Spicy Southwest Butternut Squash Casserole
This Spicy Southwest Butternut Squash Casserole is savory, spicy, wholesome, and perfect for a quick and easy dinner! Made with simple ingredients, this make-ahead meal can be made entirely in a casserole dish and is bursting with flavor. This is healthy comfort food that the entire family will love!
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 406 kcal
1 lb frozen butternut squash, cubed about 3-4 cups 1 large bell pepper sliced or chopped 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp garlic powder salt/pepper to taste 1 15 oz. can black beans drained 1 cup cooked ground beef 1 cup shredded cheese 1 cup chopped kale 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper optional
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the squash and pepper in the casserole dish and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until squash just begins to soften. Drain any extra liquid in the casserole dish. Mix in the paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper, black beans, cooked ground beef, half of the cheese, and kale to the casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes (or until everything is soft). Top with crushed red pepper (optional). Serve and enjoy!
Prep the ground beef ahead of time so that it's ready to go!
Cook the butternut squash in the casserole dish just until soft, but not too soft (as it will continue to cook with the other ingredients).
Use pre-cut or frozen butternut squash to help save time.
Adjust the spicy level of this recipe by adding more (or less) crushed red pepper!
Calories: 406 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 73 mg | Sodium: 238 mg | Potassium: 809 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 15521 IU | Vitamin C: 96 mg | Calcium: 236 mg | Iron: 3 mg