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Butternut Turkey Bake

Total Time

Prep: 70 min. Bake: 25 min.


4 servings

Butternut squash adds a little sweetness to this comforting casserole. You can use leftover turkey and even replace the croutons with leftover stuffing, if you wish. It's sure to satisfy your family. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Butternut Turkey Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups seasoned salad croutons
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place cut side down in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; add 1/2 in. of hot water. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes.
  2. Drain water from pan; turn squash cut side up. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until tender. Scoop out flesh; mash and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the croutons, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until croutons are toasted. Stir in the squash, turkey and broth; heat through.
  4. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted.

Can you freeze Butternut Turkey Bake?

Sprinkle unbaked casserole with cheese. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. To use, remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Cover and bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 383 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 828mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein.

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