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Acorn Squash Feta Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour 35 min.

Makes

12 servings

I get loads of compliments on this out-of-the-ordinary casserole whenever I serve it. The recipe marries squash and feta cheese with onion, garlic, bell peppers and a sprinkling of sunflower kernels. Leftovers are delicious hot or cold! —Deborah Vliet, Holland, Michigan

Ingredients

  • 4 large acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; add 1/2 in. of hot water. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes. Drain water from pan; turn squash cut side up. Bake until squash is tender, 8-10 minutes; cool slightly. Carefully scoop out squash; place in a large bowl and mash.
  2. Increase oven setting to 375°. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and peppers; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 2-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and yogurt until blended. Stir in squash, onion mixture, feta cheese, salt, pepper and, if desired, cayenne.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover; bake until a thermometer inserted in center reads 160°, 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 286 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 810mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein.

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