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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:57 PM

I baked a butternut squash whole this evening. Easy. Delicious.

Put it in on 400 degrees for an hour, then turned the oven off and let it stay for another 30 minutes. Sliced it open length-wise and served the fleshy part as a side-dish. SO GOOD! Really it didn't need any spicing up.

When it came out of the oven it looked like the picture on this blog:



I sort of went by this blog's post, but I did put 4 slits in the skin so the steam could vent out of it as it cooked:

http://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-roast-whole-butternut-squash-you.html

If you are doing a roast beef or baked chicken, it would be easy to cook a butternut squash at the same time.




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Reply I baked a butternut squash whole this evening. Easy. Delicious. (Original post)
Lex Dec 2012 OP
cbayer Dec 2012 #1
Lex Dec 2012 #2
Glassunion Dec 2012 #3
Lex Dec 2012 #4
Whisp Dec 2012 #14
pinto Dec 2012 #5
Lex Dec 2012 #6
pinto Dec 2012 #7
TreasonousBastard Dec 2012 #8
Lex Dec 2012 #10
Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #9
Lex Dec 2012 #11
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #13
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #12

Response to Lex (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:05 PM

1. I love them, but do it a bit differently.

I cut them in half, remove the seed and put butter and either brown sugar or maple syrup in the middle.

You can also do them in the microwave that way.

Yum!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:08 PM

2. I was really surprised at how tasty it was!

I've had butternut squash soup before, but that's about the extent of it. This is really good.




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Response to Lex (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:13 PM

3. Mmmmm...

I do that step, then make soup with it every Thanksgiving.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:22 PM

4. I do love butternut squash soup.

I've never made it from scratch though.

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Response to Lex (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:47 PM

14. it's heaven. one of those soups where people go.... ahhhhhhhhhh

 

at the first slurp.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:52 PM

5. My favorite squash (pumpkin pie excepted). Love them cubed and boiled, baked, broiled.

This looks like a good straight forward bake and serve approach. Open for any sort of add on after scooping out the squash. Did you have as is, or butter 'n pepper like a potato, etc.?

I usually go with foiled par baked halves, opened and run under a broiler to get some caramelizing on top. I'd go with this for a set the timer and let it go option, though.

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Response to pinto (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:04 PM

6. I thought about pepper, salt, and butter like a potato

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but I went with just plain. The taste of the squash was so good that I didn't want to interfere with it.

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Response to Lex (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:16 PM

7. Cool. Sounds like a good choice.

Sometimes as is is just right.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:51 AM

8. I do this all the time with other squashes...

buttercup, acorn, or anything else with a large seed cavity. If the oven is on, I'll throw it in, but a few minutes nuking it works well, too and makes a quick and easy meal.

Not mine, but mine often look a lot like this:

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:17 AM

10. That looks amazing.

Thanks. (Even tho you say it's not your photo, thanks for posting it.)


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Response to Lex (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:33 AM

9. I started growing butternut squash this year

and have become a convert. I've found the best recipe for Butternut Squash Soup and made up Butternut Squash Pie recipe myself. I've served both to guests and they've raved about them. Here it's about 95 cents a pound so a good sized squash will be under $3.00. From ONE large butternut squash I can make one batch of soup (easily 10 serving's worth) and 2 pies. How's that for stretching your grocery dollars?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:20 AM

11. Yes

very economical.



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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:05 PM

13. Little secret: the best "pumpkin" pie is actually butternut squash pie.

For years when I had a garden that was my favorite use for them!

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:03 PM

12. Much easier than trying to peel and cube it before cooking!

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