I just bought a butternut squash - what do I do with it?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by claud, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    It's the kind with the long neck - think that's butternut.
    I thought I remembered my aunt making pumpkin pies with it.
    What else?
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    cut it in the shape of french fries, sprinkle with cinammon and sugar and bake on a greased baking sheet. nice sweet treat!

    Also, you can use it to make a tasty soup.
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I poke holes in it and put it in the microwave (on a plate) until a fork or knife goes through it easily. Then slice it in half long-ways, scoop out the seeds. I only add butter, salt & pepper but some like it with butter and brown sugar. Enjoy!
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Cut - cook- and eat.

  5. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Rhode Island
    yep, cut it up, peel it, and boil, m,ash and add butter pepper and salt
  6. PlymouthRocker

    PlymouthRocker Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Plymouth County MA

    1 banana, mashed
    1 cup cooked butternut squash
    4 eggs
    1/3 cup applesauce
    1/3 cup white sugar
    6 Tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoon baking powder
    2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1 cup white flour

    Optional Topping:
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 cup brown sugar

    1. In stand mixer or mixing bowl, mix banana, butternut squash, eggs, applesauce, sugar, and oil, until well blended.
    2. In separate mixing bowl, combine salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, wheat flour and white flour.
    3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until batter forms.
    4. Pour into greased baking cups or muffin tins, and sprinkle with brown sugar-cinnamon topping. Makes 24 regular size muffins, 48 mini muffins, or 12 regular muffins and 24 mini muffins (what I did!).
    5. Bake at 350. Regular size muffins for 16-18 minutes. Mini muffins for 13-15 minutes.
  7. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    cut in half, scoop out seeds. Put in on a cookie sheet or shallow dish pan with a enough water to cover bottom. Put butter and brown sugar on it and bake for 1 hour on 350 degrees. Very good. Taste like sweet potatoe to me, or you could make a soup out of it foodnetwork has a lot of recipes for them.
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    I cook mine in Microwave. Cut it up into pieces, put in bowl with butter and syrup. Cover bowl with another plate and cook 5 mins.

    I also used to cut in half, bake and fill middle with butter

    Soup is really good also!
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    peel, dice, toss with olice oil
    then add lots of slivered fresh basil/rosemeary/thyme/redpepper flakes
    & 1 lb cooked & crumbled sweet Italian sausage
    put in greased cassserole, cover with foil and bake at 350 until tender!
  10. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 16, 2009
    Yes, you can use it like pumpkin for pies. Just follow your favorite pumpkin pie recipe.

    I describe the way to bake fresh pumpkins in pumpkin recipe thread. I imagine the same would work for a squash...may be a shorter bake time.

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