Categories:Butternut Squash - Kabocha Squash Fall Side Dishes Vegetarian Recipe Index
Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg is a very tasty side dish for your Autumn meals. It is so convenient to eat using a spoon to scoop the soft squash right out of the skin. The combination of butter, brown sugar, and spices caramelize together while roasting in the oven, and you can also inhale the warm aromas in the kitchen. This fall side dish is nice served with grilled pork chops, homemade applesauce, and coleslaw.
Butternut Squash is easily found in supermarkets. Beige colored and shaped like a vase or a bell. This is a more watery squash and tastes somewhat similar to sweet potatoes. It has a bulbous end and pale, creamy skin, with a choice, fine-textured, deep-orange flesh with a sweet, nutty flavor. Some people say it is like butterscotch. It weighs from 2 to 5 pounds. The oranger the color, the riper, drier, and sweeter the squash. Butternut is a common squash used in making soup because it tends not to be stringy.
This very easy-to-make Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg recipe, comments, and photo were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.