Black bean and butternut squash quesadillas

Hubby and I have been trying to eat healthier. I saw these quesadillas on Lori’s blog and knew that I wanted to try them. We both love butternut squash and these were great. Very filling and delicious.

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Quesadillas – adapted from Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness

1 med onion chopped – I used a small onion and a 1/2 green pepper
minced chilies, to your liking – I omitted
2 cups butternut squash, cubed and roasted
1 cup cooked black beans
1 clove garlic minced
2 oz cheddar cheese, shredded – I used shredded sheep milk cheese

Saute onions in olive oil till golden. Add garlic and remainder of ingredients, except cheese. Spoon over tortillas. Sprinkle cheese over the filling. Place a tortilla on top. Press. Bake at 375 F.

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11 Responses to “Caramelized Butternut Squash”

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    Pam — November 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I have been loving Butternut Squash more than ever this season, myself! Your pictures are lovely, and making me hungry!

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    Lauren — November 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I LOVE butternut squash… especially when roasted until slightly crisp on the outside. Your caramelized version looks great – I will need to add a touch of brown sugar and butter next time I make it.

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    Boston Food Diary — November 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    YUM!!! I started my butternut squash kick this weekend- this looks amazing!

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    Melissa — November 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I have a butternut squash from my CSA that I’m dying to cut into. I have a question though, how does one peel a butternut squash?

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    Jen — November 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Melissa – I like to use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to peel the skin off. You could do it with a knife, but I would be worried about cutting myself.

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    Julie — November 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous way to prepare those squash. I’ll have to remember this for if we have another bumper crop next year!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — November 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Jen, nice seeing you again yesterday. I usually roast my butternut squash with brown sugar too but I can’t believe I never thought of adding butter! I usually omit the salt and pepper because I like it very dessert-like, so I add cinnamon too 🙂

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    Paula — November 15, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    what a great blog!
    here is so many inspirations,

    have a nice time,
    Paula

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    Megan — November 16, 2010 at 12:49 am

    I love butternut squash too. It’s definitely delicious with just a bit of brown sugar. Sometimes I go a bit overboard and roast it with a whole lot of butter, brown, sugar, and maple syrup.

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    theblogisthenewblack — November 16, 2010 at 2:46 am

    This looks amazing! I love bn squash. I just made a fantastic soup, and now I want to carmelize it!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    This is such a simple way to cook butternut squash and yet SO delicious! I’m loving your butternut squash blog posts!

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