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Feb 26, 2007 07:32 AM

Butternut Squash Ideas

I've had a squash in the fridge I finally cut up and roasted last night, intending to do something with it for dinner tonight.

I always use squash in the same ways: Soup, risotto, an arugula salad with blue cheese...

Looking for something new and inspiring. We're weight watching so something not too rich either would be great....

Any new and exciting ideas? Thanks!

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  1. Try a lasagna with it.

    Sautee chopped onions, add sage or oregano and mix with butternut squash.

    Layer with cooked butternut squash, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, cream and lasagna noodles and bake 10 - 15 minutes at 350.

    I like it kind of free-form, rather than a tightly layered traditional lasagne, but either way it's a wonderful treat

    1. A friend of mine tossed it with some pasta and feta and a little olive oil. It tasted really good. You could use a whole grain pasta or use Barilla Plus pasta to make it more weight watching friendly.

      1. Enchiladas or taco salad - we often put squash in Mexican food. Goes great with black beans.

        I did a side dish (with a fritatta) with carmelized onions (low fat variety), roasted squash, a bit of stock, thyme and mint that worked well. Served iwth a green salad.

        They go in curries too.

        Also have seen on a pizza type dough, with a bit of feta.

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        1. re: jsaimd

          One of my favorites is a Carnitas and Butternut squash Buritto. There is a place in San Rafael that does a Butternut squash Buritto which is where I got the idea. Everything else in it is the same as usual.

        2. I like mixing it with wild rice and toasted pecans. Serves well with lean pork or chicken with a mustard/maple glaze.

          1. puree it with sweet potatoes, some maple syrup, bourbon, cream, cinnamon, and salt. it is great for thanksgiving