|Squash photo from Wiki Commons|
I'm always looking for easier ways to do things, and now that I'm using the oven to help heat the house winter squash is a staple.
Here's the best part, you'll be able to make this easily every time and it takes no prep work! Any size winter squash will work fine and you won't need to adjust the cooking times -- I know, so easy!
Ready? Let's do it!
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Place whole squash on a baking sheet (I used one with a little higher sides since my squash were rolling a little.) and roast until the skin is papery and a fork inserted into 2 or 3 different spots reveals very tender flesh. This takes about 1 hour.
- Set aside until cool enough to handle and peel away the skin, discarding the seeds.
Serve it up!
- I love it "as-is" and go from oven to cutting board to plate, yummy and rich!
- You can also use it in a casseroles or stews - simple, make enough to feed the folks for a week!
- Purée in a food processor until smooth to make soups. (Let me know if you want a recipe.)
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979