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Super Easy Baked Butternut Squash
Last night when my husband commented how wonderful my butternut squash was, I thought I would better share it with you guys because it is one of the easiest things I have ever made!
Both my kids loved it! My four year old said it was really yummy- kind of like candy.
Now I did not say it was going to be super healthy as I load it up to be super sweet but I can say that it is an easy way to get your kids to eat the squash!! It's actually sweet enough to have as a dessert too!
1 butternut squash
The first thing you need to do is turn your oven on to 350 degree and find yourself a pan big enough to fit the squash in after you cut it in half. I actually ended up using 2 large cake pans. Just make sure that you are able to put about an inch of water in the pan while it is cooking. You will also need to find yourself a large size knife to cut the butternut squash in half. I used our santoku knife and it worked very well. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and be very careful these babies have some tough skin! Once you have it cut in half you will need to scoop out the seeds. Now it's time to do a little magic. Take your brown sugar and sprinkle it all over the inside of the butternut squash. I say sprinkle but to be a little more accurate we poured it on! LOL Use as much as you like and of course if it's not enough you can adjust it to your taste the next time you cook. Pour about an inch of water into your cooking vessel and take your squash and turn it upside down in the pan of water. I told you it was a super easy recipe!! Stick it in the oven and let it cook in the water for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Now turning the squash over after it is done cooking is a little tricky. My husband and I worked together using tongs and a large spatula.
Be very careful as it is very hot!
Once you get it turned over it is time to spoon all the delicious goodness out of the squash and into a serving dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the squash and serve. Add butter for even yummier goodness!
We absolutely love this recipe and it is a great way to get our kids to eat their veggies. We actually call it candy here at our house and serve it a couple times a month. The kids are actually starting to request it now!!
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