Squash Puff


Squash Puff

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Time-to-table: 65 minutes
Serves 6
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 cups roasted winter squash
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup half ‘n’ half – or dairy-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour – I prefer gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and slowly soften, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mash the squash with an electric mixer in a large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for a minute or so after each addition. Add the onion and remaining ingredients (except the pumpkin seeds) and combine well. Turn the mixture into a well-greased pie plate or quiche pan. Add the pumpkin seeds to the hot, still buttery skillet and toast for 2 – 3 minutes. Smooth the squash mixture and sprinkle pumpkin seeds over top.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

(Note: Plan on an hour in the oven if the squash has been assembled in advance and is cold from the refrigerator.)