Butternut squash is a versatile vegetable that can roasted, toasted, pureed for soups, mashed or used in casseroles, breads and muffins and it has a comforting flavour to it that evokes autumn. We’ve gathered our best butternut squash recipes, so depending on how much time you have and what ingredients you’ve got in the fridge, there’s bound to be something that tickles your fancy.
The sweet, nutty taste of the butternut squash goes great with chilli and meat like lamb or venison. It’s great roasted and added to a leafy salad as it adds some texture and slight sweetness, but it’s also great as the main event – like our butternut squash and goat’s cheese recipe
(pictured). This is a superb dish to serve at a dinner party, either as a starter or a main for a vegetarian guest. The butternut squash doubles up as a serving dish and looks really impressive in its individual serving portions. Once you’ve scooped out the seeds, all you need to do is add earthy goats’ cheese and herbs and roast until soft and melting in the middle. It’s a low-fuss, easy and delicious dish that can be prepared in no time at all and stuck in the oven right before your guests arrive.
If you’re a bit short on time then a butternut squash soup is ideal as it can be ready in under 30 minutes. You just need to add the squash to a stock and add seasoning and it’ll be ready in no time.
Where you may see pumpkin or even sweet potato used in recipes, you can usually swap them for butternut squash if you’ve got one at home. There’s no reason to shy away from using butternut squash anymore!
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