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Glazed Butternut Squash

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Glazed Butternut Squash

Glazed Butternut Squash

Photo © Molly Watson
This Glazed Butternut Squash is a snap to make, easy to double (as long as you have enough pans and oven space), and is delicious even towards the room temperature spectrum of things - making it a great side to whip up for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holidays. It's simple enough, though, to serve anytime and with a side of rice (brown is nice) and stir-fried tofu or chicken, makes a hearty, delicious, nutritious meal.

You can even serve the chunks of sweet squash, with toothpicks for picking up, as a colorful, tasty, super-healthy appetizer.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash or 2 to 3 lbs. peeled and cubed winter squash
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar, sake, or white wine
  • 2 Tbsp. brown or white sugar

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out and discard the seeds. Place each half cut side down and cut into about 1-inch slices crosswise. Stand each slice so the peel side is facing out (or vertical) and use a sharp knife to cut off the peel. Cut each slice into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Ina a large bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Thin with 3 Tbsp. water. Add squash chunks and toss to combine. Lay on a large baking sheet or in a large baking pan, cover with foil, and bake 30 minutes.
  3. Remove foil, stir squash, and return to the oven until squash pieces are very tender when pierced with a fork and the liquid has reduced and turned into a glaze, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer squash to a serving platter. Use a spatula to scrape up the glaze from the pan and drizzled over the cooked squash. Serve hot or warm.
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