Roasted Honeynut Squash

January 10 2021

I came across these adorable little squash at the market a while ago and just had to have them! I wasn't quite sure what to do with them, but visions of roasting them with olive oil popped into my head.

Fast forward, here we are!

These honeynut squash are heavenly...they aren't always available, but if you can find them, grab them, and follow this easy recipe for a special little treat!

You'll notice that they are very similar to a large butternut squash only tiny and with a more brown than yellow skin on them. They slice pretty easily, which isn't always the case with their larger cousin.

Simply spoon our the seeds, drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle some salt & pepper on them. Throw some thyme sprigs on top and pop them in the oven and let them roast. Because they are small, they only need about 20 minutes in the oven.

Once out of the oven, sprinkle some chopped pistachio nuts, pomegranate seeds and goat cheese over the top and serve them!

These are a wonderful accompaniment to fish, chicken or just about anything!

Roasted Honeynut Squash

Makes: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

2 honeynut squash cut in half

2 tbsp olive oil

4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme

Kosher salt & pepper

2 tbsp goat cheese crumbled, for garnish

2 tbsp pistachios roughly chopped, for garnish

2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then cut each honeynut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and liberally brush olive oil on each cut side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and lay the thyme sprigs across each cut side. Bake for 20 minutes until fork tender.

To serve, plate each squash and sprinkle with goat cheese, chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds.

Chef's Notes:

If your honeynut squash is too difficult to slice open, microwave for 1-2 minutes and you should be able to easily slice through. These cute mini squashes are still relatively new, however you can often find them at farmer's markets, and local specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Sprouts Farmers Markets.

For a vegan option, leave the cheese off.

Recipe from Howe We Live

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