Winter squashes like butternut squash or spaghetti squash usually keep for a long time, so you can buy them in advance and use them when you don’t know what to make for dinner
Recipe from Paleo Leap
- Prep: 20 m
- Cook: 50 m
- Total: 1 h 10 m
- Servings: 4
- butternut squash (1-2 - 1 squash is good for 3 portions)
- coconut mil (canned; 1-2 depending on number of squashes used)
- herbs (fresh or dried)
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Cut your squash lengthwise and remove the seeds. You can get rid of the seeds or keep them and roast them for a snack latter.
- Place the halves, cut side down, on a baking sheet and place in the oven for about 45 minutes. It might take longer, but I suggest you check on them after 45 minutes. Verify that the flesh is fork tender and it’s ready.
- Now either wait for the squash to cool down a bit so it’s easier to handle or put on some gloves. Scoop out the cooked flesh in a sauce pan and add about 3/4 of a can of coconut milk per squash.
- Start mashing the squash with a potato masher on a low heat. Note that you can also place the flesh and coconut milk in a blender and blend the mixture. I prefer the version in the pan, less work than washing a blender.
- Once everything is mashed up, adjust the consistency by adding some coconut milk if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If you want to go fancy, grate a bit of fresh nutmeg . You can also add some grated fresh ginger or garlic for a nice spin on the taste.
- Serve and enjoy! Garnish with fresh herbs on top if you have any. For added style, you can drizzle additional coconut milk in a spiral on the served bowls to create a white swirl.