What to do with a butternut squash????

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What to do with a butternut squash????

Everyonce in a while we allow the kids to choose a fruit or veggie we have never eaten before during our grocery shopping trip. We then bring it home, find a recipe and try it out. Sometimes it's a hit. Sometimes it's a miss.

Please help me make the butternut squash Lil D picked be a hit.


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Mash it - peel cube boil just like mashed potatoes, add butter - yummmmmmy.

You can also add a splash of maple syrup or oj

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I did a curry butternut squash soup thing. Just boiled it down, pureed it and put curry in it till it tasted right. But even butternut squash mashed would be good.

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Roasting it like potato until it's tender, then upping the heat a bit to make it caramalise around the outer edges is yummy!!
But mashing is just as good and really easy. You can also roast it and add it to a salad.

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Cut it in half, add a couple tspn of brown sugar and butter. Bake it (350)until soft, scoop out the meat and beat it like mashed potatoes. Really yummy.

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ditto what Dana said...
Squash is one of my fav.s! I usually slice it in half, lightly salt and pepper (and butter if you want) the insides, then put it face down in about a half inch to an inch of water in a glass casserole dish and bake it (around 350ish) until it's really soft (it's been a couple of months so I can't remember how long that takes)... Then scoop it out and mash it a bit with some butter and salt and possibly some brown or raw sugar as well!!! mmmm
Now I have to go buy a butternut squash... Biggrin

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I peel the skin cut into even sized pieces slosh a bit of olive oil salt and pepper over and bake in a preheated oven until the butternut is done.

Variations I try are adding sliced red pepper about 20 minutes before the end and then about 5 minutes before I take it out the oven I had crumbled bits of feta cheese.