3 ways with butternut squash
There are so many ways to use the versatile, hard-shelled squash. Traditionally considered an autumnal ingredient, we love it for its sweet flavour and comforting capabilities all year round. Not only does it add rich flavour and colour to a dish, but it’s also a fantastic source of vitamins A and C.
If you’re wondering how best to utilise this vibrant veggie, here are 3 cooking techniques and flavour combinations that we think you’ll love…
Creamy Fettuccine with Squash, Blue Cheese and Pine Nuts
Salty blue cheese and sweet roasted squash pair together beautifully in this indulgent pasta dish. Comfort food at its finest!
Roasted Squash with Gnocchi and Sage Butter
Two of our all-time favourite flavour pairings come together in this Italian classic, creating the perfect autumnal dish.
Roasted squash is also great in salads, stews (our Sicilian Squash and Chickpea Stew is a must-try) and risottos!
9oz Fillet Steak with Autumnal Squash, Mustard and Sage Gratin
This dish just screams decadence! Rustle up a gorgeous cut of fillet steak and pair it with this hearty squash gratin. Trust us when we say it’s worth the cooking time, and guests are guaranteed to be impressed!
Butternut Squash Cheddar Soup with Apple and Pecan
While we love squash for its tender texture when cooked, we also can’t get enough of the flavour and colour it brings to a dish. So, why not blend it up and enjoy a bowl of velvety, creamy soup? It’s perfect for these autumnal nights!
Want to read more about our recipes? Check out our ways to use budget-friendly zucchini here, and learn more about our new Calorie Smart recipe range here. Don’t forget to get social with us and share your culinary creations with us on Instagram – @hellochef. Happy cooking, folks!