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3 ways to Bake Squash

January 16, 2019

 

There are many ways to eat squash and there are many types of squash.

Today we will be talking about winter squash. I mainly use butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash.

You can choose to chop it, slice it, peal it, spiralize it, or leave it whole. 

 

Chop It

I chop my squash the most and leave the skin on because pealing a squash raw is a pain and

after it is cooked it is so much easier. 

 

Pre heat oven to 375ºF

 

  • With a sturdy sharp thin knife chop up your squash about 3 inches thick. 

  • Acorn squash can be quartered.

  • Place on a large baking sheet and put in the oven

  • Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours

  • Make sure you can poke a for through easier 

  • Butternut takes a bit longer than acorn  and spaghetti but you can check and take out the ones that are done early with a spatula.

 

Whole

 

This way of is good for those how don’t have very sharp knives or not a lot of upper body strength. Taste wise you don’t get the roasted flavor like when you chop it. It tastes like you boiled it to me. 

 

 

Pre heat oven to 400ºF

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  • Wash off your squash 

  • Poke with a fork or knife about 3 times

  • Place in a baking pan

  • Put enough water in pan to cover the bottom my pan takes about 16oz of water

  • I like to place the water in the pan while its in the oven so I don’t spill it

  • Bake for 1 hr could take 1.5 if the squash are huge

  • If it looks like the bottom of the squash is getting dark you can rotate them

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  • Let cook and then peal off the skin 

 

Peal/Spiralize

 

noodles

A peeler or spiralizer will work for making noodles. But, when you are working with dens vegetables you will need a sturdy sprializer. I have a cheep one that was about twenty dollars and it is frustrating to use with dens veggies. I don’t want to spend 50 or more dollars on a device, I don’t use every day. I used a peeler because it was easier. If you choose to use a peeler be carful with your fingers, I nicked my pinky pretty good. Also if you do more than one squash your arms will probably be tiered. With that said it is still worth it to get to have noodles.

 

 

Ingredients:

 

Butternut squash

 

1 to 3 squash 

oil

salt

 

 

Directions:

Pre heat: 400ºF

 

  • Take off the skin with a sharp knife or peeler

  • Keep peeling if using a peeler 

or

  • Load on to your spiralizer

  • Once you have your noodles place on a large baking sheet

  • Lightly poor on oil(coconut or ghee)

  • Bake 400ºF

  • Salt after it is finished

  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes

  • For a noodle like consistency they should be al dente 

     

     

     

But if you like them well cooked go for it but they will fall apart 

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