This is a great way to dress up butternut squash!
I love stuffing, especially during the holidays this time of year. This recipe is not the stuffing I make to stuff the turkey ~ I’ll post that next week. However, this could be increased and would work fine for Thanksgiving dinner as a turkey stuffing or as a vegetarian entrée with the squash.
This is a simple side dish that is filled with good dried cranberries and raisins, fresh sage and parsley, along with pecans and crumbled cornbread. You can make the cornbread a couple of days ahead of time or even buy it at the market. Then combine all the ingredients, fill the squash and bake. It’s delicious and a perfect match for acorn or butternut squash.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Cornbread Stuffing
1 small to medium butternut squash
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup golden raisins
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
½ cup vegetable broth
3 tablespoons pecans, chopped
1½ cups baked and crumbled cornbread
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper, or to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
Brush cut sides with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Place cut side down on baking sheet.
Roast until tender, about 25 minutes.
Soak dried fruit in hot water 10 minutes.
Drain and discard liquid. Set aside.
Heat remaining oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic, sauté 5 minutes.
Combine remaining ingredients with onion mixture.
Place cornbread stuffing into each squash half.
Return squash to oven and bake about 20 minutes, until stuffing is well heated and golden brown on top.
Makes about 2½ cups stuffing.
It’s simply delicious!
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