Good butternut squash recipes include butternut squash with quinoa, roasted butternut squash and butternut squash soup. These recipes utilize various methods of preparing squash, including roasting, frying and boiling.Continue Reading
To make butternut squash with quinoa, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan, and add 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 thinly sliced leek. Cook for five minutes, then add 2 cups of broth, 2 cups of peeled and diced butternut squash, 1 cup of quinoa and 1/3 cup of raisins. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, covered. Next, stir in 2 cups of baby spinach, and cook for two to three minutes. Sprinkle with walnuts before serving.
To make roasted butternut squash, halve 1 butternut squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut the squash into 1-inch cubes, and transfer to a baking sheet. Toss with oil, salt and pepper, and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, tossing occasionally.
To make butternut squash soup, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pot, add 1 chopped onion, and cook for 8 minutes. Cut 1 butternut squash into 1-inch chunks, add the chunks to the pot, and cook for 15 to 20 more minutes. Remove the squash chunks from the pot, place them in a blender, and puree. Pour the squash mixture back into the pot, stir, and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
A highly rated butternut squash recipe from Food Network is Ina Garten's Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash. This combines sauteed pancetta and shallots with stock, wine, rice and saffron to simmer before adding roasted butternut squash and Parmesan cheese to serve.
Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash
This recipe takes little preparation and serves between four to six people. It pairs well with Chardonnay.
Prep time: 10 min.
Cook time: 40 min.
Ready in: 50 min.