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what can I do with a butternut squash other than risotto?

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HaventAClue Thu 18-Jun-09 12:11:52

that my 17 month old will eat? hvae 2 languishing in the fridge and we had risotto the other night! any ideas welcome...

LovingtheSilverFox Thu 18-Jun-09 12:18:35

I cut mine into wedges, add a little olive oil and roast it. Or bake it in skin, scoop out inside and mix with peas and butter, as a mashy type thing.

notevenamousie Thu 18-Jun-09 12:19:01

roast them with olive oil and mustard? "Chips". They freeze in batches as either...

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 18-Jun-09 13:03:22

make into soup, with pint and half of stock, chopped onion and chop bns, simmer and then puree

or bns wedges


OrmIrian Thu 18-Jun-09 13:04:50

Cut into chunks and roast in olive oil with garlic. Don't need to peel them.

12StoneNeedsToBe10 Thu 18-Jun-09 13:05:13

Butternut squash in red thai lamb curry is fabulous, just cut into chunks and add during last 40-45 mins of cooking.

17-month-olds can eat curries (red thai is not at all hot), DS did, so it's an option.

carrotsandpeasifyouplease Thu 18-Jun-09 13:08:05

chopped up, fried with onions and then add tin of tomatoes - one of my ds's favourites

HaventAClue Thu 18-Jun-09 14:52:50

wow lovely suggestions, thanks! grin

wasabipeanut Thu 18-Jun-09 14:56:58

My 21 mo DS loves bns "chips" - cut into thin wedges, roasted with a bit of olive oil and a sprinkling of paprika!

Sunshinemummy Thu 18-Jun-09 14:57:48

I use it a lot in veggie curry.

There's also a great salad with butter nut squash roasted in the oven with olive oil and chilli flakes, then served with rocket, parma ham, parmesan shavings and balsamic. Yummy.

RupertTheBear Thu 18-Jun-09 15:01:20

I like it stuffed with feta - It's a Hugh FW recipe I use.


HaventAClue Thu 18-Jun-09 15:31:59

OK, I also have feta languishing in fridge, am going to make that recipe tonight Rupert, hopefully DD won't like it then there will be more for me grin

RupertTheBear Thu 18-Jun-09 20:00:42

Did you enjoy it???

janeite Thu 18-Jun-09 20:06:48

I like jamie Oliver's recipe for bns stuffed with rice and roasted. You can alter the stuffing ingredients depending on what you have/like.

It's lovely in soup with a few curry spices and some coconut milk and lemon juice.

cornflakegirl Thu 18-Jun-09 21:04:34

We roast it and mash it, then stir into pasta with ricotta, tahini (sesame paste) and chopped tomatoes - it's delicious!

littleducks Thu 18-Jun-09 21:10:12

I think the in vogue thing is butternut squash pizza, it seems to feature in every food mag atm, sort of like this

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