I happen to be a lover of butternut squash. My grandma grows it in her garden and usually gets a really good crop. She is generous with the fruits of her labor and I am more than happy to accept her gifts. There really are a lot of great squash recipes out there, and it seems like squash is even becoming a foodie trend, which I heartily approve of. So, without further ado, here are some tried and tested recipes that I really liked.
Need a Thanksgiving appetizer? Try Butternut Squash Ricotta and Sage Crostini from Tracy at Shutterbean--one of my fave blogs.
This Roasted Butternut Baked Penne was a great hearty supper that comes together very quickly. This comes from the blog How Sweet it Is.
The first butternut squash dish I ever made was Ina Garten's Butternut Squash Risotto. It's a winner for any type of meal. It would be great for entertaining.
This soup is so delicious. I don't know what it is about sage and butternut squash, but the combination of flavors is a winner. I didn't make the croutons and it was still delish. Here's the step by step.
|Start by cutting your squash into cubes and roasting it in the oven. The photo is above. Then saute your onion, sage, and olive oil. Let your senses be dazzled!
|Add cooked butternut squash and chicken stock.
|Let it simmer...let the flavors meld...
|Then get out the immersion blender (or regular blender) and go to town! I cover my pot with a towel so that the soup doesn't spatter everywhere.
|Taste the flava flave.