Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sweet potato Butternut Squash Casserole

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash - so many good recipes using them. Lon's at Hermosa Inn makes a Sweet Potato Corn Chowder, and Hassayampa Inn in Prescott makes a Summer Squash Saute (you can use butternut squash too). Both recipes are in Tastes & Treasures cookbook along with the history of these wonderful establishments.

Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Casserole

 8 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
2/3 cup light vanilla soymilk
2/3 cup sugar-free pancake syrup
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups miniature marshmallows


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 10" baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside. 

Fill a large microwave-safe dish with 1/2 inch of water. Add squash and cover. Microwave for about 8 minutes -- squash should be tender enough to mash, but not overcooked. Drain well. 

Mash squash thoroughly with a potato masher, food processor, or fork, but do not puree. (Squash should be pulpy.) Add soymilk, syrup, sweetener, salt, egg substitute, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. (Adding the ingredients in this order gives the squash enough time to cool before adding the egg substitute, which could begin to "cook" if added too early.) Mix thoroughly, but do not over-stir. 

Transfer mixture to the baking pan. Bake in the oven until mostly firm, 45 - 50 minutes. 

Top with mini marshmallows. Return to the oven and bake until marshmallows begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool before serving!
Prefer to use sugar in place of Splenda? No problem; just use an equal amount. Then each serving will have 182 calories, 43g carbs, 23g sugars, and a PointsPlus® value of 5*
Thanks to hungry girl for recipe.