Butternut squash has many ways to cook. However, in my opinion, the best way to cook butternut squash is to roast it. Therefore, let’s check out how to roast butternut squash quickly and conveniently in this article
1. How to Pick a Good Butternut Squash?
The best way to find out a good quality ripe, moist, and tender butternut squash is to try the following some handy tips:
- Weight: Guess the heaviness of a few squashes in your hand! Go with the heaviest one. Additionally, tap a little to see if it seems hollow inside. It sure indicates a beautifully ripe butternut squash.
- Skin Color: Inspect the tan-yellow skin color of the squashes and you should select a butternut squash that has thick skin, a tough exterior, and evenly colored
- Other Noticeable Signs: Choose a clean surfaced squash avoiding those with cuts, brown marks, tender spots, or cracks. These signs show that the fruit will rot/mold quickly.
2. How to Prepare Butternut Squash?
To prepare the butternut squash (peeling & cutting into cubes) follow the steps given below:
Step 1: First slice off both ends (stem end & bottom end) of the butternut squash with a sharp knife.
Step 2: Then, use a peeler to peel off the outer skin.
Step 3: Now, place the peeled butternut squash in a standing position on the chopping board. Cut into half by running the knife from the stem end to the bottom.
Step 4: Next, scoop out the gut and seeds with a spoon. Then you continue to cut each half in the middle. Now you have 4 pieces.
Step 5: Take 1 piece, cut lengthwise into thin strips (about 1-inch thickness). Hold the strips together (with your other hand) and cut breadthwise (about 1-inch thickness) to get cubes. Repeat Step 6 with the remaining 3 pieces of butternut squash.
Equipment needed: Knife, peeler, & spoon.
3. Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
- 1 Butternut squash (gut & seeds removed, cut into 1-ich cubes)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt, pepper & oregano seasoning
- Parsley leaves (freshly chopped for garnishing)
- A baking tray, aluminum sheet, and fork
How Long To Roast Butternut Squash
It takes about 30 minutes (5 minutes of prepping and 25 minutes of oven time) to roast butternut squash.
Step 1: Set the oven at 400°F for preheating.
Step 2: Put the squash in a large bowl and mix it with olive oil. Also, sprinkle salt, pepper & oregano seasoning. Line the baking tray with foil paper. Then spread and arrange the squash into a single layer on the baking sheet
Step 3: Place the tray in the oven for 25 minutes. Until the squash is tender. Serve the roasted butternut squash by garnishing with some freshly chopped parsley leaves.
That’s how to roast butternut squash. It pretty easy, isn’t it? I hope you will successfully make this roasted butternut squash recipe