Sunday, February 15, 2009

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

I think that butternut squash gets my vote as my favorite vegetable. I could eat it for every meal every day! My favorite way to cook it is roasting it with a little olive oil and maple syrup. It is kind of a pain to peel and cut, but well worth it (especially since that is usually Nick's job)!

- Butternut squash
- olive oil
- maple syrup
- salt

1. Peel, seed, and cube butternut squash. (We have found that a spoon is the best tool for scraping out the seeds.)
2. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to coat.
3. Pour about a tablespoon or so of maple syrup into a small dish, and then use a brush (silicone if you have one) to lightly brush maple syrup over the cubed squash.
4. Sprinkle with salt.
5. Bake at 400 until tender and they begin to caramelize- I would start checking them around 25 minutes, but may take longer- it will depend on the size of your cubes.

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