Roasting butternut squash is a simple way to enjoy its flavor and beauty. Once its roasted you can puree the butternut squash and use it in a variety of recipes for soups, breads, and desserts. The puree can be frozen in recipe-sized containers for ease of use.
However, consider roasting butternut squash to serve as a side dish to a meat-based or grain-based meal. The color is striking. Roasting the flavor intensifies and the beauty of it turns it into a great dish for entertaining.
The recipe below for maple roasted butternut squash is that featured in this video.
This stunning roasted butternut squash is so easy to pull off, no one will believe you. Create a gourmet meal and wow your family. This recipe is bound to become a regular fall and winter favorite. Serve it with meatloaf and a coleslaw or quinoa salad wit pomegranate. These are perfect together.
Avoid the temptation to peel the squash before roasting. The peel keeps the pieces intact during the cooking process so you can serve a whole butternut spear to each diner. It is a dramatic way to serve dinner.
If you have leftovers, which is not likely, try warming them cut-side down in a large skillet with some melted butter. Warm over low heat for about 10 minutes with a tight-fitting lid on the skillet.
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