Butternut squash stars in this satisfying casserole. Topped with homemade croutons, this is a perfect comfort dish.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE RECIPE (Servings 2-4)
1 butternut squash
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 – 1 can Eden Black Beans
1/2 leek, chopped
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
Himalayan salt, to taste
1/3 loaf sourdough bread
1-2 tbsp butter/Earth Balance Buttery Spread
Cut squash into quarters, remove seeds, wrap in foil and bake for 40 minutes/just until soft. Remove the meat of the squash from the skin using a spoon. Mash squash, adding 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and sprinkle of salt.
Sauté chopped onions and leeks in pan for 3 minutes.
Cut bread into little crouton size pieces and toss in melted butter/Earth Balance.
Layer the squash, beans, leeks and onions in a buttered 2 quart glass baking dish.
Place croutons on top.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve piping hot and enjoy!
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