Living in Pergamino came with the blessing of receiving organic gifts from its superb soil included our relative’s gardens. Joaquin's aunt sent butternut squashes to each of the families as the plant produced plenty!
- Butternut squash
Optional: Sal and olive oil
How to roast butternut squash.
Time needed: 50 minutes.
How to Cook cuber butternut squash
- Preheat oven
Preheat the oven at 400ºF (200ºC).
- Peel and cut the butternut squash
Into big chunks and mix with the herbs in a bowl.
- Lay in a tray
Either slightly drizzle extra-virgin olive oil to get the cubes lightly coated or set the diced butternut squash on parchment paper to prevent sticking and avoid using oil. Cut the upper part of the garlic head and ad a couple of extra garlic cloves to the tray.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, until tender.
Precisely the same as described above just cut the butternut squash in cubes and reduce the cooking time by ten minutes.
To make this roasted butternut squash recipe, simply cut the butternut squash in any shape (I prefer discs), optionally adding any other vegetables and a tablespoon of olive oil and a big garlic head to add aroma.
How to season butternut squash.
In your baking tray, add your preferred fresh herbs, a tablespoon of olive oil, salt and you’ve got it!
My favorite seasoning for roasted or baked butternut squash is thyme. Also, Rosemary works beautifully. I think they combine very well with the sweetness of the butternut squash. A great addition to this roast would be Sweet potatoes.
How long does butternut squash take to cook: Forty to fifty-five minutes at 400ºF (200ºC) will do it.
Roasted Butternut Squash is extremely versatile
This recipe is great alone as a starter, as a snack, side dish, or as a base for other recipes, such as a creamy soup.
I like making a creamy soup just blending the roasted butternut squash in a mixer adding some sugar-free vegetable milk.
I use these cooked cubes as a topping when making a gourmet pizza, combined with caramelized red onions and fresh rucola.
Butternut Squash Vitamins
Butternut squash is an excellent source of antioxidants, including vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.
Antioxidants help prevent or slow cellular damage and help reduce inflammation, which may also reduce your risk of several chronic diseases. Butternut Squash has tons of great benefits for your health. Learn more here.
Remember to let us know how it turned out for you and what other vegetables you threw in the grilling tray.
Although it is more common to make pumpkin pie with pumpkins, we have successfully made it with butternut squash without noticing any difference, as their flavor profiles are very similar.
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Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash
- 1 butternut squash
- 1 garlic head
- 1 teaspoon thyme or/and rosemary, preferable fresh
- Pre-heat the oven at 400ºF (200ºC)
- Peel and cut the butternut squash into big chunks and mix with the herbs in a bowl.
- Either slightly drizzle extra-virgin olive oil to get the cubes lightly coated or set the diced butternut squash on parchment paper to prevent sticking and avoid using oil. Cut the upper part of the garlic head and ad a couple of extra garlic cloves to the tray.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, until tender.
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- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
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