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how can I use up this butternut squash?!

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WalterWhitesNipple Mon 24-Oct-16 13:40:13

I have a load of butternut squash to use up and want to try something new for dinner.

It needs to be vegetarian, easy to make and preferably minimal ingredients.


Sovain Mon 24-Oct-16 13:42:05

Butternut squash oven 'chips'



mumblechum0 Mon 24-Oct-16 13:42:52

I always roast the squash first, then fry it with onion and stock & milk, and then once soft, whizz it. Stick it back in the pan, add a teaspoon of curry powder (sounds weird but it's lovely), and serve.

Actual cooking time about 5 mins.

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Mon 24-Oct-16 13:45:12

Another one for chips or wedges. Put a bit of olive oil on them and then rub in smoked paprika and chilli powder. Did it with sweet pots last week and took about 30 mins in the oven.

WalterWhitesNipple Mon 24-Oct-16 13:46:55

I've already made spicy squash soup and now have leftovers! Always make chips too so would like to try something different.

milpool Mon 24-Oct-16 13:46:59

Risotto. DH made this the other week and it was amazing

thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 24-Oct-16 13:48:38

Jamie Oliver does a recipe with a peanut sauce (it's actually got chicken thighs but you could leave them out) and baked butternut squash and it is the nicest curry type dish I have even eaten
I'll try and find the link, but it's called Laska

Lovefromhull Mon 24-Oct-16 13:49:57

Theres a butternut squash macaroni recipe from "little miss meat free". Really nice.

Cakescakescakes Mon 24-Oct-16 13:52:59

Pancetta, butternut and sage risotto.

ChorusLine69 Mon 24-Oct-16 13:56:26

Butternut squash korma is lovely - just get some curry paste and a tin of coconut milk, nice comfort food!

WalterWhitesNipple Mon 24-Oct-16 13:56:34

Ooh I like the sound of the risotto and macaroni.

aaahhhBump Mon 24-Oct-16 13:56:51

We had this on Saturday. It was a big hit with 1yr and 4yr. I used vegan chorizo and creme fresh.

GeorgeHerbert Mon 24-Oct-16 14:29:49

Roast with coriander, serve with pasta and crumbled goats cheese.

IminaPickle Mon 24-Oct-16 14:41:54

Risotto with sage- delicious.

HughLauriesStubble Mon 24-Oct-16 14:47:18

Squash makes a delicious risotto and is also yum drizzled with olive oil and salt and sage and roasted smile

Joinourclub Mon 24-Oct-16 14:49:36

I put it in risotto and curry and Moroccan type stews. Also make a nice mushroom and butternut squash lasagne.

JamieVardysParty Wed 26-Oct-16 17:51:19

Butternut gnocchi.

Cut into chunks, microwave and mash. Let it cool down then add enough flour to form a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and put in fridge for an hour or so. Then roll out and cut into small 1cm sized pieces.

I tend to then fry them and either serve with pesto and loads of cheese or with a tomatoey sauce in a gnocchi bake.

They freezr well too.

Mirandawest Wed 26-Oct-16 17:53:00

Butternut squash risotto

SpotTheDuck Wed 26-Oct-16 18:05:17

Stuffed squash - roast it whole, then slice in half, scoop out the seeds, and fill that hollow with blitzed up walnuts, cheese and breadcrumbs. Maybe top with some cheese as well. Back in the oven till all lovely and warmed through. Serve with salad.

CharminglyGawky Wed 26-Oct-16 18:21:24

I have a butternut squash in the fridge right now simply so I can do the risotto, it is lovely and creamy.

As I'm on the app if I click the link to check I'll lose this page but I'm guessing the link a pp has put up is the one I use, I'm sure I got the idea from the bbc! The one I made was roasted butternut squash and Wensleydale, obviously Wensleydale isn't a vegetarian cheese but I suspect other cheeses are just as nice crumbled on the top.

AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 26-Oct-16 21:36:56

BNS falafel, I now make these on a weekly basis.

WalterWhitesNipple Thu 27-Oct-16 10:19:56

Thanks for all the suggestions! I ended up making risottosmile

Mumstudentbum Thu 27-Oct-16 18:57:27

butternut squash muffins! Left until the next day they so sticky and caramelised and taste delicious

200g wholemeal flour
200g grated butternut squash
100g of soft brown sugar
1tsp of baking powder
1tsp of cinnamon
2 eggs
90ml of oil

in the oven for approx 25mins delicious

Weedsnseeds1 Fri 28-Oct-16 09:59:30

Squash and blue cheese sauce for pasta.

CheshireChat Sat 29-Oct-16 14:48:59

I know you've used it up now, but this rotolo is absolutely great.

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