butternut squash main dishes?

Rebecca deWinterRebecca deWinter Registered Users Posts: 2,254
does anyone have any savory main dish recipes that use butternut squash? i saw a coupe posts down a squash soup recipe that looks really yummy. i'm wondering what other recipes are there that i could make? TIA :chef:
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  • webjockeywebjockey Registered Users Posts: 2,786
    butternut squash goes really well with pasta and a soft-ish creamy cheese like marscapone or ricotta.

    you can do a butternut squash lasagne or roasted butternut squash with a cheese ravioli.

    Serve with garlic spinach or arugala.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    This is meant as a side dish, but it could be a main dish, I suppose. (Obviously it would make fewer servings as a main dish.) Someone here posted it a couple of years ago -- it's yummy. Recipe is from Epicurious.

    Butternut Squash Gratin with Rosemary Breadcrumbs

    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
    4 cups thinly sliced onions (about 1 pound)
    2 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    3/4 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
    2 cups fresh breadcrumbs made from soft white bread
    2 cups (packed) grated sharp white cheddar cheese
    1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until onions are light golden, about 8 minutes. Add squash; sauté 4 minutes. Sprinkle sugar, salt and pepper over vegetables; sauté until onions and squash begin to caramelize, about 5 minutes.

    Spread vegetable mixture in prepared dish. Pour chicken broth over. Cover tightly with foil and bake 45 minutes. (Squash mixture can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Reheat in 350°F oven until heated through, about 10 minutes.) Increase oven temperature to 400°F. Mix breadcrumbs, cheese, rosemary and thyme in medium bowl. Sprinkle over gratin. Bake uncovered until top is golden brown and crisp, about 30 minutes. Makes 10 servings.

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