I posted on Instagram this week that I bought a butternut squash and didn't know what to do with it. I've eaten it many times, but never cooked it myself. Instantly, the ideas came pouring in.
...hash, stuff it, french fries, add to pasta, eat in chunks, smash it, salad topper, soup, risotto, homemade ravioli, casserole...
Pioneer Woman does it, too. They're a perfect size... and even more perfect? I had some in my freezer. I grabbed those out, opened the package and put them in a damp kitchen towel to re-hydrate them from being in the freezer. I seeded and cut the squash in quarters, threw it on a cookie sheet and cooked it for nearly an hour at 350 degrees. I skinned it, mashed it (with my Blendtec, obvi!) and added 1 whole diced & caramelized onion, 1/4 teaspoon sage and a few cloves of finely chopped garlic.
Once all of them were filled, I put the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes until they were frozen. This helps keep the wonton together when you're boiling them. I don't know that this is a required step, but I know that for other recipes, this does the trick. It worked this time, too.
Butternut squash, you don't scare me anymore.
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