Caramelized Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is one of my favorite foods. It’s so versatile and can be used is sweet or savory dishes. I have quite a few butternut squash recipes that I’ve already made, so I decided to make a Squash tag. Be sure to check it out.

Since I love butternut squash so much, I thought it would be appropriate to feature a week of butternut squash recipe. I’m going to kick off the week with a recipe that so simple and so delicious, it’s almost silly to call it a recipe.

Most recipes for roasted squash result in a savory dish, but with the simple addition of some brown sugar to the mix, you can transform roasted squash into a sweet little side dish.

In a moment of full disclosure, I have to admit that when I made this one afternoon while working from home, I and then proceeded to eat the entire batch of roasted squash as my lunch. Then I made it the next night for dinner. Hubby agreed that it was delicious.

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Caramelized Butternut Squash

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

1 lb butternut squash
1.5 tbsp butter, melted
1 Tbsp brown sugar
salt and pepper

Directions:

Heat oven to 400°F.

Peel squash and chop into large pieces.

Combine squash, butter, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss.

Pour squash out onto a rimmed baking sheet.

Bake for about an hour or until browned.

Recipe from Food.com


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3 Responses to “Edamame Avocado Salad”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — June 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Edamame + avocado = winning my heart. We just planted our soy beans a few days ago so come August, I am all over this recipe!

    • beantownbaker — June 17th, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

      Growing your own edamame sounds amazing. I’m just re-learning how to take care of a yard and dreaming of a garden at some point. I might have to try growing some too.

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    The Sketched Chef — July 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Wow, such an lovely salad with great combinations !

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