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Jan 16, 2013 04:30 AM

Steamed butternut squash, now what?

OK, so I sliced a butternut squash in quarters length-wise and steamed it in the crock pot. It's now super-tender, so I'm thinking it will have to be mashed.

So, now what I can do with it? I'm especially interested in savory dishes and side dishes, but I'm open to all ideas.

Thank you!


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  1. I think steamed butternut is pretty tasteless, so I'd mash it with lots of spices and butter.
    Next time, I'd roast it.

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    1. re: magiesmom

      Any combo of spices you like and can recommended? And yes, roasting is my favorite way to go, too, but we never seem to have the time for that lately, alas, which is why I thought I'd give the crock pot a go and doctor it afterwards.


    2. Pudding...! Never made it but does sound intriguing. It's a Blackberry Farm recipe.

      1. I like to flavor it with garlic and sage. One can make a great filling for ravioli, or use it in a layer of lasagna. Or make gnocchi with it.

        1. I made a very tasty butternut and mascarpone gnocci

          1. Soup!

            Sauté some onions or leek and fresh ginger in olive oil/butter until tender, add some garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant. Place in a stock pot with the butternut squash, cover with chicken broth. Simmer until warm. Add some cumin, S/P, whatever you like. Puree and heat for another 15-20 minutes for the flavors to blend.