Squash and brie casserole

October 13, 2011  • 

 

 

A quick-to-put-together casserole (is that word dated or what?) with some squash, diced bacon and diced brie; a few sliced almonds on top for a little crunch.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 squash (I picked a Turban squash for its bright orange color), about 1 pound of  squash meat
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped and mashed in a mortar with a dash of salt
  • 6 slices of bacon, baked in the oven and crumbled
  • 1/2 Brie cheese (6-inch), crust removed and diced
  • Spices: salt, black pepper, Aleppo pepper or paprika, dash of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp of sour cream or labneh (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of sliced almonds, toasted in the oven at 300F for 10 minutes

METHOD:

  1. Bake the bacon strips in a 375F oven for about 12 minutes until crispy (place them on a foil-lined pan to save clean-up time).
  2. Chop the onion and fry till golden in a little oil. Cut the squash and microwave for 10 minutes (adding 1/4 cup water to the pan and covering it). When cooled enough, peel and cut in chunks and mash with a fork. Add the golden onion, spices, labneh or cream if using (I did not) and bacon, drained, dried and cut in small pieces. Add the Brie cut in small dice as well and transfer the mixture to small ramequins or a large pyrex-type dish.
  3. Bake in a 350F oven until the top is bubbly and the squash is warm. Top with the almonds and serve.

Comments

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  1. Astra Libris says:

    Oh my goodness, this is just the thing to fix with the massive number of squashes on our counter currently! AMAZING!! 🙂

  2. Belinda @zomppa says:

    Casseroles are timeless!

  3. Mercotte says:

    très original et à adapter avec d’autres fromages bien sûr, pourquoi pas du reblochon de Savoie ! oui je suis chauvine !

  4. Rosa says:

    Very scrumptious! Cheese and pumpkin casseroles always taste so good.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. Murasaki Shikibu says:

    I love everything in this. It is going to taste really good. 🙂

  6. Cristina says:

    This couldn’t be better !! Thanks for the idea..My family will love it!

  7. Joanne says:

    I honestly just licked my screen…and was so sad when it didn’t taste like brie!

  8. Alicia (Foodycat) says:

    That looks so good! Perfect combination of ingredients.

  9. Oui, Chef says:

    I’m always looking for new uses for squash, and with brie…what could be better!

  10. Sonia Rumzi says:

    OMG! That is just amazing! I love this recipe. I love Brie and therefore this is amazing to me. Yum!

  11. Susan says:

    This looks delightful, Joumana! One of my favorite appetizers is warm brie with apricot preserves and toasted almonds. The thought of adding my favorite squash, some bacon and onions with brie and almonds sounds so appealing.

  12. Cara says:

    What a great combination of flavors – but then again I think winter squash goes with everything 🙂

  13. domi says:

    Une petite perle culinaire qu’il me plairais de goûter…

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