This is a delicious butternut squash recipe from Ina Garten / The Barefoot Contessa. We really enjoy this during the holidays. It is best when the squash is cut in medium to large chunks so that the outside gets a maple-flavored crust, and the inside stays soft and delicious.
How sweet it is!!! The original recipe in a community cookbook specifies 400F and I haven't had any problems - but I need a new stove; however, I've decreased the temperature to 350F based on the comments & suggestions from Zaar chefs.
Roast wholesome squash in larger chunks with maple syrup for Easter dinner or with chicken at any time. Goes beautifully with CORNISH HENS, ORIENTAL/CURRIED and Bok Choy. For additional servings, increase recipe for squash, maple syrup and seasonings logically.
I recently discovered the unique and flavorful taste of this "less popular" winter squash. I feel that this vegetable is overlooked by most of society. Do yourself a favor and a try butternut squash, if not this recipe, another. However, I feel that you might enjoy this version.
I've tried several butternut soups and this is the best of the bunch. Every part of the squash gets used, adding lots of flavor. You can store it in the refrigerator (or so I hear) and reheat, but never boil, the soup.
Before I knew the difference between a butternut squash and spaghetti squash, I bought the former by accident and discovered the taste was much better than spaghetti squash in this recipe. There are other spaghetti squash recipes posted but IMHO this is simpler, lighter and fresher tasting. There is less clean-up involved too. I think the original recipe was based off one I found in The New Basics cookbook.