Bake a winter squash for a great side dish

Akron Beacon JournalNovember 5, 2013 

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As farmers markets transition to winter produce, look for a butternut squash, which can be roasted into the perfect fall side dish.

SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD — MCT

As farmers markets transition to winter produce, look for a butternut squash, which can be roasted into the perfect fall side dish. Serve it alongside baked pork chops, a ham, or roasted chicken or turkey.

Once you have the squash roasted, try it out in this recipe for Butternut Squash Bake.

Butternut Squash Bake 1 recipe roasted winter squash (recipe follows) 3/4 cup egg substitute 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 tablespoons honey 1/8 teaspoon table salt Dash of ground nutmeg

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

TOSS together chopped roasted squash, egg substitute, butter, orange juice concentrate, honey, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. PUREE mixture, in batches, in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

POUR mixture into a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until mixture is set.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings. Roasted Winter Squash From “Southern Living: No Taste Like Home” by Kelly Alexander (Oxmoor House, 2013) 3 pounds butternut squash 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

PREHEAT oven to 450 degrees. Remove stem from squash. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut each half into 4 wedges, and place on an aluminum foil-lined jelly roll pan.

STIR together butter and honey until blended. Brush squash evenly with butter mixture; sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.

BAKE at 450 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender, turning once. Cut skins from squash wedges and discard. Roughly chop squash.

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