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What's a simple, healthy, cheap and tasty way to prepare butternut squash?


Asked by musicpisces at 8:39 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • cut it in 1/2, scoop the seeds (save to roast later, they're awesome!), sprinkle w/ cinnamon, ginger & clove (s&p to taste), drizzle with maple syrup or sprinkle/w brown sugar. Roast @ 375-400 until tender.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:41 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • We do like them baked with a maple glaze...but the healthiest way we eat it is steamed with a little butter over top. I love that costco carries bags of it cubed..already ready to go It makes it easy to make a better choice..yet have it quickly ready to go.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:44 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Squash soup. Boil, drain, mash, add cream/milk, simmer, add seasonings. YUM!

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 8:50 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • i make mine into muffins... i put cinnamon and clove and nutmeg and roast it. then mash it for muffins,,,, really good way to use the leftovers too and the kids tear them up!!!!

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 8:58 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Poke a few holes in the squash, wrap a paper towel around it, set it on a microwaveable plate, and nuke it about 7 to 10 min. Let it cool enough so you can handle it, then cut it open remove the peel (it will come off easily), and remove the seeds. Put the chunks of squash into a casserole dish and nuke or bake it some more until it is soft enough to eat. It can be served plain for the simplest and healthiest dish. Or you can pour honey over it. What I like to do is put some butter on top and a few spoons of brown sugar.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:04 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I peel it, cut it in half, remove seeds, cut up the rest into chunks, boil them, drain, mash......I love it plain but salt, pepper, butter, or brown sugar would be great......

    Answer by abbamoldme at 8:50 AM on Nov. 19, 2010