Butternut squash is a very easy-to-prepare dish and provides potassium, vitamins A and C, and healthy carbohydrates. You can turn it into one of the best winter dishes. But surprisingly, most people do not know how to cook butternut squash. Let me teach you some different methods of how to cook butternut squash.
How To Cook Butternut Squash
Roasted Butternut Squash
To prepare a roasted butternut squash, you need the following ingredients:
- Medium-sized butternut squash – One
- Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tablespoon
- Salt & black pepper to taste
Cut the butternut squash into two long halves. Remove the seeds by hollowing them out with a spoon. Peel the shell with a peeler or cut it into large lumps. If you peel the shell with a knife, hold the squash steadily over the cutting board. Preheat the microwave oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut the squash into 1-inch blocks and transfer them to a large, rendered baking tray. Add olive oil, pepper and salt and spread onto a single bed. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown.
This is delicious, but during roasting, the valuable nutrients of the butternut pumpkin are lost.
Steam-Baked Butternut Squash
In contrast to the roasted butternut squash, no valuable nutrients are lost from the pumpkin during steam baking. The preparation of a steam-cooked butternut pumpkin requires:
- Brown sugar or honey
First, cut the squash into two long halves and cut them sideways. Now place it upside down in a glass baking tin. Pour half a cup of water into the casserole dish and cover it firmly with a foil. Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. Then remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before handling. Remove the seeds and membrane from the pumpkin. Finally, hollow out the flesh and puree with added butter, cinnamon and brown sugar or honey. It also makes a good baby food!
That’s it, folks! Let’s start cooking and enjoy this delicious meal. Share your thoughts by making a comment below.
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