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How To Cook Butternut Squash? – Different Cooking Ideas


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Butternut squash is a very simple dish to prepare and it delivers potassium, vitamins A & C, and healthy carbohydrates. You can turn it out to be the best winter dish. But surprisingly most of the people don’t know how to cook butternut squash. Let me teach you some different ways on “how to cook butternut squash”.




How To Cook Butternut Squash?

Roasted Butternut Squash

To prepare a roasted butternut squash, you will need ingredients such as,

  • Medium sized butternut squash – One
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

Cut the butternut squash into two lengthy halves. Remove the seeds by scooping it with a spoon. Peel of the skin with a peeler else cut it into big clumps. If you are peeling off the skin using a knife, hold the squash steady over the cutting board. Pre heat the microwave oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.

how to cook butternut squash

Slice the squash into 1 inch blocks and transfer it to a big, rendered baking sheet. Add olive oil, pepper and salt and disperse it into a single bed. Roast it in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown. But while roasting the butternut squash, the valuable nutrients of it will be destroyed.

Steam-Baked Butternut Squash

Unlike the roasted butternut squash, no valuable nutrients of the squash will be lost in stem-baking. To prepare a stem-baked butternut squash, along with a squash it requires,

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar or honey
  • Cinnamon

First, cut the squash into two lengthy halves and cut side down. Now place it upside down into a glass baking dish. Add a half cup of water into the baking dish and cover it tight with a foil. Bake it in an oven for about 1 hour at 350 degree Fahrenheit. Then remove it from the oven and let it to cool down slightly before handling. Remove the seeds and the membrane from the squash. At last, scoop out the flesh and mash up with added butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar or honey. In other ways, it is also a good baby food too!

That’s it folks! Let’s start cooking and enjoy the delicious dish. Share your thoughts by commenting below.

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