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Loaf of butternut squash bread

Butternut Squash Bread

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 3 loaves 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake


A yeast-bread made from pureed butternut squash, this Butternut Squash Bread is a great way to add some extra veggies in!



  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 cups cooked, mashed butternut squash
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 77 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in the water. Add in the squash, milk, eggs, butter, sugar and salt and mix until combined. Add in 3 1/2 cups of the flour and mix well. Continue adding flour until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, 7-10 minutes.
  3. Lightly grease a bowl and add the dough, turning once to coat. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and allow the dough to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch the dough down and divide into 3 equal portions. Shape into loaves and place in 3 greased loaf pans. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, and allow to double again, 30-45 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375F. Bake the loaves until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pans and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes:

From Dine and Dish