Baked butternut squash with garlic

    35 min

    Simple, healthy and tasty - squash is dressed with olive oil, fresh parsley and garlic. If you don't want to peel it first, simply slice in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. You can serve this hot from the oven or at room temperature. Substitute pumpkin or sweet potato if butternut squash isn't available.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 large butternut squash
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • half a bunch fresh parsley, chopped

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Grease a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking dish.
    2. Peel the squash, slice in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Cut into 1cm (1/2 in) thick slices.
    3. Place in baking dish, and toss with olive oil, garlic and parsley. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until tender.


    To make a meal out of this dish, top with pinenuts and crumbled feta during the last 5 minutes of baking, and serve with a green salad of rocket, spinach and watercress.

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    First time using butternut squash and this couldn't have been easier. It tasted delicious as an accompanying vegetable.  -  20 Apr 2010


    This was super easy and extremely delicious! It was my first time working with squash and I was amazed at how little work it took to make it taste so good!  -  01 Mar 2010


    I made this as a side dish at Christmas, and it was absolutely delicious, made a welcome change to the more traditional (and in my opinion, rather bland) vegetables usually served at Christmas - will definitely make again  -  19 Feb 2012