purpose – start with 2
  • 2 tbsp Butter, Salted
  • 1 ½ cup Heavy cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
  • ½ cup Gruyere Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 cup Fried Onions, chopped
  • Parsley, Italian, Chopped, to Garnish


  1. Preheat Grill or Oven to 400 ̊ F
  2. Heat a large sauté pan or cast iron skillet over medium high heat
  3. Add the pancetta and cook until slightly browned
  4. Add the onion and sauté until slightly browned
  5. Add the following:
    • Butternut Squash
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Italian Herbs
    • Butter
  6. Stir and cook for 5 minutes
  7. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and cook flour in for 1-2 minutes
  8. Add the cream and both shredded cheeses
  9. Cook and stir until combined and thickened
  10. Remove from the heat
  11. Spray 10” Cast Iron Pan with non stick spray
    • If using sauté pan, no need to spray
  12. Add the butternut squash mix to the pan
  13. Cover the pan with lid or foil and cook for 1-1.25 hours or until squash is tender
    • First doneness check should happen at the 45 minute mark
  14. Once squash is tender, uncover and add fried onions to the top
  15. Cook for 5 additional minutes to get the onions crispy
  16. Carefully remove the pan from the oven (using heat proof gloves)
  17. Place onto a heat proof surface
  18. Allow to cool for 5 minutes
  19. Serve Immediately

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