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Unusual recipes for butternut squash?

Asked by occ (4007 points ) November 11th, 2009

I always make the same thing with butternut squash – either a pureed soup, or chunks of roasted squash with olive oil, salt, and maple syrup. I just got two small butternut squashes from my CSA and I’m looking for a new recipe idea. I’m vegetarian, so looking for ideas that don’t involve meat. Thanks!

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laureth's avatar

It’s not terribly unusual, but anything you can do with pumpkin, you can do with butternut squashes. There’s pie, of course, but also things like curries. Yum.

forestGeek's avatar

You can do a Thai coconut milk, curry, tofu, veggie dish using cubed squash. Something like this. I’ve made something similar and it was delicious.

J0E's avatar

Slice it up and serve between two sesame seed buns with special sauce.

Is that unusual enough?

PooperDood's avatar

There was a butternut squash soup recipe that my mom got from the Internet. It was a really ling recipe and I don’t remember it. tWas good, verily.

forestGeek's avatar

Yeah, as @PooperDood says, there’s definitely some great soup recipes out there! I think I have one at home somewhere, and if so I’ll send it your way.

PooperDood's avatar

How do you do the @(insert name here) thang?

Blondesjon's avatar

I make Ice Cream.

the vegan secret is to replace the eggs with dandelion stems

forestGeek's avatar

@PooperDood – put the @ symbol in front of the users name. if you just start to type the @ symbol, you should see a list of users who have posted answers.

Beta_Orionis's avatar

My housemate recently turned hers into gnocchi.

Nimis's avatar

Sauté it up with a little garlic and cinnamon. Purée and use as pizza sauce. Top with your choice of cheese. (Prosciutto optional.) Garnish with arugula and pickled red onions. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Yummers.

augustlan's avatar

Barbagiuans are delicious! I once made them using refrigerated crescent roll dough instead of making the pastry, and that was even better. Yum, yum.

rooeytoo's avatar

I am like you I usually make some sort of soup or roast pieces.

When there is too much to use I cut it into chunks and freeze it. Then whenever I make a stew or veg soup or anything I want thickened I throw a couple of the chunks in. When it is cooked for a longish period of time it breaks down and makes a great thickener instead of flour or corn starch.

ritu's avatar

Here’s a pumpkin soup recipe I tried recently… it’s unique—spicy and delicious! You can make this with butternut squash as well.

rooeytoo's avatar

hehehe, that would probably sound great if I recognized the ingredients!!! I will have to wait until I get near an Indian grocery store. But I bet I would love it if I tasted it.

On one of the main streets in Darwin there is a tiny little Indian restaurant. I start to drool from a block away because the smells are so good! I usually eat there at least once when I go into town.

Lua_cara's avatar

Here is a great butternut squash pie recipe.

1 unbaked pie crust
¾ cup sugar
1½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon salt
15 oz. cooked squash (strained)
1½ cups evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten

Heat oven to 425°F. Place crust in 9-inch pie pan. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour into pan.Bake 15 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake 40 – 50 minutes longer.

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