Baked Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a type of winter squash. As a gourd, winter squash has a tough rind, which allows for storage during the winter months. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer.

Ingredients

1 Butternut Squash
Cinnamon
Foil

Directions:

Cut open the butternut squash long ways and scoop out the seeds. Put the 2 halves back together and wrap the butternut squash in a piece of foil. Place the wrapped squash on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour on 400 degrees F or until the squash is soft.

Set the squash out to cool for about 15 to 20 mins and then with a spoon scoop out the squash and place in a bowl or storage container. Mash the squash with a fork/spoon/potato masher.

Serving suggestions:

You can eat it while still warm. Just sprinkle some ground cinnamon or leave plain and enjoy, or you can also eat  the squash cold (right out of the frig) with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or plain. I've also mixed baked mashed butternut squash with baked mashed sweet potatoes and sprinkle some ground cinnamon. Enjoy as a side or as a dessert.

 
 Special Notes:
~ Vegan friendly

~ You can also use this for babies!

~ Nutrition Information: http://www.livestrong.com/article/111690-butternut-squash-nutrition/

~ Recipe Shared by Miriam Q.