alive logo

Twice-Baked Mustard Butternut Squash


    Twice-Baked Mustard Butternut Squash

    Serves 4


    This silky sweet side dish is sure to make tasters coo with delight. Mustard is the unexpected flavour booster offering a tempered kick.

    1 medium-sized butternut squash
    2 tsp (10 ml) grapeseed or extra-virgin olive oil
    1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) unsalted butter
    1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) grainy mustard
    4 fresh sage leaves, chopped
    2 tsp (10 ml) minced fresh ginger
    1/4 tsp (1 ml) sea salt
    1/4 tsp (1 ml) black pepper
    1/2 cup (125 ml) grated Parmesan cheese

    Preheat oven to 200 C.

    Slice butternut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Brush flesh with oil and lay the halves cut side down on baking paper- or silicone-lined baking tray. Roast squash until very soft, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside until cool enough to handle.

    Scoop out flesh from squash halves and place in food processor along with butter, mustard, sage, ginger, salt and pepper. Purée until smooth.

    Place mixture in baking dish, sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and bake until golden brown in spots and cheese has melted, about 15 minutes.

    Each serving contains: 980 kilojoules; 8 g protein; 12 g total fat (6 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 27 g total carbohydrates (5 g sugars, 4 g fibre); 511 mg sodium

    source: "Cooking With Mustard", alive Australia #16, Winter 2013


    Twice-Baked Mustard Butternut Squash




    SEE MORE »
    Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

    Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

    This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.