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right, i've bought a butternut squash..

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aliceinapalace Sat 19-Oct-13 16:00:13

What can I do with it besides soup? No rice please I'm rice-phobic!

pickledparsnip Sat 19-Oct-13 16:03:45

I always cut it in half, score it, drizzle with olive oil & then put in the oven. Very tasty.
Or maybe a soup?

ooerrmissus Sat 19-Oct-13 16:08:31

lovely in a veg stew

afromom Sat 19-Oct-13 16:08:55

Roasted with other root veg.
Butternut squash curry.
Mixed with potato in mash.
Chicken and butternut squash stew.

HootShoot Sat 19-Oct-13 16:12:33

This [ curry] is delicious. You could serve it with nan bread or a jacket potato.

HootShoot Sat 19-Oct-13 16:13:27

link fail

ParsingFright Sat 19-Oct-13 16:16:28

Can you cope with lentils instead of rice?

This, or variations, is gorgeous: Warm roasted squash and puy lentil salad

You can do much the same with bulgar wheat or couscous instead of the lentils

aliceinapalace Sat 19-Oct-13 16:16:47

Thanks for the ideas folks, like the idea of the curry and actually have some nana breads.....

Madratlady Sat 19-Oct-13 16:27:25

I love butternut squashes. Try roasting it or making veg curry:

Butternut squash, cauliflower, sweet potato, chick peas, onion. I add a chopped pepper and mushrooms if I have them.
Curry paste
Coconut milk

Then eat with rice and naan and/or poppadums.

mrspremise Sat 19-Oct-13 18:22:04

Make soup.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sat 19-Oct-13 18:38:05


StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sat 19-Oct-13 18:39:02


ZZZenagain Sat 19-Oct-13 18:39:31

I bought one yesterday but don't feel like making soup again.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sat 19-Oct-13 18:41:26


more pasta

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sat 19-Oct-13 18:42:27


ZZZenagain Sat 19-Oct-13 18:44:30

might try that lasagne

OnceUponAThyme Sat 19-Oct-13 18:46:10

for mashed squash, I just put it in the slow cooker whole, 6/8 hours on low, cut it open and scoop out and mash with a fork. loads of butter and pepper.
roasted with paprika and garlic is also nice.

Theincidental Sat 19-Oct-13 18:46:21

Side dish:

Leave the skin on. Cut into chunky slices and arrange on a baking sheet (lined with baking paper) drizzle over oil, salt, pepper and healthy sprinkle of sugar. Put a few sprigs of rosemary in as well.

Bake for 40-50 mins.

I serve it with roast dinner.

Martha Stewart has an amazing North African squash and chick pea stew/tagine online which is very easy to make.

I love all kinds of squash!

ZZZenagain Sat 19-Oct-13 18:47:18

hmm meant the first lasagne recipe you linked to, not sure now maybe the chicken pesto one. Can't really imagine thetaste of pesto with butternut (unimaginative). Not sure how well it goes

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 19-Oct-13 18:58:28

Tea cake. Made it a couple of times - very nice.

I also microwave, mash up, and use in bread. Makes lovely golden bread.

SleepyFish Sat 19-Oct-13 18:59:14

Squash and feta salad is lovely.
Squash soup with a twist.
I cook it in butter with garlic, ginger, onion and a little chilli. Boil some carrots and an apple or two in stock then add squash etc. Add a little milk at the end then blend. It's lovely.

sheeplikessleep Sat 19-Oct-13 19:04:17

Cut in half, scoop out seeds.
Put garlic and butter in holes and cook for 45 minutes in oven.
Then scoop out cooked squash, mash up and mix with feta, roasted pine nuts and cooked bacon.
Pop mixture back in shells of squash and top with Parmesan.
Pop back in oven for 20 mins or so.
Serve with side salad.

aliceinapalace Sat 19-Oct-13 19:23:55

Butternut cake?!? Is it sort of fudgey?

BlueSkySunnyDay Sat 19-Oct-13 19:26:44

There is a lovely recipe for a Prawn red thai curry with mango & butternut squash in the Nigella Express book - I only tried it as someone recommended it (hate mango and butternut squash!) it is truly wonderful!

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 19-Oct-13 19:41:02

The Hugh F-W cake is just like a "normal" cake, just looks a bit more golden.

Though I've made that with 2 different types of squash but not butternut ...

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