It's squash season! I'd say that food is the best part about Autumn. Though to be fair, I'd probably say that about many a season…. Be that as it may, this easy Paleo Squashed Butternut Squash recipe is definitely worthy of the season.
Seeing as this last weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, I was with family. Family Paleo Thanksgiving! Most of the meals were a team effort in the kitchen, not just making everything, but playing with spice levels and recipe development. Food love!
I made my Curried Pumpkin and Apple with Raisins for one meal, as requested by Momma. While making preparing this curry meal as a team, every couple minutes these little hands would be sneaking apple pieces! Have I talked about my nephews and how friggin' cute they are? Cutest kids in the world – no joke. But I thought, “a 2 year old won't be able to reach these [apple pieces]…” but forgot about our family's long arms. Hahaha. I don't know how they ate any dinner after all the apple that they snuck off the board!
Nice work lil man!
I hope your weekend was fabulous too! What did you have? What did you do? Most importantly: what did you eat? Haha!
Enjoy this Paleo Squashed Butternut Squash; your gateway to Autumn Cuisine!
Oh, one last thing: I just got an email about the Chopra Center's next 21-day Meditation Experience that starts November 3rd! “The Energy of Attraction: Manifesting Your Best Life” – Register here. Have you tried any of these before? What did you think?
- 1 butternut squash
- 2–3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 knob butter
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 5 Tbsp maple syrup
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and guts. (You can roast the seeds if you like.)
- Coat with olive oil and place cut-side-down on cookie sheet.
- Bake until flesh is soft (check with a fork), 30-45 minutes depending on your squash.
- Remove from oven and, using an oven mitt to hold squash, scoop flesh into medium-large pot or bowl.
- Use a potato masher to process squash.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix together with the masher.
- Top with green onions or crispy fried onions.
- Method: Oven