Butternut Squash

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on January 4, 2013

in Food, Recipes

I have been trying to find some new meals to make lately for when its my days to cook and of course I turn to Pinterest for that. I seriously have a million recipes pinned on there from blogs that I see. {I should probably clear them all and start over!} I have been really intrigued by the butternut squash so when I decided to pick one up at the store and then find a recipe for it I knew that was the only way I was going to absolutely make it! So that is what I did. I even baked it the day before in the morning because just like spaghetti squash I figured it would take awhile to cook! Since this veggie is new to me I wanted to share with you the steps to how to bake it and then the recipe I used to make the yummy food!
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The first thing you want to do is cut off the top.
Then cut it in half. {It is kind of hard to cut in half so use a sharp knife and don’t cut yourself}
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Put both halves with the inside facing down.
Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan and then add foil over top.
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Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
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When the time is up scoop out the seeds and then I let it cool down for awhile so that I could cut it in cubes and actually touch the squash without burning myself!

Last night I continued to make the rest of the meal that included apple chicken sausage and quinoa.
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You can find the recipe here. It is so good! Everyone went back for seconds! (:

Questions: Do you eat butternut squash? What are other ways you use it? Do you feel like you should clear your pinterest boards and start over?

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Heather (Where's the Beach) January 4, 2013 at 11:34 am

Love butternut squash. I usually peel it, then cube it and roast. I like to use it in soups, over salads, with quinoa…..pretty much anyway I can eat it ;-)

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Life After Swimming January 4, 2013 at 11:57 am

I just saw someone use butternut squash to make lasagna in place of noodles on TV yesterday. I am intrigued!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities January 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm

My favorite food on the planet… BUTTERNUT SQUASH!! B-Nut Squashie-Poo Rocks my LIFE!! I baked like 15 pounds the other night and… ATE IT ALL! I peel them first, then slice em up and then bake them for… I dunno like an hour or two with cinnamon on top! Makes me house/apartment smell DELICIOUS! While waiting for my squash to cook I want to take a bite out of my door, LOL! JK JK! ;) Butternut Squash Chippies… Yup, you just convinced me to make more TODAY! LOL!

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal January 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I NEED to try butternut squash like this. I’ve only had it as a sub for pumpkin in my mom’s pumpkin dessert soup recipe (she made it though) and i couldn’t even tell the difference. I bet I would love this! Pinning it :)

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Andrea January 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I used to only use Pinterest to look at things or ‘like’ things- I never actually pinned stuff!!! Just recently I’ve been upping my game and making my boards. Don’t have to clean them up yet, but I’m already getting tons of ideas!

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Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife January 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

It is a great site!

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Min January 6, 2013 at 9:14 am

This recipe looks great, Danielle! I’ve recently made butternut squash lasagna and I was pleasantly surprised! Very creamy, slightly sweet..it was a winner. I don’t cook with butternut squash that often. If I do, I usually roast it and throw it in to a dish. I think it’s bc I tend to go for its other orange family member, sweet potatoes haha.

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Liana@RunToMunch January 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

O i always wondered how to cook that squash! Good to know! I love squash but I don’t usually make it myself.

My pinterest is over done, sometimes I forget I pinned something and pin it again haha.

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Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife January 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I do the same thing! (:

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Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry September 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Butternut squash yes! Roasted, baked, steamed and into soup. Love it :)

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