Not sure about you, but I totally love it!!! Butternut squash is one of my most awaited winter veggies. But, it often seems like a daunting task to prep and cook it. So, you must be wondering about how to cook butternut squash? With some expert tips and techniques, however, you can learn some easy methods to prep and cook these fall favorites. Here are the tips and recipes that helped me.
How To Cook Butternut Squash?
- Selecting: When choosing butternut squash, select the one that still has its stem on and felt dense and heavy without any blemishes or cracks. The skin should appear flat and uniform without being glossy.
- Storing: It can be stored for several months in a cool, dry place. You can also cut the butternut and keep it refrigerated in a plastic wrap.
- Cutting and Seeding: Cut the butternut squash off from the stem starting from the neck through the bottom. Take a large spoon and remove the seeds and other fibrous parts from it. Your butternut squash is now ready to be baked and roasted.
- Peeling and Cubing: For cubed or sliced pieces for your recipe, you need to peel the skin off using a sturdy vegetable peeler.
Some Creative Butternut Squash Recipes
The roasted butternut squash soup is a classic fall recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving. Roasting the squash to make this soup not only adds to its flavor and richness but also makes it easy to seed and peel the squash.
The butternut squash, kale, and sausage frittata are loaded with some healthy ingredients and makes great comfort food. If you have a crowd at home or if it’s just the two of you, these colorful frittatas are just the perfect food on the menu. It is wholesome and healthy!
The whole-wheat spaghetti with roasted squash is a combination of classic flavors. The whole-wheat spaghetti that is also called bigoli in Italy has a pleasantly firm bite and goes well with caramelized onion sauce.
The roasted squash with cranberries and thyme is a recipe that is a balance of rich and strong bright flavors. In this recipe, the natural sweetness of the squash is balanced by the maple syrup and these two flavor compliment each other.
The arugula, squash & salami salad is a perfect winter salad that has roasted butternut squash served with arugula and salami. This salad is warm and simple and super easy to make. Add fresh flavors and color to your winter menu with this delightful winter recipe.