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Butternut Squash Puff

Good day! Welcome to a fun event!  Today there are 9 of us hosting a virtual progressive Thanksgiving dinner! Dig in…you are going to discover a lot of inspiration!

As part of this progressive dinner, I’m serving up a Butternut Squash Puff!  This recipe is a twist to a family favourite that you can find almost every year on our Thanksgiving table…Turnip Puff (trust me, it’s divine!).  But this year I wanted to try something different with one of my favourite vegetables…Butternut Squash.  This dish is creamy, rich and so full of flavour!  Delish!

Butternut Squash Puff {A Pretty Life}



Butternut Squash Puff


  • 2 cups mashed cooked butternut squash (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup spreadable cream cheese
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs (divided (see Notes))
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • dash ginger
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer combine the butternut squash, cream cheese, brown sugar, egg, ginger, salt & pepper and 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs. Mix well.
  3. Add to a 1 L baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the melted butter and remaining 1/2 cup of bread crumbs.
  5. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture onto the squash mixture.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe adapted from Kraft

So if you are looking for something a little different for your Thanksgiving dinner, this dish is it!

Butternut Squash Puff {A Pretty Life}

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu:


Now it’s time for the next course!  Head on over to The Sisters Cafe (just click on the door) for the next course! (you can even show up in your jammies…no one will know…)

And before you go,  you can visit the rest of the contributor’s to today’s Progressive Dinner and see what’s on their table!  You will find a lot of inspiration for your Thanksgiving dinner preparation!

What’s Cooking With Ruthie
Six Sister’s Stuff
The Mother Huddle
Inside BruCrew Life
Cooking Classy
You Made That?
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
The Sisters Cafe
Jamie Cooks it Up

Have a delicious day!


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  • Reply
    November 1, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    Jo-Anna, nice to meet you thru this virtual dinner. Your squash puff casserole looks great and I bet it taste just as good as it looks.

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    You’re squash looks SO good! I’m going to have to make it 🙂 SO fun participating in the progressive event with you! xoxoxo~ Ruthie

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    Camille (SixSistersStuff)
    November 1, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    This looks delicious! I am so glad that I had the chance to be part of this dinner with you!
    Have a good day,

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    November 1, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    I just recently jumped on the squash bandwagon, and I have to say I love it. I had hubbard squash not too long ago and it was delicious. I am all over this with the cream cheese in it!
    Thanks so much for joining the party – it was so good to get to know you!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
    November 1, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Butternut squash is one of those things I pick up at the store and put back because I never know what to make with it. This dish looks so delicious and the cream cheese in it has me sold:-) I am so happy to “meet” you through this fun hop!!!

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    November 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    This looks amazing, great photography! Your front porch is SO pretty (the one that linked me here), love it!! I love the look of your blog too, you have great taste! Happy to be in the progressive dinner with you it’s fun to get to know more bloggers.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    November 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    I am loving this progressive dinner idea. Everything looks so good, I am really in the mood for Thanksgiving now!

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    November 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    That butternut squash puff looks so delicious! I’m going to print out the recipe so I can make that for Thanksgiving!

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