Butternut Squash Casserole (Low Calorie)

Chunks of winter squash topped with a crunchy, buttery topping makes a deliciously, healthy Butternut Squash Casserole.

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Sometimes I get a little ahead of myself. Does that happen to you? You think you have this brilliant idea, see some issues with it but instead of really thinking it through, you just go for it?I had what I thought was a brilliant idea about doing a post with a savory and a sweet squash crumble recipe in it.  I just loved this idea and still do.  First off, I knew the savory recipe would be easy but using fresh squash in a sweet crumble was going to difficult.  You may notice this recipe post is only for a Butternut Squash  Casserole.  That is because the sweet version was not to my liking.  It went in the trash!  After which my little one cried because she liked it – go figure.

While the sweet version didn’t work, I loved the savory butternut squash casserole.  I love experimenting with different types of winter squash.  I use to stick with the main ones; butternut squash and acorn squash.  Last year, I branched out with sweet dumpling squash, golden acorn and buttercup.  Woo Wee, they were all so delicious in their own way.  So I decided to pick up a few and throw them together in a casserole.  If I’m making a casserole then I want a crispy, crunchy topping.  A little cheese will make it even better.  So that is what I created with this recipe.

This butternut squash casserole would make a fantastic side dish for Thanksgiving.  I thought of saving it for November but I was too excited about the recipe.  I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  Why wait for Thanksgiving to make this scrumptious recipe? Go with whatever winter squash you can find.  It will still be “delicioso”.  Maybe I’ll try the sweet one again.  I just have to figure out how to get a round a few issues.  Wouldn’t it be so cool to be able to make a savory squash crumble and a sweet one.  Maybe it’s just me but that is something I would love to do with a dinner party.  Then everyone can discuss what is better.  Food nerd alert!

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Savory Squash Crumble Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 131 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


Squash Filling:

  • 2 cups chopped Butternut Squash 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups chopped Buttercup Squash 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups chopped Golden Acorn Squash 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups sliced Onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Oil I used grapeseed but olive, canola or vegetable would be great
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp allspice

Crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat Ritz cracker crumbs about 16
  • 1 cup whole wheat panko crumbs
  • ¾ tsp ground Sage
  • ½ tsp kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tbsp melted light butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together ingredients for filling.
  4. Pour filling into baking dish and even out.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients for crumb topping except butter.
  6. Add melted butter and toss well.
  7. Sprinkle over squash filling.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
Savory Squash Crumble Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. Gail Wilson says
    I like this recipe. Sounds like a great way to put squash on the table. Will give it a try.
  2. Sounds good. And I like the little casserole dish it's in...where did you get it from?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Mary, I think I got it at TJ Maxx. I buy a lot of my serving dishes there. You can get some great deals.
  3. I love squash and anything with a crunchy topping -- this looks amazing! What kind of squash were you using for your sweet one? I like to use butternut squash, mash it up, and make it kind of like a sweet potato casserole (with candied nuts on top!)
  4. This looks like a great recipe. I have pinned this to try later. Thanks for sharing in the OBC pin party.
  5. This looks delicious Christie! We eat squash all the time and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it! (Hope you'll master the sweet version soon!)
  6. So many lovely squash flavors in one yummy dish!


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