baked butternut squash, simple!

★★★☆☆ 2 Reviews
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By Andrea Thomas
from Putnam, CT

My husband found this, and I love it! No more peeling the course skin of butternut squash for Thanksgiving! The flavor and texture of squash done this way has changed my opinion of this vegetable. I also love the simplicity of serving and presenting this dish.

serves 4-6+ per squash
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For baked butternut squash, simple!

  • 1
    butternut squash
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste

How To Make baked butternut squash, simple!

  • 1
    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  • 2
    Using a good knife, slice the squash in half - lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  • 3
    Place the cut side up on a cookie sheet
  • 4
    Divide butter and brown sugar between the seed cavities and sprinkle with cinnamon and/or nutmeg
  • 5
    Bake for one hour, occasionally spooning the butter/sugar mixture over the rest of the squash. Check in the thickest part of the squash for tenderness.
  • 6
    When you remove from the oven, once again spoon the butter mixture over the squash and let cool. Serve these from a serving plate, letting each person spoon out their serving right from the squash.

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