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Butternut Squash and Duxelles Casserole

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“From the February 2010 "Fab Five" list of Vegetarian Times. (Duxelles is a paste of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots.) This is a wonderful comfort food that is actually fairly low calorie (depending on how much cheese you use).”
1hr 10mins
8 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pulse mushrooms in food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to bowl.
  2. Plus shallots in food processor until finely chopped. Add to bowl with the mushrooms.
  3. Melt butter in skillet and cook mushroom mixture about 10 minutes -- until mushrooms have released their liquid and most has evaporated and the shallots are starting to brown. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Grease 9" deep-dish pie pan or gratin dish.
  6. Bring milk, flour, and garlic to a simmer in saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  7. Whisk in 1/2 c cheese and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Spread 1/3 of squash slices on bottom of pan. Top with 1/3 cheese mixture and 1/2 of mushroom mixture.
  9. Repeat layers, ending with cheese sauce.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  11. Bake 45 minutes or until squash is tender and top is browned.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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