10 Ways With…Butternut Squash

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You can check out this seasonal squash salad in the ‘Food’ section of the blog!

Make some squash chips

You can do it with sweet potato, and so you can do it with this. Simply chop into chips or wedges, and bake on 200*c for 50 minutes. Smoked paprika, chilli, and salt will liven them up!

Roast with maple syrup and cinnamon

Because this combination goes really well with roasted chicken, or fish. Chop into chunks, toss with 1-2tbsp maple syrup, and a good pinch of cinnamon, and a little salt. Roast as above…

Add to a salad

Winter salads are amazing, mainly due to root veg giving you the option of adding some roasted flavour elements, or even having a hot salad. You can check out my October Seasonal Salad (featuring butternut squash) right here.

Blend into a soup

Chop one squash and roast until tender, along with a couple of large apples chopped into chunks. Blend with veg stock and some fresh ginger (carefully), and add in whichever spices you desire! Curry powder, garum masarla, black pepper, and a little salt will work well.

Stuff with cous cous and veggies

Cut the squash down the centre and scoop out the seeds. Roast on 200*c for around one hour, covered for the first 30 minutes. Prepare some cous cous, and stir in chopped pepper, some spinach, and pomegranate seeds. Pile into the squash, top with feta, and return to the oven for 5 minutes, lowering the heat to 150*c. Serve between two.

Mash with garlic, herbs, and some mustard

Roast in large chunks, having removed the skin, until super tender, and then mash with 2 roasted garlic cloves, herbs of choice, and mustard.

Add to a tagine

Roast your squash, and chuck some chunks into your favourite tagine recipe!

Put it in a lasagne

If you’re a veggie or vegan, and have a lasagne recipe you love, then playing around with adding a root veg could change it up a bit.

Throw it into a vegetable curry

When you’d usually add some potato or other root veg to a veggie curry along with some lentil, try adding in some butternut squash.

Get in-spiralized

Spiralize the butternut squash by cutting the whole thing into about 8 wedges, and putting through a spiraliser. Then, place into an oven preheated to 200*c for about 10 minutes, until soft, or stir fry.

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