1/2 cup diced onion
1 Tbsp. butter
3 cups cooked mashed winter squash (butternut)
12 strips bacon, cooked, crumbled (I only used 6 slices)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Optional: herbs such as sage, thyme or parsley
1. Saute the onions in the butter until tender. Combine with the squash, bacon, cheese, sugar, salt, pepper and herbs, if using. Spoon into an 8-inch square baking dish.
2. Combine the crumbs and butter. Sprinkle over top.
3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.