Not Your Grandma’s Squash

2 Dec


Okay so that was kind of misleading. Because I probably love my Grandma’s squash more than anything.  But how else are you ‘sposed to headline a recipe like this?

Let’s be real here…  The ingredients alone make this recipe otherworldly.  It’s got autumnal butternut squash, it’s got creamy gorgonzola, its got sweet and tangy craisins, it’s got crunchy spinach and red onions with bite, and, *surprise* it’s also got tart Granny Smiths.  

So I guess you could call this flavor party Granny Smith’s squash.  Hardeeharhar.

My painful puns killin’ ya?  Howsabout another macro shot of pure and glorious veggies?

Enough chitter-chatter… let’s cut to the chase...

Roasted Fall Veggies

Serves 1oish

  • 20 oz. cubed butternut squash (approx. 1 inch chunks)
  • 6 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 2 large red onions, sliced
  • 3/4 c. craisins
  • 3 oz. gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 2 med. Granny Smith apples, sliced
  • 3 TBS basting oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Coat baking sheet with 1 TBS of basting oil. Spread out butternut squash and onions evenly in one layer.  Drizzle with 1 TBS oil.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. While the squash is baking, slice apples and toss with 1 TBS basting oil.  At the 10 minute point, stir around the onions and squash, mixing in the apples.  Return to oven and bake for an additional 40-55 minutes, until golden brown and tender.
  4. Remove from oven, toss with spinach and craisins and sprinkle with gorgonzola before serving.
  5. Die of veggie elation.

Also: Cheese.

PS) You may not know this.  Or perhaps your light years ahead of me and you already knew that pre-cut butternut squash is a gift directly from the heavens. Yes, it’s more expensive and less ‘homemade.’  But using it will free up exorbitant time for you to do as your heart pleases.  Be it eating Girl Scout cookies under blankies as you gaze at the snow, or researching the best coffeemaker for your darling, but visually-challenged, grandparents.

K – now go forth and boldly eat your veggies! Love ya!


3 Responses to “Not Your Grandma’s Squash”

  1. Candace Leigh December 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Oooooo… this looks fantastic I can’t wait to try it!! I will let you know how it turns out!

    • twebby December 20, 2010 at 9:26 am #

      Oh my goodness it is a crazy yummy explosion of flavors – let me know what you thought?!


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