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Roasted Butternut Squash Recipes

Roasted Butternut 3 Ways!


Description

Roasted Butternut Squash- with three different fillings. Hearty, healthy weeknight dinners perfect for fall!


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Ingredients

Roasted Butternut Squash with Persian Lentils

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ and onion- ½ cup diced
  • 2 cloves garlic- rough chopped
  • ¼ cup golden raisins – or use regular, or dried currants or apricots
  • 1 ½ cups cooked little lentils (not split)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼½ cup chopped cilantro or Italian Parsley ( or ¼ cup mint)
  • ⅛ cup Plain Yogurt
  • ¼ cup Pomegranate seeds

Roasted Butternut with Miso Mushrooms

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 8 ounces tofu ( or buy “baked tofu“)
  • 2 Tablespoons Braggs liquid aminos or soy saue
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil– or olive oil
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  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ an onion, diced, about ½ cup
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 6 ounces sliced mushrooms- cremini, shiitake,button
  • 2 teaspoons miso
  • 34 tablespoons hot tap water
  • drizzle toasted sesame oil
  • 1 scallion- sliced at diagonal, or use chives
  • toasted sesame seeds-optional

Thanksgiving Stuffing Version:

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter ( or a mix is nice)
  • ¼ of an onion- ½ cup diced
  • ½ an apple, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves rough chopped
  • 8 ounces ground turkey ( ground turkey breast tends to get dry, ground thigh is much moister)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries- or use fresh, adding extra maple syrup to taste.
  • 810 sage leaves, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

Roasted Butternut Persian Sytle:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Cut butternut down the middle lengthwise. Place open side down on lightly greased parchment-lined sheet pan. Roast 30 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork, through the skin.
  3. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  4. Add onion and garlic and sauté until tender fragrant and golden, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add raisins, lentils, salt, spices and water and simmer until most of the liquid evaporates and flavors meld. Stir in herbs saving a few for the garnish.
  6. When butternut is done, flip over and scoop out the seeds. With a fork, break up the tender flesh. Drizzle the squash with a little olive oil ( or butter) and sprinkle with salt and pepper, mixing this all into the squash, seasoning the flesh
  7. Top the squash with the lentil filling, a dollop of plain yogurt, and some fresh pomegranate seeds. Scatter with fresh herbs.

Roasted Butternut with Miso Mushrooms:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Cut butternut down the middle lengthwise. Place open side down on lightly greased parchment-lined sheet pan, leaving room for tofu.
  3. Cut tofu into small bite sized cubes. Place in a bowl and toss with soy and sesame oil. Place on the same pan as butternut. Roast both 30 minutes, or until butternut is easily pierced with a fork, through the skin.
  4. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  5. Add onion, ginger and mushrooms and sauté until tender and golden, about 6-8 minutes.
  6. Mix hot water and miso paste in a small cup with a fork until combined. Pour over mushroom mix. Cook a few minutes until water reduces. Turn heat off.
  7. When butternut is done, flip over and scoop out the seeds. With a fork, break up the tender flesh. Drizzle the squash with a little olive oil ( or butter) and sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix this all into the squash, seasoning it.
  8. Add the baked tofu to the skillet, warming the mushrooms up if necessary, and drizzle with a little toasted sesame oil.
  9. Top with squash with sesame tofu and mushroom filling. Top with scallions and sesame seeds.

Thanksgiving Stuffing Version:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Cut butternut down the middle lengthwise. Place open side down on lightly greased parchment-lined sheet pan. Roast 30 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork, through the skin.
  3. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  4. Add onion, apple and garlic and sauté until just tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Add ground turkey, salt and fennel seeds, and cook until turkey is cooked through and browned, about 6-8 minutes.
  6. Add pecans, dried cranberries and sage, and cook a few more minutes until warmed through and drizzle with maple. If using fresh cranberries, cook enough to let them blister, taste and adjust maple, adding more to taste. Set filling aside, keeping warm.
  7. When butternut is done, flip over and scoop out the seeds. With a fork, break up the tender flesh. Drizzle the squash with a little olive oil ( or butter) and sprinkle with salt and pepper and a little more maple and mix this all into the squash, seasoning it.
  8. Top with turkey cranberry filling. Serve immediately.

Notes

Notes- in the photos I have the filling placed in the “hole” of the butternut, and while this looks pretty for the photo, I feel the squash needs to be broken up and “seasoned”, for the best flavor.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 550

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