Try this roasted puree as a ravioli filling or a simple side dish.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil.

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  • Cut squash in half and scrape out seeds and membranes. Place the squash, cut-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until soft, 35 to 45 minutes for buttercup or acorn squash, 40 to 50 minutes for butternut. Let cool slightly.

  • Scoop the squash flesh into a food processor. Pulse until smooth. For a chunkier texture, mash squash with a potato masher.

Tips

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Fresh winter squash can be difficult to peel and cut. To soften the skin slightly, pierce squash in several places with a fork. Microwave on high for 45 to 60 seconds, heating it just long enough to slightly steam the skin, not actually cook the flesh. Easier still, buy ready-peeled squash in season.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

77.1 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 20.2g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 6.2g 25% DV; sugars 3.8g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 21504.3IU 430% DV; vitamin c 29.1mg 49% DV; folate 36.6mcg 9% DV; calcium 79mg 8% DV; iron 1.2mg 6% DV; magnesium 55.9mg 20% DV; potassium 547.5mg 15% DV; sodium 7.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV.

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Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Easy and Tasty This is a super easy recipe. Roasted squash with brown sugar and butter (or fake butter in my case) is always too sweet for me. Now I know why: Acorn squash is already very sweet all by itself. This recipe only calls for squash and oil so it's not going to astound your taste buds but it is a good basic recipe for using up acorn squash and making a simple tasty side dish. Pros: Easy Read More