Wednesday, October 5, 2011

food (food) | roasted butternut squash & brocollini

Butternut squash is one of my favorite things to eat in the Fall.  There's something about harvest fruits and vegetables that always get me excited about the leaves changing.  After trying a similar dish at Whole Foods, I decided to re-create it on my own.  If I had a choice of spending $10 on a small container of it or buying all the ingredients to make it on my own, I choose make my own.

What you'll need:
  • 1 Butternut squash (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 package of brocollini (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 red onion sliced into wedges
  • 4 pieces of bacon or pancetta (optional)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

  1. Pre-heat oven at 375 degrees.  While oven is warming, toss red onion, bacon (if you're using it), salt and pepper to taste and 1 tsp of olive oil in a bowl.
  2. Place on a roasting pan or sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  3. In the same bowl, add remaining ingredients and add roasted onion/bacon combo.  Toss lightly until everything is mixed together and place on sheet.  Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, tossing the mixture halfway.
Serve as a side to your favorite dish.  You'll have tons of leftovers and trust me when I say that this dish tastes just as good served cold, as it does fresh out of the oven.




Kristy said...

Wow, I love the colors in this dish! The more colorful a dish is, the healthier it gets :) But knowing me, I would still add bacon to it :p Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna try this out soon :D

Mel said...

Looks delish. Their pre-made dishes always look good and I always buy them and think, I should really make this on my own. Now I know where to go when I want that squash side.

Alyssa said...

Unless you are vegan/vegetarian, bacon is never optional, haha.

Squash has to be my favorite fall vegetable. After apples and pumpkins, its my next favorite for fall.

laura said...

yum! I love butternut squash too! I often just roast it in the oven, tossed with spices AND THEN top it over a salad, but I must try this! It's even easier and I don't have to eat just lettuces!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Anonymous said...

looks yummy


Katie said...

That looks so delicious!

Delane said...

I love squash. I love roasted veggies. Cold or hot, they both are so good.

City Girl Chicago said...

Thanks for sharing ~ this sounds like an absolutely delicious fall dish! I'll definitely be bookmarking :)

Natasha said...

This looks delicious!!Must try

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

YAY thanks for posting this recipe, every autumn I want to do something with butternut squash get overwhelmed with recipes. This seems easy and inexpensive, will have to try it soon.

Savvy Gal said...

Yum, looks delicious and healthy.

SpAzzGiRL said...

Yum! This recipe would be great in our October Blog Hop! We are awarding a cookbook to the recipe with the most votes. Post it here --->