All About Butternut: How to Prep and Roast a Butternut Squash

May 26, 2014 | Posted by Christine Sanchez

Butternut squash: fear it not! I know it can be intimidating to some, with its awkward shape and slippery, thin skin. However, butternut squash should not be discounted; it is delicious, versatile and packed with fiber and vitamins like vitamin C, magnesium and potassium.

Typically you may think Fall when it comes to butternut squash, however such a tasty vegetable should be able to be eaten any time of year, if you ask me. At my house it makes an appearance quite regularly in a salad; I happily embrace any opportunity to bring another vegetable my son eats to the table. These days it's usually roasted and tossed with arugula and kale, sometimes adding celery, blackberries and a quick yogurt dressing.
Watch this video for tips on how to easily and quickly prep a butternut squash, and then watch this one to learn how to roast it. And when you're done, go ahead and make this recipe for Wild Mushroom and Butternut Squash Crepes, a favorite dish from our restaurant Bar Americain.

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